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Alves, M. G., Chor, D., Faerstein, E., Werneck, G. L. and Lopes, C. S. (2009), "Job strain and hypertension in women: Estudo Pro-Saude (Pro-Health Study)", Rev Saude Publica, 43, 5: 893-6.

This study aimed to analyze the association between job strain and hypertension in the female population. A cross-sectional study was performed with 1,819 women who participated in the Estudo Pro-Saude (Pro-Health Study), in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Brazil, between 1999 and 2001. The Brazilian version of the short version of the Job Stress Scale (demand-control model) was used. Overall prevalence of measured hypertension (> or =140/90 mmHg and/or antihypertensive drug use) was 24%. Compared to participants with jobs classified as low strain, adjusted prevalence ratios for hypertension in women who performed passive and active high-strain jobs were, respectively, 0.93 (95% CI: 0.72;1.20), 1.06 (95% CI: 0.86;1.32) and 1.14 (95% CI: 0.88;1.47). Longitudinal analyses should be performed to clarify the role of these work environment psychosocial characteristics as a determinant of hypertension.

Adult Brazil/epidemiology Burnout, Professional Employment/*psychology Female Humans Hypertension/epidemiology/etiology/*psychology Middle Aged Occupational Diseases/epidemiology/*etiology Stress, Psychological/*complications

Alves, Marcia Guimaraes de Mello Chor, Dora Faerstein, Eduardo Werneck, Guilherme L Lopes, Claudia S Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Brazil Revista de saude publica Rev Saude Publica. 2009 Oct;43(5):893-6.