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The Rrelationship between Size of Living Space and Depression: Case study of Isfahan residents
Atefeh Saeidi Ghahe1 , Bahram Shahedi * 2, Gholam Reza Kheirabadi3 , Mohammad Javad Tarrahi4
1- Department of Architecture and Urbanism, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
2- Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran , niaresh.memari@yahoo.com
3- Psychiatry Department, Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
4- of Epidemiology, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Department, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
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Aim and Background: depression is a disease which affects people’s performance; it has been increased in the last years due to various reasons including living in apartment. Main purpose of this research is to study relation between size of residential place and residents’ depression.
Methods and Materials: current research plan describes different types of correlation. Statistical population of current research is residents of 15 regions of Esfahan Municipality, in the end 749 people were selected using cluster random sampling. It should be mentioned that two completed questionnaires have been received from at least two persons in each residential complex which include questions for investigating depression point, demography qualifications (age, gender, education, …) and residential environment qualifications like dimension and area, number of bedrooms, ceiling height, and privacy required for the residents. In the following, Anova (analysis of variance) was applied for data analysis.
Findings: The results of the analysis showed that increasing the area of residential unit, ceiling height, number of bedrooms and providing necessary privacy decreased depression of residents significantly and it is inversely related to depression.
Conclusions:  in accordance with the results of current research, to provide mental health, dimensions of
residential space was more important, therefore it can be said that pay attention to space, increasing area of
residential unit, number of bedrooms and providing privacy for residents can be used as environmental factor
to elevate mental health and reduce residents depression point.
Keywords: residential space, area of residential unit, depression.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/09/20 | Accepted: 2021/12/2 | Published: 2021/12/21

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