PriMera Scientific Medicine and Public Health (ISSN: 2833-5627)

Research Article

Volume 4 Issue 1

Relationship between Neuroarchitecture and Stress Reduction Compared to Conventional Architecture in Healthcare Personnel

Mauricio Báez*, Sergio Camacho, Antonio Morante, Bersain Reyes and Miguel Fuentes

December 29, 2023


This study investigates the influence of hospitals built with conventional architecture compared to those built using neuroarchitecture which is a branch of architecture that considers the impact of design on cognitive and emotional responses, particularly in relation to stress reduction. A device sensitive to skin impedance was used to measure symptoms of stress. A total of 28 participants were shown two videos, one featuring conventional architecture and the other showcasing neuroarchitecture. Additionally, the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale - 21 Items (DASS-21) questionnaire was administered to assess the symptomatology of stress, depression, and anxiety. Significant differences in skin impedance were found between subjects exposed to Neuroarchitecture and Conventional Architecture environments. In the Tococirugía data, Neuroarchitecture showed an average impedance of 355 compared to 287 in the conventional environment. Similarly, in the UCIN data, Neuroarchitecture had an average impedance of 302 while the conventional environment had 230 . For the UTIN data, Neuroarchitecture exhibited an average impedance of 377 , whereas the conventional environment had 235 . The DASS-21 questionnaire results indicated higher levels of moderate stress (53.5%) compared to mild anxiety (46.4%) and mild depression (50%) among medical personnel in the evaluated clinical services.


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