Impact of sunlight on pain interference — natural energy and recovery

Chia Hui Wang, Nai Wen Kuo, Kathryn Anthony

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

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 (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Energy Science and Equipment Engineering - Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015
EditorsAragona Patty, Shiming Chen, Shiquan Zhou
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1781-1786
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138029330
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventInternational Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: May 30 2015May 31 2015

Publication series

NameAdvances in Energy Science and Equipment Engineering - Proceedings of International Conference on Energy Equipment Science and Engineering, ICEESE 2015
Volume2

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Energy (miscellaneous)

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