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Variables to be included in IBDS Project

 

Exposures

Dimension

Variables

Way of Measurement

Demographical

Age, sex, educational level, marital status, family members, economical dependants

Ad-hoc questions in a self-report questionnaire

Work-demographical

Type of company: private-public service, department, job position, seniority (in company, in job position-driver-), type of contract (fixed, temporal),  salary, number of working days and type of schedule (shifts, rests)

Ad-hoc questions in a self-report questionnaire

Psychosocial stressors

Job strain, Psychological Demands, Job Control, Social support ay work, Job insecurity

JCQ Questionnaire

Effort-Reward Imbalance (effort, job status, salary, job Esteem)

ERI Questionnaire

Specific Work Organization Exposures

Number of work hours per shift, day or week, overtime work

Self reports or company records

Number of passengers per day/shift, seats/passengers ratio

Self reports or company records

Frequency of conflicts with passengers

Self reports

Unruly behavior of passengers

Self reports

Specific passenger’s demands

Self reports

Type of route

Self reports or company records

Frequency of unity (Bus) mal functioning, failures or breakdowns.

Self reports or company records

Frequency of rushing because of time demands

Self reports

Consequences of delays

Self reports

Frequency of traffic jam

Self reports or company records

Frequency of Weather conditions while driving (hot, cold, fog, etc)-one item each condition-

Self reports

Frequency of unexpected closing roads or blocked streets

Self reports

Frequency of: To be blocked by other driver, inadequate driving of others, aggressions from other drivers

Self reports

Policy officers or other authority’s demands

Self reports

Frequency of Violence, assaults, robberies

Self reports

Type of distraction while driving

Self reports

 

 

Outcome variables

Dimension

Variable

Way of Measurement

Safety

Number of disabling  work accidents last year ( those keep you out from work)

Self reports or company records

Number minor work accidents last year (you could continue working)

Self reports or company records

Frequency of excessive speed up

Self reports or company records

Frequency of tickets or violation of traffic rules

Self reports or company records

Psychological-neuropsychological

Fatigue

Self reports (Yoshitake questionnaire or checklist strength questionnaire)

Mental Health

GHQ

Sleep disorders

?

Attention span, memory, reaction time?

?

Cardio-metabolic

BMI

Self-report, weight and height objective measurements, company records

Waist circumference, Waist-hip ratio

Self-report Tape measure, company records

Skin fold fat?

?

Cardiovascular symptoms

Self-report

Glucose

Blood sample –Company records

Cholesterol

Blood sample –Company records

Triglycerides

Blood sample –Company records

VFC

Subsample? -Polar device

Blood pressure

Clinical? Point estimates? Ambulatory?

 

Control variables

Dimension

Variable

Way of Measurement

Lifestyle

Exercise

Self report

Diet

Self report

Skipping meals

Self report

Drinking

Self report

Smoking

Self report

Previous Diseases

Current chronic disease(s)

Self report

Family history of disease

Self report

Medication

Medication consumption

Self report

Personality

 Type D Personality, Hostility

Self report

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