Low income and mental health: Can urban parks be the solution for better health?

Hussein, Hazreena and Ishak, Syaidatul Azzreen and Thompson, Catharine Ward and Jaafar, Jas Laile Suzana (2022) Low income and mental health: Can urban parks be the solution for better health? Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7 (21). pp. 295-302. ISSN 2398-4287, DOI https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i21.3720.

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This study investigates park elements influencing the park visit frequency of low-income communities in an urban area, Kuala Lumpur. A set of survey questionnaires was distributed to identify participants' health history, the frequency of park visits and the park elements that pleasure low-income users during visits to Rimba Bukit Kerinchi Park in Pantai Dalam. The findings show the low-income community was unsatisfied with the park's safety. As a recommendation, additional planning guidance to planners and professional designers assists in accommodating a low-income-friendly park that supports healthy lifestyles.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Malaya under the Impact Orientated Interdisciplinary Research Grant Programme [IIRG008B-19HWB]
Additional Information: 10th Asia-Pacific International Conference on E-B Studies (AicE-Bs), Kota Kinabalu, MALAYSIA, SEP 07-08, 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban park; low-income community; mental health; preliminary study
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2023 07:20
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2023 07:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/41135

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