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Mental health and work in a national survey of farm managers in the United States.
Alterman-T; Li-J; Steege-A; Petersen-M; Muntaner-C
Int J Psychol 2008 Jul; 43(3-4):779
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.
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
Issue of Publication
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
International Journal of Psychology
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