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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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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(10), 3579-3594; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7103580
Received: 19 August 2010 / Revised: 30 August 2010 / Accepted: 28 September 2010 / Published: 11 October 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Noise and Quality of Life)
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. View Full-Text
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. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7103580

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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. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7103580

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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. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7103580

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