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Document ID (ISN)108168
CIS number 08-747
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 449
Author(s) Cox T., Griffiths A., Houdmont J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Defining a case of work-related stress
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. viii, 117p. Illus. Approx. 250 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr449.pdf [in English]
Abstract This research on work-related stress involved two parallel studies. The first concerned case definitions already applied within epidemiological surveys in the United Kingdom. The second study involved identifying key stakeholders and collecting from them information on the case definitions employed in their various fields and on their views concerning the feasibility of developing a single case definition that could span all domains while remaining consistent with epidemiological case definitions. No simple and universal case definition was found to be possible, largely because of the complex nature of work-related stress. However, a case definition and associated assessment framework was arrived at by consensus and acknowledged across stakeholder groups suitable for application within the occupational health domain.
Descriptors (primary) stress factors; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; United Kingdom; cooperation; stress studies; research; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Mental stress and burnout