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Tehran University of Medical Sciences , aminian@sinal.tums.ac.ir
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Abstract Background:The cost of stress related diseases like storks, hypertension, and depression is very high and absenteeism, disability and preterm death duo to them threaten the productivity. So interaction between stress and cardiovascular disease must be cleared. Methods: This research was done on the 224 male workers of a transportation terminal in Tehran. We use the OSIPOW questionnaire to measure the job stress and the cardiovascular risk factor obtained from the results of periodic exam of the workers in workplace. Results: 0.4% was in low stress category, 17% in low-moderate, and 78% in moderate-severe and 4.5% in severe stress category. There was no statistically meaningful correlation between stress and FBS, TG, CHOL, pack years of smoking, BMI. There was only a weak correlation between job stress and diastolic blood pressure. Conclusion: great majority of work force were in high stress categories. There are two explanations for no correlation we found: relatively young study population, healthy worker effect.
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Received: 2012/02/18 | Accepted: 2014/03/16 | Published: 2014/03/16