A recent TCTMD article, “Psychosocial Stressors in White-Collar Jobs Up CHD Risk in Men”, produced by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, interviewed our very own Paul Landsbergis, PhD, MPH about the impact of psychosocial stressors on heart health.
The study, published online this week in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found significant relationships between both job strain and effort-reward imbalance (ERI) and coronary heart disease among men who were followed for 18 years.
Dr. Landsbergis speculated that, “had the study been able to include a wider range of working conditions, it likely would have identified significant associations between stressors and CHD risk in women.”
Additionally, he noted, “there are many other work stressors out there—long work hours, bullying, discrimination, harassment, and work family conflict… perhaps if they had additional measures of other stressors, they might have found stronger associations.”
To learn more from Dr. Landsbergis’ great work, check out our Healthy Work Strategies page.