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Return to work after an acute cardiac event: Assessment of patients’ stress and job satisfaction
Journal Title: RISORSA UOMO  
Author/s: Eliana Fiabane, Giuseppe Calsamiglia, Stefano M. Candura, Ines Giorgi, Fabrizio Scafa, Piergiorgio Argentero 
Year:  2012 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  12 Pg. 29-40 FullText PDF:  709 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RU2012-001005
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The aim of this prospective study was to investigate work stress perception, job satisfaction and psychological health in a sample of patients who returned to work after a cardiac intervention. The sample (n = 85) was evaluated using standardized questionnaires at baseline during the cardiac rehabilitation and at 6-month follow-up. Results showed that patients at 6-month after the cardiac intervention, perceived an improvement in their psychological health, a decrease in job satisfaction and type A behaviour scales. Low job satisfaction was the best predictor of delayed return to work and long duration of sickness absence
Keywords: Return to work, cardiovascular diseases, work stress, job satisfaction, psychological health.

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Eliana Fiabane, Giuseppe Calsamiglia, Stefano M. Candura, Ines Giorgi, Fabrizio Scafa, Piergiorgio Argentero, Return to work after an acute cardiac event: Assessment of patients’ stress and job satisfaction in "RISORSA UOMO " 1/2012, pp. 29-40, DOI:10.3280/RU2012-001005


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