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Document ID (ISN)104008
CIS number 05-346
ISBN(s) 2-85525-357-8
Year 2004
Convention or series no. A.S.M.T. Document N°19/2004
Title Medical salesmen - Relationship between health and work
Original title Les visiteurs médicaux - Relations santé travail [in French]
Bibliographic information Centre Interservices de Santé et de Médecine du travail en Entreprise (CISME), 10, rue de la Rosière - 75015 Paris, France, 2004. 145p. Illus. 45 ref. Price: EUR 17.50 (including VAT).
Abstract There are more than 20,000 medical salesmen in France. The objective of this cross-sectional epidemiological study was to better understand the risk factors and physical and mental health problems of medical salesmen and to propose practical preventive measures. The study is also of relevance to persons responsible for salespersons in general, including occupational safety and health specialists, in view of the many common aspects that apply to these mobile workers. It was conducted in the form of a self-administered questionnaire returned by 1003 medical salesmen. Interpretation of the questionnaire by occupational physicians focused on the following aspects: hazards during driving; lifestyles and nutrition; stress, anxiety and depression.
Descriptors (primary) pharmaceutical products; occupational diseases; pharmaceutical industry; health hazards; risk factors; sales forces
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; subjective assessment; France; state of health; anxiety; depressive neurosis; stress factors; drivers; conditions of work; personal hygiene; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; nutrition
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Pharmaceutical industry