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Occupational imbalance and the role of perceived stress in predicting stress-related disorders

Håkansson, Carita LU and Ahlborg, Gunnar (2017) In Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy p.1-10
Abstract

Background: Stress-related disorders are the main reason for sick leave in many European countries. The aim of the present study was to explore whether perceived occupational imbalance predicts stress-related disorders, potential gender differences, and to explore the mediating role of perceived stress. Method: Longitudinal data on 2223 employees in a public organization in Sweden were collected by surveys, and analyzed by logistic regression. Results: Occupational imbalance predicted stress-related disorders among both women and men. However, what aspects of occupational imbalance which predicted stress-related disorders differ by gender. Perceived stress was not a mediator in these associations. Conclusion and significance: How women... (More)

Background: Stress-related disorders are the main reason for sick leave in many European countries. The aim of the present study was to explore whether perceived occupational imbalance predicts stress-related disorders, potential gender differences, and to explore the mediating role of perceived stress. Method: Longitudinal data on 2223 employees in a public organization in Sweden were collected by surveys, and analyzed by logistic regression. Results: Occupational imbalance predicted stress-related disorders among both women and men. However, what aspects of occupational imbalance which predicted stress-related disorders differ by gender. Perceived stress was not a mediator in these associations. Conclusion and significance: How women and men perceived their occupational balance affected the risk of stress-related disorders. The results may be used to develop effective strategies to decrease stress-related disorders.

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Burnout, exhaustion disorder, human activities, psychological stress
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Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
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10 pages
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Taylor & Francis
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1103-8128
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10.1080/11038128.2017.1298666
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  author       = {Håkansson, Carita and Ahlborg, Gunnar},
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  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
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  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  title        = {Occupational imbalance and the role of perceived stress in predicting stress-related disorders},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11038128.2017.1298666},
  year         = {2017},
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