A new peer-reviewed study by Dr. Sheila Bosch and Dr. Daejin Kim of the University of Florida, and Lisa Sundahl Platt of UMNSystems LLC has been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Interior Design. This research is a compilation of several VA-based Mental Health design quality improvement case studies that have been cross-referenced with principles of Human Factors and Ergonomics, and a comprehensive research and literature review that highlights the value identifying environmental factors that may influence Veteran and staff behavior and response within Mental Health Environments.
There is a great need for more study on how the environments that surround us impact our mental health and well-being. The authors of this study hope that this effort may elicit greater focus on this needed area of research
The study may be resourced from the following online link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/joid.12095/full