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pISSN : 2733-8649 / eISSN : 2733-8657

Aims & Scope
The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture (KIHA) is a non-profit research association for healthcare and welfare architecture with more than 600 members. The purpose of the society is to improve the quality of healthcare architecture in response to the changing dynamics of Korean and international health industry collaborating with relevant experts.
Hyun-Bo Seo

(University of Seoul)

Citation Index
  • KCI IF(2yr) : 0.3
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.33
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 0.57
  • Immediacy Index : 0.2727

Current Issue : 2023, Vol.29, No.4

  • The Physical Environment and Behavioral·Psychological Health and Quality of Life for the Elderly People with Dementia - A Follow-up Study of Empirical Research, conducted on the Context of Long-term Care Facilities for the Elderly People with Dementia, to Identify Healing Environmental Factors and to Expand the Understanding of Related Clinical Outcomes

    Young-Seon Choi | 2023, 29(4) | pp.7~20 | number of Cited : 0
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    Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to assess a body of research evidence that articulates the impact of physical and environmental factors on behavioral·psychological health and quality of life for the elderly people with dementia who reside in long-term care facilities. This follow-up study of the previous literature review aims to further identify physical and environmental factors, that improve health and quality of life for the elderly people with dementia, published in recent five years and to expand the understanding of clinical outcomes as mechanism that mediate the effect of physical environmental factors on improving behavioral·psychological health and quality of life for the elderly people with dementia. Methods: Comprehensive literature review has been conducted to identify empirical studies that link the design of dementia care facilities to health- and quality of care(QOL)-related outcomes and this follow-up review scrutinized peer-reviewed articles published in recent five years (from January 2018 to December 2022), filling the gap between the previous literature review and the current state of research. Results: The review identified a growing body of literature that articulates environment-related factors that improve behavioral·psychological health and quality of life for the elderly people with dementia living long-term care facilities Implications: The findings of the review can be translated to design implications and design decisions to promote psychological and behavioral health and quality of life of people with dementia in long-term care facilities.
  • Surveying the preferences of new generation of seniors for retirement housing and exploring future directions

    Kwon, Soon-Jung | Park, Hwa-Ok | Lim, Jung-won and 1 other persons | 2023, 29(4) | pp.21~28 | number of Cited : 0
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    Purpose: This study is to analyze the preferences for future senior housing that reflects the characteristics of the new generation of seniors and to consider the direction of future senior housing. Methods: Data from an online survey of a new generation of older adults and group interviews with professionals and baby boomers were analyzed. The data collected from the survey and interview have been using quantitative analysed method. Literature surveys also have been carried out. Results: The results show that future senior housing requires a change in perception through conceptual expansion from the Aging in Place (AIP) to the Aging in Community (AIC) paradigm. The preferences of the new generation of seniors for future senior housing were examined to determine their preferences for location, facility size and type, unit floor plans and services, and living costs. Implications: The direction of senior housing services and architectual plans for seniors aged 55 to 65 years old were discussed.
  • A Study on the Room Conversion Type when Converting a Patient Bed-Room into a Negative Pressure Isolation Room - Focused on Nationally designated Isolation Wards and Urgent Isolation Wards

    Kim, Jiyoon | HYUNJIN LEE | Kwon, Soon-Jung | 2023, 29(4) | pp.29~35 | number of Cited : 0
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    Purpose: The 2015 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak and the recent COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the lack of negative pressure isolation rooms and the fragility of the healthcare system. The need for healthcare facility transformation for respiratory infectious diseases has become more prominent due to COVID-19, and the purpose of this study is to provide a foundation for the rapid, economical, and safe construction of negative pressure isolation wards. Methods: This study analyzes the current status of hospitals that have been converted to negative pressure isolation rooms, and provides architectural plans and examples to provide a reference for bedroom change. Research data of this study have been obtained by analyzing the drawings of negative pressure isolation wards of nationally designated inpatient treatment beds and urgent isolation beds. In addition, the relevant literature of urgent isolation beds has been analyzed to derive bedroom change type. Result: In this study, a total of 21 isolation bed conversion methods have been presented. Implications: In order to change efficiently from a general ward to an isolation ward, it is necessary to consider the actual hospital's infectious disease transmission patterns and facility conditions.