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Document ID (ISN)110261
CIS number 09-1398
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kim H.C., Park S.G., Min K.B., Yoon K.J.
Title Depressive symptoms and self-reported occupational injury in small and medium-sized companies
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.82, No.6, p.715-721. 37 ref.
Internet access 09-1398.pdf [in English]
Abstract To determine whether depressive symptoms had an effect on the risk of occupational accidents, a survey of 1350 workers at 44 small and medium enterprises in Korea was carried out by means of questionnaires. A first survey requested information regarding personal characteristics, work characteristics, and depressive symptoms; the second questionnaire queried participants about occupational injuries (including minor scratches or cuts) experienced in the previous four months. Risk ratios (RRs) of injuries were calculated through Poisson regression analysis. After adjustment for demographic factors, the RRs were 1.75 and 2.68 in men and women, respectively. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; small enterprises; risk factors; injuries; depressive neurosis
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Korea, Republic of; symptoms; frequency rates; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKorea, Republic of
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises
Mental health