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Document ID (ISN)110951
CIS number 10-0500
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Allen H., Hyworon Z., Colombi A.
Title Using self-reports of symptom severity to measure and manage workplace depression
Bibliographic information Apr. 2010, Vol.52, No.4, p.363-374. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was examine the impact of depression on health and productivity loss. Structural equation models of health risk appraisal data of 39,097 individuals involving 41 measures of contextual characteristics, depression severity, health and job performance were used. Findings are discussed. The results link depression to large health and productivity deficits. They call for public-private collaboration, parity in mental and physical health benefits, and resource allocation that is proportionate across the depression spectrum and facilitated by symptom severity screening.
Descriptors (primary) work efficiency; sickness absenteeism; depressive neurosis; severity rates
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; statistical evaluation; white-collar workers; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; stress factors; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mental health