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Vacations improve mental health among rural women: the Wisconsin Rural Women's Health Study.

@article{Chikani2005VacationsIM,
  title={Vacations improve mental health among rural women: the Wisconsin Rural Women's Health Study.},
  author={Vatsal Chikani and Douglas J. Reding and Paul D. Gunderson and Catherine A. McCarty},
  journal={WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin},
  year={2005},
  volume={104 6},
  pages={
          20-3
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare psychological stress, quality of marital life, and disruptive homelife due to work among rural women of central Wisconsin who take vacations frequently and those who do not. METHODS Women were recruited from 1996 to 2001 for a prospective cohort study from the Marshfield Epidemiologic Study area, a geographic area in central Wisconsin. Stratified sampling was used to select a random sample of 1500 farm and non-farm resident women. RESULTS The odds of depression and… 

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