Evaluating the Components of Environmental Quality of Health in Rural Areas (Case Study: Lorestan province- Iran)

Document Type: research paper


1 PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Rural Planning, Faculty of of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Rural Planning, Faculty of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

3 PhD Candidate of Geography and Rural Planning, Department of Human, Faculty of Humanities, Kharzmi University, Tehran, Iran.


Purpose: Health analysis of environmental quality requires available and special indices matched completely with reality which can provide the possibility of full recognition of studying community. In fact, it tends to present a new methodological framework by applying expert surveys.
Methods: Therefore, 153 indices including 21 ecological indices, 21 economic indices, 50 social indices and 61 physical indices are applied to assess and evaluate health sustainability. Identifying the related components and indices to the assessment of health environmental quality in the rural areas to determine if the identified components and indices are able to measure the health of environmental quality in the rural areas. Lorestan province in Iran with 11 cities (divisions) was selected as a sample.
Results: The findings from the field findings indicate that the designed components and indices could evaluate the health status of environmental quality in rural areas. The findings from single-sample T test show that descriptive T and the health of environmental quality test are in an undesirable level in term of components like (economic, physical, social and ecological).
Conclusion: Besides, the findings from utility Radar indicate that 18 villages are in a complete bad situation, while 12 ones are in a fairly weak situation in terms of all aspects of environmental quality health; none has a moderate and complete optimistic status.


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