|Document ID (ISN)||62753|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-0139 - Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Varghese M.A., Saha P.N., Atreya N.
||A rapid appraisal of occupational workload from a modified scale of perceived exertion
||Mar. 1994, Vol.37, No.3, p.485-491. Illus. 17 ref.
||A simple and rapid method of determining occupational workload among Indian women performing manual activities was developed based on the strong relationship between physiological responses and subjective feeling of exertion. A five-point scale of perceived exertion was constructed and used on a group of students performing experiments on a cycle ergometer and on a group of homemakers performing different household activities; oxygen consumption and heart rate responses were also measured. Based on the results, a workload classification table is proposed and various household activities have been graded accordingly.
||India; women; domestic service; workload assessment
||subjective assessment; energy expenditure; developing countries; classification; pulse rate
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)