Users’ assessment on interior environment of a hospital outpatient unit in Malaysia / Zanariah Abu Samah, Norhati Ibrahim and Mohd Hanif Abd Wahab

Ibrahim, Norhati and Abd Wahab, Mohd Hanif and Abu Samah, Zanariah (2013) Users’ assessment on interior environment of a hospital outpatient unit in Malaysia / Zanariah Abu Samah, Norhati Ibrahim and Mohd Hanif Abd Wahab. Asian Journal Of Environment-Behaviour Studies, 4 (11). pp. 109-120. ISSN 1394-0384

Abstract

Assessment on the physical design of healthcare facilities from the perspective of the patient and their family members (user) is the method to understand their expectation, preferences and experiences. This paper reports the study conducted on an outpatient unit in Malaysia, focusing particularly on the interior design characteristics. The study adopted post occupancy evaluation technique that combines baseline analysis, occupancy survey and walkthrough observation methods. The study findings indicate that the case study, which has served the public for more than 20 years, is performing moderately on all interior design aspects. Users’ assessments did not score any of the facility “good” in terms of their interior quality, suggesting the desire for improvement to the current facility.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Ibrahim, NorhatiUNSPECIFIED
Abd Wahab, Mohd HanifUNSPECIFIED
Abu Samah, ZanariahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Architectural drawing and design
Divisions: Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal Of Environment-Behaviour Studies
ISSN: 1394-0384
Volume: 4
Number: 11
Page Range: pp. 109-120
Item ID: 8773
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality design, Interior design aspect, Outpatient facilitie, Postoccupancy evaluation
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/8773

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