Self-rated Health and Allostatic Load in Women Working in Two Occupational Sectors
2009 (English)In: Journal of Health Psychology, ISSN 1359-1053, Vol. 14, no 4, 568-577 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study set out to investigate how biological dysregulation, in terms of allostatic load (AL), relates to selfrated health (SRH) in women. Data on SRH and 12 biomarkers used to assess AL were available for 241 employees from the health care sector and 98 employees from the IT/media sector. In line with the hypothesis, results showed that a poor SRH, along with occupational sector, age and education, were significantly associated with a high AL, particularly for those working withinthe health care sector. This association between a poor SRH and AL, suggests a link between SRH and biological dysregulation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications , 2009. Vol. 14, no 4, 568-577 p.
biological dysregulation, biomarkers, subjective health, work
Psychology Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Environmental Health and Occupational Health
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-27015DOI: 10.1177/1359105309103576ISI: 000265393300009Local ID: P2735OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-27015DiVA: diva2:212386
Financial support came from Anna Ahlström and Ellen Terserus Foundation, Swedish Council for Working
Life and Social Research and Alecta2009-04-222009-04-222009-06-09Bibliographically approved