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Title: Study of Patients Preferences and Satisfaction with the Indoor Daylight Quality in the Typical Private Inpatient Rooms (North oriented) in Mubarak AlKabeer Hospital- The Amiri Expansion Wards Building
Authors: Nouf A.A. AlDawass 
Supervisor: Dr. Abdullah Hussain Al-Mohaisen
Keywords: Indoor Daylight , Typical Private Inpatient Rooms (North oriented) in, Wards Building
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher:  Kuwait university - college of graduate studies
Abstract: This study identifies patients’ preferences and measures their satisfaction with daylight quality and quantity in their rooms. Mubarak AlKabeer Hospital- the Amiri Expansion building is the selected case study to complete the analysis of this study in an experimental context. Typical north oriented inpatient rooms were the field of investigation. Three hypotheses were assumed to achieve the objectives of this study, and there are as follows: The first is that daylight quality and quantity in north oriented inpatient rooms are proper and acceptable. The second is that inpatients are satisfied with the quality and quantity of daylight in their north oriented rooms. The third is that: north orientation in the country of Kuwait is a suitable orientation for inpatient rooms. Quantitative and qualitative data including on-site measurements of the physical parameters of the room, illuminance levels, luminance ratios, as well as patients’ preferences were collected and analysed for proper reference. Gathered data were computer modelled using Revit Architectural, calibrated and simulated using VELUX Daylight Visualizer, and analyzed using SPSS software. Results showed that 85.7% of the patients in the sample are satisfied with the quantity of daylight in their rooms. And 57.1% of the patients find no visual disturbance caused by sunlight. Patient’s answers were triangulated with the nursing staff’s opinions. And therefore, 60.5% of the participants from the staff reported that patients are not disturbed with the quality and quantity of daylighting in their rooms. Moreover, 70.4% of the staff reported that patients rarely complained about glare problems. The study approved the first hypothesis and showed that daylighting quality and quantity in north oriented inpatient rooms are proper and acceptable but require some enhancements. The study also showed that inpatients are satisfied with the available quantity of daylight which is lower than the suggested requirements. Furthermore, the study showed that north orientation in the country of Kuwait is a suitable orientation for inpatient rooms. The study was concluded by suggesting a set of guidelines and recommendations for designing inpatient rooms that maximizes the quality of daylighting and improves patients comfort. This would benefit architects and decision makers, who are working in hot climate regions such as the country Kuwait.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/712
Appears in Programs:1610 Architecture

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