Effects of intensive care unit noise on patients: a study on coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients


Akansel N. , Kaymakci S.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, vol.17, no.12, pp.1581-1590, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.02144.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING
  • Page Numbers: pp.1581-1590
  • Keywords: decibel, disturbance, intensive care unit, noise, nurses, nursing, patient, HOSPITAL NOISE, INDUCED STRESS, NURSES, COMMUNICATION, INTERVENTIONS, PERCEPTIONS, POLLUTION, AREA

Abstract

Aims and objectives. The aim of this study was to measure the noise levels in specific locations of an intensive care unit and determine the disturbance levels of patients owing to noise.