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Document ID (ISN)110593
CIS number 10-0217
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lee K.H., Yoon K., Ha M., Park J., Cho S.H., Kang D.
Title Heart rate variability and urinary catecholamines from job stress in Korean manufacturing workers according to work seniority
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.331-338. 46 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between job stress and indicators of autonomic nervous system activity among manufacturing industry workers. It involved 140 employees from a manufacturer of consumer goods. Job stress was assessed using Karasek's Job Content Questionnaire. Heart rate variability (HRV) was measured using a heart rate monitor, and urinary catecholamines were measured by an HPLC-ECD. Information on demographic characteristics, previous job history, smoking status and alcohol consumption was also collected by means of questionnaires. Job stress did not have a significant effect on HRV or catecholamines. However, low-frequency HRV was significantly higher in the high-strain group of subjects with a short duration of employment. The results also show that HRV can be used as an indicator of job stress in employees with a short duration of employment.
Descriptors (primary) catecholamines; pulse rate; psychology of work organization; male workers; manufacturing industries; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) Korea, Republic of; autonomic nervous system; length of service; determination in urine; high-pressure liquid chromatography; electrochemical methods of analysis; heart rate monitoring; questionnaire survey; length of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization