Title An IPA Analysis on the Suitability of Housing Renovation Manual of the Elderly Household
Authors 김주환(Kim, Ju-Whan) ; 김원필(Kim, Won-Pil)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2021.37.9.55
Page pp.55-116
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Elderly House; House Reform; IPA Analysis; Design guideline; renovation of living room; renovation of kitchen
Abstract Recent rapid aging in Korean contemporary society has come to require more supportive physical living environment for the elderly, while satisfying physical, psychological, and social needs in a way to be adaptive for seniors. In 2021, a through review on housing renovation manual is necessary since various problems are continuously rising in the elderly residence for their malfunction. The purpose of this study was to analyze the level of importance and satisfaction with current senior’s housing through an IPA and to suggest an implementation. The review of literature showed that there were few significant research on housing renovation manuals. An IPA results indicated that a primary component of concentrative improvement in living room area was lighting fixture and safety equipment to assist a walking and easy opening handle device of windows for seniors. Multiple regression analysis also showed that a safe handle height for walking was the most important predictor in overall satisfaction. In kitchen and dinning area, the analysis also found that safety related elements were major improvement to be need, followed by heat-resistant finishes, stick-style gas valve easy to operate, and location of ventilation switch. In case of lighting fixture, it needed continuous improvement to upkeep, while the degree of satisfaction and importance with cleaning and open access style shelf were high. Since the findings have research limitation, resulting from regional survey focused on Nowon-Ku, Seoul, wide generalization is needed by including more target sample of the elderly and old apartment housing estate.