Work related stress in middle aged white collar workers: Focus on cardio metabolic parameters.

Dutt, Aswini R. and *, Sampritha Chandra and Shivalli, Siddharudha and Rao, Jagadish Padubidri and Bhat , Shankar K (2014) Work related stress in middle aged white collar workers: Focus on cardio metabolic parameters. International Journal of Basic and Applied Physiology, 3 (1). pp. 331-336.

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Abstract

Background: Stress, an integral part of our lifestyles to some extent improves management skills, job performance but when crosses the limit results adversely on physical and mental health. Work related stress has been known to cause many ill-effects on the body. Objectives: The present study was carried out, to find out the stress levels among working middle-aged males through a questionnaire based analysis and to study the effects of work related stress on Blood Pressure (BP), Obesity markers like Body Mass Index (BMI) Waist-Hip ratio (W/H), Blood parameters like Blood glucose and Lipid profile. Methods: Based on the analysis of job stress levels from a validated questionnaire, sixty male bank employees (35–60 years) were divided into non-stressed and stressed group. Their age, work experience, BP, BMI, Waist/Hip ratio were recorded. Their RBS and Lipid profile parameters were analyzed. Results: The results showed that stressed group had more BP, BMI, W/H, RBS, LDL, Triglyceride, TG/HDL levels and Atherogenic Index compared to the non-stressed. Conclusions: Work stress results in the derangement of the cardiometabolic parameters. While addressing the complications of job stress, a more aggressive working health policy has to be implemented at all work places.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure, Lipids, Stress, Waist-Hip Ratio.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 11:48
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 11:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142623

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