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Document ID (ISN)78685
CIS number 02-978
ISSN - Serial title 0300-0559 - Revue de médecine du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Royfe M.H., Tichadou P.
Title Stress and depressive state among sales representatives - Job-health relationship - Cross-sectional survey (1998)
Original title Stress et état dépressif chez les professionnels de la vente - Relations santé - travail - Enquête transversale (1998) [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 2000, Vol.XXVII, No.2, p.89-91. 18 ref.
Abstract This cross-sectional study on stress levels and depressive symptoms involved 220 sales representatives and 220 controls in non-sales occupations. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire enabling the quantification of the levels of anxiety and depression, a questionnaire on occupational activities and a medical examination. Results showed that 35% of the sales representatives suffered from anxiety, and 8% exhibited occasionally severe depressive symptoms. Among controls, the level of anxiety was lower by 15 points and no serious depressive symptoms were observed. However, the study did not enable the identification of specific causal factors.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; anxiety; stress factors; sales forces; depressive neurosis
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; symptoms; questionnaire survey; industrial physicians; stress evaluation; medical examinations; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Mental health