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ID (ISN) del documento108423
Número CIS 08-847
Año 2006
Número de serie HSE Research Report 501
Autor(es) Ferguson E., Cassaday H.J., Ward J., Weyman A.
Health and Safety Executive
Título Triggers for non-specific symptoms in the workplace: Individual differences, stress and environmental (odour and sound) factors
Información bibliográfica HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. 110p. Illus. Approx 120 ref.
Acceso Internet http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr501.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen Non-specific symptoms are not related to any given disease and include fatigue, weakness, sleep difficulties, headache and muscle aches. They have a high reported incidence and result in high rates of sickness absenteeism. The objective of this study was to identify factors related to the work environment, characteristics of individual workers, external factors and physiological factors that contribute to reporting non-specific symptoms. It was carried out in the form of a survey of a cross-sectional sample of 711 volunteer participants, who answered questionnaires on their symptoms and work environment. A sub-group of volunteers furthermore submitted daily diary entries and saliva samples, which were analysed for cortisol and immunoglobulin-A secretion. Key findings are that non-specific symptoms are related to odour perceptions, the time of day, individual differences, particularly with respect to anxiety, perceived stress and job demand/control imbalance.
Descriptores (primarios) ruido; síntomas; psicología y organización del trabajo; contaminación olorosa; factores de estrés; variabilidad individual; condiciones de trabajo
Descriptores (secundarios) apreciación subjetiva; factores de riesgo; dosificación en la saliva; instituciones publicas de prevencion; Reino Unido; informe; absentismo por enfermedad; jaqueca; ansiedad; fatiga; perturbaciones del sueno; aspectos económicos; hormonogénesis; encuesta por cuestionario; estudio transversal; excreción de corticoides; inmunoglobulinas
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Mental stress and burnout
Psychological factors
Environmental pollution
Air pollution
Noise
Psychology of work organization