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Document ID (ISN)77659
CIS number 01-1852
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Thelin A., Stiernstr÷m E.L., Holmberg S.
Title Psychosocial conditions and access to an occupational heath service among farmers
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2000, Vol.6, No.3, p.208-214. 39 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) psychology of medical prevention; social aspects; agriculture; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; psychology and sociology; questionnaire survey; comparative study; workmen's compensation; safety and health institutions; role of insurance institutions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Psychological factors