View through a window may influence recovery from surgery

Title

View through a window may influence recovery from surgery

Creator

Ulrich RS

Publisher

Science

Date

1984

Subject

Female; Male; Adult; Analgesics; Pennsylvania; Aged; Length of Stay; U.S. Gov't; Comparative Study; Human; Support; Middle Age; Postoperative Period; Non-P.H.S.; Hospital Bed Capacity; Postoperative Complications; Health Facilities; Health Facility Environment; Patients' Rooms; Postoperative Care/px [Psychology]; 100 to 299; Cholecystectomy; Opioid/tu [Therapeutic Use]; Trees

Description

Records on recovery after cholecystectomy of patients in a suburban Pennsylvania hospital between 1972 and 1981 were examined to determine whether assignment to a room with a window view of a natural setting might have restorative influences. Twenty-three surgical patients assigned to rooms with windows looking out on a natural scene had shorter postoperative hospital stays, received fewer negative evaluative comments in nurses' notes, and took fewer potent analgesics than 23 matched patients in similar rooms with windows facing a brick building wall.
1984

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Ulrich RS, “View through a window may influence recovery from surgery,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 13, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12452.