Are trends in work and health conditions interrelated? A study of Swedish hospital employees in the 1990s.
2005 (English)In: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, ISSN 1076-8998, E-ISSN 1939-1307, Vol. 10, no 2, 110-120 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Swedish hospital personnel were followed over an 8-year period, characterized by staff redundancies and restructuring processes. Self-rated and administrative data sets from 1994 to 2001 allowed for studying long-term consequences of organizational instability for staff health and work conditions. The aim was to identify, on a work-unit level, trends in work and health conditions and their interdependence. Regression analysis showed a downward trend in mental health and an upward trend in long-term sick leave. Increasing trends of work demands were accompanied by deteriorating mental health, and decreasing time to plan work showed the strongest association with increasing long-term sick leave. Job satisfaction and support were decreasing. A stable short-term sick leave rate over years related to lack of support.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Washington: American Psychological Association (APA), 2005. Vol. 10, no 2, 110-120 p.
occupational health, sickness absence, care, reorganization, organization, expansion, personnel, cohort
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Applied Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-120430DOI: 10.1037/1076-8918.104.22.168ISI: 000241535700003PubMedID: 15826222OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-120430DiVA: diva2:933278