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Document ID (ISN)102083
CIS number 03-1485
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mohren D.C.L., Swaen G.M.H., van Amelsvoort L.G.P.M., Borm P.J.A., Galama J.M.D.
Title Job insecurity as a risk factor for common infections and health complaints
Bibliographic information Feb. 2003, Vol.45, No.2, p.123-129. 30 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the cross-sectional and longitudinal impact of job insecurity on common infections and health complaints. Self-administered questionnaire data were used from the Maastricht Cohort Study comprised of 12,140 subjects. Generalized Estimating Equations analyses were applied to calculate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals. A cross-sectional relationship between job insecurity and common infections or health complaints was found. For the longitudinal relationship, the largest effect was found for flu-like illness (OR 1.39) and health complaints (OR 1.51). Corrections were additionally made for health behaviour, the presence of a long-standing illness, and work-related demands, resulting in lower ORs. Increases in common infections or health complaints have a substantial impact on employee well-being and may result in economic consequences for the company.
Descriptors (primary) state of health; infectious diseases; anxiety; unemployment; mental stress; risk factors; psychology and sociology
Descriptors (secondary) influenza; Netherlands; symptoms; statistical evaluation; mental health; cohort study; human behaviour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Netherlands
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Influenza
Unemployment
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Psychological factors
Viral diseases (other than aids)