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Document ID (ISN)100848
CIS number 02-1763
ISSN - Serial title 1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bertini M., Fattorini E.
Title The effects of monotonous tasks on ultradian and circadian changes in alertness and mood and EEG levels of drowsiness for VDT work activities
Original title Effetti della monotonia del compito sulle variazioni ultradiane e circadiane della vigilanza e dell'umore e sui livelli di sonnolenza EEG nelle attivitÓ lavorative ai videoterminali [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 2000, Vol.12, No.2, p.25-34. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract The vigilance and wakefulness of six male workers on computer terminals were evaluated by examining electroencephalographic changes in their sleep patterns. The changes can be attributed to relaxed vigilance subsequent to the performance of monotonous work. This kind of work may result in unforeseeable periods of sleep during the performance of the task.
Descriptors (primary) monotonous work; electroencephalographic changes; sleep pattern; relaxed vigilance; visual display terminals; vigilance; computer terminals
Descriptors (secondary) sleep disturbances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
New technologies
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Office work
Vigilance
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Fatigue