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The Knowledge Repository is a complete, user-friendly database of healthcare design research references that continues to grow with the latest peer-reviewed publications. Start with our Knowledge Repository for all of your searches for articles and research citations on healthcare design topics. Access full texts through the source link, read key point summaries, or watch slidecasts. Expand your search and find project briefs, interviews, and other relevant resources by visiting our Insights & Solutions page.


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Exploring servicescape impact on patient’s behavioral intention in clinic care waiting experience: Insights from developing countries

Author(s): Rauf, A., Muhammad, N., Mahmood, H., Farooq, M., Yen, Y. Y.
Added March 2024

Redesigning rooms of clients with intellectual disabilities and severe behavioral problems in a long-term care facility: Three case studies

Author(s): Roos, J., Möhn, A., Ponsioen, A., Didden, R.
Added March 2024

The impact of design factors on user behavior in a virtual hospital room to explore fall prevention strategies

Author(s): Seddighi, N., Chen, Y.-C., Merryweather, A. S., Foreman, K. B., Kuntz, A., Battaglia, E., Zhang, H., Taylor, E., Wong, B., Fino, P. C.
Added April 2024

Optimizing nurse workflow efficiency: An examination of nurse walking behavior and space accessibility in medical surgical units

Author(s): Zamani, Z., Joy, T., Worley, J.
Added April 2024

Exploring patient experience: A phenomenological qualitative approach to enhance post-operative healing environments in healthcare management

Author(s): Singh, J., Ismail, M. R., Arumugam, V., Suleiman, A.
Added November 2023

Small-scale living environments' impact on positive behaviors and quality of life for residents with dementia

Author(s): Brennan, S., Doan, T.
Added February 2022

Wayfinding information syntheses: A study of wayfinding efficiency and behavior in complex outdoor institutional environment

Author(s): Iftikhar, H., Luximon, Y.
Added November 2022

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.
Key Point Summary
Added December 2022

An explorative investigation of the effect of naturalistic light on agitation-associated behavior in nursing home residents with dementia: A pilot study

Author(s): Saidane, H. A., Rasmussen, T., Andersen, K., Iversen, H. K., West, A. S.
Added December 2022

Effects of the physical environment on children and families in hospital-based emergency departments: A systematic literature review

Author(s): Gripko, M., Joseph, A., MohammadiGorji, S.
The emergency department (ED) environment is often a very stressful place, especially for young children and their families. Previous studies show that highly stimulating environments may increase anxiety. There are many complex relationships among the physical environment and healthcare outcomes in the emergency department, and themes in this study include control, positive distractions, family and social supports, and designing for a safe and comfortable experience.
Key Point Summary
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

On the restorative break: Understanding the role of break room design on nurse engagement and satisfaction

Author(s): Lorusso, L., Ossmann, M., Orozco, T., Lawson, L.
Research demonstrates that breaks are important in mitigating the physical, cognitive, and emotional demands of nursing work. It is important that nursing unit break areas are not only accessible but also restorative.
Key Point Summary
Added April 2023

Evaluating occupant light exposure and usage patterns in an inpatient behavioral health unit

Author(s): Banasiak, M., Wilkerson, A., Safranek, S.
Added April 2023

The influence of everyday acoustic environments on the challenging behavior in dementia: A participatory observation study in nursing homes

Author(s): Talebzadeh, A., Decoutere, I., Vander Mynsbrugge, T., Botteldooren, D., Devos, P., Aletta, F., Van de Velde, D., De Vriendt, P.
Added April 2023

From stressful to mindful: Reactions to a proposed emergency department design for enhancing mindfulness and stress reduction among healthcare clinical staff

Author(s): Valipoor, S., Bosch, S. J., Chiu, L. Y. T.
Research demonstrates that clinician burnout is a significant issue, especially in high-stress areas like emergency departments (EDs). Intentionally designed environmental features may serve to promote clinician well-being and mollify work-related stress.
Key Point Summary
Added May 2023

Systematic review on environmental design for adaptive and problem behaviors of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Author(s): Ellis, N., Yi, Y. J.
Added May 2023

Designing for family engagement in neonatal ICUs: How is the interior design of single-family rooms supporting family behaviors, from passive to active?

Author(s): Machry, H., Joseph, A., White, R., Allison, D.
Added May 2023

The birth companions’ experience of the birthing room and how it influences the supportive role: A qualitative study

Author(s): Nilvér, H., Berg, M.
Research shows that receiving support from non-health-professional companions during birth results in healthier outcomes, but there is a lack of information on what companions, who typically are not associated with the healthcare facility, need.
Key Point Summary
Added May 2023

Challenging behavior in context: A case study on how people, space, and activities interact

Author(s): Roos, B. A., Mobach, M., Heylighen, A.
Added July 2023

How Visibility May Reduce Security Issues in Community Hospitals’ Emergency Departments

Author(s): Gharaveis, A., Hamilton, D. K., Pati, D., Shepley, M. M., Rodiek, S., McCall, D.
Research shows that many environmental factors have been employed to improve emergency department (ED) safety. Visibility as a design factor, an operational factor, and a layout characteristic can be leveraged to improve both safety and care efficiency.
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Added August 2023