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A Post Occupancy Evaluation of the Education Spaces at the Ngeruka Health Center in Rwanda: Can the Design of the Built Environment Effect Healing?

Abstract A post occupancy evaluation (POE) was conducted at the Ngeruka Health Center (NHC) in the Bugesera District of Rwanda. The POE was limited to the education spaces within the health center, its participants, and staff. A POE is a combination of methods both quantitative and qualitative to determine user satisfaction and whether the design intent of the built environment was met.

In rural Rwanda where healthcare facilities are scarce and people become seriously ill from preventable diseases, help is needed. The smallest injuries become life threatening. Healthcare facilities and providers must develop approaches that stop these minor illnesses and diseases from costing further problems.

The healthcare facility is a healing environment. H... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Wakelam, Sheila M. (Author) / Takamura, John (Advisor) / Patterson, Mark (Advisor) / McDermott, Lauren (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Design / Education Space / Evidence-based Design / Healing Environment / Healthcare Facility / Participant Engagement / Post Occupancy Evaluation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 409 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Design 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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