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Journal of Environmental Toxicology 2005;20(2):153-159.
Todai Health Index를 이용한 항공기 승무원의 건강상태에 관한 연구
손종렬, 김영환, 이현정, 신현준, 강선영, 임진우, 정희진, 김진이, 문희진, 양지석, 황시내, 조경진
A Study of the Health Status of Flight Attendants by Todai Health Index
Jong Ryeul Sohn , Young Whan Kim , Hyun Jung Lee , Hyun Jun Shin , Sun Young Kang , Jin Woo Lim , Hee Jin Jung , Jin I Kim , Hee Jin Mun , Ji Sok Yang , Si Ne Hwang , Kyou
ABSTRACT
In order to evaluate the physical and mental health status of airline flight attendants, 136 airline flight attendants were given a general health questionnaire (Todai Health Index), and the prevalence of their subjective complaints was measured. Collected data were classified according to age distribution, length of employment, service area, smoking status, job satisfaction, gender, and marital status. The results obtained were summarized as follows: 1. The scores of health complaints of physical items were higher in the oldest group (age 50~60) than in younger groups. The THI eye and skin symptom scores were significantly higher for the oldest groups than for the younger groups. 2. The health complaints scores of physical items were higher in the long-length employment group (more than 5 years), whereas most scores of mental items were higher in the short-length employment group (less than 2 years). The THI mouth and anus scores for the longlength employment group were significantly higher than for groups of workers who had been employed for a shorter time. 3. THI scores were higher for domestic airline crews, dissatisfied workers and females. 4. The irregular life THI score was significantly higher among domestic crews than international crews. 5. The impulsiveness and depression scores were significantly higher in the dissatisfaction group. 6. The female group showed higher scores in the multiple subjective symptoms, mental irritability, depression, and irregular life categories. 7. The THI scores of the mouth, anus and nervousness were significantly higher for the married group than for the unmarried group. In summary, this study shows that the health complaints scores of physical and mental symptoms tended to be higher among the aged group, domestic airline crews, the dissatisfaction group, and females. These results can be used for improving the psychosomatic health status and working environments of flight attendants.
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