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Document ID (ISN)106072
CIS number 07-227
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barzilai-Pesach V., Sheiner E.K., Sheiner E., Potashnik G., Shoham-Vardi I.
Title The effect of women's occupational psychologic stress on outcome of fertility treatments
Bibliographic information Jan. 2006, Vol.48, No.1, p.56-61. 29 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the association between women's occupational stress and the outcome of fertility treatments. A prospective cohort study was performed, involving a group of 75 working women who had attended fertility clinics in 1999 and 2000. Data on burnout, job strain and job satisfaction were collected by means of a structured questionnaire. Workload was assessed by the number of working hours and the existence of shift work. Women who perceived their job as more demanding were less likely to conceive (relative risk (RR) 0.6). Among women who conceived after receiving a fertility treatment, the actual workload measured in terms of hours worked per week was found to be significantly associated with a lower likelihood to successfully complete a pregnancy (RR 0.3).
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; women; stress factors; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) Israel; shift work; conditions of work; hours of work; hospitals; questionnaire survey; cohort study; workload assessment; abortion
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIsrael
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures