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Article: Noise level and its influences on dental professionals in a dental hospital in Hong Kong

TitleNoise level and its influences on dental professionals in a dental hospital in Hong Kong
Authors
Keywordsclinician
dental hospital
measurement
noise
questionnaire survey
Issue Date2017
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://bse.sagepub.com
Citation
Building Services Engineering Research & Technology, 2017, v. 38 n. 5, p. 522-535 How to Cite?
AbstractNoise is recognized as one of the major indoor environmental issues in dental settings. This study presents the noise measurements and questionnaire surveys conducted in the clinics for pediatric dentistry and laboratories in the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Hong Kong. Noise level and octave noise spectrum were measured at 60 locations distributed around the working areas. Totally, 60 valid questionnaires were collected, of which 30 were completed by dental surgery assistants and 30 by laboratory technicians. Data were coded and analyzed statistically using SPSS 19.0. The average noise levels in the dental clinics and laboratories were 62.6dB(A) and 67.7dB(A), respectively, which are well below the limit of 85dB(A) for causing hearing loss. Statistical analysis shows that there is a significant difference in hearing status (condition of hearing ability) between different gender, age and occupation groups. Among others, noise generated by the equipment operated by others presents a principal influence on dental professionals. Importantly, suddenness and frequency of noise occurrence, rather than noise level, produce a significant influence on dental works. Most dental professionals work routinely and do not take any precautions or actions against noise at work. Practical application: The findings of this study should first increase the understanding of acoustical environment in dental settings for clinicians and its influence on dental professionals and second help designers and engineers improve the acoustical environment in dental settings.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/241552
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2019 Impact Factor: 1.4
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.369
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dc.contributor.authorAi, ZT-
dc.contributor.authorMak, CM-
dc.contributor.authorWong, HM-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-20T01:45:16Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-20T01:45:16Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationBuilding Services Engineering Research & Technology, 2017, v. 38 n. 5, p. 522-535-
dc.identifier.issn0143-6244-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/241552-
dc.description.abstractNoise is recognized as one of the major indoor environmental issues in dental settings. This study presents the noise measurements and questionnaire surveys conducted in the clinics for pediatric dentistry and laboratories in the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Hong Kong. Noise level and octave noise spectrum were measured at 60 locations distributed around the working areas. Totally, 60 valid questionnaires were collected, of which 30 were completed by dental surgery assistants and 30 by laboratory technicians. Data were coded and analyzed statistically using SPSS 19.0. The average noise levels in the dental clinics and laboratories were 62.6dB(A) and 67.7dB(A), respectively, which are well below the limit of 85dB(A) for causing hearing loss. Statistical analysis shows that there is a significant difference in hearing status (condition of hearing ability) between different gender, age and occupation groups. Among others, noise generated by the equipment operated by others presents a principal influence on dental professionals. Importantly, suddenness and frequency of noise occurrence, rather than noise level, produce a significant influence on dental works. Most dental professionals work routinely and do not take any precautions or actions against noise at work. Practical application: The findings of this study should first increase the understanding of acoustical environment in dental settings for clinicians and its influence on dental professionals and second help designers and engineers improve the acoustical environment in dental settings.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://bse.sagepub.com-
dc.relation.ispartofBuilding Services Engineering Research & Technology-
dc.rightsBuilding Services Engineering Research & Technology. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.-
dc.subjectclinician-
dc.subjectdental hospital-
dc.subjectmeasurement-
dc.subjectnoise-
dc.subjectquestionnaire survey-
dc.titleNoise level and its influences on dental professionals in a dental hospital in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWong, HM: wonghmg@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, HM=rp00042-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0143624417705529-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85027717389-
dc.identifier.hkuros272889-
dc.identifier.volume38-
dc.identifier.issue5-
dc.identifier.spage522-
dc.identifier.epage535-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000407912600002-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.identifier.issnl0143-6244-

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