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Information technology and road transport industry: how does IT affect the lorry driver?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15159195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A quasi-experimental design was used to study the effect of on board computer-systems (OBC-systems) on the Dutch lorry drivers' psychosocial work environment (i.e., control and demands) and coinciding mental health (i.e., need for recovery after work) and job attitudes (i.e., organisational commitment). The intervention group (n = 26) started working with an OBC-system between 1998 and 2000 and was compared with two matched reference groups (n = 26 in both groups). All participants were from a cohort of 650 drivers who participated in a prospective study on occupational stress and health. All outcome variables were quantified by standardised and validated questionnaires. Results showed that the application of OBC-systems negatively affected the drivers' job control and organisational commitment. However, OBC-systems did not influence the drivers' psychological job demands and need for recovery after work. Accordingly, it is concluded that the application of OBC-systems negatively affects the lorry driver's psychosocial work environment and job attitudes.
Einar M de Croon; P Paul F M Kuijer; Jake P J Broersen; Monique H W Frings-Dresen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied ergonomics     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0003-6870     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Ergon     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-25     Completed Date:  2004-10-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261412     Medline TA:  Appl Ergon     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 Elsevier Ltd.
Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, AmCOGG Amsterdam Centre for Research into Health and Health Care, Academic Medical Centre/University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Automobile Driving*
Job Satisfaction
Mental Health
Occupational Health
Prospective Studies
Stress, Psychological*
User-Computer Interface*

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