Communication between BTS & the quality of sleep and life of nearby residents

Document Type: Original Paper


1 Arak University of Medical Sciences

2 iran university of medical science

3 Arak University of Medical Sciences, Department of Radiotherapy, Arak, Iran

4 Department of Technology of Radiology and Radiotherapy, Allied Medical Sciences School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 Radiobiology and Biodosimetry Group, National Radiation Protection Department, Iranian Nuclear Regulatory Authority,Tehran, Iran


Background: Communication between mobile phones and antenna BTS (Base Transceiver station) is carried by electromagnetic waves that have energy, according to their nature. Increasing use of mobile phones because of the proliferation of antennas are clearly of special concern. In the present study, the correlation between distance from the BTS antennas and the quality of sleep and life has been investigated in residents of the surrounding area.
Materials and methods: For assessment of the quality of sleep the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality standard questionnaire was used and for quality of life the SF-12 questionnaire was used that contains two parameters: Mental Health Composite Scores = MCS and Physical Health Composite Scores = PCS. .
Results: Analysis of the data (810 people, including 411 females and 399 males) showed residents are living at a distance of 50 to 100 meters have the most sleep disturbance and the minimum average MCS score (p


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 12 January 2020
  • Receive Date: 28 August 2019
  • Revise Date: 31 December 2019
  • Accept Date: 12 January 2020