|Document ID (ISN)||110255|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kristiansen J., Mathiesen L., Nielsen P.K., Hansen ┼.M., Shibuya H., Petersen H.M., Lund S.P., Skotte J., J°rgensen M.B., S°gaard K.
||Stress reactions to cognitively demanding tasks and open-plan office noise
||Apr. 2009, Vol.82, No.5, p.631-641. Illus. 42 ref.
||To investigate the effects of cognitively-demanding work tasks and office noise on heart rate variability (HRV), cardiovascular responses and electromyography (EMG) activity in the trapezius muscles, 10 female volunteers were exposed to simulated open-plan office noise for 35 min while engaged in cognitively demanding tasks. Cognitively demanding work tasks were associated with changes in HRV, systolic blood pressure and EMG that reflects increased sympathetic activity in the autonomic nervous system. No effect of noise was observed, except for a higher rating of perceived exertion in cervical region and, contrary to expectations, a 4% lower diastolic blood pressure in the noise conditions.
||cognitive performance; noise; risk factors; premises; stress factors; office work
||mental workload; cervicobrachial syndrome; women; blood pressure; electromyography; pulse rate
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout