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Reducing work related psychological ill health and sickness absence: a systematic literature review

Michie, S; Williams, S; (2003) Reducing work related psychological ill health and sickness absence: a systematic literature review. Occupational and Environmental Medicine , 60 (1) 3 - 9. 10.1136/oem.60.1.3. Green open access

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Abstract

A literature review revealed the following: key work factors associated with psychological ill health and sickness absence in staff were long hours worked, work overload and pressure, and the effects of these on personal lives; lack of control over work; lack of participation in decision making; poor social support; and unclear management and work role. There was some evidence that sickness absence was associated with poor management style. Successful interventions that improved psychological health and levels of sickness absence used training and organisational approaches to increase participation in decision making and problem solving, increase support and feedback, and improve communication. It is concluded that many of the work related variables associated with high levels of psychological ill health are potentially amenable to change. This is shown in intervention studies that have successfully improved psychological health and reduced sickness absence.

Type: Article
Title: Reducing work related psychological ill health and sickness absence: a systematic literature review
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1136/oem.60.1.3
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/oem.60.1.3
Language: English
Additional information: © 2003 Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Keywords: Occupational Stress, Social Support, Mental-Health, Job Demands, Psychiatric-Disorder, Consultant Doctors, Nurses, Predictors, Satisfaction, Strain
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/146185
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