Therapeutic Influences of Plants in Hospital Rooms on Surgical Recovery

@article{Park2009TherapeuticIO,
  title={Therapeutic Influences of Plants in Hospital Rooms on Surgical Recovery},
  author={Seong-Hyun Park and Richard H. Mattson},
  journal={Hortscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={44},
  pages={102-105}
}
Medical and psychological measurements of surgical patients were tested to determine the influence of plants and flowers within hospital rooms. Eighty female patients recovering from a thyroidectomy were randomly assigned to either control or plant rooms. Patients in the plant room viewed 12 foliage and flowering plants during their postoperative recovery periods. Data collected for each patient included length of hospitalization, analgesics used for postoperative pain control, vital signs… 

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