Field measurement on thermal comfort of patients and medical staff in a dialysis room

Hitomi Tsutsumi, Mai Fujiwara, Shinichi Tanabe, Satoshi Hori, Yoshio Shimizu, Hiroaki Io, Chieko Hamada, Yasuhiko Tomino

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    Abstract

    In order to evaluate the thermal environment and comfort of patients and medical staff in a dialysis room, field measurements were conducted for five seasons (November 2010 to February 2012). The thermal environment was measured for all five seasons, and questionnaires on thermal comfort in the dialysis room were distributed to both patients and staff members. Each patient reported his/her sensations twice during each treatment session for two days in each season, whereas each staff member voted twice per day for four days in each season. According to the thermal and humidity sensations reported in the questionnaires, the comfort zones for dialysis patients and medical staff were plotted on a psychrometric chart for spring, summer, and winter.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIndoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
    PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
    Pages430-437
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014 - Hong Kong
    Duration: 2014 Jul 72014 Jul 12

    Other

    Other13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014
    CityHong Kong
    Period14/7/714/7/12

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    Keywords

    • Dialysis room
    • Medical staff
    • Patient
    • Thermal comfort

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pollution
    • Building and Construction
    • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
    • Computer Science Applications

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    Tsutsumi, H., Fujiwara, M., Tanabe, S., Hori, S., Shimizu, Y., Io, H., Hamada, C., & Tomino, Y. (2014). Field measurement on thermal comfort of patients and medical staff in a dialysis room. In Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (pp. 430-437). International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.