Accession Number : AD0771351

Title :   Energy Output and Work Stress in Coastal Fishing,

Corporate Author : OSLO UNIV (NORWAY) INST OF WORK PHYSIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Astrand,Irma ; Fugelli,P. ; Karlsson,C. G. ; Rodahl,K. ; Vokac,Z.

Report Date : 20 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Energy expenditure in 14 fishermen engaged in fishing was determined by direct measurement of oxygen uptake and by indirect assessment based on continuous recording of the heart rate. Urinary excretion of catecholamines was assayed as an index of stress response. The average energy expenditure during all activities on board for the whole work day amounted to the equivalent of about one litre O2 uptake per min, corresponding to about 39% of the fishermen's maximal aerobic power, with peaks up to 80%. On the average, about a tenfold increase in epinephrine and a fourfold increase in norepinephrine excretion were observed during work as compared to resting night values. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Physical fitness, *Stress(Physiology), Physiology, Oxygen consumption, Catecholamines, Excretion, Heart, Norway

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE