Agnès Parent-Thirion

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OBJECTIVES To analyse the associations between socio-economic status (SES), measured using occupation, and self-reported health, and to examine the contribution of various material, occupational and psychosocial factors to social inequalities in health in Europe. METHODS This study was based on data from the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) carried(More)
BACKGROUND Although psychosocial work factors are recognized as major occupational risk factors, little information is available regarding the prevalence of exposure to these factors and the differences in exposure between countries. AIMS To explore the differences in various psychosocial work exposures between 31 European countries. METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND The studies on the associations between psychosocial work factors and sickness absence have rarely included a large number of factors and European data. The objective was to examine the associations between a large set of psychosocial work factors following well-known and emergent concepts and sickness absence in Europe. METHODS The study(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the fractions of cardiovascular diseases and mental disorders attributable to three psychosocial work factors, job strain, effort-reward imbalance (ERI) and job insecurity, in 31 countries in Europe. METHODS The prevalence of exposure (Pe) to job strain, ERI and job insecurity was calculated using the(More)
BACKGROUND Social inequalities in mental health have been demonstrated but understanding the mechanisms remains unclear. This study aims at exploring the role of psychosocial work factors in explaining occupational inequalities in mental health among European employees. METHODS The study sample covered 33,443 employees coming from the European Working(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to explore the associations between psychosocial working conditions and psychological well-being among employees in 34 European countries. Another objective was to examine whether these associations varied according to occupation and country. METHODS The study was based on data from the European Working Conditions Survey(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to examine educational differences in self-reported health (SRH) among men and women in Europe. METHODS The study was based on a sample of 15,362 men and 20,272 women from the nationally representative European Quality of Life Survey conducted in 31 European countries in 2007. SRH was measured using a single item and(More)
BACKGROUND Studies exploring a wide range of psychosocial work factors separately and together in association with long sickness absence are still lacking. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to explore the associations between psychosocial work factors measured following a comprehensive instrument (Copenhagen psychosocial questionnaire, COPSOQ)(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore the associations between socio-demographic, psychosocial, material and occupational factors and self-reported health (SRH) in the European working population. Another objective was to examine whether these associations varied according to occupation and country. METHODS This study was based on data from the(More)