Associations of exposure to noise with physiological and psychological outcomes among post-cardiac surgery patients in ICUs

Suh Meei Hsu, Wen Je Ko, Wen Chun Liao, Sheng Jean Huang, Robert J. Chen, Chung Yi Li, Shiow Li Hwang

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摘要

OBJECTIVES: This study sought to study the associations of noise with heart rate, blood pressure, and perceived psychological and physiological responses among post-cardiac surgery patients in ICUs. METHODS: Forty patients participated in this study after recovering from anesthesia. A sound-level meter was placed at bedsides to measure noise level for 42 hours, and patients' heart rate and blood pressure were recorded every 5 minutes. Patients were also interviewed for their perceived psychological/physiological responses. RESULTS: The average noise level was between 59.0 and 60.8 dB(A) at the study site. Annoyance and insomnia were the respective psychological and physiological responses reported most often among the patients. Although noise level, irrespective of measures, was not observed to be significantly associated with the self-assessed psychological and physiological responses, it was significantly associated with both heart rate and blood pressure. CONCLUSIONS: Our study demonstrated that the noise in ICUs may adversely affect the heart rate and blood pressure of patients, which warrants the attention of hospital administrators and health care workers.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)985-989
頁數5
期刊Clinics
65
發行號10
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 十二月 10 2010
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Thoracic Surgery
Noise
Psychology
Heart Rate
Blood Pressure
Hospital Administrators
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Anesthesia
Delivery of Health Care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Hsu, S. M., Ko, W. J., Liao, W. C., Huang, S. J., Chen, R. J., Li, C. Y., & Hwang, S. L. (2010). Associations of exposure to noise with physiological and psychological outcomes among post-cardiac surgery patients in ICUs. Clinics, 65(10), 985-989. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1807-59322010001000011

Associations of exposure to noise with physiological and psychological outcomes among post-cardiac surgery patients in ICUs. / Hsu, Suh Meei; Ko, Wen Je; Liao, Wen Chun; Huang, Sheng Jean; Chen, Robert J.; Li, Chung Yi; Hwang, Shiow Li.

於: Clinics, 卷 65, 編號 10, 10.12.2010, p. 985-989.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Hsu, Suh Meei ; Ko, Wen Je ; Liao, Wen Chun ; Huang, Sheng Jean ; Chen, Robert J. ; Li, Chung Yi ; Hwang, Shiow Li. / Associations of exposure to noise with physiological and psychological outcomes among post-cardiac surgery patients in ICUs. 於: Clinics. 2010 ; 卷 65, 編號 10. 頁 985-989.
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