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Quality of Lighting in Hospital Environments: A Wide Survey Through in Situ Measurements

Author(s): Leccese, F., Montagnani, C., Iaia, S., Rocca, M., Salvadori, G.
Added October 2020

Flying solo: A review of the literature on wayfinding for older adults experiencing visual or cognitive decline

Author(s): Bosch, S. J., Gharaveis, A.
Added December 2017

ESBL-producing Gram-negative organisms in the healthcare environment as a source of genetic material for resistance in human infections

Author(s): Muzslay, M., Moore, G., Alhussaini, N., Wilson, A. P. R.
Added September 2017

Analysis of circadian stimulus allowed by daylighting in hospital rooms

Author(s): Acosta, I, Leslie, R. P., Figueiro, M. G.
Light is the major synchronizer of circadian rhythms to the 24-hour solar day. Compared to the visual system, the circadian system requires more light to be activated and is more sensitive to short-wavelength light. For those confined indoors, such as patients or residents in care facilities, the lack of access to daylight, or electric lighting providing a comparable amount, spectrum, distribution, duration, and timing, may compromise their human health and well-being.
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Added December 2017

ICU ward design and nosocomial infection rates – a cross sectional study in Germany

Author(s): Stiller, A., Schröder, C., Gropmann, A., Schwab, F., Behnke, M., Geffers, C., Sunder, W., Holzhausen, J., Gastmeier, P.
Added October 2020

Hospitality healthscapes: A conjoint analysis approach to understanding patient responses to hotel-like hospital rooms

Author(s): Suess, C., Mody, M.
Added October 2017

Using a bespoke situated digital kiosk to encourage user participation in healthcare environment design

Author(s): Mackrill, J., Marshall, P., Payne, S. R., Dimitrokali, E., Cain, R.
Added December 2017

The development and testing of the dementia friendly communities environment assessment tool (DFC EAT)

Author(s): Fleming, R., Bennett, K., Preece, T., Phillipson, L.
Added October 2017

A multi-component patient-handling intervention improves attitudes and behaviors for safe patient handling and reduces aggression experienced by nursing staff: A controlled before-after study

Author(s): Risør, B. W., Casper, S. D., Andersen, L.L, Sørensen, J.
Added September 2017

Mental and behavioral health settings: Importance & effectiveness of environmental qualities & features as perceived by staff

Author(s): Shepley, M. M., Watson, A., Pitts, F., Garrity, A., Spelman, E., Fronsman, A., Kelkar, J.
While many previous studies have examined how facility designs can benefit patients within non-psychiatric acute care settings, there is a lack of research exploring how physical environments can be better suited to promote the health of patients in mental and behavioral health (MBH) facilities.
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Added March 2019