interior design and furnishings

Summary

Summary: The planning of the furnishings and decorations of an architectural interior.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Detection of organophosphate flame retardants in furniture foam and U.S. house dust
    Heather M Stapleton
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:7490-5. 2009
  2. ncbi The effects of an office ergonomics training and chair intervention on worker knowledge, behavior and musculoskeletal risk
    Michelle Robertson
    Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
    Appl Ergon 40:124-35. 2009
  3. ncbi Therapeutic environments for older adults: constituents and meanings
    David Edvardsson
    Department of Nursing, Umea University, Sweden
    J Gerontol Nurs 34:32-40. 2008
  4. ncbi Elevated house dust and serum concentrations of PBDEs in California: unintended consequences of furniture flammability standards?
    Ami R Zota
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:8158-64. 2008
  5. ncbi A randomized controlled trial of chair interventions on back and hip pain among sewing machine operators: the los angeles garment study
    Pin Chieh Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:255-62. 2008
  6. ncbi An investigation into the immediate effects on comfort, productivity and posture of the Bambach saddle seat and a standard office chair
    Karla Gadge
    Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia
    Work 29:189-203. 2007
  7. ncbi Determinants of wood dust exposure in the Danish furniture industry
    Anders B Mikkelsen
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Skive Hospital, Resenvej 25, DK 7800 Skive, Denmark
    Ann Occup Hyg 46:673-85. 2002
  8. ncbi A randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of new task chairs on shoulder and neck pain among sewing machine operators: the Los Angeles garment study
    David M Rempel
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:931-8. 2007
  9. ncbi Classroom furniture dimensions and anthropometric measures in primary school
    Georgia Panagiotopoulou
    Ergophysiology Laboratory, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 62100, Greece
    Appl Ergon 35:121-8. 2004
  10. ncbi Chamber assessment of formaldehyde and VOC emissions from wood-based panels
    S K Brown
    Indoor Air 9:209-15. 1999

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Publications219 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Detection of organophosphate flame retardants in furniture foam and U.S. house dust
    Heather M Stapleton
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:7490-5. 2009
    ..The high prevalence of these chemicals in foam and the high concentrations measured in dust (as high as 1.8 mg/g) warrant further studies to evaluate potential health effects from dust exposure, particularly for children...
  2. ncbi The effects of an office ergonomics training and chair intervention on worker knowledge, behavior and musculoskeletal risk
    Michelle Robertson
    Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
    Appl Ergon 40:124-35. 2009
    ..A significant increase in overall ergonomic knowledge was observed for the intervention groups. Both intervention groups exhibited higher level behavioral translation and had lower musculoskeletal risk than the control group...
  3. ncbi Therapeutic environments for older adults: constituents and meanings
    David Edvardsson
    Department of Nursing, Umea University, Sweden
    J Gerontol Nurs 34:32-40. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi Elevated house dust and serum concentrations of PBDEs in California: unintended consequences of furniture flammability standards?
    Ami R Zota
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:8158-64. 2008
    ..0 vs 38.5 (p = 0.002)]. Elevated PBDE exposures in California may result from the state's furniture flammability standards; our results suggest the need for further research in a larger representative sample...
  5. ncbi A randomized controlled trial of chair interventions on back and hip pain among sewing machine operators: the los angeles garment study
    Pin Chieh Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:255-62. 2008
    ..Determine whether an adjustable chair with a curved or a flat seat pan improved monthly back and hip pain scores in sewing machine operators...
  6. ncbi An investigation into the immediate effects on comfort, productivity and posture of the Bambach saddle seat and a standard office chair
    Karla Gadge
    Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia
    Work 29:189-203. 2007
    ..Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in comfort, productivity, and posture between the Bambach saddle seat and a standard office chair (two chair designs used within the workplace today)...
  7. ncbi Determinants of wood dust exposure in the Danish furniture industry
    Anders B Mikkelsen
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Skive Hospital, Resenvej 25, DK 7800 Skive, Denmark
    Ann Occup Hyg 46:673-85. 2002
    ..The implications of the results for the prevention of wood dust exposure are discussed...
  8. ncbi A randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of new task chairs on shoulder and neck pain among sewing machine operators: the Los Angeles garment study
    David M Rempel
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:931-8. 2007
    ..This is a 4-month randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of chair design on neck/shoulder pain among sewing machine operators...
  9. ncbi Classroom furniture dimensions and anthropometric measures in primary school
    Georgia Panagiotopoulou
    Ergophysiology Laboratory, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 62100, Greece
    Appl Ergon 35:121-8. 2004
    ..The chairs are too high and too deep and desks are also too high for the pupils. This situation has negative effects on the sitting posture of the children especially when reading and writing...
  10. ncbi Chamber assessment of formaldehyde and VOC emissions from wood-based panels
    S K Brown
    Indoor Air 9:209-15. 1999
    ..VOC emissions from the sheet products decreased more quickly than formaldehyde, reaching low levels within two weeks, except for MDF which was found to become a low-level source of hexanal after several months...
  11. ncbi Match between school furniture dimensions and children's anthropometry
    M K Gouvali
    Sport Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Sport Medicine and Biology of Physical Activity, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Athens, Greece
    Appl Ergon 37:765-73. 2006
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  12. ncbi Patient-centred improvements in health-care built environments: perspectives and design indicators
    Calbert H Douglas
    School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
    Health Expect 8:264-76. 2005
    ..To explore patients' perceptions of health-care built environments, to assess how they perceived health-care built facilities and designs. To develop a set of patient-centred indicators by which to appraise future health-care designs...
  13. ncbi The eight keys to selecting great seating for long-term heath
    David Ahearn
    Design Ergonomics, USA
    Dent Today 24:128, 130-1. 2005
  14. ncbi Zeitgeists and development trends in long-term care facility design
    Chia Hui Wang
    Department of Architecture, Hwa Hsia Institute of Technology, Taiwan
    J Nurs Res 14:123-32. 2006
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  15. ncbi Writing place: a comparison of nursing research and health geography
    Mary Carolan
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria Institute of Health and Diversity, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Nurs Inq 13:203-19. 2006
    ..The specific questions of interest here are: 'what is "place" in nursing?' and 'how do concepts of place in nursing compare to concepts of place in health geography?'..
  16. ncbi Noise reduction in the hospital setting
    Patricia R Johnson
    Woman s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 21:295-7. 2006
  17. ncbi Sitting and standing postures are corrected by adjustable furniture with lowered muscle tension in high-school students
    R Koskelo
    Department of Physiology, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Ergonomics 50:1643-56. 2007
    ..It is concluded that the adjustable school desks and chairs promoted better sitting and standing postures, increased muscle strength, alleviated pain and appeared to be associated with better overall academic marks...
  18. ncbi Spatial requirements in hospital shower and toilet rooms
    S Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety research Unit, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire
    Nurs Stand 21:43-8. 2006
    ..To determine the spatial requirements for hoist use in an assisted shower-toilet facility...
  19. ncbi Children at risk: risk factors for low back pain in the elementary school environment
    Susan Limon
    Petach Tikva Area Ministry of Health, Petach Tikva, Israel
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:697-702. 2004
    ..A prevalence survey of 101 randomly selected elementary schools in the Israel Central District...
  20. ncbi The changing 'shape' of the nursing station
    Ann Wakefield
    The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, The University of Manchester England
    Contemp Nurse 13:148-57. 2002
    ..This paper juxtaposes the role of the Nursing Station with Strauss et al.'s (1964) notion of shape. In this way, is intended to examine in detail how the Nursing Station can influence the normal and natural flow of work within a ward...
  21. ncbi Multisensory environments for leisure: promoting well-being in nursing home residents with dementia
    Helen Cox
    Centre for Research in Chronic Illness, Ageing and Health, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    J Gerontol Nurs 30:37-45. 2004
    ..These interviews identified the components of the environments most used and enjoyed by residents and the ways in which they could be improved to maximize well-being...
  22. ncbi Ergonomic office design and aging: a quasi-experimental field study of employee reactions to an ergonomics intervention program
    Douglas R May
    Department of Management, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0491, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 9:123-35. 2004
    ..Implications for human resources managers are discussed...
  23. ncbi Expert assessment of physical ergonomics at video-display unit workstations: repeatability, validity and responsiveness to changes
    Ritva Ketola
    Department of Physiology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 77:437-42. 2004
    ..The aim was to determine to what extent the expert assessment of ergonomics is related to the technical measurements, tidiness and space, work chair ergonomics and responds to changes in these characteristics...
  24. ncbi Sitting habits in elementary schoolchildren: a traditional versus a "Moving school"
    Greet Cardon
    Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, Watersportlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 54:133-42. 2004
    ..Results show that sitting habits are more favourable in a "Moving school". Further research is needed to study the impact of implementing "Moving school" concepts in traditional schools on sitting habits...
  25. ncbi Toward optimal healing environments in health care
    Wayne B Jonas
    Samueli Institute for Information Biology, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 10:S1-6. 2004
    ..This Supplement contains both the invited papers and an abstract of the plenary session discussions...
  26. ncbi [Art in future hospitals]
    Ib Hessov
    Ugeskr Laeger 166:4698-701. 2004
  27. ncbi Noise levels in a general surgical ward: a descriptive study
    Martin Christensen
    Nursing Studies, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth BH1 3LT, UK
    J Clin Nurs 14:156-64. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to measure and analyse levels of acoustic noise in a General Surgical Ward...
  28. ncbi Operator seating: the tall and short of it
    Bethany Valachi
    Posturedontics, USA
    Dent Today 24:108-10. 2005
  29. ncbi Operator stools: How selection and adjustment impact your health
    Bethany S Valachi
    Posturedontics, USA
    Dent Today 27:148, 150-1. 2008
  30. ncbi Designing to heal
    Roxanne Nelson
    Am J Nurs 106:25-7. 2006
  31. ncbi Effects of a proximity-sensing feedback chair on head, shoulder, and trunk postures when working at a visual display terminal
    Won Gyu Yoo
    Department of Rehabilitation Therapy, The Graduate School, Yonsei University, 134 Shinchon dong, Seodaemun gu, Seoul, 120 752 Republic of Korea
    J Occup Rehabil 16:631-7. 2006
    ..This study was designed to identify the effects of feedback from a proximity-sensing chair on head, shoulder, and trunk postures when working at a visual display terminal (VDT)...
  32. ncbi Ergonomic evaluation of the ambulance interior to reduce paramedic discomfort and posture stress
    Issachar Gilad
    Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000 Israel
    Hum Factors 49:1019-32. 2007
    ..This study aims to evaluate safety and accessibility of an advanced life support (ALS) ambulance interior...
  33. ncbi Musculoskeletal, visual and psychosocial stress in VDU operators after moving to an ergonomically designed office landscape
    Magne Helland
    Department of Optometry and Visual Science, Buskerud University College, PO Box 235, N 3601 Kongsberg, Norway
    Appl Ergon 39:284-95. 2008
    ..In this study, visual discomfort is clearly associated with pain in the neck and shoulder area...
  34. ncbi A comparison of four office chairs using biomechanical measures
    Tamara Reid Bush
    Biomechanical Design Research Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Hum Factors 50:629-42. 2008
    ..The authors sought to use biomechanical measures, including motion and pressure, to compare four office chairs...
  35. ncbi Effect of a noise reduction program on a medical-surgical unit
    Rebecca Taylor-Ford
    Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa, California, USA
    Clin Nurs Res 17:74-88. 2008
    ..The findings of this study support Philbin and Gray's suggestion that the use of sound-absorbing materials in the hospital's physical structure may be the most effective measure to reduce sound levels in the hospital setting...
  36. doi Oncology care setting design and planning part I: Concepts for the oncology nurse that improve patient safety
    Norma Sheridan-Leos
    Oncology Quality Solutions, Houston, TX, USA
    Clin J Oncol Nurs 12:361-3. 2008
  37. ncbi The evaluation of the effect of stool height alteration on workload of squatting postures performed by Indonesians with different body mass index (BMI)
    Andar Bagus Sriwarno
    Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba University, 1 33 Yayoi cho, Inage Ku, Chiba 263 8522, Japan
    J Hum Ergol (Tokyo) 35:31-9. 2006
    ..It is suggested that normal weight subjects sit comfortably at 15 cm stool height, whereas overweight subjects preferred 20 cm stool height as a better acceptability condition in terms of overall parameter analyses...
  38. ncbi The influence of different lower seat height on the muscular stress during squatting for a ground level job
    Andar Bagus Sriwarno
    Graduate School of Science and Technology, Chiba University, 1 33 Yayoi cho, Inage Ku, Chiba, 263 8522, Japan
    J Hum Ergol (Tokyo) 36:25-33. 2007
    ..The findings of this study suggest that the use of a lower seat stool of a proper height seems to be a sub-optimal solution considering the change of muscular load associated with the discomfort in a squatting posture...
  39. ncbi Effects of the height of ball-backrest on head and shoulder posture and trunk muscle activity in VDT workers
    Won Gyu Yoo
    Department of Physical Therapy, College of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Inje University, 607 Obangdong, Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam do, 621 749 Republic of Korea
    Ind Health 46:289-97. 2008
    ..Therefore, the height of the backrest must be determined on the basis of the characteristics of work-related musculoskeletal disorders when applying a ball-backrest to VDT workers with such disorders...
  40. ncbi Effect of chair design on feed-forward postural control in sitting
    Swati Shenoy
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Motor Control 11:309-21. 2007
    ..These findings stress the important role of chair designs in the control of sitting posture...
  41. ncbi Effects of a ball-backrest chair on the muscles associated with upper crossed syndrome when working at a VDT
    Won Gyu Yoo
    Department of Rehabilitation Therapy, The Graduate School, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
    Work 29:239-44. 2007
    ..05). These results indicate that the use of a ball-backrest chair reduces the risk of patients with upper crossed syndrome developing muscles soreness or injury related to overuse when working at a VDT...
  42. ncbi Enhancing safety with facility design
    Jaynelle F Stichler
    School of Nursing, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
    J Nurs Adm 37:319-23. 2007
    ..Each design alternative should be carefully considered with safety as the first priority...
  43. ncbi Designing better physical environments for today's nurses
    Diane E Scott
    S C Nurse 13:22. 2006
  44. ncbi Effects of backrest design on biomechanics and comfort during seated work
    Steven M Carcone
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Appl Ergon 38:755-64. 2007
    ..Further delineation between specific comfort and objective seating variables is required to effectively reduce and prevent low back pain...
  45. ncbi Exploring the relationship between personal control and the hospital environment
    Anne M Williams
    Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin University of Technology and Edith Cowan University, and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 17:1601-9. 2008
    ..This paper focuses on aspects within the hospital environment that patients perceive to influence their feelings of personal control...
  46. ncbi Developing scales to evaluate staff perception of the effects of the physical environment on patient comfort, patient safety, patient privacy, family integration with patient care, and staff working conditions in adult intensive care units: a pilot study
    Mahbub Rashid
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 30:271-83. 2007
    ..The results, limitations, and the future directions of the study are discussed...
  47. ncbi Passive rotary dynamic sitting at the workplace by office-workers with lumbar pain: a randomized multicenter study
    Markus Lengsfeld
    Orthopaedic Clinic, Hessisch Lichtenau, Am Muhlenberg, 37235 Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany
    Spine J 7:531-40; discussion 540. 2007
    ..A new, ergonomically designed chair has a fixed backrest and a motor-driven seat with a horizontal rotary movement in alternating left-right cycles...
  48. ncbi Are the desks and chairs at school appropriate?
    L Saarni
    Tampere School of Public Health, FIN 33014, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Ergonomics 50:1561-70. 2007
    ..The results indicate that there is a mismatch between school furniture and the anthropometrics of schoolchildren. Schoolchildren sit in disadvantaged postures for a substantial part of school lessons...
  49. ncbi Seated buttock contours: a pilot study of Australian senior high-school students
    N Tuttle
    School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
    Ergonomics 50:1593-602. 2007
    ..34) with no clear patterns evident. Overall results of this study suggest that buttock contours are influenced by gender to a greater extent than sitting posture...
  50. ncbi The experiences of patients and relatives/significant others of overcrowding in accident and emergency in Ireland: a qualitative descriptive study
    Michael Coughlan
    School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
    Accid Emerg Nurs 15:201-9. 2007
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  51. ncbi The extrinsic risk factors for inpatient falls in hospital patient rooms
    Huey Ming Tzeng
    Division of Nursing Business and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 23:233-41. 2008
    ..An attributional theory of success and failure was adopted, and a proposed typology was used to elicit data, including 3 dimensions as follows: (a) patient room setting and design, (b) hospital equipment, and (c) manpower concerns...
  52. ncbi Recruiting nurses: the problem is the process
    Beatrice J Kalisch
    Nursing Business and Systems, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109 0482, USA
    J Nurs Adm 33:468-77. 2003
    ..The author reports the results of an extensive study of recruitment processes and systems in acute care hospitals throughout the United States and the major recruitment factors that lead to job choice decisions by staff nurses...
  53. ncbi Tradition and modernity in upgrading the new "Meyer" Children Hospital in Florence
    Romano Del Nord
    University of Florence
    World Hosp Health Serv 39:23-6, 32-3. 2003
    ..The presence of a monumental garden area, all around the building, has been used as a generator-input of the functional organization and, in this sense, has resulted particularly successful for the Public Client Organization...
  54. ncbi Evaluation of a prototype multi-posture office chair
    S J Legg
    Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health, Department of Human Resource Management, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Ergonomics 45:153-63. 2002
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  55. ncbi Justifying the cost of height-adjustable office work surfaces
    Jim Reiland
    SIS Human Factor Technologies, Inc, Carmichael, Calif, USA
    Occup Health Saf 72:117-9, 123-4. 2003
    ..The question shouldn't be "How are we going to pay for an improved office environment?" The better questions are, "Can we identify the ways that we already pay for a poor office environment?" and "Can we afford to keep paying?"...
  56. ncbi Importance and effects of altered workplace ergonomics in modern radiology suites
    Mukesh G Harisinghani
    Department of Radiology, Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, White 289, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiographics 24:615-27. 2004
    ..Optimization of workplace ergonomics should be considered in the basic design of any modern radiology suite...
  57. ncbi Sitting: pressure ulcer development
    F Collins
    Tissue Viability Consultancy Services Ltd, Eastbourne
    Nurs Stand 15:54-8. 2001
    ..The author examines how implementing careful patient assessment, correct positioning and providing optimum seating equipment can help to reduce the risk of pressure ulcer development...
  58. ncbi The effect of individually adjusted workstations on upper quadrant posture and muscle activity in school children
    Leon Straker
    School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth 6845, Western Australia
    Work 18:239-48. 2002
    ..The role of forearm support in decreasing trapezius activity is also discussed...
  59. ncbi Noise in the ambulatory health care setting. How loud is too loud?
    Richard J Schuster
    Division of Health Systems Management, Wright State University School of Medicine, 3139 Research Blvd, Kettering, OH 45420, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 26:243-9. 2003
    ..However, when comparing the results to those of a typical business office environment, the building is unusually quiet. This should result in a positive environment for employees, by increasing productivity and reducing stress...
  60. ncbi Applying ergonomics to nurse computer workstations: review and recommendations
    Karen Nielsen
    Computer Sciences Corporation, 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 242, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA
    Comput Inform Nurs 21:150-7. 2003
    ..This article reviews recent literature about computer workstation ergonomics, discusses related policies, and makes recommendations about computer workstation design and related research in nursing workplace settings...
  61. ncbi Ergonomic study on the manual component insertion lines for occupational health and safety improvements
    Rabindra Nath Sen
    Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
    Int J Occup Saf Ergon 9:57-74. 2003
    ..Their health hazards were also eliminated, that is, inhalation of toxic fumes, exposure to too much noise, and pain due to pressing sharp components...
  62. ncbi Dangerous postures
    Jim Szymanski
    NovaCare Rehabilitation, Sacramento, Calif, USA
    Occup Health Saf 72:64-6. 2003
  63. ncbi Significance of the dimensional view for visualizing relevant aspects of a production system in a co-operative planning process
    Peter Bengtsson
    Department of Work Sciences, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
    Ergonomics 45:910-21. 2002
    ..Analogously, all dimensional views are significant for technocentric planning issues, whereas only the workplace view is valuable for anthropocentric planning issues...
  64. ncbi Influence of laptop computer design and working position on physical exposure variables
    H Moffet
    Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University and Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, 525, Blvd Hamel, B 77, Que, Canada G1M 2S8
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 17:368-75. 2002
    ..To evaluate the impact of two laptop designs (with or without palm rest) and two work situations (on desk or lap) on neck and upper limb posture, muscle activity and productivity...
  65. ncbi School furniture and the user population: an anthropometric perspective
    S Milanese
    Centre for Allied Health Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Ergonomics 47:416-26. 2004
    ....
  66. ncbi Computer environments for children: a review of design issues
    Marisol Barrero
    Cornell University, Dept Design and Environmental Analysis, MVR Hall, Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY 14853 4401 USA
    Work 18:227-37. 2002
    ..Issues of furniture sizing and allocation methods are discussed. The limited evidence for effects of input device design on schoolchildren is summarized. Future directions for ergonomic research studies are presented...
  67. ncbi A statistical method for predicting automobile driving posture
    Matthew P Reed
    Biosciences Division, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2150, USA
    Hum Factors 44:557-68. 2002
    ..The posture prediction models developed in this research can be applied to posturing computer-rendered human models to improve the accuracy of ergonomic assessments of vehicle interiors...
  68. ncbi The architecture of safety: hospital design
    Anjali Joseph
    The Center for Health Design, Concord, California 94520, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 13:714-9. 2007
    ..This paper reviews recent research literature reporting the effects of hospital design on patient safety...
  69. ncbi [Standardised environmental conditions for neurocognitive laboratories]
    M Matamoros-Tuma
    Departamento de Diseño Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echevarría Facultad de Arquitectura, Marianao, Cuba
    Rev Neurol 35:895-9. 2002
    ..This gives rise to two types of drawbacks: interferences in the patient s concentration and low reproducibility of the results in other laboratories...
  70. pmc The new Health Sciences Library at the State University of New York at Buffalo
    N Fabrizio
    Health Sciences Library, State University of New York, Buffalo 14214
    Bull Med Libr Assoc 76:164-70. 1988
    ..The new library is equipped to face the challenge of meeting the needs of biomedical education, research, and clinical programs of the institution and its constituents in the years to come...
  71. ncbi The ADA in action at health care facilities
    Molly F Story
    Human Spectrum Design, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, USA
    Disabil Health J 3:245-52. 2010
    ..Guidance on interior design barriers and communication barriers is also provided. Finally, recommendations regarding facility policies and procedures and staff training are outlined...
  72. ncbi Proactive approaches for mold-free interior environments
    Katherine Warsco
    Department of Interior Design and Merchandising, College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 28858 4353, USA
    Arch Environ Health 58:512-22. 2003
    ..The authors present trade-offs between best practices for designing mold-free indoor environments (including considerations of cost, maintenance, and operation) and occupant comfort, health, and well-being...
  73. ncbi The effect of the configuration and the interior design of a virtual weightless space station on human spatial orientation
    Hirofumi Aoki
    Research Center for Carbon Recycling and Energy, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Acta Astronaut 56:1005-16. 2005
    ..Wall colors that showed the allocentric frame of reference and the different interior design of vertical and horizontal modules were effective; however, there was a limit to the effectiveness in complicated configurations...
  74. ncbi Ambition and vision at student awards
    Jaime Bishop
    Fleet Architects
    Health Estate 64:47-52. 2010
    ....
  75. ncbi The ergonomic relevance of anthropometrical proportions. Part I: body length measures
    Gerd Küchmeister
    Research Group Physiological Anthropology, University of Kiel, Germany
    J Physiol Anthropol 28:173-9. 2009
    ..For this reason such supplementary information concerning proportions is being given here by physiological anthropologists. The application of the findings presented is exemplified in scenarios of ergonomic relevance...
  76. ncbi An historic conversion: From a bank to a restaurant and residences
    Ioana Pieleanu
    Acentech Inc, 33 Moulton St, Cambridge, MA 02135
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:2676. 2009
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  77. ncbi Aspects to improve cabin comfort of wheel loaders and excavators according to operators
    L F M Kuijt-Evers
    TNO Work and Employment, PO Box 718, Hoofddorp 2130 AS, The Netherlands
    Appl Ergon 34:265-71. 2003
    ..Besides improving seat comfort, cabin comfort of excavators can be improved by changing the cab design (including dimensions, ingress/egress), view, reliability, and climate control...
  78. ncbi Students grapple with life and death issues
    Jaime Bishop
    Fleet Architects
    Health Estate 64:47-52. 2010
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  79. ncbi ["A magical atmosphere was our vision when we founded the institution". The sanatorium "Schloss Tegel" in statu nascendi (1904-1907)]
    Heike Bernhardt
    Luzif Amor 24:59-65. 2011
    ..His approach to therapy, his ideas about interior design as well as landscape gardening were of significant influence on the sanatorium in which Ernst Simmel opened his psychoanalytical clinic in 1927...
  80. ncbi Injury rates among restrained drivers in motor vehicle collisions: the role of body habitus
    Stephan G Moran
    Department of Surgery, Section of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, Division of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Center for Injury Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 35294 0016, USA
    J Trauma 52:1116-20. 2002
    ..The hypothesis of this study was that as the driver's body habitus diverges from the 50% percentile male Hybrid III Crash Dummy (H3CD), the frequency of injury changes...
  81. ncbi The effects of refurbishment on residents' quality of life and wellbeing in two Swedish residential care facilities
    Hanna Falk
    Institute of Health and Care Science, University of Gothenburg, Box 457, Goteborg S 405 30, Sweden
    Health Place 15:687-94. 2009
    ..This needs to be considered when facilities accommodating the elderly need refurbishment. It also indicates that interior design features alone have little importance for the care climate in nursing homes...
  82. pmc The general pharmacy work explored in The Netherlands
    M P Mark
    Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, P O Box 800, Landleven 5, Groningen 9700 AV, The Netherlands
    Pharm World Sci 30:353-9. 2008
    ..To determine the frequency and nature of general pharmacy work at three Dutch community pharmacies...
  83. ncbi Using architecture and technology to promote improved quality of life for military service members with traumatic brain injury
    Paul F Pasquina
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 21:207-20. 2010
    ....
  84. ncbi Integrating electronic health records in the physical environment: a systems approach
    Carrie R Rich
    Perkins Will, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    HERD 2:48-65. 2008
    ..This article is the result of a literature review, case studies, academic lectures, healthcare informatics webinars, and discussions with architects, interior design professionals, and corporate EHR leaders...
  85. ncbi Epidemiology and prevention of domestic injuries among children in the Verona area (north-east Italy)
    S Majori
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Institute of Hygiene and Environmental and Occupational Preventive Medicine, University of Verona
    Ann Ig 14:495-502. 2002
    ....
  86. pmc Asthma, wheezing, and allergies in Russian schoolchildren in relation to new surface materials in the home
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational Health, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Am J Public Health 94:560-2. 2004
    ..These findings warrant further attention to the type of materials used in interior design...
  87. ncbi Neurosurgical uses for intraprocedural magnetic resonance imaging
    Ian S Mutchnick
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Louisville, 210 E Gray Street, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Top Magn Reson Imaging 16:383-95. 2005
    ..This article will review both current options for intraoperative MRI operative suite arrangements and the current therapeutic/diagnostic uses of intraoperative MRI...
  88. ncbi Investigating treatment dose error due to beam attenuation by a carbon fiber tabletop
    W Kenji Myint
    Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Appl Clin Med Phys 7:21-7. 2006
    ..5% following the periodic nature of the support structure. Based on these findings, we propose the routine incorporation of the treatment tabletop into patient treatment planning dose calculations...
  89. ncbi Creating healing intensive care unit environments: physical and psychological considerations in designing critical care areas
    Doug Bazuin
    Herman Miller Healthcare, Zeeland, Michigan 49464, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 34:259-67. 2011
    ..A healing ICU environment will balance both. The authors discuss the ways in which architecture, interior design, and behavior contribute to a healing ICU environment...
  90. ncbi Access to intensive care units: a survey in North-East Italy
    Antonio Boscolo Anzoletti
    Intensive Care, Chioggia Hospital Venice ULSS 14, Italy
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 24:366-74. 2008
    ....
  91. ncbi Evidence of an evolution. Our annual construction survey indicates the building boom continues--with research-based design playing a key role
    Michael Romano
    Mod Healthc 37:24-8, 30, 32. 2007
  92. ncbi Virtual ICUs: foundations for healthier environments
    Rebecca J Zapatochny Rufo
    Provena Health, Mokena, IL, USA
    Nurs Manage 38:32-9. 2007
  93. ncbi User-driven innovation of an outpatient department
    Ole Broberg
    Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
    Work 41:101-6. 2012
    ..Design games and tabletop simulation seem to be powerful tools in facilitating such a participatory process...
  94. ncbi Indoor mold contamination--a threat to health?
    Harriet Ammann
    J Environ Health 64:43-4. 2002
  95. ncbi Environmental problems: valuable equipment
    Julie Vickerman
    Chorley and South Ribble Primary Care Trust
    Nurs Times 98:57. 2002
  96. ncbi The deaf and the classroom design: a contribution of the built environmental ergonomics for the accessibility
    Laura Bezerra Martins
    Federal University of Pernambuco, Post Graduate Program of Design, Av Prof Moraes Rego, 1235 Cidade Universitária, Recife, PE, Brazil
    Work 41:3663-8. 2012
    ..The ergonomics of the built environment evaluation methods could use the participatory design method tools as basis to assessing how users perceive and use the school environment...
  97. ncbi A method to improve the accuracy of pair-wise combinations of anthropometric elements when only limited data are available
    Thomas J Albin
    Technical University of Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
    Work 45:493-8. 2013
    ..g. heights and widths, used in the model, despite the known resultant errors in the estimate of the percent of users accommodated. This paper introduces a new method, the Median Correlation Method (MCM) that reduces the error...
  98. ncbi New vistas. Evidence-based design projects look into the links between a facility's environment and its care
    Gloria Shur Bilchik
    Health Facil Manage 15:19-24. 2002
  99. ncbi Senior service
    Douglas Ogurek
    Legat Architects, Inc, Waukegan Il, USA
    Health Facil Manage 18:28-30, 32. 2005
  100. ncbi Extreme office makeover
    Paul Feuerstein
    J Mass Dent Soc 54:57. 2006
  101. ncbi Work-related symptoms among furniture factory workers in Lublin region (eastern Poland)
    Janusz Milanowski
    Clinic of Lung Diseases, Medical Academy, Jaczewskiego 8, 20 090 Lublin, Poland
    Ann Agric Environ Med 9:99-103. 2002
    ..The percentage changes in FVC and FEV(1)) were greater in the group of younger workers (15.1% and 17.6%) respectively, than in the group of older subject (6.2%, 7.1%). The difference was not statistically significant...

Research Grants42

  1. Scalable and Deformable 3D Hand Model for use with Computer Aided Engineering Des
    David Wagner; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  2. Effect of tool design on hand pain in dental practiioners
    David M Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This randomized controlled study will deterimine if dentists or dental hygienists who use such a tool report less hand and arm pain compared to those who continue to use the conventional tool design. ..
  3. Preventing pressure ulcers using a new sitting concept
    Mohsen Makhsous; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Furthermore, we will perform extensive testing to optimize user function, while maximizing safety ..
  4. Integrity of the Pulmonary Blood-Gas Barrier
    John West; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In addition, at the more basic level, this research is devoted to a fundamental biological dilemma of the lung, namely how the blood-gas barrier combines extreme thinness with immense strength. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  5. Developing an Instrument to Measure Keyboarding Style
    Nancy Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This information will be integrated into the final tool, the PECKS. The PECKS can then be used to identify an individual who have keyboarding...styles that have been associated with MSD-UE. ..
  6. Sleep Disruption in New Parents: An intervention Trial
    Kathryn Lee; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..More generalizable results from this targeted sample will be used to develop an educational intervention package for distribution to all adults preparing for parenthood. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  7. Cancer Care and Outcomes for Disabled Medicare Patients
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These findings may suggest areas where more attention is needed, such as increasing cancer screening among disabled Medicare recipients or rethinking initial treatment strategies. ..
  8. Biomarkers of Insomnia and Fatigue in HIV/AIDS
    Kathryn Lee; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It is hypothesized that the set of biomarkers that best predict the onset of initiation insomnia may differ from the variables that predict maintenance insomnia or daytime quality of life measures. ..
  9. Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions by Women with Physical Disabilities
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our findings will help begin educating patients and physicians and could perhaps improve breast cancer care for women with physical disabilities. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. Development of Guidelines and Assessment Tools for Truck Ingress/Egress
    Matthew Reed; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The guidelines and assessment methods will be disseminated through publications, standards organizations, and a dedicated website. ..
  11. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PHS 398 (Rev. 05/01) Page 2 Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, first, middle): Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska ..
  12. The effect of alternative keyboards on discomfort and typing kinematics
    Nancy A Baker; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The effectiveness of alternative keyboards must be verified to ensure that they are providing interventions that will reduce musculoskeletal pain/discomfort and potentially prevent MSD-UE. ..
  13. How Access Affects Outcomes of Rehabilitation Services
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The primary outcome of the proposed study will be an assessment of the association of PT and OT, as routinely practiced nationwide and important outcomes of care. ..
  14. ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF ALTERNATIVE RISK ADJUSTERS
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Reducing Low-back Disorders Using a New Sitting Design
    Mohsen Makhsous; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  16. Passive PAH and Micro-Camera Personal Monitoring System
    Paul Lioy; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  17. Non-contact ECG Monitoring System for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation
    Neil McDonald; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  18. Technology to Automatically Detect Early Signs of Illness in Senior Housing
    Marilyn J Rantz; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Subjects will not use any expensive telehealth equipment or wear any devices. We propose to use this information to detect changes in health status which could indicate an impending acute illness or exacerbation of chronic illness. ..
  19. Physical Restraints and Therapy Disruption in Hospitals
    Ann Minnick; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. An Assistive Wardrobe to Support Dressing Independence
    Margaret Calkins; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  21. Multilevel Intervention to Improve Nursing Home Outcomes
    Marilyn Rantz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Similarly, we will observe processes of care delivery before, during and after the multilevel intervention to describe the adoption of the care delivery strategies recommended in the intervention. ..
  22. ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL TO IDENTIFY ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATION
    Margaret Calkins; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  23. Complex Isopathic Drug Development for Neuroprotection
    Wayne Jonas; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  24. GIS, ALCOHOL MARKETING, AND ALCOHOL-RELATED OUTCOMES
    Deborah Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Because alcohol marketing is already regulated, if certain marketing techniques are disproportionately associated with alcohol consumption and alcohol-related mortality, the findings can be used to inform public policy. ..
  25. Methodologies for Clinical Outcomes of Dementia Gardens
    Margaret Calkins; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Additionally, the pilot data will provide sufficient information about effect size for the power analyses to determine sample size needed for the subsequent R01 grant proposal. ..
  26. Collaborative Study:Workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders
    David Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Study methods, instruments, and data format will be coordinated with the NIOSH Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders Consortium. ..
  27. A New Measure of Nursing Home Care Quality
    Marilyn Rantz; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  28. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: QUALITY OF CARE/SERVICE USE
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Given that roughly 49 million Americans have a disabling condition, addressing concerns about their quality of care is essential. ..
  29. Microbiology of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infection
    JOANNA BROOKE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  30. Away From Home and Out of School
    Deborah A Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The findings will be useful to inform future community and population level interventions to promote healthy eating, active living, and obesity control. ..
  31. How Health Insurance Status Affects Persons with Disabilities
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This goal addresses the objectives of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which has identified persons with disabilities as one of its priority populations. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  32. ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In that way, it presents an exciting prospect for improving the quality of life in demented persons, thereby reducing their caregivers' burden. ..
  33. ALCOHOL OUTLETS, BROKEN WINDOWS, GONORRHEA AND HIV RISK
    Deborah Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The findings will inform future HIV prevention interventions and provide guidance to CBOs as to whether control of alcohol outlets and neighborhood development may enhance the prevention of HIV transmission. ..
  34. Online Learning for Older Adults
    Margaret Calkins; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  35. Web-based Environmental Design Lexicon for Dementia care
    Margaret Calkins; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Phase III includes final product development and market penetration plans. ..
  36. EFFECTS OF AN ERGONOMIC INTERVENTION FOR COMPUTER WORK
    David Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..5SD) of the pain severity-week score. The total cost of implementing the intervention will be estimated. The findings and recommendations will be disseminated statewide in cooperation with the California Department of Health Services. ..
  37. A model for wrist and elbow musculoskeletal disorders
    David Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  38. TENDON FORCE DURING OCCUPATIONAL HAND ACTIVITIES
    David Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The proposed study is a collaborative effort between the University of California Ergonomics Program (UCSF), Hand and Microsurgery (UCSP), Mechanical Engineering (UC Berkeley), and the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute. ..
  39. Distance Learning for Home Modifications (R43 AG021817)
    Margaret Calkins; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Phase III will include an aggressive marketing plan to make the courses readily available to a broad range of social service agency personnel, contractors, and others engaged in home modifications. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  40. www.TechforLTC.com: Bringing Assistive Technologies LTC
    Margaret Calkins; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Assistive technologies may also have a significant impact on worker efficiency and satisfaction, reduce injury (resident and staff) and help keep liability costs under control. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  41. Preterm Infants: Light Effects on Health and Development
    Debra Brandon; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..