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Document ID (ISN)73606
CIS number 99-1743
ISSN - Serial title 0300-5771 - International Journal of Epidemiology
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ooi P.L., Goh K.T.
Title Sick building syndrome: An emerging stress-related disorder?
Bibliographic information 1997, Vol.26, No.6, p.1243-1249. 40 ref.
Abstract A case-control study used data from confidential questionnaires to assess symptoms and perception of the physical and psychosocial environment among 2,160 subjects in 67 offices. Working conditions were also inspected and indoor air quality monitored. An incremental trend in prevalence of sick building syndrome was found among office workers who reported high levels of physical and mental stress, and decreasing climate of co-operation. This association was confirmed after multivariate adjustment for significant personal and environmental exposure factors. The study confirmed stress to be a significant and independent determinant of the health complaints, and that symptoms compatible with the sick building syndrome were, in many cases, stress-related. Topics: case-control study; CRT display terminals; neuropsychic stress; office work; questionnaire survey; risk factors; sick building syndrome; social aspects; subjective assessment; thermal comfort.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; risk factors; sick building syndrome; office work
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; thermal comfort; social aspects; questionnaire survey; case-control study; visual display terminals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Office work
Sick building syndrome