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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 5
First page : ( 1424) Last page : ( 1429)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2019.01131.8

Job Stress and Stroke among Employees in Thailand: Preliminary Findings from a Case-Control Study

Tienthong Thanate1,2, Kaewboonchoo Orawan2,*, Boonyamalik Plernpit2, Jian Li3, Kaveeta Chitapa4, Sanongdej Wanna5

1Master Degree Student, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand

2Department of Public, Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand

3Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Centre for Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Düsseldorf, Germany

4Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University

5Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Mahidol University

*Corresponding author: Orawan Kaewboonchoo, Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, 420/1 Ratchawithi Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400, E-mail: orawan.kae@mahidol.ac.th

Online published on 4 June, 2019.

Abstract

Stroke is considered a vital public health issues on the global, Thailand including. Thailand has a higher tendency for stroke and comes across the working age numerically. This case control study was conducted to study the association between job stress and stroke. The cases are twenty first-time stroke patients within a one-month period. The controls are twenty working age people who have never admitted to stroke. Pairmatched with gender, age and work characteristics between cases and controls are used to select the samples. The subjects in both groups must have had work experience for at least 6 months before admitting to stroke. The job demand control model is used to evaluate the job stress. Association between stroke and job stress is analyzed using logistic regression statistics. The result reveals that subjects with high job demands were 3.36 times more likely to develop stroke than those with low job demands (OR=3.36, 95% CI=1.03–11.12) after adjusting for age, marital status, education, smoking, alcohol drinking, exercise, hypertension, and BMI.

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Keywords

Job stress, job demand, job control, stroke, working age, Thailand.

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