|Document ID (ISN)||110593|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Lee K.H., Yoon K., Ha M., Park J., Cho S.H., Kang D.
||Heart rate variability and urinary catecholamines from job stress in Korean manufacturing workers according to work seniority
||May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.331-338. 46 ref.
||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.
||catecholamines; pulse rate; psychology of work organization; male workers; manufacturing industries; stress factors
||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
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization