Acute effects of park characteristics on mental health among older adults with a low socio-economic status

01 October 2021 → 30 September 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Environmental psychology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Environmental health and safety
    • Health promotion and policy
    • Preventive medicine
    • Environmental gerontology
virtual reality park greenery park renovation natural experiment Healthy ageing mobile electroencephalography older adults emotional states low socio-economic status mental health environment health inequality
Project description

This project aims to examine acute effects of park characteristics on mental health among low socio-economic older adults. Three studies will be conducted to assess acute mental state using mobile EEG while walking through the park: 1) observational study, 2) natural experiment, 3) virtual experiment. Recommendations will be formulated to optimize future park renovations for promoting healthy ageing.