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Document ID (ISN)108523
CIS number 08-1238
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hayasaka Y., Nakamura K., Yamamoto M., Sasaki S.
Title Work environment and mental health status assessed by the general health questionnaire in female Japanese doctors
Bibliographic information Dec. 2007, Vol.45, No.6, p.781-786. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract This study aimed to determine factors in the work environment influencing mental health status among female doctors in Japan. An anonymous survey questionnaire was mailed to 587 female doctors, and 367 (62.5%) responded. The survey included questions on their age and marital status, together with work-related information on their speciality, affiliated medical facility, position, type of employment, work schedule and night duty. The thirty-item version of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-30) was used to examine psychological distress. A total of 169 (46.1%) subjects met criteria for having psychological distress. Bivariate analysis showed that age, marital status, medical facility, position, working time and working at night were associated with the GHQ-30 score. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; state of health; psychology of work organization; mental health; women; health care personnel; stress factors; risk factors; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; night work; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey; age-linked differences; hours of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors