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dc.contributor.authorDevilee, Jeroen
dc.contributor.authorKempen, Elise van
dc.contributor.authorSwart, Wim
dc.contributor.authorKamp, Irene van
dc.contributor.authorAmeling, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-07T07:50:28Z
dc.date.available2018-02-07T07:50:28Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-07
dc.identifier.citationAssessment of spatial and physical neighborhood characteristics that influence sound quality and herewith well-being and health., 19 (88):154-164 Noise Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1463-1741
dc.identifier.pmid28615546
dc.identifier.doi10.4103/nah.NAH_53_16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/621337
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental noise and health studies seldom address the positive effect of environments with high acoustic quality. Sound quality, in turn, is influenced by a large number of factors, including the spatial-physical characteristics of a neighborhood. In general, these characteristics cannot be retrieved from existing databases. In this article, we describe the design of an audit instrument and demonstrate its value for gathering information about these characteristics of neighborhoods. The audit instrument used was derived from research in other fields than environmental health. The instrument was tested in 33 neighborhoods in the Dutch cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Arnhem. In these neighborhoods, more or less homogeneous subareas were identified that were subject of the audit. The results show that the audit approach is suitable to gather neighborhood data that are relevant for the sound quality of neighborhoods. Together with survey data, they provide information that could further the field of soundscape and health. Several suggestions for improvement of the audit instrument were made.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Noise & healthen
dc.subject.meshCities
dc.subject.meshHealth Status
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshMental Health
dc.subject.meshNetherlands
dc.subject.meshNoise
dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristics
dc.subject.meshSound
dc.titleAssessment of spatial and physical neighborhood characteristics that influence sound quality and herewith well-being and health.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNoise Health 2017; 19(88):154-64en
html.description.abstractEnvironmental noise and health studies seldom address the positive effect of environments with high acoustic quality. Sound quality, in turn, is influenced by a large number of factors, including the spatial-physical characteristics of a neighborhood. In general, these characteristics cannot be retrieved from existing databases. In this article, we describe the design of an audit instrument and demonstrate its value for gathering information about these characteristics of neighborhoods. The audit instrument used was derived from research in other fields than environmental health. The instrument was tested in 33 neighborhoods in the Dutch cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Arnhem. In these neighborhoods, more or less homogeneous subareas were identified that were subject of the audit. The results show that the audit approach is suitable to gather neighborhood data that are relevant for the sound quality of neighborhoods. Together with survey data, they provide information that could further the field of soundscape and health. Several suggestions for improvement of the audit instrument were made.


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