Objective Evaluation of Workplace Stress of Kindergarten Teachers at Nazareth Kindergarten
|Shigenori Shirouzu1,2*, Yumeka Seno2, Emiko Murata3, Ken Tobioka4, Takeo Masaki1, Kiyotaka Yasumatsu5, Norio Mishima5 and Hisanobu Sugano6|
|1Japanese Research Institute of Healthcare and Education, Tokyo, Japan|
|2Masaki Takeo Memorial Institute for Children’s Health and Development, Educational Foundation Shion Gakuen, Kanagawa, Japan|
|3Nazareth Kindergarten, Educational Foundation Shion Gakuen, Kanagawa, Japan|
|4Institute of Man and Science Inc., Tokyo, Japan|
|5Mind-Body Medicine Division, Fukuoka Megumi Hospital, Medical Corporation Megumi-Kai, Fukuoka, Japan|
|6University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Fukuoka, Japan|
|Corresponding Author :||Shigenori Shirouzu
Japanese Research Institute of Healthcare
and Education, Tokyo, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received: July20, 2015 Accepted: August 18, 2015 Published: August 20, 2015|
|Citation: Shirouzu S, Seno Y, Murata E, Tobioka K, Masaki T, et al. (2015) Objective Evaluation of Workplace Stress of Kindergarten Teachers at Nazareth Kindergarten. J Health Edu Res Dev 3:130. doi:10.4172/2380-5439.1000130|
|Copyright: © 2015 Shirouzu S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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To prevent kindergarten teacher’s resignation due to workplace stress, and to maintain better education, we established the stress evaluation method based on the measurement of the autonomic nervous system’s activity (ANSA) by M-BIT, and we applied it to evaluate and decrease workplace stress. We proposed the method of detecting the subject with large stress and remains stress by the distribution of epoch values of sympathetic nervous system’s activity (SNSA) during awake and sleep, respectively.
We also proposed the method to evaluate the degree of chronic unhealthy of ANSA, normal, incoordination of ANSA or depressed state based on epoch values of coefficients of variation of RR intervals (CVRR) during awake, and co-use of Self-Rating Scale increases the accuracy of evaluation. Furthermore, we proposed that status of ANSA, normal, incoordination of ANSA and depressed state can be evaluated by the CVRR and SNSA values measured by 120 seconds stress application measurement.
We found that the chronic continuation of large SNSA does not always lead to chronic unhealthy state of ANSA. Hence, we proposed two dimensional evaluation of SNSA with CVRR, and separation of stress to passive stress and active stress.