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Article: The perceptual and behavioral influence on dental professionals from the noise in their workplace

TitleThe perceptual and behavioral influence on dental professionals from the noise in their workplace
Authors
KeywordsAcoustic environment
Behavior influence
Dental workplace
Perceptual influence
Psychoacoustics
Issue Date2020
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apacoust
Citation
Applied Acoustics, 2020, v. 161, p. article no. 107164 How to Cite?
AbstractA long-term exposure to the high-frequency dental noise is a potential hazard to the health of dental professionals and the quality of oral health service provisions. This study aims to thoroughly investigate the influence of an acoustic environment on the perceptions and behaviors of dental professionals. A multidimensional sound quality assessment that comprises the objective measurements of the acoustic and psychoacoustic metrics in different statistical levels and a self-administrated questionnaire was conducted in the Prince Philip Dental Hospital of Hong Kong. The results indicate that the dental professionals’ noise sensitivity and job-performance drops are mainly affected by loudness of noise. Moreover, two types of health risk perceptions, loudness-related and sharpness-related, were found to be associated with a health state of dental professionals. Also, a higher chance of having health-mediated avoidance was found for the dental professionals who had a worse health state and worked in a noisier workplace. These findings provide new knowledge on the development of a health-supportive acoustic environment.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/280350
ISSN
2019 Impact Factor: 2.44
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.866
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dc.contributor.authorMa, KW-
dc.contributor.authorMak, CM-
dc.contributor.authorWong, HM-
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-07T07:39:51Z-
dc.date.available2020-02-07T07:39:51Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationApplied Acoustics, 2020, v. 161, p. article no. 107164-
dc.identifier.issn0003-682X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/280350-
dc.description.abstractA long-term exposure to the high-frequency dental noise is a potential hazard to the health of dental professionals and the quality of oral health service provisions. This study aims to thoroughly investigate the influence of an acoustic environment on the perceptions and behaviors of dental professionals. A multidimensional sound quality assessment that comprises the objective measurements of the acoustic and psychoacoustic metrics in different statistical levels and a self-administrated questionnaire was conducted in the Prince Philip Dental Hospital of Hong Kong. The results indicate that the dental professionals’ noise sensitivity and job-performance drops are mainly affected by loudness of noise. Moreover, two types of health risk perceptions, loudness-related and sharpness-related, were found to be associated with a health state of dental professionals. Also, a higher chance of having health-mediated avoidance was found for the dental professionals who had a worse health state and worked in a noisier workplace. These findings provide new knowledge on the development of a health-supportive acoustic environment.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apacoust-
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Acoustics-
dc.subjectAcoustic environment-
dc.subjectBehavior influence-
dc.subjectDental workplace-
dc.subjectPerceptual influence-
dc.subjectPsychoacoustics-
dc.titleThe perceptual and behavioral influence on dental professionals from the noise in their workplace-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWong, HM: wonghmg@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, HM=rp00042-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.apacoust.2019.107164-
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dc.identifier.hkuros309073-
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dc.identifier.volume161-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 107164-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.identifier.issnl0003-682X-

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