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PLoS One. 2015 Jun 18;10(6):e0130944. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130944. eCollection 2015.

Work-Related Psychological Injury Is Associated with Metabolic Syndrome Components in Apparently Healthy Workers.

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Department of Public Health, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between psychological damage caused by common occupational trauma and metabolic syndrome (MES).

METHOD:

571 workers from 20 small Italian companies were invited to fill in the Psychological Injury Risk Indicator (PIRI) during their routine medical examination at the workplace.

RESULTS:

Compared to workers with no psychological injury, workers with a high PIRI score had a significantly increased risk of having at least one metabolic syndrome component (adjusted hazards ratio, 1.8; 95% confidence interval, 1.2 to 2.6). There was a significant increase in the risk of hypertriglyceridemia in male workers (OR 2.53 CI95% 1.03-6.22), and of hypertension in female workers (OR 2.45 CI95% 1.29-4.66).

CONCLUSION:

Psychological injury related to common occupational trauma may be a modifiable risk factor for metabolic syndrome.

PMID:
26086387
PMCID:
PMC4473100
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0130944
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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