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Title: The Influence of Domestic Overload on the Association between Job Strain and Ambulatory Blood Pressure among Female Nursing Workers
Authors: Portela, Luciana Fernandes
Rotenberg, Lúcia
Almeida, Ana Luiza Pereira
Landsbergis, Paul
Griep, Rosane Härter
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação em Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação em Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação em Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
State University of New York. Downstate Medical Center. School of Public Health. Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação em Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: Evidence suggests that the workplace plays an important etiologic role in blood pressure (BP) alterations. Associations in female samples are controversial, and the domestic environment is hypothesized to be an important factor in this relationship. This study assessed the association between job strain and BP within a sample of female nursing workers, considering the potential role of domestic overload. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a group of 175 daytime workers who wore an ambulatory BP monitor for 24 h during a working day. Mean systolic and diastolic BP were calculated. Job strain was evaluated using the Demand-Control Model. Domestic overload was based on the level of responsibility in relation to four household tasks and on the number of beneficiaries. After adjustments no significant association between high job strain and BP was detected. Stratified analyses revealed that women exposed to both domestic overload and high job strain had higher systolic BP at home. These results indicate a possible interaction between domestic overload and job strain on BP levels and revealed the importance of domestic work, which is rarely considered in studies of female workers.
Keywords: Blood pressure
Ambulatory
Job strain
Women
Work
Gender
Health
keywords: Ambulatório
Pressão sanguínea
Mulheres
Trabalho
Gênero
Saúde
Estresse no trabalho
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: PORTELA, Luciana Fernandes; et al. The Influence of Domestic Overload on the Association between Job Strain and Ambulatory Blood Pressure among Female Nursing Workers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, v.10, p.6397-6408, 2013.
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph10126397
ISSN: 1660-4601
Copyright: open access
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