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Document ID (ISN)77477
CIS number 01-1566
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Basso A., Urbano M.L., Soleo L., Serio G., Trerotoli P., Scianaro S., Di Candia O., Ambrosi L.
Title Fatiguing work, ageing and health: A cross-sectional study of a group of anaesthesiologists
Original title Lavoro usurante, invecchiamento e salute: studio trasversale in un gruppo di anestesisti [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 2000, Vol.91, No.4, p.354-365. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract A general discussion of the fatigue concept, based on criteria retrieved from Italian laws, is presented. The results are then reported of a questionnaire survey in which 1438 Italian anaesthesiologists and resuscitators (mean age: 45.5 years) were asked if they considered their occupation as fatiguing. A high incidence of stress-related conditions and joint diseases was found, with a positive correlation with age. Other organic diseases did not appear to occur earlier than expected. Overall, the principal risk in this occupational group was that of neuropsychic disease due to physical and mental stress. This paper was presented at an International Seminar on Ageing and Work, held in Verona (Italy) on 7 Apr. 2000.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; fatigue; joint diseases; groups of persons; hospitals; ageing; special health services; operating theatres
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; conference; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services
Occupational health services