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Mental and behavioral health settings: Importance & effectiveness of environmental qualities & features as perceived by staff

2017
Journal of Environmental Psychology
Journal Article

Issue June, Volume 50, Pages 37-50
Author(s)
Shepley, M. M./Watson, A./Pitts, F./Garrity, A./Spelman, E./Fronsman, A./Kelkar, J.
While many previous studies have examined how facility designs can benefit patients within non-psychiatric acute care settings, there is a lack of research exploring how physical environments can be better suited to promote the health of patients in mental and behavioral health (MBH) facilities.
Staff satisfaction

Compliant flooring to prevent fall-related injuries in older adults: A scoping review of biomechanical efficacy, clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and workplace safety

2017
PLoS ONE
Journal Article

Issue 2, Volume 12, Pages 1-23
Author(s)
Lachance, C. C./Jurkowski, M. P./Dymarz, A. C./Robinovitch, S. N./Feldman, F./Laing, A. C./Mackey, D. C./Tranah, G.
Compliant flooring may be broadly defined as any floor covering or flooring system with some degree of shock absorbency. Numerous previous studies have shown that different forms of compliant flooring can reduce the severity and incidence of fall-related injuries in older adult patients.
Interior Material
Fall related outcomes

A Material World: A Comparative Study of Flooring Material Influence on Patient Safety, Satisfaction, and Quality of Care

2017
Journal of Interior Design
Journal Article

Issue 1, Volume 42, Pages 85-104
Author(s)
Harris, D.
Interior Material
Patient satisfaction and comfort|Patient health outcomes

Post-Occupancy Evaluation of a Mental Healthcare Facility Based on Staff Perceptions of Design Innovations

2017
HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
Journal Article

Issue in press
Author(s)
Kalantari, S./Snell, R.
Adjacencies/department|Interior Material
Staff satisfaction

Towards a building typology and terminology for Irish hospitals

2017
Irish Journal of Medical Science
Journal Article

Issue in press
Author(s)
Grey, T./Kennelly, S./de Freine, P./Mahon, S./Mannion, V./O'Neill, D.
Adjacencies/department|Building location/site optimization

A large-scale survey of inpatient suicides: comparison between medical and psychiatric settings

2017
Psychiatry Research
Journal Article

Volume 250, Pages 155-158
Author(s)
Inoue, K./Kawanishi, C./Otsuka, K./Cho, Y./Shiraishi, M./Ishii, T./Onishi, H./Hirayasu, Y.
Adjacencies/department
Patient health outcomes

Impact of an emergency short stay unit on emergency department performance of poisoned patients

2017
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Journal Article

Issue In press
Author(s)
Downes, M. A./Balshaw, J. K./Muscat, T. M./Ritchie, N./Isbister, G. K.
Unit configuration and layout
Organizational outcomes|Patient health outcomes

Developing Evidence-based Tools for Designing and Evaluating Hospital Inpatient Rooms

2017
Journal of Interior Design
Journal Article

Issue 1, Volume 42, Pages 19-38
Author(s)
Quan, X./Joseph, A./Nanda, U.

Using a Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiment to Engage Stakeholders in the Design of an Outpatient Children’s Health Center

2017
HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
Journal Article

Issue in press, Pages 1-16
Author(s)
Cunningham, C. E./Niccols, A./Rimas, H./Robicheau, R./Anderson, C./DeVries, B.

User Evaluation of Neonatology Ward Design: An Application of Focus Group and Semantic Differential

2017
HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
Journal Article

Issue 2, Volume 10, Pages 23-48
Author(s)
Trujillo, J. L.-H./Aviñó, A. M./Millán, C. L.