Authors : Malsawmkimi; Sugandhi D’Souza; Dr. Moses Charles D’Souza
Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 3 - March
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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7771003
Noise is an unintentional sound wave that has
no rhythm or harmony and can impede with hearing.
Noise could be an unnoticed additional factor that adds to
employee fatigue and mental stress. Due to the health
effects, the World Health Organization (WHO)
recommends that average hospital sound levels should not
exceed 35 dB, with a maximum of 40 dB at night. Most of
the research shows that noise levels in ICUs, EDs, and
other hospital wards are usually higher than
recommended. An experimental research design was
used. 36 HCP were chosen using complete enumeration.
Observational checklists, structured questionnaires and
noise meter mobile apps were used. According to the
study's findings, 83.33% of them were female. 50% of the
HCPs had experience in the ICU for less than a year, and
39% of the HCPs had experience of 1 to 3 years. 100% of
people had never heard of noise reduction in ICU.
Maximum and minimum sound levels before and after
intervention differ significantly in all shifts at the level of
p 0.001. There is a difference in adherence to noise
reduction strategies between pre and post intervention at
the level of p=0.002. In comparison of awareness to the
pretest score of 8.58, the mean post test score is 12.22
higher. The results of the current study indicate that the
teaching session and poster display on noise reduction
measures encouraged the HCP to maintain a reduced
noise level in the ICU.
Keywords : Adherence, Awareness, Health Care Professional, Effect.