Work-Related Psychosocial Stress as a Risk Factor for Asthma, Allergy, and Respiratory Infections in the Swedish Workforce
2014 (English)In: Psychological Reports, ISSN 0033-2941, Vol. 114, no 2, 377-389 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study examined the association between work-related psychosocial stress and asthma, atopy, and respiratory infections. 532 randomly selected occupationally active people (272 men, 260 women; M age = 41 yr., SD = 13) in Sweden participated. Information on history of asthma, atopy, and respiratory infections was collected by a postal self-report questionnaire. Work stress was assessed based on the demands-control-support model. Current asthma and respiratory infections were associated with work-related psychosocial stress. When stratified for sex, these associations were only found in men. Associations between low control, low support, and current asthma were found among young participants (<40 years), whereas among older participants (>40 years) low supervisor support was associated with frequent respiratory infections.
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2014. Vol. 114, no 2, 377-389 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225091DOI: 10.2466/15.14.PR0.114k20w3ISI: 000334591700005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225091DiVA: diva2:719992