Assessment of spatial and physical neighborhood characteristics that influence sound quality and herewith well-being and health.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/621337
Title:
Assessment of spatial and physical neighborhood characteristics that influence sound quality and herewith well-being and health.
Authors:
Devilee, Jeroen; Kempen, Elise van; Swart, Wim; Kamp, Irene van; Ameling, Caroline
Abstract:
Environmental 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.
Citation:
Assessment of spatial and physical neighborhood characteristics that influence sound quality and herewith well-being and health., 19 (88):154-164 Noise Health
Journal:
Noise Health 2017; 19(88):154-64
Issue Date:
7-Feb-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/621337
DOI:
10.4103/nah.NAH_53_16
PubMed ID:
28615546
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1463-1741
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDevilee, Jeroenen
dc.contributor.authorKempen, Elise vanen
dc.contributor.authorSwart, Wimen
dc.contributor.authorKamp, Irene vanen
dc.contributor.authorAmeling, Carolineen
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.en
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

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