Thermal sensation reported by the patients of diabetes and arteriosclerosis obliterans in a hemodialysis room

Hitomi Tsutsumi, Shin Ichi Tanabe, Sakura Mori, Toshiki Isahaya, Takashi Ito, Hirotaka Kubo, Hiroaki Io, Yoshio Shimizu, Chieko Hamada, Satoshi Hori

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Abstract

A questionnaire on patients' thermal comfort during dialysis was conducted in a hospital including 55 patients. They were divided into subgroups. Their thermal sensations were evaluated twice during treatment. Thermal sensation votes of the DM and ASO groups were lower than those of the non-DM and non-ASO groups without any significant differences because of swelling, neuropathy, and congestive heart failure in DM patients and poor circulation in ASO patients. Patients reported higher thermal sensation after the removal of excess body fluid during hemodialysis. The responses of the body parts that felt the 'cold' indicated that DM patients could not perceive local cooling because of neuropathy, while ASO patients could perceive local cooling because of poor arterial circulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Pages1036-1041
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2012 Jul 82012 Jul 12

Publication series

Name10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Volume2

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period12/7/812/7/12

Keywords

  • Dialysis room
  • Patient
  • Questionnaire
  • Thermal comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Tsutsumi, H., Tanabe, S. I., Mori, S., Isahaya, T., Ito, T., Kubo, H., Io, H., Shimizu, Y., Hamada, C., & Hori, S. (2012). Thermal sensation reported by the patients of diabetes and arteriosclerosis obliterans in a hemodialysis room. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 (pp. 1036-1041). (10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012; Vol. 2).