PMID: 3761226Jan 1, 1986Paper

Heart rate as an indicator of stress in surgeons and anaesthetists

Journal of Psychosomatic Research
R L Payne, J T Rick


Ambulatory monitoring of heart rate was used as one indication of psychological stress among 8 doctors involved in cardio-thoracic surgery and 8 doctors performing anaesthesia in the same operating theatre. Twenty-three days of recording were available and the heart rate traces were related to observations of activities made by the authors. Comparisons of mean heart rates are made for these and other occupations. Certain sorts of activities are shown to increase and decrease heart rate. The value of heart rate as an indicator of psychological stress in field studies is discussed.


Nov 1, 1977·Ergonomics·K Rodahl, Z Vokac
Dec 1, 1975·The Journal of Applied Psychology·R D Caplan, K W Jones
Jan 1, 1985·Annual Review of Psychology·R C KesslerC B Wortman
May 1, 1969·British Heart Journal·P I TaggartW Somerville
Nov 1, 1984·Journal of Occupational Medicine. : Official Publication of the Industrial Medical Association·R L PayneR G Cooper
Aug 1, 1983·Ergonomics·W G BeckerA M Kaye
Jan 1, 1982·Journal of Psychosomatic Research·T C Cook, P M Cashman
May 1, 1981·Psychophysiology·J R JenningsG Turpin
Oct 1, 1963·Journal of Psychosomatic Research·G H IRAM D BOGDONOFF


Jan 1, 1991·International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health·A A KamalI Ragazzini
Apr 22, 2003·Journal of Occupational Health Psychology·George D BishopMajeed Khader
Mar 22, 2002·ANZ Journal of Surgery·Peter H CosmanJohn A Cartmill
Oct 7, 2004·Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery·Yener DemirtasKenan Atabay
Feb 5, 2005·Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery·Yener DemirtasKenan Atabay
Apr 16, 2004·Blood Pressure·Andreas ZellerEdouard Battegay
Aug 23, 2006·Anaesthesia·P M LindforsM I Härmä
Jan 31, 2006·American Heart Journal·Nicole DetlingDavid Holmes
Aug 7, 2002·Acta Physiologica Hungarica·L Hejjel, I Gál
Oct 1, 1990·The British Journal of Surgery·A GreenT J Peters
Jan 16, 2008·Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research·Marko Bergovec, Dubravko Orlic
Aug 2, 2020·Scientific Reports·Zohreh ZakeriAhmet Omurtag
Jun 29, 2002·Anesthesia and Analgesia·Zeev N KainLynda E Rosenfeld

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy

Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathies are a group of inherited neurodegenerative disorders characterized clinically by loss of sensation and autonomic dysfunction. Here is the latest research on these neuropathies.

Spatio-Temporal Regulation of DNA Repair

DNA repair is a complex process regulated by several different classes of enzymes, including ligases, endonucleases, and polymerases. This feed focuses on the spatial and temporal regulation that accompanies DNA damage signaling and repair enzymes and processes.

Glut1 Deficiency

Glut1 deficiency, an autosomal dominant, genetic metabolic disorder associated with a deficiency of GLUT1, the protein that transports glucose across the blood brain barrier, is characterized by mental and motor developmental delays and infantile seizures. Follow the latest research on Glut1 deficiency with this feed.

Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a type of anxiety disorder that involves excessive distress and anxiety with separation. This may include separation from places or people to which they have a strong emotional connection with. It often affects children more than adults. Here is the latest research on separation anxiety.

KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder

KIF1A associated neurological disorder (KAND) is a rare neurodegenerative condition caused by mutations in the KIF1A gene. KAND may present with a wide range and severity of symptoms including stiff or weak leg muscles, low muscle tone, a lack of muscle coordination and balance, and intellectual disability. Find the latest research on KAND here.

Regulation of Vocal-Motor Plasticity

Dopaminergic projections to the basal ganglia and nucleus accumbens shape the learning and plasticity of motivated behaviors across species including the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity and performance in songbirds. Discover the latest research on the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity here.

Related Papers

European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology
E CzyzewskaP Pokinko
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Yener DemirtasKenan Atabay
© 2021 Meta ULC. All rights reserved