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Objective and subjective evaluation of a redesigned corridor environment in a psychiatric hospital


Edgerton, Edward, Ritchie, Louise, McKechnie, Jim


Issues In Mental Health Nursing, Volume: 31, No.: 5, Pages.: 306-314

Year of Publication



This study examined the impact of redesigning a corridor space within a psychiatric hospital on the behaviour of patients with dementia. In addition, patient and staff perceptions of the redesigned corridor were assessed. Data were collected through an observational tool (behavioural mapping) and a specifically design questionnaire. The findings suggest a positive impact of the redesigned corridor on patient behaviour and that patients and staff perceived the change to the environment differentially. These results are discussed in relation to theoretical explanations of the importance of the health care environment and design for dementia.;

Bibtex Citation

@article{Edgerton_2010, doi = {10.3109/01612840903383976}, url = {}, year = 2010, month = {apr}, publisher = {Informa {UK} Limited}, volume = {31}, number = {5}, pages = {306--314}, author = {Edward Edgerton and Louise Ritchie and Jim McKechnie}, title = {Objective and Subjective Evaluation of a Redesigned Corridor Environment in a Psychiatric Hospital}, journal = {Issues in Mental Health Nursing} }


adult, aged, aged, 80 and over, attitude of health personnel, attitude to health, color, corridor, dementia, environment design, female, health facility environment, hospital, hospitals psychiatric, human engineering, humans, interior design and furnishings, male, methods, middle aged, nursing methodology research, organization administration, psychology, questionnaires, redesigning, scotland, social behavior, space, stereotyped behavior

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Dementia (general / unspecified)

Types of Study

Before and After Study

Type of Outcomes


Type of Interventions

Non-pharmacological Treatment

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions