Elderly Health Perceptions in Public Environments

Published: 4 March 2024| Version 5 | DOI: 10.17632/4rtr265y3w.5
, Ehsan Javanmardi,


It employs a hybrid approach combining Dynamic Grey Relational Analysis (DGRA) and GM(1,N) grey models with traditional regression analysis, offering a novel perspective in gerontological urban studies. Data were collected from elderly residents in Shiraz, Iran, through a structured questionnaire and analyzed to identify critical urban space criteria and their correlation with individual characteristics. The findings indicate that living arrangements, education, and physical activities like walking and exercising are key factors shaping the elderly's perceptions. Living with family and higher education levels emerged as significant enhancers of psychological restoration, ease of access, and connection with the natural environment, while also playing a role in reducing stress and anxiety and enhancing social supervision.



Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Shiraz University


Urban Development, Urban Public Health, Elderly Population, Elderly (Age Groups), Gray System, Elderly Health