Objective The present investigation examined whether increased overtime work predicts impairment in cognitive performance in the domains of attention, executive function, and mood.
Methods The behavioral and cognitive functions of 248 automotive workers were measured by a neurobehavioral test performance.
Overtime, defined as number of hours worked greater than 8 h a day or greater than 5 d a week, was calculated from company payroll records for the week before the test day.
The number of consecutive days worked before the test day was also determined.
Results Cross-sectional data analysis by multiple linear regression, after adjustment for the effects of age, education, gender, alcohol intake, repeated grade in school, acute petroleum naphtha exposure, shift worked, job type, number of consecutive days worked before the test day, and number of hours worked on the test day before the testing, demonstrated that increased overtime was significantly associated with impaired performance on several tests of attention and executive function.
Increased feelings of depression, fatigue, and confusion were also associated with increased overtime work.
In addition significant interaction effects were observed for job type but not for naphtha exposure. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Horaire travail, Fatigue, Vigilance, Comportement, Attention, Temps exécution, Conducteur véhicule, Automobile, Condition travail, Médecine travail, Evaluation, Cognition, Psychométrie, Homme, Heure supplémentaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Working time table, Fatigue, Vigilance, Behavior, Attention, Execution time, Vehicle driver, Motor car, Working condition, Occupational medicine, Evaluation, Cognition, Psychometrics, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0438662
Code Inist : 002A26L09. Création : 10/04/1997.