Users’ Perceptions, Experiences and Level of Satisfaction with the Quality of a Courtyard Garden in a Malaysian Public Hospital


  • Madihah Mat Idris University of Sheffield, UK Universiti Sains Islam, Malaysia
  • Magda Sibley School of Architecture, Faculty of Social Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Karim Hadjri School of Architecture, Faculty of Social Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom



Hospital courtyard garden, perceptions, experiences, level of satisfaction.


During the 1970s, different types of hospital courtyard design (HCG) were implemented in the planning of Malaysian public hospitals. Consequently, various hospitals of different scales and design concepts were built to provide a better healthcare delivery system for local communities. However, the different typologies of HCG designs are yet to be systematically evaluated. Furthermore, designers and hospital managers are not aware of how different types of HCG perform. Face-to-face interview surveys and field measurements were employed in this study to develop an understanding of users’ perceptions, experiences and satisfaction levels with the quality of HCG in a Malaysian public hospital.

Keywords: Hospital courtyard garden; perceptions; experiences; level of satisfaction.

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Author Biography

Madihah Mat Idris, University of Sheffield, UK Universiti Sains Islam, Malaysia

PhD student , School of Architecture


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How to Cite

Mat Idris, M., Sibley, M., & Hadjri, K. (2018). Users’ Perceptions, Experiences and Level of Satisfaction with the Quality of a Courtyard Garden in a Malaysian Public Hospital. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(9), 63–73.