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Volume 4, Issue 2 (11-2017)                   J Prevent Med 2017, 4(2): 54-60 | Back to browse issues page

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Karami K, Mohammadzadeh Mahijan N, Hasanvand Z, Saeid Firoozabadi M. The effects of car traffic and window air conditioner noise on educational procedures (A case study: District 1 secondary school girls of Ahwaz education office). J Prevent Med 2017; 4 (2) :54-60
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1- Department of Public Health, Department of Public Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
2- MSc, Health Education, Deputy of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran.
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Introduction: One of the factors that should be considered in educational centers and training procedures is ambient noise. Noise is a form of environmental pollution that affects the quality of human life. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of traffic and window air conditioners noise on learning procedure of secondary school girls.
Methods: This study, in terms of the purpose was an applicatory and in terms of the method was a cross sectional descriptive study. The study population were the girl students in district 1 secondary schools of Ahwaz education office and, out of them, 508 students were selected randomly from all three educational levels. The data were collected through a standard questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS software.
Results: The results of the study showed that 91% of students lost their concentration in the classroom due to the traffic noise and 58% of them due to the air conditioner noise. According to the results, 82% and 43% of the students declared that they suffer respectively, from the traffic noise and air conditioners noise when attending the class. The results also showed that environmental noise interferes with the reading and learning procedures in 90% of the students.
Conclusion: The results showed that both, traffic and air conditioner noise sources are significant factors that affect the learning procedure of the students. Therefore, in providing the educational environment and urban planning, technical points and the location of the construction should be considered. So that noise pollution be taken into account as an important factor in designing.
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/02/25 | Accepted: 2017/05/15 | Published: 2018/01/16

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