Center for the Promotion of Health for the New England Workplace

Journal Articles

 Associations between Job Stressors and Disease

Aboa-Eboule, C. (2007). Job strain and risk of acute recurrent coronary heart disease events. JAMA 298(14), 1652-1660. (PubMed)

Belkic, K.L., Landsbergis, P.A. et al. (2004). Is job strain a major source of cardiovascular disease risk? Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment, & Health, 30(2), 85-128. (PubMed)

Chandola, T., Britton, A., Brunner, E., Hemingway, H., Malik, M., Kumari, M., Badrick, E., Kivimaki, MA., & Marmot, M. (2008). Work stress and coronary heart disease: What are the mechanisms? European Heart Journal, 29(5), 640-648. (PubMed)

Kivimäki, M., Leino­-Arjas, P., Luukkonen, R., Riihimäki, H.,  Vahtera, J., & Kirjonen J. (2002). Work stress and risk of cardiovascular mortality: Prospective cohort study of industrial employees. BMJ, 325(7369), 857-862. (PubMed)

Krause, N., Brand R.J., Kauhanen, J., Kaplan, G.A., Syme, S.L., Wong, C.C., & Salonen, J.T. (2009). Work time and 11-year progression of carotid atherosclerosis in middle-aged Finnish men. Preventing Chronic Disease, 6(1), A13. (PubMed)

Landsbergis, P.A., Schnall, P.L., Belkic, K.L., Schwartz, J.E., Baker, D., & Pickering, T.E. (2008). Work conditions and masked (hidden) hypertension: Insights into the global epidemic of hypertension.  Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment, & Health, Suppl(6),41-51.

Marmot, M.G., Bosma, H., & Hemingway, H. (1997). Contribution of job control and other risk factors to social variations in coronary heart disease incidence. Lancet, 350, 235–239. (PubMed)

Rosengren, A., Hawken, S., Ounpuu, S., Sliwa, K., Zubaid, M., Almahmeed, W.A., Blackett, K.N., Sitthi-amorn, C., Sato, H., Yusuf, S., INTERHEART investigators. (2004). Association of psychosocial risk factors with risk of acute myocardial infarction in 11119 cases and 13648 controls from 52 countries (the INTERHEART study): Case-control study. Lancet, 364(9438):953-62. (PubMed)

Schnall, P. L., Belkic, K., Landsbergis, P., & Baker, D. (Eds.). (2000). Why the workplace and cardiovascular disease? Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, 15, 1–334. (PubMed)

Siegrist, J. (1996). Adverse health effects of high effort/low reward conditions at work. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 1, 27–43. (PubMed)

Theorell, T. & Karasek, R.A. (1996). Current issues relating to psychosocial job strain and cardiovascular disease research. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 1(1), 9-26. (PubMed)

Associations between Job Stressors and Health Behaviors 

Akerstedt, T., Knutsson, A., Westerholm, P., Theorell, T., Alfredsson, L., & Kecklund, G. (2002). Sleep disturbances, work stress and work hours: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 53(3), 741-8. (PubMed)

Brunner, E.J., Chandola, T., & Marmot, M.G. (2007). Prospective effect of job strain on general and central obesity in the Whitehall II study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 165, 828–37. (PubMed)

Davis, K.D., Goodman, W.B., Pirretti, A.E., & Almeida, D.M. (2008). Nonstandard work schedules, perceived family well-being, and daily stressors. Journal of marriage and the family 70(4), 991-1003. (PubMed)

Ostry, A.S., Radi, S., Louie, A.M., LaMontagne, A.D. (2006). Psychosocial and other working conditions in relation to body mass index in a representative sample of Australian workers. BMC Public Health 6, 53. (PubMed)

Intervention Research on Strategies for Reducing Workplace Stressors    

Anderzen, I., & Arnetz, B.B. (2005). The impact of a prospective survey-based workplace intervention program on employee health, biologic stress markers, and organizational productivity. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 47(7), 671-82. (PubMed)

Goetzel, R.Z., Shechter, D., Ozminkowski, R.J., Marmet, P.F., Tabrizi, M.J., & Roemer, E.C. (2007). Promising practices in employer health and productivity management efforts: Findings from a benchmarking study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 49(2), 111-130. Review. Erratum in: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 49(5), 583. (PubMed)

Grzywacz, J.G., Casey, P.R., & Jones, F.A. (2007). The effects of workplace flexibility on health behaviors: A cross-sectional and logitudinal analysis. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 49(12), 1302-1309. (PubMed)

LaMontagne, A., et al. (2007). Protecting and promoting mental health in the workplace: Developing a systems approach to job stress.  Health Promotion Journal of Australia 18(3), 221-227.(PubMed)

LaMontagne, A.D., Keegel, T., Louie, A.M., Ostry, A., & Landsbergis, P.A. (2007). A systematic review of the job-stress intervention evaluation literature, 1990-2005. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 13, 268-280. (PubMed)