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"Changing the way we interact with people!"
More strain at work might mean more illness in
old age, according to a new study from Finland.
The study found both physical and mental job strain
were tied to hospital stays later in life.
Mental job strain can come from tight deadlines,
high demands and having little control over one s
work. Physical strain includes sweating, breathlessness
and muscle strain.
"Job strain is something that is individually per-
ceived, so persons working in similar jobs can report
different amounts of job strain," lead researcher
Mikaela von Bonsdorff said. "When talking about
job strain it is important to remember that occasional
feelings of job strain are not necessarily a bad thing,
but persistent high job strain has been identified as
a health hazard."
Recent studies have linked long-term job strain to
lower functioning that lasts into old age, added von
Bonsdorff. She is a gerontology researcher at the
University of Jyväskylä in Finland.
The new findings come from a study of more than
5,000 middle-aged Finnish public sector employees
who were initially surveyed about stress at work in
1981. The researchers combined that information
with data from national hospital records spanning
the next 28 years.
With higher strain in midlife, days in the hospital
tended to increase, especially for physical strain.
For instance, for every 1,000 men with low physical
job strain, about eight days were spent in inpatient
hospital care every year, on average. That compared
to almost 13 days for every 1,000 men with high
physical job strain, according to findings published
in Age and Ageing.
"What was interesting was that these associations
were clear also when we looked at hospital care that
took place after the individuals had turned 65, indi-
cating that these associations were also robust in
older age and not that the association was due to
hospital care that took place immediately after the
baseline assessment of job strain," von Bonsdorff
For both men and women, hospital days increased
as physical strain increased. But for mental strain,
the link was only clear among men.
"Job strain of some sort can occur in basically any
type of employment," Loretta Platts told Reuters
"Although physical job strain is confined to certain
sorts of occupations, such as manual occupations or
low-level service occupations like being an electrician,
caretaker, driver, builder, cleaner, waiter, waitress,
cook or shop assistant," she said.
Platts studies how various factors influence quality
of life after retirement and was not involved in the
"The mechanism might be the development of
musculoskeletal disorders from high physical strain
jobs, which are often irreversible and painful, and
can lead to osteoarthritis, a leading cause of hospital
admissions in older people," Platts said. "In addition,
immobility can be related to weight gain, which in
turn leads to heart failure, high blood pressure and
Mental strain has been linked to heart disease,
another cause of hospital stays. Still, the study can t
prove that job strain causes poor health and more
hospital stays, Platts pointed out.
High-strain jobs might be undesirable for many
people, so it s possible people working those kinds
of jobs were unable to get less stressful jobs for an
unknown, but relevant, reason. That reason could
also be connected to their healthcare use.
YOUR DAILY HEALTH
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It s also possible that 28 years later, the people
spending the most time in hospitals happened to
think more negatively about their work in 1981, she
"This study was only of public sector employees
and came from a country with a very developed wel-
fare state. The consequences for people working in
the private sector and in countries with less generous
welfare states are likely to be worse," Platts said.
Mid-life job stress linked
to later health problems
Overdoing heavy duty work like that being performed by these two members
of the US Navy might lead to more illness in old age.
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