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Document ID (ISN)100179
CIS number 02-1489
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kawakami N., Akachi K., Shimizu H., Haratani T., Kobayashi F., Ishizaki M., Hayashi T., Fujita O., Aizawa Y., Miyazaki S., Hiro H., Hashimoto S., Araki S.
Title Job strain, social support in the workplace, and haemoglobin A1c in Japanese men
Bibliographic information Dec. 2000, Vol.57, No.12, p.805-809. 38 ref.
Abstract A job study was conducted involving 268 male day workers in a manufacturing firm in Japan, in order to examine the association between neuropsychic stress at the workplace and levels of glycosylated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). Workers with a history of diabetes mellitus were excluded. Average concentrations of HbA1c were significantly higher in the highest quartile group of job strain and the lowest quartile group of social support at the workplace. Increased blood glucose, inducing an alteration of HbA1c levels, may be a mediator between job strain or social support at the workplace and coronary heart disease.
Descriptors (primary) coronary diseases; neuropsychic stress; social aspects; determination in blood; haemoglobin
Descriptors (secondary) job study; Japan
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Cardiovascular diseases