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Document ID (ISN)28968
CIS number 78-482
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zorn E.W., Harrington J.M., Goethe H.
Title Ischemic heart disease and work stress in West German sea pilots.
Bibliographic information Nov. 1977, Vol.19, No.11, p.762-765. 10 ref.
Abstract This study revealed an excess mortality from cardiac disease in this occupational group compared with the Hamburg male population. The excess was most noticeable in the 31-50-year group (22 deaths, against 4 expected). Occupational stress may be involved in addition to established coronary artery disease risk factors. Catecholamines were significantly high during pilotage operations. A detailed workload analysis as a basis for a code of practice to control excessive working hours is advocated.
Descriptors (primary) work involving responsibility; stress factors; sea transport; heart diseases
Descriptors (secondary) coronary diseases; mortality; catecholamine excretion; long-term study; hours of work
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Water transportation
Mental stress and burnout