Study objective-Concordant results have been reported in several studies for the effects of job stress on cardiovascular disease, but the potential mechanisms of these effects have seldom been explored.
The aim of this study was therefore to examine, in women and men, the cross sectional relations between psychosocial work variables (psychological demands, decision latitude, and social support) and cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes, overweight, smoking, and alcohol consumption).
Participants-The original cohort comprised 20 625 volunteers (men aged from 40 to 50 and women from 35 to 50) employed by the French Company Electricité De France - Gaz De France and followed up yearly since 1989.
The study was restricted to the 13 226 volunteers in the cohort who were still working and answered a self administered questionnaire on psychosocial work factors in 1995.
Design-Data were based on replies to this questionnaire.
Three psychosocial work environment exposure scores were used to assess psychological demands, decision latitude, and social support at work respectively.
The main outcome measures were the prevalence of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, and diabetes within the previous 12 months, overweight, smoking, and alcohol consumption.
Main results-Psychosocial work factors were significantly associated with hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, overweight, smoking, and alcohol consumption, but not with diabetes. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Condition travail, Aspect social, Stress, Support social, Prise décision, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Activité professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, France, Europe, Etude cohorte, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Working condition, Social aspect, Stress, Social support, Decision making, Cardiovascular disease, Professional activity, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, France, Europe, Cohort study, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0137502
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 21/07/1998.