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Research Article

Housing and Health: Very Old People with Self-Reported Parkinson’s Disease versus Controls

Table 2

Comparison of aspects of housing between very old people reporting having Parkinson’s disease (PD) (n = 20) and controls not reporting having PD (n = 60).

VariablePD, n = 20Controls, n = 60
Median q1–q3Median q1–q3P valuea

Number of environmental barriers, (HE)4836–615234–630.727
Accessibility, (HE)192112–2326314–128<0.001
Usability (UIMH)
 (i) Activity aspectsb,c3.83-554.3–50.003
 (ii) Physical environmental aspectsb4.13.4–4.84.33.6–50.600
Meaning of home (MOH)
 (i) Physical bondingb,c75.3–8.98.66.9–8.90.018
 (ii) Behavioral bondingc74.8–8.68.87.3–10<0.001
 (iii) Cognitive, emotional bondingb,c87.1–9.48.27.4–90.444
External housing-related control beliefs (HCQ)b,c2.72.1–3.42.82.1–3.20.867
Housing satisfactionc54-554-50.114

Decimals are only given when rounding was needed.
aA version of Wilcoxon signed rank test extended to include multiple controls was used.
bFor these variables the PD sample had missing values (for 1 to 2 participants); the number of controls was reduced accordingly.
cFor these variables some of the controls had missing values (for 1 to 4 participants).
HE: Housing Enabler; higher accessibility scores mean more accessibility (person-environment fit) problems (range 0 to >2000; theoretically but never reached in reality). UIMH: Usability In My Home; higher scores are positive. MOH: Meaning of Home Questionnaire; higher scores mean stronger attachment to the home. HCQ: Housing-Related Control Beliefs Questionnaire; higher scores indicate more external control. Housing satisfaction is rated from 1 (no, definitely not) to 5 (yes, definitely).