Work and stress

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Explain Marmot et al's study on workload and control
7000 civil servants did questionnaire on workload, control and social support. tested for signs of cardiovascular disease, reassed 5 years later. no link high workload and illness, low control =more likely to develope heart disease
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Evaluate Marmot et al's study
good: Kivimaki-meta-analysis showed high job strain 50% more likely to develope CHD supports work stress impact on health. bad-other factors, indirect cause of heart disease, work enviroment dynamic so results invalid, Johnason aspects of workload
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What was Johnasson's study?
compared levels of adrenaline in urine of finishers and maintence workers at swedish saw mill. finishers have repetitive, continous attention and high responsiblity jobs=most adrenaline and higher illness rates
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good: Kivimaki-meta-analysis showed high job strain 50% more likely to develope CHD supports work stress impact on health. bad-other factors, indirect cause of heart disease, work enviroment dynamic so results invalid, Johnason aspects of workload

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