Positive Distraction and Age Differences: Design Implications for Pediatric Healthcare Environments

Jan 03, 2013

This article reviews a study that was conducted as part of the post-occupancy evaluation for a pediatric clinic. The objective of the study was to investigate the techniques used by medical staff to distract pediatric patients during medical visits and how design characteristics support these techniques. The study considered different age groups and was based on a survey that was administered to the medical staff.

keywords: children outpatient clinic, decoration, color, environmental stimuli

Samira Pasha, PhD, EDAC (Perkins+Will)
Jamie Huffcut, NCIDQ, EDAC, LEED AP ID+C (Perkins+Will)
Tama Duffy Day, FIIDA, FASID, LEED AP BD+C (Perkins+Will)
Perkins+Will Research Journal
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