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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 136-140
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2013.136.140
 
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Effect of Noise Pollution on Arterial Blood Pressure and Heart Pulse Rate of Workers in the Hospitals of Nablus City-West Bank

R.M. Sadeq, Z.N. Qamhieh and I.R. Ashqer

Abstract:
This research is studying noise pollution effects on the healthcare professionals in Nablus city hospitals. The arterial systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP) and heart pulse rate were measured for 95 workers (55 males and 40 females) in the selected hospitals of Nablus city. The ages of the sample workers were ranging from 20 to 73 year. The Sound Pressure Level (SPL) values were first measured in all studied hospitals and were found to be high compared to the recommended value, 45.0 dB(A) in the daytime. The difference between means of SBP, DBP and HPR before and after work are 6.335 (mmHg) of SBP, 5.108 (mmHg) of DBP and 5.305 of HPR (beat\min), respectively. In this study SBP, DBP and HPR are correlated positively (p-value < 0.050) with the occupational noise levels in all studied hospitals. In addition, the Pearson coefficient correlation (R) value of SBP, DBP and HPR in all selected hospitals are correlated positively. Moreover, significant correlation was found between mean values of SBP, DBP and HPR with the duration of employment and age.
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R.M. Sadeq, Z.N. Qamhieh and I.R. Ashqer, 2013. Effect of Noise Pollution on Arterial Blood Pressure and Heart Pulse Rate of Workers in the Hospitals of Nablus City-West Bank. Journal of Medical Sciences, 13: 136-140.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2013.136.140

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2013.136.140

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