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Survey Universal Design Criteria of Veteran Hospices of Tehranin 2016
Morteza Nasiri, Salman Barasteh *, Vahid Rashedi, Mohammad Nasiri
Ph.D. School of Nursing, Marine Medicine Research Center, Faculty of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran
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 objective: Many of disabilities of handicaps is related to Inappropriate physical environment that by removing them can create an environment to response their needs. The universal design implies designing the environments in a manner that it is usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for further adaptation. The aim of this study was to investigate Universal design of Veteran Hospices of Tehran.
Methods : This cross-sectional descriptive study was done in 2016. Samples were selected through census sampling. All of the Veteran Hospices in Tehran (overall 4 Hospices) evaluated by using the Nursing Home Physical Fitness Checklist, which consisted of 12 subscales and 70 items also Content validity index was equal to 0.927. that have been used to calculate the content validity index (CVI) . 
Result: The findings of this study showed that Majority of Veteran Hospices in terms of available Prayer room, kitchen,  heating and cooling conditions, management section and were in conformance with the Universal design criteria and in half of the Veteran Hospices, library, staff restroom and suitable laundry room available were in conformance, while only quarter of the Hospices had extinguishers. Also The criteria in the majority of Hospices (75٪) was adequately met in terms of the items of, treatment and rehabilitation room, main entrance and courtyard, while only 25٪ Hospices, living room, bathroom and stairs and ramp were in conformance.
Conclusion: The majority Veteran Hospices evaluated did not follow the Universal design criteria. Therefore, providing the Compatible situation and Living environment through policy and more accurate planning to create a suitable Environment is necessity.
Keywords: Universal design, hospice, Veterans
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: General
Received: 2020/04/22 | Accepted: 2020/05/31 | Published: 2020/05/30
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nasiri M, barasteh S, rashedi V, nasiri M. Survey Universal Design Criteria of Veteran Hospices of Tehranin 2016. joge. 2020; 5 (1) :24-32
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