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Perceived Neighborhood Environments and Leisure-Time Walking Among Korean Adults: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior

Author(s): Lee, H.-S., Shepley, M. M.
The prevalence of overweight and obese Korean adults has risen due to physical inactivity that is supported by a sedentary lifestyle. Recent research has sought to understand the interconnection between the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) and environmental variables such as sidewalk condition, land-use mix, proximity of parks or recreational facilities, neighborhood aesthetics, and perceived neighborhood safety.
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Added September 2014

Wayfinding for People With Dementia: A Review of the Role of Architectural Design

Author(s): Marquardt, G.
Wayfinding in medical facilities is difficult without proper orientation and visual cues. It is especially more challenging for people with dementia who struggle to remember where they have been.
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Added September 2014

Ambulatory Facility Design and Patients' Perceptions of Healthcare Quality

Author(s): Becker, F., Sweeney, B., Parsons, K.
Sleep is crucial to the well-being of humans, especially so for the recovery of those undergoing treatment or recuperating in hospitals. The authors cite studies that allude to the relevance quality of sleep has on health, neurodevelopment, generally, and to immune functioning and healing in patients.
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Added September 2014

Unit-Related Factors That Affect Nursing Time With Patients: Spatial Analysis of the Time and Motion Study

Author(s): Hendrich, A. L., Chow, M., Bafna, S., Choudhary, R., Heo, Y.
Nurses spend many hours at hospitals caring for patients. There was a link established by previous studies between the amount of time spent in patient rooms and health outcomes.
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Added September 2014

Estimates of Crowding in Long-Term Care: Comparing Two Approaches

Author(s): Algase, D. L., Antonakos, C., Beattie, E., Beel-Bates, C., Song, J. A.
People’s psychological responses to the feeling or sense of being crowded (known as crowding) has been widely examined in the literature on health, disease, and housing regulation and can be associated with negative outcomes. For vulnerable groups where crowding has been studied (such as in low-income housing, prisons, daycare centers, schools, and refugee camps), these negative outcomes include...
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Added September 2014

Influence of Positive Distractions on Children in Two Clinic Waiting Areas

Author(s): Pati, D., Nanda, U.
Studies show that the quality of waiting environments influences the perception of quality of care and caregivers, that perception of waiting time is a better indicator of patient satisfaction than actual waiting time, and that the waiting environment contributes to the perception of wait time.
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Added September 2014

Lactation Space Design: Supporting Evidence-Based Practice and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Author(s): Thompson, T. S., Heflin, L.
Many studies support the philosophy that breast-feeding is the best nutritional option for babies. There is a strong movement to go back to breast-feeding newborn children for their first six months of life because it has been shown that breast-feeding helps reduce the rate of illness for both mother and child. One study done by Simkin showed that infants fed breast milk exclusively for their first three months of life were nine times less likely to be hospitalized for infection.
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Added September 2014

Where Active Older Adults Walk: Understanding the Factors Related to Path Choice for Walking Among Active Retirement Community Residents

Author(s): Joseph, A., Zimring, C.
There is little evidence about how path-design characteristics at site and building scale may be related to where active older adults choose to walk. This article describes the findings from an empirical study examining the relationship between physical environmental characteristics of path segments and their use for walking for recreation or instrumental reasons by 114 active residents on three...
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Added August 2014

Infection Prevention Promotion Program Based on the PRECEDE Model: Improving Hand Hygiene Behaviors Among Healthcare Personnel

Author(s): Aboumatar, H., Ristaino, P., Davis, R. O., Thompson, C. B., Maragakis, L., Cosgrove, S., Rosenstein, B., Perl, T. M.
Hand hygiene is critical to prevent transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms and the development of healthcare-associated infections, yet compliance with recommendations is poor.
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Added August 2014

Evidence-based design for infants and staff in the neonatal intensive care unit

Author(s): Shepley, M. M.
There has been a marked increase in evidence-based studies relating to neonatal intensive care units in pediatric healthcare literature. While it is acknowledged that clinical, operational, and social dimensions play the most significant role in healing, the physical environment has also been universally identified as a critical factor. Conscientious architects are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of design decisions on the sensory environment of the neonatal intensive care unit.
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Added July 2014

Influence of Role Models and Hospital Design on the Hand Hygiene of Health-Care Workers

Author(s): Lankford, M. G., Zembower, T. R., Trick, W. E., Hacek, D. M., Noskin, G. A., Peterson, L. R.
One of the key components for limiting spread of healthcare–associated infectious disease is the practice of adequate infection control. A cornerstone of infection control is ensuring that healthcare workers wash their hands at appropriate times. Some reports suggest that role models, group behavior, and the level of managerial support influence reported levels of compliance. However, few studies have prospectively evaluated the association between hand-hygiene compliance and building design.
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Added July 2014

Elderhood in Eden

Author(s): Thomas, W. H., Johansson, C.
Increasing numbers of our elders are entering nursing homes and assisted living facilities every day. The Eden Alternative and the new Green House Project, offer a fundamentally different way of looking at elderhood. The premise: caring for our elders in places that are much more like gardens and much less like institutions results in enhanced quality of life as well as improved clinical outcomes.
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Added July 2014

Effects of indoor gardening on sleep, agitation, and cognition in dementia patients - A pilot study

Author(s): Lee, Y., Kim, S.
Pharmacological intervention including sedative hypnotics and neuroleptics is a common treatment for sleep and behavioral problems in dementia. However, the high risk of adverse effects of those drugs indicates that non-pharmacological interventions are needed as well. Among those non-pharmacological interventions physical activity is one approach that influences the circadian timing system and was suggested to be effective for sleep and behavioral disturbances of dementia patients. In addition, the positive effects of physical activities, especially exercise, on cognition were suggested.
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Added July 2014

Understanding the Role of Hospital Design on the Psychological Trauma of Hospitalization for Children

Author(s): Cartland, J.
The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly, Children’s Memorial Hospital) has gone through many transformations since its founding in a small North Side cottage 130 years ago. Lurie Children’s recently executed one of the most significant transformations in its history. It moved into a replacement facility, leaving its historic home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and moving near its academic partner, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in the Streeterville neighborhood.
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Added June 2014

Research note: Physical Activity in Pediatric Healing Gardens

Author(s): Pasha, S., Shepley, M., M.
Research has shown that frequency and duration of garden use within urban and hospital settings can be hindered through barriers such as uncomfortable seating and lack of shade. However, once barriers like these are removed, it is unknown if an increase in frequency and duration of garden use has an impact on the level of physical activity during garden visitation.
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Added May 2014

Conditions Associated with Wandering in People With Dementia From the Viewpoint of Self-Awareness: Five Case Reports

Author(s): Yokoi, T. , Aoyama, K. , Ishida, K. , Okamura, H.
One of the conditions of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), namely, wandering, which can trigger a need for institutionalization and can cause traffic accidents was investigated.
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Added May 2014

The effects of refurbishment on residents' quality of life and wellbeing in two Swedish residential care facilities

Author(s): Falk, H., Wijk, H., Persson, L.-O
The prevalence of elderly people with cognitive impairment in Swedish residential care facilities has been estimated to be approximately 50%, usually resulting in integrated populations with both cognitively intact and impaired residents. The physical environment must respond to the changing characteristics of their residents and variations within individuals over time to be able to provide for more than a single stage of fragility.
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Added May 2014

Psychiatric Ward Renovation: Staff Perception and Patient Behavior

Author(s): Devlin, A. S.
Key Point Summary
Added May 2014

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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Added May 2014

Quality of life of residents with dementia in traditional versus small-scale long-term care settings: a quasi-experimental study

Author(s): de Rooij, A. H. P. M., Luijkx, K. G., Schaafsma, J., Declercq, A. G., Declercq, A. G., Emmerink, P. M. J., Schols, J. M. G. A.
Due to the rapid increase in the number of people suffering from dementia worldwide, more residential care is greatly needed. Traditionally, residential dementia care has been carried out with a medical- and nursing-based care approach, which has been criticized for focusing mainly on the care aspects. Experts argue that dementia care should also pay attention to creating the environment that offers a better balance between living, well-being, and care. In an effort for better balance, small-scale living facilities for older persons have been developed. However, limited research has been done to identify their impact on quality of life of residents.
Key Point Summary
Added May 2014