Multi-center study of noise in patients from hospitals in Spain: A questionnaire survey

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Title: Multi-center study of noise in patients from hospitals in Spain: A questionnaire survey
Author: Marqués Sánchez, Pilar;Calvo Sánchez, María Dolores;Mompart García, María Paz;Arias Ramos, Natalia;Quiroga Sánchez, Enedina
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-contributor: Escuela Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-area: Enfermeria
Abstract: To identify the most annoying noises in the hospital environment. One hundred and ninety-three patients took part in the study. A questionnaire collected the perceptions of patients from four hospitals in Spain, with three distinct units. The most annoying noises were the repetitive ones and the most unbearable source was the people who talk loudly. The daily hours were the noisiest and the most annoying, especially when patients wanted to rest and indicated that noise was annoying for them to get to sleep. Our results demonstrate how sensitive patients are toward noise in Spain. We also suggest some strategies to reduce the noise and the harmful physiological effects of increased sound levels in order to improve the quality of life in a healthcare environment.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-desfisica: pp. 83-85
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-peerreviewed: SI
Publisher: Medknow Publications
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citation: Noise & Health, 2012, vol. 14, n. 57
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10612/7589
Date: 2012-03-01
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Subject: Enfermería
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-palclave: Ruido
Pacientes
Hospitales
Noise
Hospitals
Patients
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