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Document ID (ISN)102616
CIS number 03-1973
ISSN - Serial title 1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Herrador Aguirre J., García Casas J.B., Fernández López J.A., Hernández-Mejía R., Cueto Espinar A., Canals Pol-Lina M.L.
Title Evolution of the quality of life (QL) of a group of seamen on board ships
Original title Evolución de la calidad de vida (CVRS) de un grupo de marineros embarcados [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information June 2003, Vol.3, No.1, p.17-28. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to analyse how the duration of on-board periods affect the quality of life of seafarers in the merchant navy and among tuna fishermen in the Indian Ocean. 56 seafarers participated in the study and were evaluated three times within a six-month period using the "PECVEC" (profile of the quality of life of chronic patients) questionnaire. The comparison of the average results of the three evaluations showed significant differences and a deterioration of the quality of life when the subjects were on board on permanent basis. A longer period on board was associated with a more pronounced worsening of the quality of life.
Descriptors (primary) conditions of work; fishing; risk factors; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) psychology and sociology; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey; work-rest schedules
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Water transportation