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Document ID (ISN)68378
CIS number 97-347
ISSN - Serial title 0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Johnson J.V., Stewart W., Hall E.M., Fredlund P., Theorell T.
Title Long-term psychosocial work environment and cardiovascular mortality among Swedish men
Bibliographic information Mar. 1996, Vol.86, No.3, p.324-331. 66 ref.
Abstract This study examined the effect of cumulative exposure to work organization (psychological demands, work control and social support) on prospectively measured cardiovascular disease mortality risk. A sample of 22,517 Swedish males was followed over a 14-year follow-up period and 521 deaths from cardiovascular disease were identified. A nested case-control design was used. Work environment exposure scores were assigned to cases and controls by linking lifetime job histories with a job exposure matrix. In the final multi-variable analysis, workers with low work control had a relative risk of 1.83 for cardiovascular mortality. Workers with combined exposure to low control and low support had a relative risk of 2.62 . The conclusions were that long-term exposure to low work control is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease mortality.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; occupational psychology; social aspects; cardiovascular diseases; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; long-term study; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden; USA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout