|Document ID (ISN)||110264|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Boscolo P., Di Donato A., Di Giampaolo L., Forcella L., Reale M., Dadorante V., Alparone F., Pagliaro S., Kouri M., Magrini A., Fattorini E.
||Blood natural killer activity is reduced in men with occupational stress and job insecurity working in a university
||May 2009, Vol.82, No.6, p.787-794. Illus. 30 ref.
||The objective of this study was to examine the immune response to job strain and insecurity among men working in an Italian university. Anxiety, job strain, job insecurity and subjective symptoms were measured by questionnaires. Blood NK cytotoxic activity was determined by an in vitro method and lymphocyte subpopulations by flow-cytometry analysis. Library workers aged over 40 showed higher values of job strain, anxiety and subjective symptoms and lower blood NK activity. Young temporary employees also had reduced blood NK activity. Other findings are discussed. It is concluded that not only anxiety and depression but also high levels of job strain and/or insecurity may present risks to health by reducing blood NK activity.
||lymphocytes; male workers; Italy; educational institutions; terms of employment; cytotoxic effects; immunity; risk factors; stress factors
||symptoms; anxiety; psychology of work organization; age-linked differences; in vitro experiments; temporary workers; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Greece; Italy|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Mental stress and burnout
Teaching and educational institutions