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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2018, vol. 24, issue4
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018244.2285
Published online: 13 December 2018

Review article

J of IMAB. 2018 Oct-Dec;24(4):2285-2289
Teodorа T. Dimitrova1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Darina N. Hristova2ORCID logo, Panayot N. Nikolov1ORCID logo,
1) Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Preclinical and Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria.

Consumption of energy drinks grows worldwide which increases the need for research and scientific prove for their safe use concerning   health effects they might cause among the population. Not properly discussed remains the issue about employers who offer their employees energy drinks in the workplace without any limits. Not fully clarified are the safe levels of consumption of caffeine by workers with a  high level of mental tension.
Purpose is to explore coffee consumption among people working at different levels of stress in the workplace.
 Material and methods: A cross-sectional study of coffee consumption and working conditions was conducted with an emphasis on psycho-emotional tension among working-age people from north-eastern Bulgaria. A structured proprietary questionnaire including questions about: coffee intake and working conditions has been developed.
Results: Daily consumption of coffee correlates with the following characteristics of the labor task:
- Level of stress according to self assessment 0,086
- Deficiency of time by performing  daily obligations 0,121
- Risk of failure by daily tasks  0,208
- Presence of high work responsibility 0,143
Consumption of coffee among workers with high work responsibility is proven to lead to increased subjective feeling and fear of failures with serious consequences (р<0.05).
Conclusions: The complex approach for  the evaluation of health effects caused by consumption of coffee includes the assessment of the risk factors due to working conditions and lifestyle.

Keywords: coffee, psycho-emotional tension, work,

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Please cite this article as: Dimitrova TT, Hristova DN, Nikolov PN. Caffeine Consumption among Workers with Psycho-Emotional Risk Factors. J of IMAB. 2018 Oct-Dec;24(4):2285-2289. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018244.2285

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Teodorа Todorova Dimitrova, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Varna; 55, Marin Drinov Str., 9000, Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: t.dimitrova@mu-varna.bg

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Received: 11 June 2018
Published online: 13 December 2018

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