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The impact of work-family conflict on maternal health after childbirth.

Authors
Feda-DM; Grice-MM; McGovern-PM
Source
Proceedings of the Second Annual Women's Health Research Conference, September 26, 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, 2005 Sep; :32
NIOSHTIC No.
20033179
Abstract
Purpose: This study examined work/family conflict on the health of new mothers, using data from the Maternal Postpartum Health Study. Methods: In 2001, 817 Minnesota women were recruited while hospitalized for childbirth. Maternal physical and mental health were measured with the Short Form (SF)-12. Multivariate models were used to estimate associations between employment, personal factors, work-family conflict and health at 12 weeks postpartum. Results: High levels of job-spill resulted in lower mental health scores (3.44, SE = 0.93; p = 0.0002) but had no important impact on physical health. Medium and high home-spill levels revealed a dose-response relationship of lower mental health scores when compared to low home-spill levels (-2.58, SE = 0.68, p = 0.0002 & -6.38, SE = 1.64, p = 0.0001). Co-worker support strongly impacted physical health. Conclusion: Job-spill and home-spill resulted in a negative impact on mental health and minimal impact on physical health.
Keywords
Employee-health; Demographic-characteristics; Women; Mental-health; Fatigue; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Physiological-measurements; Psychological-stress; Psychological-fatigue; Sociological-factors
Publication Date
20050926
Document Type
Abstract; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2005
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R18-OH-003605; Grant-Number-T42-OH-008434
Priority Area
Work Environment and Workforce: Organization of Work
Source Name
Proceedings of the Second Annual Women's Health Research Conference, September 26, 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota
State
MN
Performing Organization
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
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