Document Type: Original Paper
Arak University of Medical Sciences
iran university of medical science
Arak University of Medical Sciences, Department of Radiotherapy, Arak, Iran
Department of Technology of Radiology and Radiotherapy, Allied Medical Sciences School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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