Achieving EBD Goals Through Flooring Selection & Design
Added April 2013
Quality Physical Environment in Paediatric Wards: Designer’s Creation Versus Users’ Satisfaction
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Prior research has revealed that an optimal healing environment can enhance a child’s quality of life by supporting the healing process. However, little has been done to identify specific design features within an optimal healing environment that either impede or aid the healing process.
Added April 2014
The sound environment in an ICU patient room—a content analysis of sound levels and patient experiences
Intensive and Critical Care Nursing
This study was a prestudy for the planning and design of a larger one, where the aim is to investigate the relationship between sound (objective and subjective) and adult intensive care unit (ICU) delirium and/or other factors. It used sound measurement, behavioral observation, and interview methods. The results provide a good list of sound/noise impact on patients and subsequent ICU design considerations.
Added January 2014
Impact of the Design of Neonatal Intensive Care Units on Neonates, Staff, and Families: A Systematic Literature Review
The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
The authors indicate that the design of NICUs incorporating single family rooms as evidence indicates this room type contributes to the better development of babies, facilitates increased parental involvement in care, controls infection, and reduces noise and length of stay.
Added December 2018
Noise and sleep among adult medical inpatients: far from a quiet night
Archives of Internal Medicine
Added December 2017
Noise pollution in hospitals: impact on patients
JCOM | Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management
Added October 2017
Eye Masks and Earplugs Improve Patient’s Perception of Sleep
Nursing in Critical Care
Sleep disruption is commonly identified as a feature of admission to critical care units. The environment, level of intervention, and patient morbidity are understood to influence patients’ poor experiences of sleep in critical care. This study discusses the impact of the built environment on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients’ sleep.
Added January 2016
Sleep in Hospitalized Elders: A Pilot Study
Sleep complaints are common among elders at home and in the hospital. These complaints include insomnia, difficulty falling sleep, and difficulty maintaining sleep, yet adequate sleep is commonly considered a necessary prerequisite to healing and recovery from illness.
Added January 2016
Sound Levels, Staff Perceptions, and Patient Outcomes During Renovation Near the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
Added August 2018