ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)112227
CIS number 11-0813
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alles°e K., Hundrup Y.A., Thomsen J.F., Osler M.
Title Psychosocial work environment and risk of ischaemic heart disease in women: The Danish Nurse Cohort Study
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.67, No.5, p.318-322. 31 ref.
Internet access Psychosocial_work_environment.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of work pressure and job influence on the development of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) in women. Subjects were the 12,116 women aged 45-64 years participating in the Danish Nurse Cohort Study, who responded to a questionnaire in 1993 and who were followed by individual linkage in the National Register of Hospital Discharges to the beginning of 2008. Work pressure, job influence, occupational characteristics, demographic factors and known biological and behavioural risk factors for IHD were collected at baseline. During follow-up, 580 participants were hospitalised with IHD. In the fully adjusted model, nurses who reported work pressure to be much too high had a 1.4-fold increased risk of incident IHD compared with nurses who reported work pressure to be suitable. A tendency towards a dose-response effect was found. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; coronary diseases; psychology of work organization; women; nursing personnel; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) ischaemia; mental workload; questionnaire survey; cohort study; age-linked differences; dose-response relationship
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychology of work organization
Cardiovascular diseases
Health care services