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The Knowledge Repository is a complete, user-friendly database of healthcare design research references that continues to grow with the latest peer-reviewed publications. Start with our Knowledge Repository for all of your searches for articles and research citations on healthcare design topics. Access full texts through the source link, read key point summaries, or watch slidecasts. Expand your search and find project briefs, interviews, and other relevant resources by visiting our Insights & Solutions page.


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Effects of a tailored lighting intervention on sleep quality, rest–activity, mood, and behavior in older adults with Alzheimer disease and related dementias: A randomized clinical trial

Author(s): Figueiro, M. G., Plitnick, B., Roohan, C., Sahin, L., Kalsher, M., Rea, M. S.
Added September 2023

Exploring Sign System Design for a Medical Facility: A Virtual Environment Study on Wayfinding Behaviors

Author(s): Ching-Yuan, W., Chen, C.-I., Meng-Cong, Z.
Added August 2023

Challenging behavior in context: A case study on how people, space, and activities interact

Author(s): Roos, B. A., Mobach, M., Heylighen, A.
Added July 2023

From stressful to mindful: Reactions to a proposed emergency department design for enhancing mindfulness and stress reduction among healthcare clinical staff

Author(s): Valipoor, S., Bosch, S. J., Chiu, L. Y. T.
Research demonstrates that clinician burnout is a significant issue, especially in high-stress areas like emergency departments (EDs). Intentionally designed environmental features may serve to promote clinician well-being and mollify work-related stress.
Key Point Summary
Added May 2023

Systematic review on environmental design for adaptive and problem behaviors of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Author(s): Ellis, N., Yi, Y. J.
Added May 2023

Designing for family engagement in neonatal ICUs: How is the interior design of single-family rooms supporting family behaviors, from passive to active?

Author(s): Machry, H., Joseph, A., White, R., Allison, D.
Added May 2023

On the restorative break: Understanding the role of break room design on nurse engagement and satisfaction

Author(s): Lorusso, L., Ossmann, M., Orozco, T., Lawson, L.
Research demonstrates that breaks are important in mitigating the physical, cognitive, and emotional demands of nursing work. It is important that nursing unit break areas are not only accessible but also restorative.
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Added April 2023

Evaluating occupant light exposure and usage patterns in an inpatient behavioral health unit

Author(s): Banasiak, M., Wilkerson, A., Safranek, S.
Added April 2023

The influence of everyday acoustic environments on the challenging behavior in dementia: A participatory observation study in nursing homes

Author(s): Talebzadeh, A., Decoutere, I., Vander Mynsbrugge, T., Botteldooren, D., Devos, P., Aletta, F., Van de Velde, D., De Vriendt, P.
Added April 2023

Coping and caregiving: Leveraging environmental design to moderate stress among healthcare workers in the emergency department setting

Author(s): Bosch, S. J., Valipoor, S., Alakshendra, A., De Portu, G., Mohammadigorji, S., Rittenbacher, D., Black, K., Calienes, E.
Research demonstrates that healthcare work is demanding and emergency departments (EDs) are known to be particularly stressful. There is a lack of information about relationships between the built environment and the behaviors clinicians use to cope with work-related stress.
Key Point Summary
Added February 2023

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.
Key Point Summary
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