|Document ID (ISN)||77659|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Thelin A., Stiernstr÷m E.L., Holmberg S.
||Psychosocial conditions and access to an occupational heath service among farmers
||July-Sep. 2000, Vol.6, No.3, p.208-214. 39 ref.
||To determine whether membership in an occupational health service programme is linked to psychosocial risk factors, a study was conducted on 364 farmers or persons engaged in agriculture affiliated to occupational health care services, and 548 non-affiliated. The study was based on information collected via questionnaires and standardized interviews. There were clear differences in psychosocial patterns between the groups. Those with occupational health care were more frequently married, and had more education and more social contacts than did those without such care. Eating times were more regular and meals were better in those with occupational health care. Karasek-Theorell's indices for psychological demands and decision latitude at work were also higher in this group. Better-educated farmers and those with larger farms were more often members of an occupational health care programme. In addition, this group had fewer psychosocial risk factors.
||psychology of medical prevention; social aspects; agriculture; risk factors
||Sweden; psychology and sociology; questionnaire survey; comparative study; workmen's compensation; safety and health institutions; role of insurance institutions
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors