|Document ID (ISN)||73606|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0300-5771 - International Journal of Epidemiology
|Convention or series no.
||Ooi P.L., Goh K.T.
||Sick building syndrome: An emerging stress-related disorder?
||1997, Vol.26, No.6, p.1243-1249. 40 ref.
||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.
||neuropsychic stress; risk factors; sick building syndrome; office work
||subjective assessment; thermal comfort; social aspects; questionnaire survey; case-control study; visual display terminals
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Singapore|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout
Sick building syndrome