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Tavakoli M, Emami A, Mirsaeedie L. Environmental Factors Affecting Mother in the Maternity Ward (Case Study: Four Hospitals in Golestan Province). IJAUP. 2020; 30 (1) :54-65
URL: http://ijaup.iust.ac.ir/article-1-490-en.html
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Designing the maternity ward of hospitals is crucial due to the special conditions of mothers before, during, and after birth. Numerous environmental factors affect mothers, and it calls for an evidence-based design of these spaces. Although many investigations have drawn their attention to the issue, there is a paucity of research in terms of the significance of the birth environment factors. Therefore, the specific question of the research is that to what extent each of these factors is significant? In order to answer this question, the researchers devised a questionnaire based on which the most prominent variables could be ascertained. The questionnaire contained four main domains, including fear cascade, facilities, aesthetics and support, and the researchers distributed them among mothers in four hospitals in Golestan province, Iran. Six influential spaces affecting mothers, including communication space, hospitalization room, nursing station, neonatal room, operation room and external space, were investigated in this regard. Using the descriptive-analytical method and SPSS software, the research hypotheses were tested, and the Friedman test was employed to rank the domains and their variables. The findings demonstrated the significance of the aesthetic domain and such variables as the nursing station, natural light in corridors, and view to the doctor room. The study offered fresh insights into the design of a peaceful maternity ward.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Environmental Design
Received: 2019/03/3 | Accepted: 2020/05/10 | Published: 2020/06/28

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