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Document ID (ISN)39554
CIS number 83-814
ISSN - Serial title 0324-8542 - Bulletin of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Filikowski J.
Title Health problems in seamen and adaptation of seamen to work at sea
Bibliographic information 1981, Vol.32, No.1-2, p.5-11. 12 ref.
Abstract The conditions of work of seamen on modern merchant ships are described and, on the basis of the results of a survey of the health of 3,000 seamen, the main health problems encountered are discussed. An analysis is made of sickness rates and the course of adaptation in seamen, with subjects being classified according to the number of 5 year periods they have spent at sea. Healthy seamen adapt more readily to the specific conditions of work at sea, and the degree of adaptation has a direct influence on the seaman's psychological and physical status.
Descriptors (primary) adaptation of man to work; sea transport; ships; health impairment
Descriptors (secondary) Poland; occupational health survey; state of health; morbidity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation