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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(10), 3579-3594; doi:10.3390/ijerph7103580
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Exploring the Relationship between Noise Sensitivity, Annoyance and Health-Related Quality of Life in a Sample of Adults Exposed to Environmental Noise

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Received: 19 August 2010; in revised form: 30 August 2010 / Accepted: 28 September 2010 / Published: 11 October 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Noise and Quality of Life)
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Abstract: The relationship between environmental noise and health is poorly understood but of fundamental importance to public health. This study estimated the relationship between noise sensitivity, noise annoyance and health-related quality of life in a sample of adults residing close to the Auckland International Airport, New Zealand. A small sample (n = 105) completed surveys measuring noise sensitivity, noise annoyance, and quality of life. Noise sensitivity was associated with health-related quality of life; annoyance and sleep disturbance mediated the effects of noise sensitivity on health.
Keywords: noise; annoyance; noise sensitivity; health-related quality of life noise; annoyance; noise sensitivity; health-related quality of life
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Shepherd, D.; Welch, D.; Dirks, K.N.; Mathews, R. Exploring the Relationship between Noise Sensitivity, Annoyance and Health-Related Quality of Life in a Sample of Adults Exposed to Environmental Noise. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 3579-3594.

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Shepherd D, Welch D, Dirks KN, Mathews R. Exploring the Relationship between Noise Sensitivity, Annoyance and Health-Related Quality of Life in a Sample of Adults Exposed to Environmental Noise. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(10):3579-3594.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Shepherd, Daniel; Welch, David; Dirks, Kim N.; Mathews, Renata. 2010. "Exploring the Relationship between Noise Sensitivity, Annoyance and Health-Related Quality of Life in a Sample of Adults Exposed to Environmental Noise." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 10: 3579-3594.


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