Effective Environmental Factors for Reducing Children s Fear in Children s Hospital: Using Parent s Attitudes

Sara Nourmusavi Nasab, Amir Reza Karimi Azeri, Seyedjalil Mirbazel
2020 Iconarp International Journal of Architecture and Planning  
Purpose Getting sick and getting into an unfamiliar environment in the hospital makes children fear, discomfort and is considered as a very common stressor in such setting. Poor design of hospital environments can exacerbate behavioral disorders, as well as fear and anxiety in individuals. The main purpose of this study is to investigate and address the needs and preferences of children regarding the design of therapeutic environments. Design/Methodology/Approach
doi:10.15320/iconarp.2020.102 fatcat:dgyp64tsnzfath4db7axrrcrha