Techno-stress : a prospective psychophysiological study of the impact of a controlled stress-reduction program in advanced telecommunication systems design work.
There is a void ofstudies concerning occupational health aspects from working with the most advanced forms of information technologies techniques such as are found in some of the world-renowned telecommunication systems development laboratories.
However, many of these techniques will later be applied in the regular office environment.
We wanted to identify some of the major stressors perceived by advanced telecommunication systems design employees and develop a valid and reliable instrument by which to monitor such stressors.
We were also interested in assessing the impact of a controlled prospective stress-reduction program on perceived mental stress and specific psychophysiological parameters.
A total of 116 employees were recruited.
Sixty-one were offered to participate in one of three stress-reduction training programs (intervention group).
The additional 50 functioned as a reference group.
After a detailed baseline assessment, including a comprehensive questionnaire and psychophysiological measurements, new assessments were made at the end of the formal training program (+3 months) and after an additional 5-month period.
Results reveal a significant improvement in the intervention group with regard to circulating levels of the stress-sensitive hormone prolactin as well as an attenuation in mental strain.
Cardiovascular risk indicators were also improved.
Circulating thrombocytes decreased in the intervention group.
Type of stress-reduction programs ch...
Mots-clés Pascal : Technologie information, Matériel télécommunication, Exposition professionnelle, Stress, Homme, Bien être psychologique, Centre recherche, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Coping, Milieu professionnel, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Information technology, Telecommunication equipment, Occupational exposure, Stress, Human, Psychological well being, Research center, Prevention, Sanitary program, Coping, Occupational environment, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0123637
Code Inist : 002B30B02B. Création : 199608.