High job strain and ambulatory blood pressure in middle-aged men and women from the Belgian job stress study.

@article{Clays2007HighJS,
  title={High job strain and ambulatory blood pressure in middle-aged men and women from the Belgian job stress study.},
  author={Els Clays and Françoise Leynen and Dirk A De Bacquer and Marcel Kornitzer and France Kittel and Robert Karasek and Guy de Backer},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={360-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess whether job strain is associated with 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurements within a subsample of the Belgian Job Stress Project (BELSTRESS) population. METHODS A group of 89 middle-aged male and female workers perceiving high job strain and an equally large group of workers perceiving no high job strain wore an ambulatory blood pressure monitor for 24 hours on a regular working day. RESULTS Mean ambulatory blood pressure at work, at… CONTINUE READING