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Behavior-relevant ecological factors

Author(s): Lawton, M.P.
Added October 2012

Design Research and Behavioral Health Facilities

Author(s): Shepley, M. M., Pasha, S.
In the interest of determining the state of knowledge on the relationship between behavioral health and the physical environment, the authors explored the literature on research, guidelines, and funding related to this topic.
Key Point Summary
Added November 2014

The play behaviors of hospitalized children

Author(s): Craddock, T.M.
Added October 2012

A multifaceted approach to changing handwashing behavior

Author(s): Larson, E.L., Bryan, J.L., Adler, L.M., Blane, C.
Added October 2012

Architects behaving badly: ignoring environmental behavior reserach

Author(s): Fisher, T.
Added October 2012

Wandering: safe walking for a challenging purposeful behavior

Author(s): Buchanan, D., Minor, P.
Added October 2012

Psychiatric ward design can reduce aggressive behavior

Author(s): Ulrich, R. S., Bogren, L., Gardiner, S. K., Lundin, S.
Added July 2018

Personal and behavioral determinants of active aging

Author(s): Alves de Brito Fernandes, W.A., Fernandes Barbosa, K.T., Rodrigues Lopes de Oliveira, F.M., Medeiros de Brito, F.M., Nascimento de Lyra Ramos, S.S., Melo Fernandes, A., Moraes de Oliveira, S., Fontana, N., Moreira de Lacerda, H.J., Carvalho de Soares, L., Barbosa Nunes, T., Melo Fernandes, M.G.
Added September 2016

Light Treatment for Neuropsychiatric Behaviors in Alzheimer's Disease

Author(s): Dowling, G. A., Graf, C. L., Hubbard, E. M. & Luxenberg, J. S.
Neuropsychiatric behaviors are common in people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and make both professional and lay caregiving difficult. Light therapy has been somewhat successful in ameliorating disruptive behaviors.
Key Point Summary
Added January 2016

Designing immersive virtual environments for human behavior research

Author(s): Neo, J. R. J., Won, A. S., Shepley, M. M.
Immersive virtual environments (IVEs) are increasingly used in research to evaluate the role of the environment on behavior. The level of detail can influence the participant’s sense of being in the virtual world, which influences the way a person interacts with the space.
Key Point Summary
Added March 2021

Does a wander garden influence inappropriate behaviors in dementia residents?

Author(s): Detweiler, M. B., Murphy, P. F., Myers, L. C., Kim, K. Y.
Most cognitively impaired dementia unit residents are dependent and confined to a safe custodial environment with limited exposure to natural settings. However, the mandatory indoor confinement of dementia residents has been known to increase verbal and physical agitation and use of psychotropic medications. Several studies have reported that having access to unlocked doors leading to a garden or outdoor area may reduce the level of inappropriate behaviors in both residential and long-term dementia care facilities. This study explores the effect of adding a wander garden to an existing dementia unit on inappropriate behaviors of residents.
Key Point Summary
Added May 2014

Psychiatric Ward Renovation: Staff Perception and Patient Behavior

Author(s): Devlin, A. S.
Key Point Summary
Added May 2014

The Effect of Hospital Unit Layout on Nurse Walking Behavior

Author(s): Yi, L., Seo, H.-B.
Over the course of a typical shift, nurses spend a lot of time on their feet, walking back and forth on the unit to take care of patients' needs. The long distances that nurses walk is a topic of concern in the industry. Some believe it may potentially impact the amount of time spent with patients and also because of the physical toll on nurses, day after day. Researchers are attempting to understand whether unit layout and design might be revised to reduce walking distances and create efficiencies that enhance patient care.
Key Point Summary
Added September 2014

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

Mental and Behavioral Health Environments: Critical Considerations for Facility Design

Author(s): Shepley, M. M., Watson, A., Pitts, F., Garrity, A., Spelman, E., Kelkar, J., Fronsman, A.
Mental and behavioral health (MBH) facilities are being built and renovated at an increasing rate, but research concerning best building practices has not kept pace with construction. Evidence-based design (EBD) involves the use of research to help multidisciplinary design teams create the most appropriate built environments.
Key Point Summary
Added July 2016

The Location of Behavioral Incidents in a Children's Psychiatric Facility

Author(s): Shepley, M.
Added October 2012

Predictors of Professional Nursing Practice Behaviors in Hospital Settings

Author(s): Manojlovich, M.
Added October 2012

A comparison of play behaviors in two child life program variations

Author(s): Pass, M., Bolig, R.
Added October 2012

Planned recreation in pediatric unit waiting room: Behavioral effects

Author(s): Costa, A. L. ,Jr, Coutinho, S.M.G., Ferreira, R.S.
Added October 2012

Handbook of mixed methods in social & behavioral research.

Author(s): Tashakkori, A., Teddlie, C.
Added October 2012