Salivary alpha-amylase activity and stress in Japan air self-defense force cargo pilots involved in Iraq reconstruction.

@article{Iizuka2012SalivaryAA,
  title={Salivary alpha-amylase activity and stress in Japan air self-defense force cargo pilots involved in Iraq reconstruction.},
  author={Naotaka Iizuka and Shuji Awano and Toshihiro Ansai},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={468-72}
}
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to verify whether salivary α-amylase enzyme activity (Amy) is useful as a biomarker of stress in pilots working in a stressful environment. METHODS The subjects in this study were nine Japan air self-defense force pilots who participated in Iraq reconstruction support activity in Kuwait. Amy was measured using a portable salivary amylase monitor at preflight, postflight, and on stand-by day. In addition, the state-trait anxiety inventory was administered with state… CONTINUE READING