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The association of road traffic noise with problem behaviour in adolescents: a cohort study
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 4646084
Author(s) Tangermann, L.; Vienneau, D.; Hattendorf, J.; Saucy, A.; Künzli, N.; Schaffer, B.; Wunderli, J. M.; Röösli, M.
Author(s) at UniBasel Tangermann, Louise
Vienneau, Danielle
Hattendorf, Jan
Saucy, Apolline
Künzli, Nino
Röösli, Martin
Year 2021
Title The association of road traffic noise with problem behaviour in adolescents: a cohort study
Journal Environmental research
Volume 207
Pages / Article-Number 112645
Keywords Adolescent health; Lden; Road traffic; Strength and difficulties questionnaire; Transportation noise; competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared; to influence the work reported in this paper.
Mesh terms Adolescent; Child; Cohort Studies; Cross-Sectional Studies; Environmental Exposure; Humans; Noise, Transportation, adverse effects; Problem Behavior
Abstract The findings of environmental noise exposure and behavioural disorders in children and adolescents are inconclusive, and longitudinal studies are scarce. We studied the response of behaviour and behavioural change within one year in a cohort of 886 adolescents in Switzerland aged 10-17 years in response to road traffic noise exposure. Participants filled in a comprehensive questionnaire at baseline and follow-up. It included the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), which measures self-rated positive and negative behaviours in five scales. We modelled road traffic noise for participants' most exposed facade at home and school addresses in various metrics (Lden, Lnight, Lday, Intermittency Ratio and Number of events). We addressed missing data with multiple imputation and performed mixed linear cross-sectional analyses and longitudinal change score analyses. In cross-sectional analyses, peer relationship problems increased by 0.15 units (95%CI: 0.02, 0.27; scale range: 0-10) per 10dB road traffic noise increase. In longitudinal analyses, increases in SDQ scales between baseline and follow-up were not related to noise exposure. This study suggests subtle associations between road traffic noise exposure and behaviour problems in adolescents, but longer follow-up times may be needed to observe longitudinal changes.
ISSN/ISBN 1096-0953
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1016/j.envres.2021.112645
PubMed ID
ISI-Number WOS:000751908500007
Document type (ISI) Journal Article

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