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Effect of white noise on sleep in patients admitted to a coronary care

Author(s): Farokhnezhad-Afshar, P., Bahramnezhad, F., Asgari, P., Shiri, M.
Added December 2023

The impact of sensory stimuli on healthcare workers and outcomes in trauma rooms: A focus group study

Author(s): Bayramzadeh, S., Ahmadpour, S.
Research demonstrates that excessive sensory stimuli in healthcare settings can negatively impact patient, staff, and organizational outcomes. Because emergency department (ED) trauma areas can be especially chaotic, understanding issues related to noise, lighting, and temperature is the first step toward addressing the problem.
Key Point Summary
Added December 2023

Noise levels and annoyance among staff in a tertiary care hospital in North India: A cross-sectional study

Author(s): Das, A., Kishore, J.
Added December 2023

Noise pollution, annoyance, and sensitivity; Its impact on general health and aggression of hospital staffs

Author(s): Abbasi, H., Ziaei, M., Salimi, K., Zare, S., Jokar, M., Rashidi, N.
Added November 2023

A challenge to the evidence behind noise guidelines for UK hospitals

Author(s): Hampton, T., Everett, S., Goldsmith, E., Lee, P. J.
Added November 2023

Relating clustered noise data to hospital patient satisfaction

Author(s): Hummel, K., Ryherd, E., Cheng, X., Lowndes, B.
Added October 2023

Designing healing environments: A literature review on the benefits of healing gardens for children in healthcare facilities and the urgent need for policy implementation

Author(s): Din, S. K.-J., Russo, A., Liversedge, J.
Numerous studies have shown the benefits of nature in healthcare environments. Healing gardens have been of particular interest in healthcare design, but research on these settings tends to focus on outcomes for older adults. Healing gardens may support positive outcomes for children as well, including physical, mental, and emotional health.
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Added May 2023

Utility of a “lavender lounge” to reduce stress among critical care registered nurses: A cross-sectional study

Author(s): Smith, S. A., Kokoczka, L., Cottrell, C
Research demonstrates potential benefits of restorative break rooms to mitigate nurse stress. Intentionally designed break rooms may benefit nurses if room use is feasible. The results of this descriptive study suggest that organizational-level policy and cultural support must accompany the provision of restorative break rooms in order for nurses to benefit from the design.
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Added May 2023

The effect of loudness on spatial knowledge acquisition in a virtual outpatient polyclinic

Author(s): Dalirnaghadeh, D., Yilmazer, S.
Added February 2023

Sound environment of bedrooms in typical long-term care facilities in China

Author(s): Xie, M., Deng, Z.
Added February 2023

A qualitative approach to explore audio-visual interaction in a hospital environment

Author(s): Yilmazer, S., Uğurlu, Z.
Added February 2023

Noise in cesarean deliveries: A comprehensive analysis of noise environments in the labor and delivery operating room and evaluation of a visual alarm noise abatement program

Author(s): Whitham, M. D., Casali, J. G., Smith, G. K., Allihien, A. L., Wright, B. W., Barter, S. M., Urban, A. R., Dudley, D. J., Fuller, R. R.
Added February 2023

Improving ambulatory surgery environments: The effects on patient preoperative anxiety, perception, and noise

Author(s): Quan, X.
Added February 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

Environmental transformations enhancing dignity in an acute psychiatric ward: Outcome of a user-driven service design project

Author(s): Faerden, A., Rosenqvist, C., Håkansson, M., Strøm-Gundersen, E., Stav, Å., Svartsund, J., Røssæg, T., Davik, N., Kvarstein, E., Pedersen, G., Dieset, I., Nyrud, A. Q., Weedon-Fekjær, H., Kistorp, K. M.
Research shows that the concept of dignity within psychiatric health seclusion is reflected mainly in patient care delivery rather than the environmental components of a healthcare setting. Still common are sparsely furnished rooms, white paint, and limited access to natural light or views of the outdoors.
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Added December 2022

Sound Control for Improved Outcomes in Healthcare Settings

Author(s): Joseph, A., Ulrich, R. S.
Added December 2022

The Role of the Physical Environment in the Hospital of the 21st Century: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Author(s): Ulrich, R. S., Zimring, C., Quan, X., Joseph, A., Choudhary, R.
Added December 2022

Designing a cardiac intensive care unit by employing an evidence-based design approach

Author(s): Alansari, A., Quan, X.
Research shows that the design of the physical environment of cardiac intensive care units (CICUs) plays a significant role in patient outcomes, patient safety, and quality of care. Evidence-based design decisions further influence healthcare personnel well-being, such as reducing workplace injuries and workers’ compensation claims.
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Added December 2022

The effect of sound in the dental office: Practices and recommendations for quality assurance: A narrative review

Author(s): Antoniadou, M., Tziovara, P., Antoniadou, C.
Research shows that the dental office environment exposes individuals to a high degree of sound during care. Sound can be perceived negatively, called noise, or can be considered positive, such as music therapy. The dental office can be an environment of high anxiety for patients.
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Added December 2022

Impact of the soundscape on the physical health and the perception of senior adults in senior care facilities

Author(s): Mu, J., Wu, Y., Wang, T.
Research shows that conditions of the indoor environment can affect human perception, satisfaction, and health. Senior adults tend to spend more time indoors such that the soundscape of the indoor environment (acoustics), may influence their health.
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Added November 2022