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Restoration Experience Measurement Methods in Contact with Green Open Spaces

Version 1 : Received: 7 January 2018 / Approved: 8 January 2018 / Online: 8 January 2018 (10:58:02 CET)

How to cite: Malekinezhad, F.; bin Lamit, H. Restoration Experience Measurement Methods in Contact with Green Open Spaces. Preprints 2018, 2018010064 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201801.0064.v1). Malekinezhad, F.; bin Lamit, H. Restoration Experience Measurement Methods in Contact with Green Open Spaces. Preprints 2018, 2018010064 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201801.0064.v1).

Abstract

Contact with nature is suggested to be as an important resource for human health and well-being. Stress alleviation and reduction of mental fatigue are main instances of improvement of human health and well-being in contact with nature. Although the term restoration experience in contact with nature has been used repeatedly for concepts of stress alleviation and reduction of mental fatigue, these refer to different sets of theories and research studies. In this paper, by reviewing the nature-health related theories of Biophilia, Stress Recovery Theory, Attention Restoration Theory and Supportive Environment Theory (SET), the similarities and differences between these two concepts have been discussed. Moreover, the measurement approach instruments based on different study methodologies and aims are provided. This paper could provide information for future studies with focus on factors to be of benefit for restoration experience in design and planning of natural landscape environments with the aim of health and well-being development.

Subject Areas

restoration experience; Biophilia Hypothesis; Stress Recovery Theory (SRT); Attention Restoration Theory (ART); Supportive Environment Theory (SET)

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