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ID (ISN) del documento60063
Número CIS 93-885
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1992
Número de serie
Autor(es) Berg M., Arnetz B.B., Lidén S., Eneroth P., Kallner A.
Título Techno-stress - A psychophysiological study of employees with VDU-associated skin complaints
Información bibliográfica July 1992, Vol.34, No.7, p.698-701. 18 ref.
Resumen Little is known about the causes of health complaints associated with work with video display units (VDUs). The symptoms are to a large degree similar to those of "multiple chemical sensitivity." We observed 47 white-collar employees with and without VDU-associated skin complaints during a regular workday and a day of leisure. VDU workers with skin symptoms had higher levels of the stress-sensitive hormones thyroxin and prolactin compared with employees without symptoms. They also had lower levels of the anabolic hormone testosterone during work. VDU workers with skin complaints also reported more occupational mental strain. A model is proposed in which physiological signals act as unconditioned stimuli and the VDU environment as the conditioned stimulus.
Descriptores (primarios) hormonas; dermatosis; pantallas de visualización; riesgos para la salud; estrés mental; efectos psicológicos; factores de estrés
Descriptores (secundarios) testosterona; trabajadores de camisa blanca; tiroxina
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaSuecia
Tema(s) Psicología y sociología del trabajo
Broad subject area(s) Nuevas tecnologías
Navegación por categoria(s) Office work
Mental health
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Skin diseases
Multiple chemical sensitivities
Mental stress and burnout