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Document ID (ISN)76315
CIS number 01-431
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sluiter J.K., Frings-Dresen H.W., Meijman T.F., van der Beek A.J.
Title Reactivity and recovery from different types of work measured by catecholamines and cortisol: A systematic literature overview
Bibliographic information May 2000, Vol.57, No.5, p.298-315. 109 ref.
Abstract A systematic literature search was performed on the topic of neuroendocrine reactivity and recovery from mental, combined mental and physical, or physical tasks. Studies with catecholamines or cortisol as effect variables measured in blood, urine or saliva were taken into consideration. For reactivity and recovery up to 1 hour after performing the task, half of the studies considered physical tasks and more than two thirds showed incomplete recovery compared with baseline excretion of catecholamines and cortisol. Three days after the task was performed, recovery was often incomplete for cortisol after a combination of mentally and physically demanding tasks, and less often after solely mental or physical tasks.
Descriptors (primary) catecholamines; physical workload; mental stress; corticoid excretion; recovery after effort
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; determination in saliva; determination in urine; determination in blood; neuro-endocrine effects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Mental stress and burnout