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Document ID (ISN)102070
CIS number 03-1473
ISSN - Serial title 0300-8134 - Journal of Human Ergology
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bobko N.
Title Effects of stress on psychophysiological parameters of electricity distribution network controllers in Ukraine
Bibliographic information Dec. 2001, Vol.30, No.1-2, p.351-355. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Electricity distribution controllers are responsible for balancing supply and demand for electricity under planned and unforeseen equipment shut-downs and network disruptions. To study the effects of stress on the cognitive performance and the cardiovascular system of controllers, 16 controllers working 12-hour shifts were studied. A five-point scale was used to estimate the perceived level of stress. The most pronounced changes in heart rate, circulatory minute volume and Kerdo's vegetative index were found during the first day shift and less pronounced changes appeared during the first night shift. Effects of stress on the studied parameters were not found during the second consecutive day or night shift. Increased stress causes the activation of psychophysiological functions that are indispensable for ensuring work efficiency under increased production demands. However, the necessary activation could not be maintained during the second consecutive 12-hour shifts. There was no observed effect of stress on short-term memory.
Descriptors (primary) Ukraine; vigilance tasks; stress factors; power generation and distribution; control panels and desks
Descriptors (secondary) cognitive performance; shift work; stress studies; cardiac output; pulse rate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUkraine
Subject(s) Power generation and distribution
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Power generation and distribution