|Document ID (ISN)||76598|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Bourbonnais R., Mondor M.
||Job strain and sickness absence among nurses in the Province of Quebec
||Feb. 2001, Vol.39, No.2, p.194-202. 40 ref.
||The objective of this longitudinal study was to determine whether nurses exposed to occupational stress had a higher incidence of sick leave. Data on short-term sick and certified sick leaves were collected for 1,793 nurses for a 20-month period. A job content questionnaire was used to measure psychological demands, job decision latitude, and social support at work. Short-term sick leaves were associated with job strain (incidence density ratio (IDR) = 1.20) and with low social support at work (IDR = 1.26). Certified sick leaves were also significantly associated with low social support at work (IDR = 1.27 for all diagnoses and IDR = 1.78 for mental health diagnoses). Results support the association between stress and short-term sick leaves. The association with certified sick leaves is also significant for subgroups of nurses with specific job characteristics.
||sickness absenteeism; hospitals; women; stress factors; health care personnel
||Canada; Quebec; human factors; social aspects; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; mental health
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Health care services
Mental stress and burnout