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Asadi-ghalhari M, mahdinia M, mohebi S, hokmabadi R, gharedaghi E. Assessing of some physical factors affecting the health and performance of elementary School students in Qom Province. tkj. 2015; 7 (2) :1-10
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-424-en.html
Qom University of Medical Sciences , mohsen.mahdinia@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Students in the elementary school they are a vulnerable group. Creating healthy environment has a very important effect on their health, and improves their performance. Physical factors in the classroom are one of the major factors contributing to the protection and promotion of children's health. This study aimed to evaluate the physical factors including lighting, temperature and humidity as important environmental factors in primary schools. Methods: This cross-sectional study was done in 2013 in 115 classrooms in Qom province. Illumination was measured at the central stations with dimensions of 2×2 meters in 24 inches height an above ground level. Relative humidity and temperature measured in five points of each class in one meter height a above ground level. All measurements were done between 9 am to 15 pm in spring. The results were analyzed using SPSS software. Results: The results showed that the minimum national standard was not supplied in 13% of the classes. The average of illumination was between the minimum and recommended standard in 68.7% of classes. The temperature in 15.7% of the classes was in the recommended range temperature. The average of relative humidity was 30.43%. Both temperature and relative humidity were in the standard range only in 7% of studied classrooms. Conclusion: In a large number of classes in elementary schools, some of the physical factors affecting the health and performance of students were not favorable. So, it required proper appropriate planning to improve the conditions.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physical agents
Received: 2014/01/28 | Accepted: 2014/05/14 | Published: 2015/09/18

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