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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47--55

Fatigue after work in noise - an epidemiological survey study and three quasi-experimental field studies

Anders Kjellberg1, Per Muhr2, Bjorn Skoldstrom1 
1 National Institute for Working Life, Solna, Sweden
2 F10B, AM, Ängelholm, Sweden

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Anders Kjellberg
National Institute for Working Life, S-171 84 Solna
Sweden

The contribution of noise exposure to fatigue at work was studied in a survey study and three field studies. The survey study was based on a questionnaire covering symptoms and work place exposure answered by 50 000 state employees. Noise exposure was also estimated from their type of job and self-rated noise exposure. Fatigue and headache were found to be more common among the noise exposed groups even after control for the effects of other critical variables. Study 2 compared reaction times before and after a week«SQ»s work in high noise exposure and one in low exposure exposure in a group of aeroplane mechanics. Reaction times were prolonged after work in the noise week, whereas an opposite trend was seen in the control week. Study 3 showed a gradual increase of reaction times during a week of noise exposure in a group of aeroplane technicians. Study 4 compared reaction times and subjective fatigue among naval crews on a day with low and a day with high noise exposure. In one of the studied boat types the development of fatigue during the work day was accentuated on the day with high exposure.


How to cite this article:
Kjellberg A, Muhr P, Skoldstrom B. Fatigue after work in noise - an epidemiological survey study and three quasi-experimental field studies.Noise Health 1998;1:47-55


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Kjellberg A, Muhr P, Skoldstrom B. Fatigue after work in noise - an epidemiological survey study and three quasi-experimental field studies. Noise Health [serial online] 1998 [cited 2020 Feb 20 ];1:47-55
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