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Document ID (ISN)101464
CIS number 03-191
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chang S.J., Koh S.B., Cha B.S., Park J.K.
Title Job characteristics and blood coagulation factors in Korean male workers
Bibliographic information Nov. 2002, Vol.44, No.11, p.997-1002. 33 ref.
Abstract This study examined the possible relationship between Karasek's job strain model and blood coagulation factors VII and VIII as risk factors for cardiovascular disease in male Korean workers. Four levels of strain were identified (high strain, active, passive and low strain), and 40 male workers subject to each of the strain levels were invited to participate in the study. In univariate analyses, decision latitude was negatively related to blood coagulation factors VII and VIII. Work demand was positively related to coagulation factor VIII, but not to factor VII. Multiple regression analyses showed that job strain was associated with blood coagulation factor VIII after controlling for smoking, blood pressure, total cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol. These results indicate that job characteristics may be related to blood coagulation, and contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease with other classical risk factors.
Descriptors (primary) male workers; psychology and sociology; cardiovascular diseases; stress factors; risk factors; blood coagulation
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Korea, Republic of; cholesterol; determination in blood; psychology of work organization; blood pressure; statistical evaluation; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKorea, Republic of
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout
Cardiovascular diseases