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Document ID (ISN)109223
CIS number 09-230
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Osinubi O.Y.O., Gandhi S.K., Ohman-Strickland P., Boglarsky C., Fiedler N., Kipen H., Robson M.
Title Organizational factors and office workers' health after the World Trade Center terrorist attacks: Long-term physical symptoms, psychological distress, and work productivity
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.50, No.2, p.112-125. 45 ref.
Abstract To assess if organizational factors were predictors of workers' health and productivity after the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks, a questionnaire survey was conducted among 750 workers, comparing those that had direct exposures to the WTC attacks (south of Canal Street workers) with those less directly exposed (north of Canal Street workers). South of Canal Street workers reported headache and cough more frequently than north of Canal Street workers. Organizational culture was an independent predictor of cough and job stress, and job stress was an independent predictor of on-the-job productivity losses.
Descriptors (primary) work efficiency; state of health; terrorism; mental health; office work; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) USA; sickness absenteeism; migraine; stress factors; psychology and sociology; questionnaire survey; case-control study; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Psychology and sociology
Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychological factors
Office work
Psychology of work organization
Violence and terrorism