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Assessment of stress among assembly-line workers: correlation between subjective and objective physiological measures

Sutarto, Auditya Purwandini and Kamarulzaman, Mahmad Khairai and Muhammad Nubli, Abdul Wahab (2020) Assessment of stress among assembly-line workers: correlation between subjective and objective physiological measures. International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics (IJHFE), 7 (3). pp. 207-224. ISSN 2045-7804

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Abstract

The main objectives of this study were first to evaluate a correlation between self-reported stress and heart rate variability (HRV) as a physiological marker, and secondly to examine the HRV difference between high and low-stress level workers. The participants consisted of 36 assembly-line female workers who were divided equally into a high (HS) and low-stress group (LS). The HS group consisted of subjects who reported extremely severe of depression, anxiety, stress, scale (DASS) measures while the LS participants were randomly selected from the 99 participants who had normal to moderate levels of each scale of DASS. All participants attended one session HRV measurement. Pearson correlation coefficients showed negative associations between DASS and the HRV coherence scores as well as differences on HRV between two groups. These findings suggested that objective HRV physiological evaluations and self-reporting measures may be integrated when assessing stress to capture a well-rounded picture of participant's states.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anxiety; Biofeedback; Blue-collar; DASS; Depression; Heart rate variability; HRV
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Center for Human Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 08:48
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2021 08:48
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/30179
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