QUT ePrints

Person environment relationships to health and wellbeing: An integrated approach

Suresh, Mini, Smith, Dianne J., & Franz, Jill M. (2006) Person environment relationships to health and wellbeing: An integrated approach. IDEA Journal, 2006, pp. 87-102.

View at publisher

Abstract

It is widely acknowledged that a strong relationship exists between physical environments and human health and wellbeing. More specifically, various dimensions of person environment (PE) relationships have been studied relating to the psychological, physical and social aspects of human interactions and transactions. However, health aspects relating to human psychological and physiological relationships and such factors acting upon PE relationships are not well investigated. This paper emerges from a larger study and presents the approach undertaken to investigate the complexities of PE relationships to health and wellbeing for the purpose of reviewing literature. The study attempts to understand how outcomes of health and wellbeing are interrelated to PE relationships when influences of the various systems of the human body are considered. Central to this study is the psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) model that proposes that the person's psychological health is internally related to the neurological and immunological systems. the PNI model was used as a basis to look at the various interrelationships of human environment interactions and transactions to health and wellbeing. This provided the study with an integrative inquiry method for exploring literature which looked at such relationships singularly or collectively.

Impact and interest:

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

827 since deposited on 25 May 2007
155 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 7860
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional URLs:
Keywords: person environment relationship, health, wellbeing, interior design
ISSN: 1445-5412
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (the authors)
Deposited On: 25 May 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:23

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page