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Document ID (ISN)109643
CIS number 09-732
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Harling M., Strehmel P., Schablon A., Nienhaus A.
Title Psychosocial stress, demoralization and the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and medical drugs by veterinarians
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.4, No.4, 11p. 35 ref.
Internet access http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-4-4.pdf [in English]
Abstract In this cross-sectional study, the association between psychosocial stress, demoralization and the consumption of psychotropic substances in veterinarians was examined using data from a sample of 1,060 subjects having responded to a questionnaire. Multiple logistic regression models were used to determine risk factors for psychosocial stress, demoralization, tobacco consumption, alcohol consumption and regular medical drug intake. Practicing veterinarians are more frequently affected by psychosocial stress and have a greater risk of alcohol or drug consumption than veterinarians working in a non-clinical area (government services, industry). The findings support the hypothesis of complex interrelationships between psychosocial stress, demoralization and the consumption of psychotropic substances in the veterinary profession.
Descriptors (primary) narcotics; drug dependence; alcoholism; smoking; risk factors; mental health; veterinary services; stress factors; motivation
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; statistical evaluation; cross-sectional study; psychology and sociology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Smoking
Health care services
Psychological factors
Psychology of work organization
Alcohol and drug abuse