interior design and furnishings
Summary: The planning of the furnishings and decorations of an architectural interior.
Publications219 found, 100 shown here
- Detection of organophosphate flame retardants in furniture foam and U.S. house dustHeather 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...
- The effects of an office ergonomics training and chair intervention on worker knowledge, behavior and musculoskeletal riskMichelle 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...
- Therapeutic environments for older adults: constituents and meaningsDavid Edvardsson
Department of Nursing, Umea University, Sweden
J Gerontol Nurs 34:32-40. 2008....
- 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...
- A randomized controlled trial of chair interventions on back and hip pain among sewing machine operators: the los angeles garment studyPin 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...
- An investigation into the immediate effects on comfort, productivity and posture of the Bambach saddle seat and a standard office chairKarla 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)...
- Determinants of wood dust exposure in the Danish furniture industryAnders 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...
- A randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of new task chairs on shoulder and neck pain among sewing machine operators: the Los Angeles garment studyDavid 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...
- Classroom furniture dimensions and anthropometric measures in primary schoolGeorgia 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...
- Chamber assessment of formaldehyde and VOC emissions from wood-based panelsS 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...
- Match between school furniture dimensions and children's anthropometryM 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....
- Patient-centred improvements in health-care built environments: perspectives and design indicatorsCalbert 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...
- The eight keys to selecting great seating for long-term heathDavid Ahearn
Design Ergonomics, USA
Dent Today 24:128, 130-1. 2005
- Zeitgeists and development trends in long-term care facility designChia Hui Wang
Department of Architecture, Hwa Hsia Institute of Technology, Taiwan
J Nurs Res 14:123-32. 2006....
- Writing place: a comparison of nursing research and health geographyMary 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?'..
- Noise reduction in the hospital settingPatricia R Johnson
Woman s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 21:295-7. 2006
- Sitting and standing postures are corrected by adjustable furniture with lowered muscle tension in high-school studentsR 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...
- Spatial requirements in hospital shower and toilet roomsS 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...
- Children at risk: risk factors for low back pain in the elementary school environmentSusan 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...
- The changing 'shape' of the nursing stationAnn 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...
- Multisensory environments for leisure: promoting well-being in nursing home residents with dementiaHelen 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...
- Ergonomic office design and aging: a quasi-experimental field study of employee reactions to an ergonomics intervention programDouglas 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...
- Expert assessment of physical ergonomics at video-display unit workstations: repeatability, validity and responsiveness to changesRitva 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...
- 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...
- Toward optimal healing environments in health careWayne 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...
- [Art in future hospitals]Ib Hessov
Ugeskr Laeger 166:4698-701. 2004
- Noise levels in a general surgical ward: a descriptive studyMartin 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...
- Operator seating: the tall and short of itBethany Valachi
Dent Today 24:108-10. 2005
- Operator stools: How selection and adjustment impact your healthBethany S Valachi
Dent Today 27:148, 150-1. 2008
- Designing to healRoxanne Nelson
Am J Nurs 106:25-7. 2006
- Effects of a proximity-sensing feedback chair on head, shoulder, and trunk postures when working at a visual display terminalWon 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)...
- Ergonomic evaluation of the ambulance interior to reduce paramedic discomfort and posture stressIssachar 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...
- Musculoskeletal, visual and psychosocial stress in VDU operators after moving to an ergonomically designed office landscapeMagne 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...
- A comparison of four office chairs using biomechanical measuresTamara 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...
- Effect of a noise reduction program on a medical-surgical unitRebecca 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...
- Oncology care setting design and planning part I: Concepts for the oncology nurse that improve patient safetyNorma Sheridan-Leos
Oncology Quality Solutions, Houston, TX, USA
Clin J Oncol Nurs 12:361-3. 2008
- 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...
- The influence of different lower seat height on the muscular stress during squatting for a ground level jobAndar 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...
- Effects of the height of ball-backrest on head and shoulder posture and trunk muscle activity in VDT workersWon 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...
- Effect of chair design on feed-forward postural control in sittingSwati 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...
- Effects of a ball-backrest chair on the muscles associated with upper crossed syndrome when working at a VDTWon 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...
- Enhancing safety with facility designJaynelle 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...
- Designing better physical environments for today's nursesDiane E Scott
S C Nurse 13:22. 2006
- Effects of backrest design on biomechanics and comfort during seated workSteven 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...
- Exploring the relationship between personal control and the hospital environmentAnne 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...
- 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 studyMahbub 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...
- Passive rotary dynamic sitting at the workplace by office-workers with lumbar pain: a randomized multicenter studyMarkus 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...
- 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...
- Seated buttock contours: a pilot study of Australian senior high-school studentsN 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...
- The experiences of patients and relatives/significant others of overcrowding in accident and emergency in Ireland: a qualitative descriptive studyMichael Coughlan
School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Accid Emerg Nurs 15:201-9. 2007....
- The extrinsic risk factors for inpatient falls in hospital patient roomsHuey 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...
- Recruiting nurses: the problem is the processBeatrice 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...
- Tradition and modernity in upgrading the new "Meyer" Children Hospital in FlorenceRomano 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...
- Evaluation of a prototype multi-posture office chairS 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....
- Justifying the cost of height-adjustable office work surfacesJim 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?"...
- Importance and effects of altered workplace ergonomics in modern radiology suitesMukesh 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...
- Sitting: pressure ulcer developmentF 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...
- The effect of individually adjusted workstations on upper quadrant posture and muscle activity in school childrenLeon 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...
- 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...
- Applying ergonomics to nurse computer workstations: review and recommendationsKaren 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...
- Ergonomic study on the manual component insertion lines for occupational health and safety improvementsRabindra 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...
- Dangerous posturesJim Szymanski
NovaCare Rehabilitation, Sacramento, Calif, USA
Occup Health Saf 72:64-6. 2003
- Significance of the dimensional view for visualizing relevant aspects of a production system in a co-operative planning processPeter 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...
- Influence of laptop computer design and working position on physical exposure variablesH 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...
- School furniture and the user population: an anthropometric perspectiveS Milanese
Centre for Allied Health Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Ergonomics 47:416-26. 2004....
- Computer environments for children: a review of design issuesMarisol 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...
- A statistical method for predicting automobile driving postureMatthew 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...
- The architecture of safety: hospital designAnjali 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...
- [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...
- The new Health Sciences Library at the State University of New York at BuffaloN 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...
- The ADA in action at health care facilitiesMolly 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...
- Proactive approaches for mold-free interior environmentsKatherine 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...
- The effect of the configuration and the interior design of a virtual weightless space station on human spatial orientationHirofumi 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...
- Ambition and vision at student awardsJaime Bishop
Health Estate 64:47-52. 2010....
- The ergonomic relevance of anthropometrical proportions. Part I: body length measuresGerd 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...
- An historic conversion: From a bank to a restaurant and residencesIoana Pieleanu
Acentech Inc, 33 Moulton St, Cambridge, MA 02135
J Acoust Soc Am 125:2676. 2009....
- Aspects to improve cabin comfort of wheel loaders and excavators according to operatorsL 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...
- Students grapple with life and death issuesJaime Bishop
Health Estate 64:47-52. 2010....
- ["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...
- Injury rates among restrained drivers in motor vehicle collisions: the role of body habitusStephan 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...
- The effects of refurbishment on residents' quality of life and wellbeing in two Swedish residential care facilitiesHanna 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...
- The general pharmacy work explored in The NetherlandsM 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...
- Using architecture and technology to promote improved quality of life for military service members with traumatic brain injuryPaul 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....
- Integrating electronic health records in the physical environment: a systems approachCarrie 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...
- 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....
- Asthma, wheezing, and allergies in Russian schoolchildren in relation to new surface materials in the homeJouni 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...
- Neurosurgical uses for intraprocedural magnetic resonance imagingIan 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...
- Investigating treatment dose error due to beam attenuation by a carbon fiber tabletopW 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...
- Creating healing intensive care unit environments: physical and psychological considerations in designing critical care areasDoug 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...
- Access to intensive care units: a survey in North-East ItalyAntonio Boscolo Anzoletti
Intensive Care, Chioggia Hospital Venice ULSS 14, Italy
Intensive Crit Care Nurs 24:366-74. 2008....
- Evidence of an evolution. Our annual construction survey indicates the building boom continues--with research-based design playing a key roleMichael Romano
Mod Healthc 37:24-8, 30, 32. 2007
- Virtual ICUs: foundations for healthier environmentsRebecca J Zapatochny Rufo
Provena Health, Mokena, IL, USA
Nurs Manage 38:32-9. 2007
- User-driven innovation of an outpatient departmentOle 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...
- Indoor mold contamination--a threat to health?Harriet Ammann
J Environ Health 64:43-4. 2002
- Environmental problems: valuable equipmentJulie Vickerman
Chorley and South Ribble Primary Care Trust
Nurs Times 98:57. 2002
- The deaf and the classroom design: a contribution of the built environmental ergonomics for the accessibilityLaura 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...
- A method to improve the accuracy of pair-wise combinations of anthropometric elements when only limited data are availableThomas 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...
- New vistas. Evidence-based design projects look into the links between a facility's environment and its careGloria Shur Bilchik
Health Facil Manage 15:19-24. 2002
- Senior serviceDouglas Ogurek
Legat Architects, Inc, Waukegan Il, USA
Health Facil Manage 18:28-30, 32. 2005
- Extreme office makeoverPaul Feuerstein
J Mass Dent Soc 54:57. 2006
- 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...
- Scalable and Deformable 3D Hand Model for use with Computer Aided Engineering DesDavid Wagner; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Effect of tool design on hand pain in dental practiionersDavid 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. ..
- Preventing pressure ulcers using a new sitting conceptMohsen Makhsous; Fiscal Year: 2004..Furthermore, we will perform extensive testing to optimize user function, while maximizing safety ..
- Integrity of the Pulmonary Blood-Gas BarrierJohn 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]..
- Developing an Instrument to Measure Keyboarding StyleNancy 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. ..
- Sleep Disruption in New Parents: An intervention TrialKathryn 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]..
- Cancer Care and Outcomes for Disabled Medicare PatientsLisa 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. ..
- Biomarkers of Insomnia and Fatigue in HIV/AIDSKathryn 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. ..
- Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions by Women with Physical DisabilitiesLisa 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]..
- Development of Guidelines and Assessment Tools for Truck Ingress/EgressMatthew Reed; Fiscal Year: 2009..The guidelines and assessment methods will be disseminated through publications, standards organizations, and a dedicated website. ..
- TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOMEJiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2010..PHS 398 (Rev. 05/01) Page 2 Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, first, middle): Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska ..
- The effect of alternative keyboards on discomfort and typing kinematicsNancy 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. ..
- How Access Affects Outcomes of Rehabilitation ServicesLisa 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. ..
- ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF ALTERNATIVE RISK ADJUSTERSLisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- Reducing Low-back Disorders Using a New Sitting DesignMohsen Makhsous; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Passive PAH and Micro-Camera Personal Monitoring SystemPaul Lioy; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- Non-contact ECG Monitoring System for Detection of Atrial FibrillationNeil McDonald; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Technology to Automatically Detect Early Signs of Illness in Senior HousingMarilyn 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. ..
- Physical Restraints and Therapy Disruption in HospitalsAnn Minnick; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- An Assistive Wardrobe to Support Dressing IndependenceMargaret Calkins; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Multilevel Intervention to Improve Nursing Home OutcomesMarilyn 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. ..
- ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL TO IDENTIFY ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATIONMargaret Calkins; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Complex Isopathic Drug Development for NeuroprotectionWayne Jonas; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- GIS, ALCOHOL MARKETING, AND ALCOHOL-RELATED OUTCOMESDeborah 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. ..
- Methodologies for Clinical Outcomes of Dementia GardensMargaret 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. ..
- Collaborative Study:Workplace Musculoskeletal DisordersDavid Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2006..Study methods, instruments, and data format will be coordinated with the NIOSH Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders Consortium. ..
- A New Measure of Nursing Home Care QualityMarilyn Rantz; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: QUALITY OF CARE/SERVICE USELisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2001..Given that roughly 49 million Americans have a disabling condition, addressing concerns about their quality of care is essential. ..
- Microbiology of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infectionJOANNA BROOKE; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Away From Home and Out of SchoolDeborah 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. ..
- How Health Insurance Status Affects Persons with DisabilitiesLisa 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]..
- ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIAJiska 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. ..
- ALCOHOL OUTLETS, BROKEN WINDOWS, GONORRHEA AND HIV RISKDeborah 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. ..
- Online Learning for Older AdultsMargaret Calkins; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Web-based Environmental Design Lexicon for Dementia careMargaret Calkins; Fiscal Year: 2003..Phase III includes final product development and market penetration plans. ..
- EFFECTS OF AN ERGONOMIC INTERVENTION FOR COMPUTER WORKDavid 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. ..
- A model for wrist and elbow musculoskeletal disordersDavid Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- TENDON FORCE DURING OCCUPATIONAL HAND ACTIVITIESDavid 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. ..
- 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]..
- www.TechforLTC.com: Bringing Assistive Technologies LTCMargaret 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]..
- Preterm Infants: Light Effects on Health and DevelopmentDebra Brandon; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..