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khoubi J, roshani D, shiri A, samadi Z. Evaluating the llumination at Libraries of Faculties and Educational Hospitals of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences (2015-2016). Zanko J Med Sci 2019; 19 (63) :85-94
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medical university of kurdistan
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Background and Aim: Optimal lighting is one of the most important factors in physical conditions for libraries and study halls. The aim of this study was to measure the illumination in library of the colleges and educational hospitals of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences and compare it with the Occupational Exposure Limits (OEL) in 2015-2016.
 Material and Method: In this present descriptive cross-sectional study which was carried out in 7 libraries and study rooms in 2015, after determining the evaluated stations, the illumination was measured by the Lux meter (Model, 1350TES) at a height of 75 cm in each station center. The desired variables and illumination of the stations were recorded and analyzed by using SPSS V.20 software and T-test in comparison with the standard illumination value.
Results: The results of this study demonstrated that the average of illumination in  boys and girls study halls was 460 and 382 lux, respectively; which was not statistically significant differences in comparison with the OEL (P<0.05). Although, the illumination on bookshelves with 190 lux was less than the OEL. The ratio of the window area to the total area of the entire library was 0.07.
Conclusion: The results of the studies indicate that the average illumination in the boys and girls study halls was appropriate, but in bookshelves due to inappropriate placement of book shelves and artificial lighting sources were less than the OEL standards.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/01/26 | Accepted: 2018/06/16 | ePublished: 2019/01/15

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