Physical factors affecting stress of healthcare operators in operating room


  • Jutamat Chotirat Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University
  • Supuck Prugsiganont Van Der Hoeven Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University


stress, physical environment, operating room, space management, space design


This research examines the stress factors caused by the physical environment in the operating room of medical personnel work. Guidelines for designing and managing an operating room environment to reduce stress and increase the efficiency of operating room healthcare workers. Using surveys and interviews, the content is divided into 3 parts; (1) an introduction to environmental stress (2) factors causing stress from the physical environment and (3) a survey and interview to analyze the causes of stress caused by the physical environment both design internal environment and current building management. The results can summarize the risk factors that cause stress and reduce the performance of medical personnel in the operating room into 4 factors; (1) ambient features, (2) architectural features, (3) interior design features and (4) external outdoor environment features also found that the behavior of the operating room medical personnel is a major contributor to the workplace environment. The environment inside the operating room is not conducive to use. These results lead to physical factors affecting stress reduction in operating room healthcare workers and further design of a suitable working environment for the medical staff in the operating room.


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