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Volume 7, Issue 2 (8-2020)                   J Prevent Med 2020, 7(2): 73-81 | Back to browse issues page


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Zare M, Soleimani Ahmadi M, Alian S, Hosseini E, Ghasemi Nejad M, Sadeghi M et al . Evaluation of illumination and ultraviolet radiation at Hormozgan Medical University study halls. J Prevent Med 2020; 7 (2) :73-81
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1- Department of Occupational Health, Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center, Hormozgan Health Institute, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
2- Department of Biology and Vector Control, Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center, Hormozgan Health Institute, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
3- BSc Student, Occupational Health Engineering, Student Research Committee, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
Abstract:   (2769 Views)
Introduction: Providing optimal lighting in the libraries can improve the students' health, alertness, and accuracy and it can also reduce their errors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the illumination and ultraviolet radiation at Hormozgan Medical Sciences University study halls in the winter of 2018.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the natural, artificial, and total illumination was measured at centers of designated stations in all of the eight study halls of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences at  the height level of study tables (80cm) by a Lux meter (model: tes 1339). Ultraviolet radiation was also measured by a HAGNER EC1 instrument equipped with UVA sensor at the levels of the study tables. Finally, the data were analyzed by SPSS ver.16 software.
Results: The average of natural and artificial general illumination in respectively 62.5% and 100% of the study halls and in the case of local illumination in respectively 50% and 75% of the study halls were less than the national standard level (300lux). In addition, total illumination levels in all cases were higher than the standard value. The male students’study hall in the health faculty had the highest average of natural and total UV radiation and Paramedical school study hall had the highest average of artificial UV radiation.
Conclusion: In general, the illumination levels in the study halls were not satisfactory and in order to improve the situation, it is necessary to consider the type of lighting sources, installation height, uniform distribution of lighting, and arrangement of the windows and study tables.
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/05/21 | Accepted: 2020/07/19 | Published: 2020/07/22

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