|Document ID (ISN)||104073|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de mÚdecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Khalfallah T., Chaari N., Henchi M.A., Abdallah B., Ben Chikh R., Saafi M.A., Akrout M.
||Evaluation of the impact of the Ramadan fasting month on physical workload
||Evaluation de l'impact du jeűne du mois du Ramadan sur la charge physique de travail [in French]|
||Dec. 2004, Vol.65, No.7-8, p.564-570. 30 ref.
||The daily habits of Muslims show important changes during the month of Ramadan. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of fasting during the month of Ramadan on physical work aptitude. It involved 148 employees of a woodworking enterprise spread across 10 workshops, and was designed as a comparative study of the physical strain for two consecutive one-month periods, during and not during Ramadan. Heart rates were monitored continuously during work. The physical strain was found to be higher during the month of Ramadan. In particular, work was classified as being heavier according to the scale of strenuousness of Chamoux. It appears that an occupational hygiene strategy for the month of the Ramadan, including a suitable work rhythm organization together with nutritional and behavioral education, would be beneficial.
||non-occupational factors; food deprivation; work aptitude; physical workload; work efficiency
||work organization; Tunisia; heavy work; information of personnel; nutrition; sleep deprivation; pulse rate; work capacity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Tunisia|
|Broad subject area(s)