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Document ID (ISN)112007
CIS number 11-0662
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Karasek R., Collins S., Clays E., Bortkiewicz A., Ferrario M.
Title Description of a large-scale study design to assess work-stress-disease associations for cardiovascular disease
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2010, Vol.23, No.3, p.293-312. Illus. 56 ref.
Internet access Description_of_a_large-scale_study.pdf [in English]
Abstract This article argues that a new level of studies is needed to answer a series of important questions about the expanding global chronic disease burden for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and for related conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity. A proposed outline for such studies is presented, based on Stress-Disequilibrium Theory (SDT) hypotheses, building on analytic tools developed for the assessment of stress-related exhaustion effects and chronic disease risks from Heart Rate Variability (HRV) research studies. The study design is multi-stage, spanning across several levels of disease-related de-regulation, and addressing co-morbidity of the conditions themselves. It is meant to span across a broad social population at all levels and would probably be multi-site, involving several countries, to yield the larger sample increased power for finding associations with the psychological effects of work.
Descriptors (primary) metabolic diseases; obesity; diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular diseases; stress factors; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiology; psychology of work organization; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Psychology of work organization