Biological age and aging rate of patients with vibration disease caused by the actions of the whole-body vibration in the post-exposure period.

S. Hryniuk


The problem of occupational morbidity inUkrainehas a great importance in the system of health protection of workers. Vibration disease (VD) in the structure of occupational diseases occupies one of the first places. Most of the studies are devoted to the consideration of its manifestations and development before the cessation of patients’ contact with the harmful effects of vibrations. The study of vibration disease in the post-exposure period was done rare. In modern medicine, more attention is paid to assessing the functional state of the human body in general and specifically its "vitality". Therefore, the purpose of our work was to study the biological age (BA) and the aging rate (AR) as health criteria of patients with VD caused by the effects of the whole-body vibration in the period after cessation of working in harmful conditions. 179 patients in the post-exposure period of the VD were examined. All patients were treated with a "Method for determining the biological age of a person and the aging rate" based on the determination of the aging coefficient. It was found that deviations of the biological age from the population standard occurred in 100% of cases. The highest rates of aging took place in the group of patients with less than 13 years of work experience. The greatest aging rates were in the group of drivers of excavators and locomotive drivers. The state of balance of the cardiovascular system was the lowest among those who worked from 13 to 21 years and more than 34 years, respectively. Biological age can be used to develop systems for early diagnosis and improvement of primary and secondary prevention of occupational and work-related diseases.


vibration disease; whole-body vibration; post-exposure period; patients; biological age; aging rate


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