Project

The effect of psychosocial job resources on the cardiac autonomic regulation associated with occupational physical activity

Duration
01 February 2016 → 30 November 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
Keywords
physical activity cardiovascular Work environment Cardiac autonomic regulation psychosocial
 
Project description

This observational field study aims to examine the cardiac autonomic regulation response associated with occupational physical activities, and to investigate the moderating effect of favorable psychosocial job resources on these mechanisms. The study protocol includes questionnaire assessments, medical screenings and ambulatory 48-hour registrations of physical activity, heart rate and heart rate variability in a sample of 700 employees.