Mental and physical well-being in oncology-hematology–unit personnel

Nicola Magnavita, Simona Sica, Alice Mannocci, Giuseppe La Torre, Cristina Sestili, Elisa Ercoli, Antonia Boccia, Gloria Bonaga, Massimo Maurici, Rosaria Alvaro, Alessandro Sili, Claudio Cartoni

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Abstract

Health care workers (HCWs) in university hematology units (UHUs) face high job demand that can have adverse health effects. This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship between some job stressors and health-related quality of life among HCWs of 3 UHUs in Rome. Work-related stress was measured with the Demand–Control Questionnaire; health-related functioning with the mental component score (MCS) and physical component score (PCS) of the Short Form 12 Survey; positivity with the Positivity Scale. Data of 201 respondents were analyzed. Job demand was inversely associated with MCS (p = .05) and PCS (p = .049); job control was directly associated with PCS (p < .001) and MCS (p = .024). A high positivity scale score and high decision latitude score predicted high MCS and PCS. High job demand score predicted low MCS and PCS scores. Reduced job stressors and enhanced positive attitudes can improve HCWs’ health-related quality of life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL &amp; OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • 2300
  • Health personnel
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Toxicology
  • hematology care facilities
  • occupational stress
  • quality of life
  • worker

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