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Document ID (ISN)73144
CIS number 99-1384
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Arnetz B.B.
Title Technological stress: Psychophysiological aspects of working with modern information technology
Bibliographic information 1997, Vol.23, Suppl.3, p.97-103. Illus. 43 ref.
Abstract In a study of the bodily, mental and psychophysiological reactions of employees involved in the design of advanced telecommunications systems and of office employees using regular video display technology, several stress-related psychosomatic disorders were identified. They include sleep disturbances, psychophysiological stress and somatic complaints. Controlled intervention programmes aimed at enhancing organizational structures and individual coping strategies have proved effective in counteracting the negative effects of working with information technology. The two-way interaction between the external information technology environment and bodily and mental reactions needs to be taken into account in the design and use of modern information technology. Topics: biological effects; computers; CRT display terminals; human factors; mental health; neuropsychic stress; new technologies; office work; programme evaluation; psychological and psychiatric services; psychological effects; psychosomatic disorders; questionnaire survey; sleep disturbances; social aspects; telecommunications.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; office work; new technologies; psychological effects; telecommunications
Descriptors (secondary) psychosomatic disorders; human factors; sleep disturbances; visual display terminals; mental health; social aspects; questionnaire survey; programme evaluation; biological effects; psychological and psychiatric services; computers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Office work
Mental stress and burnout
Mental health
Communications industry