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Abed, A, Ali, H, Ibrahim, A and Wedyan, M (2023) Impact of setbacks on thermal comfort and visual privacy in detached houses in Jordan. Building Research & Information, 51(04), 446–58.

Boissonneault, A and Peters, T (2023) Concepts of performance in post-occupancy evaluation post-probe: a literature review. Building Research & Information, 51(04), 369–91.

Elsayed, M, Romagnoni, P, Pelsmakers, S, Castaño-Rosa, R and Klammsteiner, U (2023) The actual performance of retrofitted residential apartments: post-occupancy evaluation study in Italy. Building Research & Information, 51(04), 411–29.

Perez-Bezos, S, Grijalba, O and Hernandez-Minguillon, R J (2023) Multifactorial approach to indoor environmental quality perception of social housing residents in Northern Spain. Building Research & Information, 51(04), 392–410.

Rotimi, F, Burfoot, M, Naismith, N, Mohaghegh, M and Brauner, M (2023) A systematic review of the mental health of women in construction: future research directions. Building Research & Information, 51(04), 459–80.

Sadek, A H and Willis, J (2023) Forms of environmental support: The roles that contemporary outpatient oncology settings play in shaping patient experience. Building Research & Information, 51(04), 481–500.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Built environment; healthcare facilities; infusion treatment; outpatient oncology; patient experience; supportive design;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2022.2124945
  • Abstract:
    This article examines key aspects of built environment that shape the experience of patients undergoing intravenous anti-cancer treatment within outpatient settings. Eighteen patients or former patients participated in a series of in-depth interviews across two healthcare sites and two consumer groups in Victoria, Australia. Interviews were semi-structured with questions exploring the meaning and significance of patient experience of the hospital-built environment, as well as architectural aspects important for their wellbeing. Following a systematic thematic analysis, four themes highlighting the main contributions of contemporary healthcare design to patients’ experiences were synthesized. This ranged from the role of built environment in shifting negative expectations and inducing positive impressions, to its role in breaking up the intensity of treatment when feeling overwhelmed and provoking engagement in activities beyond treatment and being sick. The discussion also considers the role of built environment in attending to patients’ individual needs and treatment-related vulnerabilities. The findings expand existing theories of a supportive healthcare environment with further understanding of its potential constituent elements. They point to a refined, and more comprehensive, conceptual understanding of the way the built environment may promote wellbeing.

Zhong, Z and Gou, Z (2023) High-rise apartment quality evaluation and related demographic factors: lesson from RentSafeTO programme. Building Research & Information, 51(04), 430–45.