Perception of health-care personnel regarding noise and attitudes regarding implementation of music in the neonatal intensive care unit

Sonia R.B. D’Souza, Pratibha Kamath, Sweety J. Fernandes, Judith A. Noronha, Sushmitha Karkada, Shobha Kamath, Leslie E. Lewis

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Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the perceptions of health care personnel regarding noise present in the ambience of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as well as the attitudes of health care personnel regarding implementation of music in the NICU. Materials and Method: A cross-sectional descriptive survey using interview technique was conducted among health care personnel working in the NICU of a tertiary referral hospital in South India. Results: Most of the health care personnel 48 (88.89%) perceived that it is difficult to control noise during emergencies in the NICU and 46 (85.19%) felt that conversation among staff may cause noise in the NICU. Health care personnel 38 (70.37%) also expressed favourable attitude towards implementation of music in the NICU to minimize the effects of noise. Conclusions: It was found that health care personnel working in the NICU had a favorable attitude towards implementation of music in the NICU to combat the effect of noise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2017

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Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Music
Health Personnel
Noise
Delivery of Health Care
Attitude of Health Personnel
Tertiary Care Centers
India
Emergencies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Interviews

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Perception of health-care personnel regarding noise and attitudes regarding implementation of music in the neonatal intensive care unit. / D’Souza, Sonia R.B.; Kamath, Pratibha; Fernandes, Sweety J.; Noronha, Judith A.; Karkada, Sushmitha; Kamath, Shobha; Lewis, Leslie E.

In: Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, Vol. 8, No. 4, 01.10.2017, p. 225-230.

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