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Perception of heavy work operations by tank truck drivers.
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PMID:  15676940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Seven male tank truck drivers were followed for about 3 h during ordinary work. They rated the perception of heavy work operations on Borg's CR-10 scale. The heart rates were monitored every minute. The hose was pulled out an average of 22.3 m and the corresponding mean rating was 3.2, a little above 'Moderate' on the CR-10 scale. The heart rate averaged 137 beats/min at the end of this operation. When transforming the physiological parameter heart rate to a subjective strain intensity, surprisingly high agreement was obtained between the results from the field study and the predicted ratings. By transforming ordinally scaled data from another study to a scale with ratio properties, the results could be compared with this study. Good agreement was found between the variables.
S E Johansson; G Borg
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied ergonomics     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0003-6870     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Ergon     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
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Created Date:  2005-01-28     Completed Date:  2005-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261412     Medline TA:  Appl Ergon     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
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