We examined the prevalence of fatigue and its association with occupational conditions and health-related habits in 3785 industrial employees of six industrial sectors to define modifiable factors.
The factors examined included complaints offatigue during and after work, an ergonomic evaluation of employees'workstations, demographic characteristics, and health-related habits.
Eighteen percent of the subjects complained of severe fatigue frequently or very frequently.
We were able to identify two major modifiable variables that were independently associated with the presence of fatigue.
Logistic regression showed that those workers who did not participate in physical activity at least once a week had a 1.7-fold increase in prevalence of severe fatigue (95% confidence interval=1.3 to 2.3, P<0.001).
The other major modifiable factor was temperature control, with those workers who worked at non-temperature-controlled workstations having a 50% increase in the prevalence of fatigue (odds ratio=1.5,95% CI=1.1 to 2.1 ; P=0.01).
Accidents were significantly more frequent in those workers with fatigue.
Further studies should focus on intervention programs to modify the factors identified by this study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fatigue, Epidémiologie, Homme, Employé, Industrie, Condition travail, Poste travail, Milieu professionnel, Mode de vie, Médecine travail, Israël, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fatigue, Epidemiology, Human, Employee, Industry, Working condition, Workplace layout, Occupational environment, Life habit, Occupational medicine, Israel, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0062217
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 21/05/1997.