Recruitment, Methods, and Descriptive Results of a Physiologic Assessment of Latino Farmworkers: The California Heat Illness Prevention Study

Diane C. Mitchell, Javier Castro, Tracey L. Armitage, Alondra J. Vega-Arroyo, Sally C. Moyce, Daniel J. Tancredi, Deborah H. Bennett, James H. Jones, Tord Kjellstrom, Marc B. Schenker

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OBJECTIVE:: The California heat illness prevention study (CHIPS) devised methodology and collected physiological data to assess heat related illness (HRI) risk in Latino farmworkers. METHODS:: Bilingual researchers monitored HRI across a workshift, recording core temperature, work rate (metabolic equivalents [METs]), and heart rate at minute intervals. Hydration status was assessed by changes in weight and blood osmolality. Personal data loggers and a weather station measured exposure to heat. Interviewer administered questionnaires were used to collect demographic and occupational information. RESULTS:: California farmworkers (n?=?588) were assessed. Acceptable quality data was obtained from 80% of participants (core temperature) to 100% of participants (weight change). Workers (8.3%) experienced a core body temperature more than or equal to 38.5?°C and 11.8% experienced dehydration (lost more than 1.5% of body weight). CONCLUSIONS:: Methodology is presented for the first comprehensive physiological assessment of HRI risk in California farmworkers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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StateAccepted/In press - Apr 14 2017

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Hispanic Americans
Hot Temperature
Metabolic Equivalent
Weights and Measures
Temperature
Weather
Body Temperature
Dehydration
Osmolar Concentration
Heart Rate
Body Weight
Research Personnel
Demography
Farmers
Interviews

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Recruitment, Methods, and Descriptive Results of a Physiologic Assessment of Latino Farmworkers : The California Heat Illness Prevention Study. / Mitchell, Diane C.; Castro, Javier; Armitage, Tracey L.; Vega-Arroyo, Alondra J.; Moyce, Sally C.; Tancredi, Daniel J.; Bennett, Deborah H.; Jones, James H.; Kjellstrom, Tord; Schenker, Marc B.

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