Impact of sunlight on pain interference — natural energy and recovery

Chia Hui Wang, Nai Wen Kuo, Kathryn Anthony

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Abstract

Prior studies have shown that natural and physical environments have significant impacts on human health. However, few studies have been published examining impacts of natural and physical environments within healthcare facilities on patients’ health outcomes, both mental and physiological. This research explores the effects of the built environment for childbirth, specifically in terms of daylight exposure on women’s recovery from post-Cesarean Section. The researchers recruited a total of 296 women undergoing Cesarean Sections from three tertiary hospitals in Taiwan for this research. Results showed that increasing daylight exposure is significantly associated with larger improvement of pain’s interference with relations with others, enjoyment of life, and mood. Appropriate patient room design will save energy and expedite recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Energy Science and Equipment Engineering - Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1781-1786
Number of pages6
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781138029330
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: May 30 2015May 31 2015

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OtherInternational Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015
CountryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period5/30/155/31/15

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  • Energy (miscellaneous)

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Wang, C. H., Kuo, N. W., & Anthony, K. (2015). Impact of sunlight on pain interference — natural energy and recovery. In Advances in Energy Science and Equipment Engineering - Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015 (Vol. 2, pp. 1781-1786). CRC Press/Balkema.

Impact of sunlight on pain interference — natural energy and recovery. / Wang, Chia Hui; Kuo, Nai Wen; Anthony, Kathryn.

Advances in Energy Science and Equipment Engineering - Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015. Vol. 2 CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. p. 1781-1786.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Wang, CH, Kuo, NW & Anthony, K 2015, Impact of sunlight on pain interference — natural energy and recovery. in Advances in Energy Science and Equipment Engineering - Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015. vol. 2, CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 1781-1786, International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015, Guangzhou, China, 5/30/15.
Wang CH, Kuo NW, Anthony K. Impact of sunlight on pain interference — natural energy and recovery. In Advances in Energy Science and Equipment Engineering - Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015. Vol. 2. CRC Press/Balkema. 2015. p. 1781-1786
Wang, Chia Hui ; Kuo, Nai Wen ; Anthony, Kathryn. / Impact of sunlight on pain interference — natural energy and recovery. Advances in Energy Science and Equipment Engineering - Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015. Vol. 2 CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. pp. 1781-1786
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