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Kazemi M, Kazemi A. Investigating Sick Building Syndrome Symptoms and Related Factors in the Educational Buildings of District 6 of Tehran in 2019: A Short Report. JRUMS. 2021; 20 (8) :943-952
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-5930-en.html
University of Tehran
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Background and Objectives: A large percentage of employees' time is spent in the buildings of their work places. This paper examined the association between Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) symptoms and indoor complaints.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive study used Gerhard Andreas Wiesmuller's questionnaire at educational buildings of district 6 of Tehran in 2019. 60 employees were chosen by simple random sampling method. 52 employees answered the self-report questionnaire. Data were validated by Cronbach's Alpha and intraclass correlation.
Results: The symptoms "constant tiredness, quick exhaustion, lethargy/ apathy", "headache", and "dry skin, red skin, and itching of the skin on the hands" as well as the indoor factors "sounds", "noise", and "unpleasant odors” remarkably predominated.
Conclusion: SBS symptoms at educational buildings of district 6 of Tehran had high frequency. Therefore, it is necessary to limit pollution, provide adequate supply of fresh air, and maintain the building in a clean condition.
Key words: sick building syndrome, Indoor air pollution, occupational health, Correlation
 
Funding: This study did not have any funds.
Conflict of interest: None declared.
 
How to cite this article: Kazemi M, Kazemi A. Investigating Sick Building Syndrome Symptoms and Related Factors in the Educational Buildings of District 6 of Tehran in 2019: A Short Report. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2021; 20 (8): 943-52. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Short Report | Subject: طب كار
Received: 2021/04/7 | Accepted: 2021/07/14 | Published: 2021/11/19

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