Volume 14, Issue 6 (3-2016)                   TB 2016, 14(6): 87-97 | Back to browse issues page

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Azad P, Barkhordari A, Choobineh A, kohnavard B, barkhordari M. Evaluation Of Fatigue In Yazd Steel Industry Workers And Its Relation with Some Demographic Variables in 2014 . TB. 2016; 14 (6) :87-97
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-2010-en.html
Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences
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Introduction: Fatigue phenomenon, as an important and unique of living creatures, is certainly experienced by the majority of human in their life. It may cause bad effect on the expected occupational performance of workers including weakness in judgment and decision making, forgetting the details, causes indifference to the essential items and loss of performance. This study was performed to investigate the prevalence of fatigue and its relationship with some demographic variables.

 Methods: This present study, as a descriptive cross-sectional, was carried out in 2014, among the workers in the Yazd steel.  A sample of 388 workers was selected by random cluster sampling method. A multi-part questionnaire including demographic characteristics and Occupational Fatigue Exhaustion/Recovery Scale were applied.  Data were analyzed by SPSS19.

 Results: The result of this study showed that most of the subjects have experienced the moderate severity of chronic fatigue but in the intensity of acute fatigue was higher than chronic one. The prevalence of severe acute and chronic fatigue was 30.49% and 55.4%, respectively. There was significant relationship between the fatigue with job history and education level (PV=0.019).

Conclusion: The results of this study indicate the high incidence of fatigue in workers.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/12/20 | Accepted: 2015/01/11 | Published: 2016/03/12

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