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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

Noise exposure and quality of life among nurses

Author(s): McCullagh, M. C., Xu, J., Dickson, V. V., Tan, A., Lusk, S. L.
Added November 2022

Strategies to evaluate the quality of hospital design with clinical data

Author(s): Mead, M., Ibrahim, A. M.
Healthcare design research engages multidisciplinary stakeholders who are often driven by competing agendas. The authors of this article discuss the challenges in evaluating hospital design, describe design features, which are often considered important to clinical care, and recommend strategies to enhance rigor into the evaluation process.
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Added November 2022

Music therapy intervention in an open bay neonatal intensive care unit room is associated with less noise and higher signal to noise ratios: A case-control study

Author(s): Arnon, S., Epstein, S., Ghetti, C., Bauer-Rusek, S., Taitelbaum-Swead, R., Yakobson, D.
Added August 2022

Noise in a neonatal intensive care unit: Exploring its state and solutions

Author(s): Sabetsarvestani, R., Köse, S., Geçkil, E., Tosun, E. E., Tokan Özkılıçaslan, F., Karaarslan, F., Altunhan, H.
Added April 2022

Cognitive distractions during sonographic procedures: Reducing noise-based and light-based interruptions in hospital rooms

Author(s): Stigall-Weikle, N., Evans, K. D., Patterson, E. S.
Added February 2022

Patient and clinician engagement with health information in the primary care waiting room: A mixed methods case study

Author(s): Penry Williams, C., Elliott, K., Gall, J., Woodward-Kron, R.
Health literacy (i.e., the ability to understand medical information) is a big part of how people make decisions about their health. The availability of health information in waiting rooms has the potential to provide education to people who may not otherwise have access.
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Added February 2022

PET/CT background noise and its effect on speech recognition

Author(s): Speck, I., Rottmayer, V., Wiebe, K., Aschendorff, A., Thurow, J., Frings, L., Meyer, P. T., Wesarg, T., Arndt, S.
Added November 2021

A study of workspace design characteristics exemplified by nurses’ satisfaction within three intensive care units in a university hospital

Author(s): Obeidat, B., Younis, M. B., Al-Shlool, E., Alzouby, A.
Nursing job satisfaction can be influenced by the healthcare system, organizational factors, job requirements, and individual characteristics. This study focuses on nursing satisfaction within three different ICU layouts in a Jordanian healthcare facility.
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Added November 2021