Heart Rate Variability: New Perspectives on Assessment of Stress and Health Risk at the Workplace
Cardiovascular diseases are the highest cause of death in the world (World Health Organization, 2014). Many of these deaths may be workplace-related (Chandola et al., 2008). Long hours at work seem to be influencing the increased risks of heart diseases (Kivimaki & Kawachi, 2015). Workplace stress can be defined as the “discrepancies between the physiological demands within a workplace and the inability of employees to either manage or cope with such work demands” (Babatunde, 2013, p. 73).