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A study of public and local noise level in wards of a state hospital in Kermanshah

(2016) A study of public and local noise level in wards of a state hospital in Kermanshah. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Noise is considered as one of the most common environmental sources of stress which has malicious effects on humans psychologically and physiologically. It is important to provide peace and comfort for the patients during their hospitalizing and admission in hospital due to their unpleasant conditions. Also, high amount of noise influences hospital staff resulting in providing inappropriate services to patients. The aim of this study is to investigate the amount of public and local noise in wards of a hospital in Kermanshah. The present research was done as a descriptive-cross-sectional study in different parts of a state hospital in Kermanshah in 1394. A TES-1358 sound meter device used to measure the noise. In the end, the results were analyzed by SPSS-16 Software and were compared to Iranian standards, the EPA and NIOSH organization. the mean and standard deviation of local noise in different wards, public noise in the dialysis and disposition parts were 66.9±9.5, 87.8±2.3, 70.9±1.3 and 83.8±2.3, respectively. The results showed that all measured points inside and outside the hospital were above the standards of Iran, the EPA and the NIOSH organization. the results showed that the amounts of noise in different parts of the studied hospital, were higher than the allowed limit presented by the standards. Therefore, considering the defined sources of noise and the level of produced noise in all sectors of hospital, it is recommended to reduce noise in hospitals by applying technical, engineering and management principles, the use of suitable materials in the construction of hospitals, providing nursing management regulations to reduce the undesirable noise in the sectors, prevention of visitors rush during meeting hours and periodic hospital equipment inspection. © Medwell Journals, 2016.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0
Keywords: EPA; Hospital; Kermamhah; Noise; State
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 670-847 Environmental Pollution. Sanitation
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور

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