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Mental health and work in a national survey of farm managers in the United States.

Authors
Alterman-T; Li-J; Steege-A; Petersen-M; Muntaner-C
Source
Int J Psychol 2008 Jul; 43(3-4):779
NIOSHTIC No.
20035045
Abstract
This study examines associations between mental health and working from a nationally representative survey of farm managers in the United States. The General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-20), a screening instrument used in many languages and settings to indicate severity of depression and anxiety, was administered. Logistic regression models showed that physical health, cutting down on work activity due to emotional or physical problems, considering oneself disabled, emergency room visits, and hospital stays were associated with GHQ scores. These associations did not differ with race, ethnicity, or gender. Mental health should be considered an important component of occupational health.
Keywords
Mental-fatigue; Mental-health; Mental-processes; Mental-stress; Psychological-adaptation; Psychological-factors; Psychological-processes; Psychological-responses; Psychological-stress; Work-environment; Work-practices; Worker-health; Workplace-studies; Farmers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Surveillance-programs
CODEN
IJPSBB
Publication Date
20080725
Document Type
Abstract
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781841698601
Issue of Publication
3-4
ISSN
0020-7594
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Source Name
International Journal of Psychology
State
OH
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