Stroke is a major cause of morbidity, mortality and disability world-wide. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 15 million people suffer from stroke annually; 5 million dies from stroke; and 5 million people are left disabled after a stroke event. Several potentially modifiable risk factors for stroke have been identified. Psychosocial work factors, such as stress, have been proposed to be a risk factor for stroke, but previous findings have been mixed.
You will learn:
- What we mean by psychosocial work environment and work stress
- The concept of the job demand-control (job strain) model
- Established risk factors for stroke
- The association between psychosocial work environment and risk for stroke
- Potential biological pathways between psychosocial work environment and stroke
Eleonor Fransson, PhD
School of Health and Welfare,
Jönköping University, Sweden
Eleonor Fransson, PhD, is associate professor in epidemiology at the School of Health and Welfare, at Jönköping University, Sweden. Her main research focus is on the associations between work related factors, lifestyle factors and risk of illness. To study these associations, Eleonor Fransson is analyzing data from large population-based studies. She is a member of the steering committee for the WOLF study, a Swedish longitudinal epidemiological study with data from 10,000 people. She is also a member of the IPD-Work Consortium, a European research collaboration, utilizing data from several European cohort studies to analyze the associations between work related factors and risk of illness.
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