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Behavior-relevant ecological factors

Author(s): Lawton, M.P.

Design Research and Behavioral Health Facilities

Author(s): Shepley, M. M., Pasha, S.
In the interest of determining the state of knowledge on the relationship between behavioral health and the physical environment, the authors explored the literature on research, guidelines, and funding related to this topic.
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The play behaviors of hospitalized children

Author(s): Craddock, T.M.

Psychiatric ward design can reduce aggressive behavior

Author(s): Ulrich, R. S., Bogren, L., Gardiner, S. K., Lundin, S.

Personal and behavioral determinants of active aging

Author(s): Alves de Brito Fernandes, W.A., Fernandes Barbosa, K.T., Rodrigues Lopes de Oliveira, F.M., Medeiros de Brito, F.M., Nascimento de Lyra Ramos, S.S., Melo Fernandes, A., Moraes de Oliveira, S., Fontana, N., Moreira de Lacerda, H.J., Carvalho de Soares, L., Barbosa Nunes, T., Melo Fernandes, M.G.

Architects behaving badly: ignoring environmental behavior reserach

Author(s): Fisher, T.

Wandering: safe walking for a challenging purposeful behavior

Author(s): Buchanan, D., Minor, P.

A multifaceted approach to changing handwashing behavior

Author(s): Larson, E.L., Bryan, J.L., Adler, L.M., Blane, C.

Light Treatment for Neuropsychiatric Behaviors in Alzheimer's Disease

Author(s): Dowling, G. A., Graf, C. L., Hubbard, E. M. & Luxenberg, J. S.
Neuropsychiatric behaviors are common in people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and make both professional and lay caregiving difficult. Light therapy has been somewhat successful in ameliorating disruptive behaviors.
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Does a wander garden influence inappropriate behaviors in dementia residents?

Author(s): Detweiler, M. B., Murphy, P. F., Myers, L. C., Kim, K. Y.
Most cognitively impaired dementia unit residents are dependent and confined to a safe custodial environment with limited exposure to natural settings. However, the mandatory indoor confinement of dementia residents has been known to increase verbal and physical agitation and use of psychotropic medications. Several studies have reported that having access to unlocked doors leading to a garden or outdoor area may reduce the level of inappropriate behaviors in both residential and long-term dementia care facilities. This study explores the effect of adding a wander garden to an existing dementia unit on inappropriate behaviors of residents. 
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