|Document ID (ISN)||106072|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Barzilai-Pesach V., Sheiner E.K., Sheiner E., Potashnik G., Shoham-Vardi I.
||The effect of women's occupational psychologic stress on outcome of fertility treatments
||Jan. 2006, Vol.48, No.1, p.56-61. 29 ref.
||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).
||antifertility effects; women; stress factors; psychology of work organization
||Israel; shift work; conditions of work; hours of work; hospitals; questionnaire survey; cohort study; workload assessment; abortion
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Israel|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Psychology of work organization
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures