Health risk behaviors and morbidity among hospital staff--comparison across hospital ward medical specialties in a study of 21 Finnish hospitals.

@article{Virtanen2012HealthRB,
  title={Health risk behaviors and morbidity among hospital staff--comparison across hospital ward medical specialties in a study of 21 Finnish hospitals.},
  author={Marianna Virtanen and Jussi Vahtera and G David Batty and Katinka Tuisku and Tuula Oksanen and Marko Elovainio and K. Ahola and J Tienari Pentti and Paula M Salo and Anne-Marie Vartti and Mika Kivim{\"a}ki},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          228-37
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined whether indicators of poor health and health risk behaviors among hospital staff differ between the ward specialties. METHODS Across 21 hospitals in Finland, 8003 employees (mean age 42 years, 87% women, 86% nurses) working in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, intensive care, and psychiatry responded to a baseline survey on health and health risk behaviors (response rate 70%). Responses were linked to records of sickness absence… CONTINUE READING
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