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Document ID (ISN)112034
CIS number 11-0668
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bojar I., Humeniuk E., Owoc A., Wierzba W., Wojtyła A.
Title Exposing women to workplace stress factors as a risk factor for developing arterial hypertension
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.18, p.175-182. 44 ref.
Internet access Exposing_women.pdf [in English]
Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate women's exposure to stress-inducing factors at work, to define the extent of the problem and to assess the impact of occupational activity on arterial pressure. The research was conducted on four professional groups of women: working in agriculture, in clerical jobs, as seamstresses and as medical representatives in a region of Poland. A total number of 416 women were examined, aged 30-40 years, who had not been previously treated due to arterial hypertension. The women under examination had their arterial blood pressure measured twice on a working day and responded to a questionnaire on work and stress. High levels of subjective stress were observed for all groups. Strong correlations were found between subjective stress levels and arterial pressure among medical representatives and office workers. No significant dependencies were found between stress and socio-demographic variables. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; hypertension; psychology of work organization; women; stress factors; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) office work; questionnaire survey; tailors, dressmakers and hatters; agriculture; pharmaceutical industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychology of work organization
Cardiovascular diseases