Do health checks cause stress ?
Data are reported concerning social responses to health checks in an occupational setting.
Previous research has suggested that screening may be a stressful experience.
This, in turn, has contributed to a degree of scepticism about the value of health checking.
No evidence was found in the present study to support the proposition that health checks cause such responses.
It is shown that health checks prompt recipients to try to engage in health promoting behavioural changes.
The study was a randomized controlled trial of 1,371 persons employed in a large engineering factory in the West of Scotland.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bilan santé, Contrôle, Milieu professionnel, Coping, Comportement, Stress, Employé, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Promotion santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical check up, Check, Occupational environment, Coping, Behavior, Stress, Employee, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Health promotion
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0414050
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 22/03/2000.