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Psychosocial work stress during pregnancy and birthweight.
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PMID:  21470264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Lee B-E, Ha M, Park H, Kim Y, Hong Y-C, Kim YJ, Ha E-H. Psychosocial work stress during pregnancy and birthweight. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2011; 25: 246-254. Although there is a growing interest in the health effects of psychosocial work stress, studies on the relationships between job stress and adverse reproductive outcome are limited. We, therefore, investigated the associations between prenatal maternal occupational stress and birthweight using 310 mother-infant pairs included in the Mothers and Children's Environmental Health (MOCEH) study. Information on job stress was collected by interviewing women at enrolment during the first trimester of pregnancy using standardised questionnaires, namely, the Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ) of job strain and effort-reward imbalance (ERI) questionnaires. Regression analyses were carried out. Decision latitude scores of the JCQ were found to be positively related to birthweight, while ERI ratios determined using the ERI model were found to be inversely related to gestational age. In addition, a passive job as defined by the job strain model was found to be associated with a lower birthweight, compared with a relaxed job. These results suggest that work-related psychosocial stress in pregnant women appears to affect birth outcomes, such as birthweight and gestational age.
Bo-Eun Lee; Mina Ha; Hyesook Park; Yun-Chul Hong; Yangho Kim; Young Ju Kim; Eun-Hee Ha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1365-3016     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709766     Medline TA:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  246-254     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Department of Preventive Medicine and Medical Research Institute, School of Medicine, Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Korea Department of Preventive Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Korea.
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