Ecological and physiological aspects of transit work

Arctic Med Res. 1991 Jan;50(1):13-7.


The organism of transit workers is overloaded after repeated translocation on long distances. Power work capacity (PWC), biological rhythms and psycho-emotional tension were studied in 240 transit workers flying to work from the Ukraine to West Siberia. Decreased PWC, disturbed diurnal rhythm, and increased emotional tension were found to be related to the increase in transit work service. The role of seasonal differences and functional activity, reflected in increased sympathetic activity in summer and parasympathetic in winter, was found to be significant.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Body Temperature / physiology
  • Circadian Rhythm / physiology*
  • Hemodynamics / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Seasons*
  • Siberia
  • Transients and Migrants*
  • Ukraine
  • Work