Zhonghua Lao Dong Wei Sheng Zhi Ye Bing Za Zhi. 2021 Oct 20;39(10):775-778. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.cn121094-20200528-00296.
Objective: To investigation noise annoyance among the exposed anesthesiologists, and to analyze the influencing factors of noise annoyance. Methods: From January to May 2017, cluster sampling was used to select 62 anesthesiologists from Peking University Third Hospital as the survey subjects. The Likert Scale (five-level) and the Visual Analog Scale (0-10 points) were used to conduct noise annoyance and noise sensitivity survey. Linear regression was used for multi-factor analysis to explore the influencing factors of noise annoyance. Results: The age of the research subjects was (32.3±6.1) years old, the working experience was 4.9 (2.0, 8.9) years, and the daily working hours were (9.8±2.8) h. The noise level in the operating room on the measurement day was (64.4±1.7) dB (A) . In the Likert Scale and the Visual Analog Scale, 88.7% (55/62) and 95.2% (59/62) anesthesiologists believed that operating room noise had adverse reactions, 6.5% (4/62) and 14.5% (9/62) anesthesiologists measured a high degree of annoyance. The results of linear regression analysis showed that noise sensitivity was an independent factor influencing the anesthesiologists’ noise annoyance in the Likert Scale and the Visual Analog Scale (r=0.524, 0.700, P<0.05) . Conclusion: Noise in the operating room can cause anesthesiologists to feel annoyed and is a hidden danger to the quality of medical services, which should be paid attention to by the academic and management departments.
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