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Document ID (ISN)110046
CIS number 09-1010
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lee M.S., Paek D., Eum K.D., Siegrist J., Li J., Lee H.E., Cho S.I.
Title Paternal work stress and prolonged time to pregnancy
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, Vol.82, No.2, p.209-216. Illus. 53 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to explore an association between psychosocial stress at work in married men and their spouses' prolonged time to pregnancy (TTP). All married male workers of a large Korean petrochemical enterprise and their wives fulfilling the selection criteria were included. Data were available from 322 couples. Psychosocial stress at work was measured by the effort-reward imbalance questionnaire. In the chronically stressed group, delayed TTP was associated with an elevated imbalance between effort and reward (OR 0.47). A similar but somewhat weaker effect was found for the overall group (OR 0.67).
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; male workers; petrochemical industry; spermatogenic disturbances; stress factors; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) Korea, Republic of; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey; benzene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; Germany; Korea, Republic of
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Diseases of the reproductive system
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Petrochemical industry
Psychological factors
Psychology of work organization
Chemical industry
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures