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Tigerschiöld, Fredrik, 2019. Evaluating a quality evaluation tool for use in designing healthcare gardens : a case study of a landscape analysis method applied to two stress rehabilitation gardens. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

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Stress-related mental illness is widespread in Sweden. Meanwhile, there is evidence that nature can help treat these illnesses. To implement nature as a tool for rehabilitation, some knowledge of landscape architecture is needed. Such knowledge exists, but may be challenging to implement. This thesis is a case study, applying Bengtsson & Grahn's (2014) quality evaluation tool for use in designing healthcare gardens to two cases. The aim of the study is primarily to evaluate the tool and secondarily to provide recommendations regarding the healthcare gardens. The evaluation resulted in several discussions around the tool and a practical matrix that may lower the threshold for applying the tool’s landscape analysis. Thus, the wider aim of working toward better healthcare gardens is reached. In conclusion, the quality evaluation tool is a powerful and versatile addition to any landscape architect’s repertoire. Applying the results from this case study may significantly simplify the use of this tool for the unfamiliar user.

Main title:Evaluating a quality evaluation tool for use in designing healthcare gardens
Subtitle:a case study of a landscape analysis method applied to two stress rehabilitation gardens
Authors:Tigerschiöld, Fredrik
Supervisor:Gyllin, Mats and Bengtsson, Anna
Examiner:Lindholm, Gunilla and Osvalder, Linn
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2019
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY002 Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp 300 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:healing garden, health design, landscape analysis, mental illness, nature-based rehabilitation, quality evaluation tool, restorative environment, stress, therapeutic garden
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-10999
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-10999
Subjects:Human medicine, health, and safety
Landscape architecture
Language:English
Deposited On:04 Oct 2019 11:27
Metadata Last Modified:02 Jun 2020 13:57

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