Work Stressors and Coronary Risk: Two Perspectives
Epidemiological results concerning job characteristics and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) are still contradictory or at least ambiguous. Thus their predictive power in explaining new cases of CHD in combination with traditional coronary risk factors is limited. This dilemma is partly due to the fact that poorly differentiated status indicators are applied instead of meaningful characteristics of work and occupation. Too often, oversimplified indicators of workers at risk produce contradictory findings due to opposite effects of single characteristics.
KeywordsCoronary Heart Disease Middle Management Unskilled Worker Coronary Risk Factor Decision Latitude
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