|Document ID (ISN)||78729|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Gershon R.R.M., Lin S., Li X.
||Work stress in aging police officers
||Feb. 2002, Vol.44, No.2, p.160-167. 54 ref.
||To study the impact of psychosocial work stress on the health and well-being of aging workers, work stress, coping strategies and stress-related health outcomes were assessed and characterized in a sample of 105 police officers aged 50 years and older. The most important risk factors associated with perceived work stress were maladaptive coping behaviours such as excessive drinking or problem gambling (odds ratio (OR), 4.95) exposure to critical incidents such as shootings (OR 3.84), anxiety (OR 6.84), depression (OR 9.27), somatization (OR 5.74), posttraumatic stress symptoms (OR 2.89), symptoms of "burnout" (OR 5.93), chronic back pain (OR 3.55), alcohol abuse (OR 3.24) and inappropriately aggressive behaviour (OR 4.00). These data suggest that older workers in high-stress jobs may be at increased risk for work stress-related health problems, especially if they rely on risky health behaviours to cope with stress.
||older workers; police forces; risk factors; neuropsychic stress
||alcoholism; depressive neurosis; human behaviour; violence; backache; hazard evaluation; statistical evaluation; mental health
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout
Alcohol and drug abuse
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Violence and terrorism