Job Stress and Cardiometabolic Lifestyle Modification Behaviors Among Workers in High-risk and Low-risk Workplaces

Jiyeon Jung, Jina Choo, Sooyeon Park, Jihyun Moon, Songwhi Noh

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: There is scarce evidence revealing an association between job stress and cardiometabolic lifestyle modification behaviors among workers. METHODS: A cross-sectional, correlation study was conducted among workers in high-risk and low-risk workplaces by work characteristics. RESULTS: Workers in high-risk workplaces had significantly higher job stress levels than low-risk workplaces. Higher job stress was significantly associated with lower cardiometabolic lifestyle modification behaviors (β = -0.14, P = .001). This significant association was evident only for high-risk workplaces in total job stress (β = -0.16, P = .001), including job demand (β = -0.16, P = .005) and job insecurity (β = -0.11, P = .026). CONCLUSIONS: Strategies for alleviating job stress should be prioritized to high-risk workplaces, and these efforts may concomitantly contribute to cardiometabolic risk reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e346-e351
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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