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Differences in well-being between GPs, medical specialists, and private physicians: the role of psychosocial factors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22091688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the well-being differences among physicians working in different health care sectors and to test whether psychosocial stressors account for these differences. The well-being indicators used were psychological distress, self-rated health, and work ability.
DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: A total of 2,841 randomly selected Finnish physicians (response rate 57 percent) returned the postal questionnaire, of which 2,047 (1,241 women) fulfilled all the participant criteria.
STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional questionnaire study.
PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: General practitioners and medical specialists experienced lower well-being than private physicians and this difference was partly explained by differences in psychosocial stressors.
CONCLUSIONS: General practitioners and medical specialists report more problems in well-being than private physicians. It is of particular importance to be aware of the sector-specific difficulties in work environments.
Hannamaria Kuusio; Tarja Heponiemi; Anna-Mari Aalto; Timo Sinervo; Marko Elovainio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-08-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health services research     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1475-6773     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Serv Res     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-13     Completed Date:  2012-02-23     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0053006     Medline TA:  Health Serv Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Health Research and Educational Trust.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
General Practitioners / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Health Care Sector / statistics & numerical data
Health Status
Medicine / statistics & numerical data*
Mental Health / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Physicians / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Private Practice / statistics & numerical data*
Stress, Psychological / epidemiology,  etiology

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