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
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2012/1 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 29-40 File size 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

Il presente studio di tipo prospettico valuta la percezione di stress, la soddisfazione lavorativa e la salute psicologica in un campione di pazienti che hanno ripreso il lavoro a seguito di un intervento di tipo cardiaco. Il campione (n = 85) è stato valutato al baseline durante la riabilitazione cardiaca e a un follow-up di 6 mesi mediante l’utilizzo di questionari standardizzati. I risultati evidenziano a 6 mesi dall’intervento cardiaco un miglioramento della salute psicologica, una diminuzione della soddisfazione lavorativa e dello stile di comportamento di tipo A. Un basso livello di soddisfazione per il proprio ambiente di lavoro è il predittore principale di un più lento reinserimento lavorativo e di un prolungato periodo di assenza lavorativa.

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, Ritorno al lavoro dopo un evento cardiaco acuto: valutazione della percezione di stress e della soddisfazione lavorativa in "RISORSA UOMO " 1/2012, pp 29-40, DOI: 10.3280/RU2012-001005