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joge 2018, 3(1): 14-26 Back to browse issues page
Interior design’s requirements of sport equipment and facilities for aged people
Raha Barahmand, Mohesn Bagherian Farahabadi *, Salahodin Naghshbandi
Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: Evidence show that sport has positive effects on elderly’s health. But old people don’t usually interest in doing physical activities. On the other hand, designs of sport facilities and equipment aren’t appropriate for elderly. This research was conducted with the aim of identify the requirements of sport facilities and equipment for elderly. 
Method: This research was carried out with both qualitative and quantitative methods and by using of ANP method during 1396-1397 in Tehran and Karaj. In qualitative phase, the data were collected by interviewing with 15 experts. Then in quantitative phase, Paired Comparison Questionnaire was used and results were managed by Excel 2010 and prioritized with ANP method using super decision software 2.8.
Results: 5 Main requirements and 32 sub-criteria were identified. They were prioritized as below: Safety and environmental security, structure of interior design, basic principals in design, physical and users factors of building, charm and aesthetics. 
Conclusion: Identification and prioritization of requirements for interior design of sport facilities and equipment could help to stakeholders for appropriate designing of these facilities. so elderly will be interested to doing sports and a safe and calmly environment provided for them. 
Keywords: Sport in ageing, Safety and health of elderly, Architecture of the elderly sports facilities, Sports equipment
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: active and healthy aging
Received: 2018/07/28 | Accepted: 2018/09/25
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barahmand R, Bagherian Farahabadi M, Naghshbandi S. Interior design’s requirements of sport equipment and facilities for aged people. joge. 2018; 3 (1) :14-26
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نشریه سالمندشناسی Journal of Gerontology
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