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Longitudinal determinants of energy levels in knowledge workers
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7173-4333
2014 (English)In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ISSN 1076-2752, E-ISSN 1536-5948, Vol. 56, no 1, 79-85 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: Increasingly, workers in the service, welfare, and health care sectors suffer adverse effects (ie, depression, burnout, etc) of "low-energy syndromes." Less is known about energy-based outcomes among knowledge workers. This study aimed to identify determinants of self-rated energy in knowledge workers and examine how these determinants change over time.

METHODS: In collaboration with a large union and employer federation, 317 knowledge workers in Sweden responded to the health and productivity survey three times.

RESULTS: At each assessment, worry, satisfaction with eating habits, and work-effectiveness were predictive of energy levels; however, only work-effectiveness covaried with energy over time.

CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that perceived work-effectiveness is an important factor in preventing knowledge workers from experiencing "low-energy syndromes." Lifestyle factors also play a role. Therefore, multifaceted interventions for increasing energy are needed.

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2014. Vol. 56, no 1, 79-85 p.
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221575DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000029ISI: 000336246200011PubMedID: 24351892OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-221575DiVA: diva2:709538
Available from: 2014-04-02 Created: 2014-04-02 Last updated: 2016-08-17Bibliographically approved

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