The aim of the study was to determine the number and nature of perceived harmful work conditions and perceived work-related symptoms among employed Finns by sex and socioeconomic group.
The associations between perceived harmful work conditions and perceived symptoms were also investigated.
Knowledge of perceived work-related ill health can serve as a basis for health promotion at work.
In a computer-assisted telephone interview of 2744 salaried employees and wage-earners, the respondents were asked about perceived harmful work conditions as well as perceived health complaints, and their relatedness to work.
At least one harmful factor at work was reported by 94% of the respondents, and half of them reported more than three such factors.
The most commonly occurring harmful factors were increased work pace, mental demand, repetitive movements, and noise.
Of the symptoms perceived as work-related, musculoskeletal symptoms were the most common.
They were reported by 44% of the respondents, followed by mental symptoms (26%), psychosomatic symptoms (19%), and respiratory or sensory symptoms (15%). Both the reporting of perceived harmful work factors and perceived work-related symptoms varied by socioeconomic group and sex. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Travailleur, Autoperception, Maladie, Condition travail, Santé, Milieu professionnel, Exposition professionnelle, Facteur risque, Sexe, Statut socioéconomique, Epidémiologie, Finlande, Europe, Médecine travail, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Worker, Self perception, Disease, Working condition, Health, Occupational environment, Occupational exposure, Risk factor, Sex, Socioeconomic status, Epidemiology, Finland, Europe, Occupational medicine, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0441045
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 03/02/1998.