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Therapeutic effects of garden : preference of ill children towards garden over ward in Malaysian Hospital Environment

Said, Ismail (2003) Therapeutic effects of garden : preference of ill children towards garden over ward in Malaysian Hospital Environment. Jurnal Teknologi B (38B). pp. 55-68. ISSN 0127-9696

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Abstract

Hospitalisation often erodes the feelings of toddlers and young children causing regressive behaviours and stress, which result in reduced cognitive performance, helplessness, restlessness, crying, anxiety, and elevated blood pressure. Having the ill children experience a garden setting at Batu Pahat Hospital and Segamat Hospital, they showed remarkable preferences and positive behaviours to the garden than the ward. The attributes of the garden that contribute to the positive responses include refreshing smell, fresh air, good-lighting, cheerful environment, pleasant sounds, scenic view, open space, freedom to play, at home feeling, and a variety of activities. These attributes are attained because the garden possesses three factors: (1) proper site planning with several play zones, (2) diversity of garden character, and (3) contact with microclimatic factors.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Therapeutic garden, ill children, psychological well being, recuperation, garden attributes
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:1457
Deposited By: Pn Norhayati Abu Ruddin
Deposited On:06 Mar 2007 08:02
Last Modified:06 Jun 2011 07:20

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