Therapeutic uses of security: Mapping forensic mental health services by stratifying risk
Advances in Psychiatric Treatment
The Eden Alternative: Findings after 1 year of implementation
The Journals Of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences And Medical Sciences
Antibacterial properties of antimicrobial-finished textile products
Microbiology and Immunology
Influence of an Outdoor Garden on Mood and Stress in Older Persons
Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture
Research conducted in healthcare settings shows that the presence of plants and natural environments in healthcare environments has a positive impact on patient outcome. The value of nature and gardening to the older adult is also reported in literature.
Strategies for Improving Residents' Nighttime Sleep
Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management
Urban Residential Environments and Senior Citizens’ Longevity in Megacity Areas: The Importance of Walkable Green Spaces
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Effectiveness of installing overhead ceiling lifts: Reducing musculoskeletal injuries in an extended care hospital unit.
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
High rate of musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) among healthcare workers is well documented. Lifetime prevalence rates of back pain greater than 70 percent have been reported and higher incidence rates of MSI have been observed in healthcare workers compared to the general population and two other occupation groups. Mechanical lifting equipment has been recommended as an effective tool for decreasing the rate and severity of MSI in healthcare workers.
Applying human factors in improving medication-use safety
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
In this descriptive study the author summarizes the highlights of an interactive conference on human factors (HF) and t applications to improve medication safety. The author describes the various human factors concepts and tools and their applications in reducing human errors, thus improving medication safety.
Fall and Injury Prevention in Older People Living in Residential Care Facilities: A Cluster Randomized Trial
Annals of Internal Medicine
Despite the fact that falls and resulting injuries are common in the residential care population, little is known about how to prevent falls. Research during the past 10 years around fall prevention has shown positive and negative results. Some of these inconsistent results could be explained by differences in target groups, interventions, and outcome measures.
Perceptions of the Physical Environment, Stage of Change for Physical Activity, and Walking Among Australian Adults
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
The health benefits of regular physical activity are well-established. An understanding of the factors that influence physical activity behaviors is greatly needed to influence sedentary population groups to become more physically active. Psychological, physiological, demographic, and environmental factors are known to influence physical activity. The increasing interest in physical environmental factors such as pleasant walking paths away from traffic, bike paths, weather conditions, and neighborhood safety has arisen due to broader, integrated models developed to more comprehensively explain physical activity behavior.