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Document ID (ISN)34199
CIS number 80-1746
ISBN(s) 951-801-151-6
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Elo A.L.
Title Work and health of seafarers
Original title Merenkulkijoiden ty÷ ja terveys [in Finnish]
Bibliographic information Tutkimuksia 155/1979, Ty÷terveyslaitos, Laajaniityntie 1, 01620 Vantaa 62, Finland, 1979. 84p. Illus. 32 ref. Price: Fmk.25.00.
Abstract Report on an investigation of Finnish seafarers' working conditions, job content and mental and physical health to assess stress. Links between work-related and individual factors and health were investigated and a comparison of seafaring with other occupations was made. 1,050 questionnaires were sent to seafarers; 60% of them were returned. Average age of those answering was 34 years; 23% of the respondents were women. Factors considered: rough seas, seaworthiness of ship, job satisfaction, sequence of work and leisure time, length of time spent at sea (some over 6 months), health status, age, sex- and work-related factors, fatigue, subjective symptoms of stress, personality factors (significantly related to number and severity of symptoms).
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; sea transport; Finland
Descriptors (secondary) neuropsychic stress; personality disorders; fatigue; sex-linked differences; stress factors; age-linked differences; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation