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Work-Related Psychosocial Stress as a Risk Factor for Asthma, Allergy, and Respiratory Infections in the Swedish Workforce
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
2014 (English)In: Psychological Reports, ISSN 0033-2941, Vol. 114, no 2, 377-389 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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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.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225091DOI: 10.2466/15.14.PR0.114k20w3ISI: 000334591700005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225091DiVA: diva2:719992
Available from: 2014-05-27 Created: 2014-05-27 Last updated: 2014-05-27Bibliographically approved

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