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Karami M, halvani G, zare S, Mehrparvar A, Dehghani Tafati A, Mozaffari A et al . The relationship between heat stress on the vital factors and cognitive function Sarcheshmeh copper smelter workers in 2018. tkj. 2018; 10 (2) :10-21
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Sarcheshmeh copper smelter workers in 2018
 
Karami M(MSc)1*, Halvani GH(MSc)1, Zare S(PhD)2, Mehrparvar AH(MD)1,               Dehghani Tafati A(MSc)1
 
1Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
2Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
 
Abstract
Introduction: Thermal stress and high physical activity reduce blood flow to the brain and decrease the mental performance of individuals. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effect of Heat stress on vital factors and cognitive function of Workers of Sarcheshmeh copper in Kerman.
Method: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on fifty-six Workers of Sarcheshmeh Copper smelter in 2018. First, the environmental parameters and WBGT index were measured in the work environment of the staff in accordance with ISO7243. Then, in three stages (initial shift, mid shift and end of shift), vital factors (heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure) and cognitive function (CPT and N-back tests) were measured. The data were analyzed using SPSS 20 software.
Results: In this industry, the average vital factors of Workers at work stations were significantly different at different stages of activity (p <0.05). There was no significant correlation between WBGT index with heart rate and body temperature (p >0.05), and this relationship was significant for systolic and diastolic blood pressure (p <0.05). There was a significant difference between the mean cognitive functions of staff in CPT and N-Back tests in different stages of activity (p <0.05).
Conclusion: Heat Stress Affect physiological responses and decrease mental function of individuals. Physiological parameters during activity are increased at the beginning and the end of activity, and the cognitive functions of the Workers at the end of activity are less than their cognitive performance during and after the work activity.
Keywords: WBGT Index, Thermal Stress, Vital Factors, Cognitive Function
 
                                                                          
 
This paper should be cited as:
Karami M, Halvani GH, Zare S, Mehrparvar AH, Dehghani Tafati A. The relationship between heat stress on the vital factors and cognitive function Sarcheshmeh copper smelter workers in 2018. Occupational Medicine Quarterly Journal 2018; 10(2):9-22
 
This paper should be cited as:
Karimian Zo M, Solymanian AA, Rahimi Pordanjani TThe role of shift work tolerance and job stress as predictors of marital aatisfaction among Mashhad Firefighters. Occupational Medicine Quarterly Journal 2018; 10(2):1-8
This paper should be cited as:
Karimian Zo M, Solymanian AA, Rahimi Pordanjani TThe role of shift work tolerance and job stress as predictors of marital aatisfaction among Mashhad Firefighters. Occupational Medicine Quarterly Journal 2018; 10(2):1-8
 
 
 

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Received: 2018.06.20                                   accepted: 2018.08.23
 
Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Ergonomics
Received: 2018/06/20 | Published: 2018/11/15

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