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Document ID (ISN)101676
CIS number 03-689
ISBN(s) 3-934280-24-2
Year 2001
Convention or series no. Band 24
Author(s) Meyer V.P., Brehler.R., Castro W.H.M., Nentwig C.G.
Title Work-related stress and strain among dentists in private practice
Original title Arbeitsbelastungen bei Zahnärzten in niedergelassener Praxis [in German]
Bibliographic information Institut der Deutschen Zahnärzte, Universitätsstrasse 73, 50931 Köln, Germany, 2001. 167p. Illus. 95 ref. Price: EUR 29.95.
Abstract The aim of this questionnaire study was to identify specific occupational stress and strain among dentists in private practice and to examine the prevalence of occupational dermatoses, spinal complaints and mental stressors. The questionnaire was designed to allow comparison with a previous study on stress conducted in 1984. Between 1984 and 1999, exhaustion had risen from 25% to 57%, the subjectively perceived demands on concentration from 61% to 81% and stress due to professional responsibility from 6% to 14%. Approx. 87% dentists reported having experienced neck and back pain in the past and 45% reported suffering from atopic diseases with eczema being most common, followed by atopic dermatitis and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis.
Descriptors (primary) skin diseases; stress factors; dental services; spinal column
Descriptors (secondary) eczema; backache; questionnaire survey; individual susceptibility; mental stress; overstrain; cross-sectional study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Health care services
Skin diseases