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.
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.
New vistas. Evidence-based design projects look into the links between a facility's environment and its care
Health Facilities Management
The design of caring environments and the quality of life of older people
Ageing and Society
Culture of Compassion: Creation of a Healing Environment at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Health Care Advisory Board Oncology Roundtable