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.
|Journal||Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Jun 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health