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Document ID (ISN)62753
CIS number 94-1427
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Varghese M.A., Saha P.N., Atreya N.
Title A rapid appraisal of occupational workload from a modified scale of perceived exertion
Bibliographic information Mar. 1994, Vol.37, No.3, p.485-491. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) India; women; domestic service; workload assessment
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; energy expenditure; developing countries; classification; pulse rate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers