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YOON, Jin-Ha; WON, Jong-Uk; LEE, Wanhyung et al. (2014) Occupational Noise Annoyance Linked to Depressive Symptoms and Suicidal Ideation: A Result from Nationwide Survey of Korea

YOON, Jin-Ha; WON, Jong-Uk; LEE, Wanhyung et al. (2014) Occupational Noise Annoyance Linked to Depressive Symptoms and Suicidal Ideation: A Result from Nationwide Survey of Korea

YOON, Jin-Ha; WON, Jong-Uk; LEE, Wanhyung et al. Occupational Noise Annoyance Linked to Depressive Symptoms and Suicidal Ideation: A Result from Nationwide Survey of Korea. PLoS ONE [online]. 2014, 9, 8. 9 p. [Consulta 27.11.2014]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105321.

El ruido, o el sonido indeseable, es uno de los factores de estrés ambientales más comunes, y pueden causar varios efectos sobre la salud. Más allá de las consecuencias auditivas de la exposición al ruido en el trabajo, también se han encontrado efectos extra-auditivos tales como problemas psicológicos. El objetivo del presente estudio es dilucidar la asociación entre las molestias de ruido ocupacional y síntomas psicológicos, como los de la depresión o comportamientos planteamientos suicidas.

El soroll, o el so indesitjable, és un dels factors d'estrés ambientals més comuns, i poden causar diversos efectes sobre la salut. Més enllà de les conseqüències auditives de l'exposició al soroll en el treball, també s'han trobat efectes extraauditius com ara problemes psicològics. L'objectiu del present estudi és dilucidar l'associació entre les molèsties de soroll ocupacional i símptomes psicològics, com els de la depressió o comportaments plantejaments suïcides.

Noise, or undesirable sound, is one of the most common environmental stressors, and it can cause various health effects. Beyond the auditory consequences of occupational noise exposure, extra-auditory effects such as psychological problems have also been found. The aim of the current study is to elucidate the association between occupational noise annoyance and psychological symptoms, including symptoms of depression and suicidal ideation. Methods. A total of 10,020 participants (5,410 men and 4,610 women) were included in the current analysis, using data from the fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES). Self-report questionnaires were used to assess noise annoyance levels, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) for psychosocial symptoms were calculated using multiple logistic regression models. Results. Compared to the no noise annoyance group, ORs (95% CI) of the severe annoyance groups were 1.58 (1.12–2.23) and 1.76 (1.29–2.40) in men and 1.49 (1.05–2.11) and 1.41 (1.01–1.97) in women for depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation, respectively. The ORs (95% CI) for severe noise annoyance in those with less than five hours of sleep were 2.95 (1.46–5.96) and 2.05 (1.01–4.16) in men and women, respectively, compared with those with no noise annoyance and a sleep time of more than five hours. Conclusion. Our study shows that occupational noise annoyance is significantly related to mental health, including depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation after controlling for individual and socio-demographic characteristics even with gender stratification. However, prospective studies with quantified noise exposure assessment were needed to elucidate the causality on the association between noise annoyance and psychological symptoms.
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