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Document ID (ISN)110628
CIS number 10-0298
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wada K., Sakata Y., Theriault G., Aratake Y., Shimizu M., Tsutsumi A., Tanaka K., Aizawa Y.
Title Effort-reward imbalance and social support are associated with chronic fatigue among medical residents in Japan
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.81, No.3, p.331-336. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the associations of effort-reward imbalance and social support with chronic fatigue among medical residents in Japan. A total of 104 men and 42 women at 14 teaching hospitals participated in this study. Data on chronic fatigue, effort, reward, overcommitment and social support were collected by means of questionnaires. Sleeping hours for the last 30 days were estimated based on the number of overnight shifts worked, the average number of sleeping hours, and the number of hours of napping during overnight work. Multiple regression analysis was used to examine the relationships between these variables and chronic fatigue. In both men and women, effort-reward imbalance was positively associated, and higher social support was negatively associated with chronic fatigue. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) fatigue; psychology of work organization; hospitals; health care personnel; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Japan; hours of work; human relations; statistical evaluation; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Psychology of work organization
Risk evaluation
Statistical methods
Health care services
Hours of work