Accession Number : ADA539582


Title :   Biomechanical, Mood, and Cortisol Response to Work Demands in Office Workers with High and Low Workstyle


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Harrington, Cherise B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a539582.pdf


Report Date : 06 Mar 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 186


Abstract : Workstyle characterizes physiological, cognitive, and behavioral responses to high demand work tasks. Previous research suggests that certain workstyles (i.e. high) may be associated with increased risk of developing job-related upper extremity symptoms and may play a role in the exacerbation or maintenance of symptoms. The current study investigated if physiological and behavioral indicators of stress (i.e., characteristics of workstyle) are measurable in asymptomatic office workers grouped by workstyle score. Recognizing these indicators prior to symptom onset may have implications for the prevention of work-related upper extremity symptoms.


Descriptors :   *OFFICE PERSONNEL , *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , THESES , CORTISOL , WORK , REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , EXTREMITIES , COGNITION , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PHYSIOLOGY


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE