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Patients' perceptions of hospital cleanliness are correlated with rates of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

Author(s): Edgcumbe, D. P.

An exploratory study into the factors that influence patients' perceptions of cleanliness in an acute NHS trust hospital

Author(s): Whitehead, H., May, D., Agahi, H.

Clinical. The impact of environmental cleanliness on infection rates

Author(s): Patel, S.

Enhancing the assessment of tangible service quality through the creation of a cleanliness measurement scale

Author(s): Barber, N., Scarcelli, J. M.

The sickening rug: A repeating static pattern that leads to motion-sickness like symptoms

Author(s): Bonato, F., Bubka, A., Graveline, V.
Flooring is a prominent component of hospital design, with surprisingly little research on the subject. An issue that has not been researched is the impact of patterns on health and perception related issues. This paper undertakes a simulated exercise on the impact of viewing specific patterns on motion-sickness like symptons. Although there is some research on the impact of visual patterns on epilepsy patients, the effect on people without neurological disorders has not been explored.
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Healthcare providers' perception of design factors related to physical environments in hospitals

Author(s): Mourshed, M., Zhao, Y.
Most aspects of the physical environment having an impact on staff outcome are determined during early design stages of a building’s lifecycle. Subsequent modifications at later stages are expensive and sometimes difficult to achieve due to the multidisciplinary nature of design decision making.
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Finding a benchmark for monitoring hospital cleanliness

Author(s): Mulvey, D., Redding, P., Robertson, C., Woodall, C., Kingsmore, P., Bedwell, D., Dancer, S. J.

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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Cleanliness audit of clinical surfaces and equipment: who cleans what?

Author(s): Anderson, R.E., Young, V., Stewart, M., Robertson, C., Dancer, S. J.

Factors determining medical students’ and residents’ satisfaction during VA-based training: findings from the VA Learners’ Perceptions Survey

Author(s): Cannon, G. W. , Keitz, S. A. , Holland, G. J. , Chang, B. K., Byrne, J. M. , Tomolo, A., Aron, D. C. , Wicker, A. B., Kashner, T. M.
Patient satisfaction surveys of healthcare environments are often used to gauge perceptions of broad aspects of the built environment. In this large-scale study using a validated instrument, the study population is medical students and residents. The investigation simultaneously compares multiple domains of trainee satisfaction in a common clinical training environment through a serial cross-sectional national survey.
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