|Document ID (ISN)||109584|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Wadsworth E.J.K., Allen P.H., McNamara R.L., Smith A.P.
||Fatigue and health in a seafaring population
||Feb. 2008, Vol.58, No.3, p.198-204. 28 ref.
||09-0603.pdf [in English]
http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/3/198 [in English]
||The objective of this cross-sectional study was to examine the prevalence of fatigue among United Kingdom seafarers, identify fatigue risk factors and assess possible links with poor performance and ill-health. Data were collected by means of questionnaires among seafarers working in the offshore oil support, short-sea and deep-sea shipping industries. In all, 1855 questionnaires were completed giving an overall response rate of 20%. Fatigue symptoms were associated with a range of occupational and environmental factors, many unique to seafaring. Reporting a greater number of risk factors was associated with greater fatigue. There was also a strong link between fatigue and poorer cognitive and health outcomes, with fatigue the most important of a number of risk factors.
||United Kingdom; state of health; risk factors; ships; sea transport; fatigue
||subjective assessment; cognitive performance; frequency rates; symptoms; questionnaire survey; work efficiency
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology