Effect of Motorcycling on Salivary Noise-Induced Cortisol among Young Motorcyclists

Authors

  • Anila Ali University Technology Mara http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4598-5013
  • Roslinah Mohamad Hussain Department of Medical Imaging Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Malaysia
  • Mujid Abdullah Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i6.936

Keywords:

Noise, Salivary cortisol, Noise sensitivity, motorcycle, ELISA

Abstract

Saliva cortisol response was investigated from the motorcycling exposure for approximately 50 minutes between low and high noise-sensitive (Weinstein Noise Sensitivity Scale) young riders (19-25 years). The results showed significant difference (p < 0.05) in salivary cortisol concentrations in High-Noise Sensitive group (n = 27). Significant gender differences were found (p < 0.05) among the Low-Noise sensitive group (n = 30), after ride. Cross-analysis between groups was significant (p < 0.05) for before ride cortisol levels of Low-Noise sensitive group. This study suggests that subjective noise sensitivity plays a vital role in increased cortisol level among noise sensitive riders.

Author Biography

Anila Ali, University Technology Mara

PhD Scholar

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Published

2017-11-07

How to Cite

Ali, A., Mohamad Hussain, R., & Abdullah, M. (2017). Effect of Motorcycling on Salivary Noise-Induced Cortisol among Young Motorcyclists. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(6), 269-277. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i6.936