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Stress-related Absence Among Health Care Employees: A Bio-Psychosocial Perspective.
Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences. Socialmedicin and Center for Environmental Illness and Stress Disorders, CEOS, Uppsala Academic Hospital.
2007 (English)In: European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
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Objective: Stress is one of the leading reasons for sickness absence and especially the health care sector appears to be at risk and this study aimed to identify risk-factors of absence due to stress among health care employees in a cross-sectional study. Methods: 225 health care employees was categorized into two groups based on self-rated sickness absence or not. Questionnaire data and stress sensitive hormones measurements were used. Results: Strong significance between the groups was emphasized for work-related factors, social – and home situation. Stress-related sick leave was explained by unsatisfactory work conditions, social situation and less ability to recover. No statistically significant differences were identified regarding stress-sensitive hormones. Conclusions: Factors on different levels (social, work-site and individual) were found to be predictive for stress-related absence. Unexpected result, despite of the study’s cross-sectional nature, was the non-existing significance between stress hormones and stress-related absence.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11453OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11453DiVA: diva2:39222
Föredrag vid 14 th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology.Available from: 2007-09-14 Created: 2007-09-14

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