Bahareh Bahalgardi

Student Research Committee, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran


  • Research   
    Effect of Hearing Protection Devices on Anxiety and Depression of Stone Workers
    Author(s): Jahanshir Tavakolizadeh, Mojtaba Kianmehr*, Jalaloddin Tamaddon-Yalmeh and Bahareh Bahalgardi

    Introduction: Noise pollution is physically and psychologically effective on workers. As a preventive strategy, workers are required to wear hearing protection devices. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of these devices and compare the effect of earmuffs and hocks on depression and anxiety of stone workers. Methods and Material: This study is a quasi-experimental study with control-pretest design; simple random sampling was used to select 60 male workers of stone cutting factories existing in Gonabad, Iran. The participants were randomly assigned to two groups (30 people in each group); these groups used earmuffs and hocks for a month. Beck and Hamilton scales were used before and after the intervention to measure anxiety and depression. SPSS-19, paired t-test and independent t-test were used to analyse data. .. Read More»

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