A Study on the Space Use and Behavior of Child Patients - Focus on the Rest and Play Activities -
어린이환자의 공간사용 행태에 관한 연구 - 놀이 및 휴게 활동을 중심으로 -

In-Young Choi, Soo-Been Park
2014 Korean Institute of Interior Design Journal  
This study aims to investigate the child patients' space use and behavior with its focus on the rest and play activities. The structural observation method followed by literature review adapted to find out the commonality and difference of play activities among the age groups. Children's development and types of play activities and participation in activities were reviewed through the related studies. Preliminary research on spatial composition and facilities and the observation of child
more » ... ion of child patients' play behavior and space use was carried out as a main research. A total of 148 cases were studied and PASW 18, a statistics analysis program, was used for data analysis. The results are as follows; (1) The Lobby was important space as a play and rest area. (2) The subjects mainly played physical play and social-cognitive play. The result of this study provides fundamental data for designing children's hospitals that can contribute to the treatment and health improvement of child patients.
doi:10.14774/jkiid.2014.23.6.204 fatcat:z7ogrei3azcyxkem55quv5wize