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Psychosocial factors at work and sickness absence: results from the French national SUMER survey.
Am J Ind Med 2014; 57(6):695-708AJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study aims at exploring the associations between psychosocial work factors and sickness absence.

METHODS

The sample from the French National Survey SUMER 2010 included 46,962 employees. Sickness absence spells and days within the last year were studied as two outcomes. Psychosocial work factors included psychological demands, decision latitude, social support, reward, working time, and workplace violence variables. Covariates were age, occupation, economic activity, and other occupational exposures.

RESULTS

For both genders, low latitude, low reward, shift work, bullying, and verbal abuse were risk factors of absence spells while long working hours were a protective factor. High demands, low support, and physical violence were risk factors for women. Low support and bullying for both genders, high demands for women, and low reward, long working hours, and physical violence for men increased absence duration.

CONCLUSIONS

This study highlights the importance of psychosocial work factors as risk factors of sickness absence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

INSERM, UMR_S 1136, Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Social Epidemiology, F-75013, Paris, France; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR_S 1136, Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Social Epidemiology, F-75013, Paris, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24639009

Citation

Lesuffleur, Thomas, et al. "Psychosocial Factors at Work and Sickness Absence: Results From the French National SUMER Survey." American Journal of Industrial Medicine, vol. 57, no. 6, 2014, pp. 695-708.
Lesuffleur T, Chastang JF, Sandret N, et al. Psychosocial factors at work and sickness absence: results from the French national SUMER survey. Am J Ind Med. 2014;57(6):695-708.
Lesuffleur, T., Chastang, J. F., Sandret, N., & Niedhammer, I. (2014). Psychosocial factors at work and sickness absence: results from the French national SUMER survey. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 57(6), pp. 695-708. doi:10.1002/ajim.22317.
Lesuffleur T, et al. Psychosocial Factors at Work and Sickness Absence: Results From the French National SUMER Survey. Am J Ind Med. 2014;57(6):695-708. PubMed PMID: 24639009.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychosocial factors at work and sickness absence: results from the French national SUMER survey. AU - Lesuffleur,Thomas, AU - Chastang,Jean-François, AU - Sandret,Nicolas, AU - Niedhammer,Isabelle, Y1 - 2014/03/17/ PY - 2014/02/13/accepted PY - 2014/3/19/entrez PY - 2014/3/19/pubmed PY - 2015/1/3/medline KW - France KW - job stress KW - psychosocial work factors KW - workplace violence, sickness absence SP - 695 EP - 708 JF - American journal of industrial medicine JO - Am. J. Ind. Med. VL - 57 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study aims at exploring the associations between psychosocial work factors and sickness absence. METHODS: The sample from the French National Survey SUMER 2010 included 46,962 employees. Sickness absence spells and days within the last year were studied as two outcomes. Psychosocial work factors included psychological demands, decision latitude, social support, reward, working time, and workplace violence variables. Covariates were age, occupation, economic activity, and other occupational exposures. RESULTS: For both genders, low latitude, low reward, shift work, bullying, and verbal abuse were risk factors of absence spells while long working hours were a protective factor. High demands, low support, and physical violence were risk factors for women. Low support and bullying for both genders, high demands for women, and low reward, long working hours, and physical violence for men increased absence duration. CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the importance of psychosocial work factors as risk factors of sickness absence. SN - 1097-0274 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24639009/Psychosocial_factors_at_work_and_sickness_absence:_results_from_the_French_national_SUMER_survey_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22317 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -