|Document ID (ISN)||106937|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Lusa S., Punakallio A., Luukkonen R., Louhevaara V.
||Factors associated with changes in perceived strain at work among fire-fighters: A 3-year follow-up study
||May 2006, Vol.79, No.5, p.419-426. 30 ref.
||http://www.springerlink.com/content/7707403614760111/fulltext.pdf [in English]
||This study investigated individual and work-related psychosocial factors associated with perceived physical and mental strain among fire-fighters. It was carried out in the form of a 3-year follow-up questionnaire of 632 fire-fighters. The associations were investigated by logistic regression modelling. Accidents were associated with increased perceived physical as well as mental strain (odds ratio (OR) 1.4-2.6). Unfair distribution of work tasks was associated with increased perceived physical strain (OR 8.5). Frequent differences of opinion disturbing work (OR 2.7) and the lack of possibilities for career advancement (OR 4.6) were associated with perceived increased mental strain at work. These results suggest that a variety of measures are needed to reduce the perceived physical and mental strain of fire-fighters.
||fire services; Finland; stress factors; mental workload; physical workload
||occupational accidents; questionnaire survey; psychology and sociology; subjective assessment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces