Nurses' interventions to reduce unwanted noise


DEMİRBAĞ B. C. , HİNTİSTAN S. , BAYRAK B.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.68, ss.112-114, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 68 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.112-114

Özet

The study evaluated the nurses' interventions to reduce unwanted noise. This hospital-based, descriptive study was conducted at a Training Hospital in the Eastern part of Turkey, Trabzon, between 15-30 January 2016. It was participated by 248 volunteer nurses. Nurses express the noise of visitors (96.3%) on the first rank among the kinds of noise. The results of the study showed that most of the nurses were determined to use "a picture hanging technique on the wall" (53.2%) for preventing noise. No significant correlation was found between the descriptive characteristics of the nurses and nursing interventions to prevent noise (p>0.05). A significant difference was found between the nurses working in internal medicine and surgical service in terms of the effect of noise on their work (p<0.05).