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Effects of the physical environment on children and families in hospital-based emergency departments: A systematic literature review

Author(s): Gripko, M., Joseph, A., MohammadiGorji, S.
The emergency department (ED) environment is often a very stressful place, especially for young children and their families. Previous studies show that highly stimulating environments may increase anxiety. There are many complex relationships among the physical environment and healthcare outcomes in the emergency department, and themes in this study include control, positive distractions, family and social supports, and designing for a safe and comfortable experience.
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Added February 2023

Using architectural mapping to understand behavior and space utilization in a surgical waiting room of a safety net hospital

Author(s): Liao, E. N., Chehab, L. Z., Ossmann, M., Alpers, B., Patel, D., Sammann, A.
Added December 2022

An explorative investigation of the effect of naturalistic light on agitation-associated behavior in nursing home residents with dementia: A pilot study

Author(s): Saidane, H. A., Rasmussen, T., Andersen, K., Iversen, H. K., West, A. S.
Added December 2022

Using an accessible room multisensory stimulation environment to reduce dementia associated behaviors

Author(s): Prince, D. M., Fogarty, K. J., VanGeest, J. B., Eberth, S. D.
A growing body of literature supports using multisensory stimulation environment (MSSE) rooms to improve Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). While enclosed MSSE applications have been tested, due to restrictions for enclosed-room access and caregiver shortages there is a need to evaluate outcomes associated with open-access MSSE areas.
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Added December 2022

Wayfinding information syntheses: A study of wayfinding efficiency and behavior in complex outdoor institutional environment

Author(s): Iftikhar, H., Luximon, Y.
Added November 2022

Behavior of cough droplets emitted from Covid-19 patient in hospital isolation room with different ventilation configurations

Author(s): Dao, H. T., Kim, K.-S.
Added August 2022

Beyond co-location: Visual connections of staff workstations and staff communication in primary care clinics

Author(s): Lim, L., Kanfer, R., Stroebel, R. J., Zimring, C. M.
Added August 2022

Cross-cultural design and healthcare waiting rooms for indigenous people in regional Australia

Author(s): O’Rourke, T., Nash, D., Haynes, M., Burgess, M., Memmott, P.
Added August 2022

Droplet aerosols transportation and deposition for three respiratory behaviors in a typical negative pressure isolation ward

Author(s): Wang, Y., Liu, Z., Liu, H., Wu, M., He, J., Cao, G.
Added June 2022

COVID-19 in long-term care facilities: A rapid review of infection correlates and impacts on mental health and behaviors

Author(s): Yang, H., Rigsby, M., Zhu, X., Lee, C., Ory, M.
Added April 2022