|Document ID (ISN)||109643|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Harling M., Strehmel P., Schablon A., Nienhaus A.
||Psychosocial stress, demoralization and the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and medical drugs by veterinarians
||Feb. 2009, Vol.4, No.4, 11p. 35 ref.
||http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-4-4.pdf [in English]
||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.
||narcotics; drug dependence; alcoholism; smoking; risk factors; mental health; veterinary services; stress factors; motivation
||Germany; statistical evaluation; cross-sectional study; psychology and sociology
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Mental stress and burnout
Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Alcohol and drug abuse