Possible health-protecting effects of feeling useful to others on symptoms of depression and sleep disturbance in the workplace

Jiro Takaki, Akizumi Tsutsumi, Hirohiko Irimajiri, Asako Hayama, Yuri Hibino, Sakiko Kanbara, Noriko Sakano, Keiki Ogino

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Possible Health-protecting Effects of Feeling Useful to Others on Symptoms of Depression and Sleep Disturbance in the Workplace: Jiro TAKAKI, et al. Department of Public Health, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences-Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the health-protecting effects of feeling useful to others on symptoms of depression and sleep disturbance in the workplace, as well as its buffering effects on associations between stressful work environments and symptoms of depression and sleep disturbance. Methods: The subjects of this cross-sectional survey were 773 Japanese workers (response rate: 64.8%) of five organizations. Feelings of being useful to others were assessed with one simple question used in a previous study. Psychosocial work environment, sleep disturbance, and depressive symptoms were assessed using the Japanese versions of the Effort-Reward Imbalance Questionnaire, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and the 28-item General Health Questionnaire, respectively. We tested for linear and interactive effects with hierarchical regression analyses. Results: Feeling useful to others was significantly (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-293
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Occupational Health
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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Keywords

  • Depression
  • Effort-reward imbalance
  • Feeling useful to others
  • Psychological stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • Workplace

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Possible health-protecting effects of feeling useful to others on symptoms of depression and sleep disturbance in the workplace. / Takaki, Jiro; Tsutsumi, Akizumi; Irimajiri, Hirohiko; Hayama, Asako; Hibino, Yuri; Kanbara, Sakiko; Sakano, Noriko; Ogino, Keiki.

In: Journal of Occupational Health, Vol. 52, No. 5, 09.2010, p. 287-293.

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Takaki, J, Tsutsumi, A, Irimajiri, H, Hayama, A, Hibino, Y, Kanbara, S, Sakano, N & Ogino, K 2010, 'Possible health-protecting effects of feeling useful to others on symptoms of depression and sleep disturbance in the workplace', Journal of Occupational Health, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 287-293. https://doi.org/10.1539/joh.O10001
Takaki, Jiro ; Tsutsumi, Akizumi ; Irimajiri, Hirohiko ; Hayama, Asako ; Hibino, Yuri ; Kanbara, Sakiko ; Sakano, Noriko ; Ogino, Keiki. / Possible health-protecting effects of feeling useful to others on symptoms of depression and sleep disturbance in the workplace. In: Journal of Occupational Health. 2010 ; Vol. 52, No. 5. pp. 287-293.
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