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   Sick Building Syndrome in Nurses of Intensive Care Units and Its Associated Factors  
   
نویسنده Jafakesh Sare ,Mirhadian Leila ,Pasha Afsaneh ,Atrkar Roshan Zahra ,Gol Hosseini Mohammad Javad
منبع Journal Of Holistic Nursing And Midwifery - 2019 - دوره : 29 - شماره : 3 - صفحه:23 -30
چکیده    Introduction: sick building syndrome (sbs) is a set of undesirable physical and psychological conditions whose symptoms appear when entering the building and disappear after leaving it. the most well-known symptoms of sbs include problems of nervous and respiratory systems and skin. since nurses spend many hours in the hospital and enclosed spaces, they are exposed to many factors related to the sbs, which can affect their health and the quality of patient care.objective: this study aimed to investigate sbs and its related factors in nurses working in special care units of hospitals.materials and methods: this is a crosssectional study in 2016 on 144 working nurses of special care units at educational and treatment centers in rasht city, iran. they were randomly selected proportional to the number of nurses working in each special care unit. for evaluating sbs symptoms and indoor air quality, the “miljömedicin 040 questionnaire” (english version a) was used. the collected data from the questionnaire were analyzed using the chisquared and independent ttests.results: about 47.2% of nurses complained of sbs. the most common symptoms of this syndrome were headache, fatigue, heavyheaded feeling, concentration difficulty, and nausea/dizziness. according to the chisquared test results, there was a significant correlation between sbs and variables of air movement, fluctuating room temperature, stuffy bad air, dry air, too much light, light reflection, dust and dirt in the workplace, and contact with static electricity (p<0.05).conclusion: there is a high prevalence of sbs among (nearly half of) the study nurses and it has a relationship with factors such as air movement, fluctuating room temperature, stuffy bad air, dry air, too much light, light reflection, dust and dirt in the workplace, and contact with static electricity. it is recommended that workplace cleanliness, the ventilation system quality, and standard lighting level in special care units be improved. also, it is very important the nurses working in special care units know the factors associated with sbs.
کلیدواژه Sick Building Syndrome ,Intensive Care Units ,Hospital Nursing Staff
آدرس Guilan University Of Medical Sciences, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, ایران, Guilan University Of Medical Sciences, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Department Of Nursing, ایران, Guilan University Of Medical Sciences, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Department Of Nursing, ایران, Guilan University Of Medical Sciences, Social Determinants Of Health Research Center (Sdhrc), ایران, Guilan University Of Medical Sciences, School Of Public Health, Department Of Occupational Health, ایران
 
 

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