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Phenomenological approach in determining responses of hospitalised children experiencing a garden

Said, Ismail and Abu Bakar, Mohd Sarofil (2006) Phenomenological approach in determining responses of hospitalised children experiencing a garden. Jurnal Alam Bina, 8 (1). pp. 1-27. ISSN 1511-1369

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Abstract

This study presents and describes a phenomenological approach of an experiment conducted on 31 middle childhood paediatric patients experiencing a hospital garden. The approach is a measure to collect behavioural data of the patients by examining the situated actions of patients in the garden context. As such the approach views the patient-in-garden as the unit of analysis. As a context, the garden is a play space where an individual patient interacts through play with physical elements as well as transacts with peers and caregivers. His behavioural responses are his actions and words suggesting his perceptual judgments towards the garden as a context. This study conducts an affective procedure to elicit the perceptual judgments and movement of the patients in their situated actions. The procedure ensures cooperation from the children without disrupting their play or intimating their moods. The study measures patients’ increased cognitive, physical and social functioning as restorative outcomes.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:hospital garden, phenomenological approach
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:5884
Deposited By: Mr Syahrul Hasni Hasnan
Deposited On:16 Sep 2008 00:58
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:36

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