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Behavior-relevant ecological factors

Author(s): Lawton, M.P.
Added October 2012

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.
Key Point Summary
Added April 2019

The play behaviors of hospitalized children

Author(s): Craddock, T.M.
Added October 2012

A multifaceted approach to changing handwashing behavior

Author(s): Larson, E.L., Bryan, J.L., Adler, L.M., Blane, C.
Added October 2012

Architects behaving badly: ignoring environmental behavior reserach

Author(s): Fisher, T.
Added October 2012

Wandering: safe walking for a challenging purposeful behavior

Author(s): Buchanan, D., Minor, P.
Added October 2012

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.
Added September 2017

Psychiatric ward design can reduce aggressive behavior

Author(s): Ulrich, R. S., Bogren, L., Gardiner, S. K., Lundin, S.
Added August 2018

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.
Key Point Summary
Added January 2016

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. 
Key Point Summary
Added May 2014