Effect of interior environment in in-patient room of community hospital on visibility and recovery in Thai elderly


  • Nuanwan Tuaycharoen Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University


in-patient room, lighting, elderly, interior environment


The main objective of this study is to investigate the effect of interior environment in in-patient room in community hospital on visibility and recovery of Thai elderly. The study was carried out in laboratory and two community hospitals. There were two main parts in the study. The first part dealt with the effect of interior environment of in-patient room on visibility of Thai elderly. The second part related to the effect of interior environment of in-patient room on recovery of Thai elderly. The results showed the significant effects of factors relating to interior environment of in-patient room in community hospital such as task illuminance, illuminance at the eye, correlated colour temperature (CCT), colour rendering index (CRI), and the presence of view-out. The study also proposed an approach for design guideline of in-patient room suitable for visibility and recovery for Thai elderly in community hospital.


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