J Occup Environ Med 2022 Jun;64(6):e374-e377
From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Seowon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea (Shin, Dr Park, Dr Chai, Dr Kim, Dr Lee, and Dr Kim); Strategic Research, Laerdal Medical, Stavanger, Norway (Dr Kong); Department of Paramedic Science, Korea National University of Transportation, Jeungpyeong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea (Shin); Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Seowongu, Cheongjusi, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea (Dr Kim, Dr Lee, and Dr Kim).
Objectives: This study aimed to identify the association between the healthrelated characteristics and the subscales of occupational stress of live fire instructors and heart rate variability (HRV).
Methods: We conducted questionnaire survey on a general health checkup for 15 live fire instructors. Occupational stress and HRV parameters were measured to determine the association between health behavior, including smoking, drinking, exercise, and sleep-related disorders, and occupational stress of live fire instructors and HRV parameters using Spearman's rank correlation coefficient. Read More