Author Komatsu, Hirokazu| Mitsunobu, Fumihiro| Doi, Hiroyuki| Koide, Norio|
Published Date 2008-05-01
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume120
Issue issue1
Content Type Journal Article
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/30959
FullText URL fulltext.pdf
Author Fukuoka, Etsuko| Hirokawa, Kumi| Kawakami, Norito| Tsuchiya, Masao| Haratani, Takashi| Kobayashi, Fumio| Araki, Shunichi| Doi, Hiroyuki|
Abstract <p>The purpose of the present study was to assess the association between job strain and smoking cessation among Japanese male employees. In 1997, a baseline questionnaire was given to 2,625 (2,113 males and 512 females) employees of an electronics firm in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The self-administered questionnaire was a set of questions on smoking habits and consisted of items on socio-demographic variables and smoking habits, including the Japanese version of the Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ). The JCQ consists of scales of job control, job demand, supervisory support, coworker support, job insecurity, physical demands, and isometric load. A total of 733 male smokers were then followed for 2 years, with 446 completing a follow-up questionnaire in 1999 (follow-up rate, 61%). Logistic regression analyses were performed to examine associations between job strain and smoking cessation. Among the 446 participants, 38 had quit smoking. After adjusting for age ((odds ratio: OR) = 0.38, 95% (contidence interval: CI) = 0.15-0.94), men with a high level of physical demands at baseline showed a lower smoking cessation rate at follow-up than did those with a low level. However, when adjustments were made for age and other socio-demographic variables, the odds ratio of smoking cessation showed marginal significance (OR = 0.45, 95% CI = 0.16-1.29). There was no significant association between other job strain variables and smoking cessation at the 2-year follow-up. No significant association was found between job strain and change in the number of smoked cigarettes per day. The present study did not support the hypothesis that higher levels of job stressors are associated with a lower rate of smoking cessation among men.</p>
Keywords job strain smoking worksite support physical demands prospective cohort study
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2008-04
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume62
Issue issue2
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 83
End Page 91
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 18464883
Web of Science KeyUT 000255297600004
Author Doi, Hiroyuki|
Published Date 2008-01-04
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume119
Issue issue3
Content Type Journal Article
Author 土居 弘幸|
Published Date 1989-09-30
Publication Title
Content Type Thesis or Dissertation
Author Tongu, Yasumasa| Kimura, Julieta Yuri| Doi, Hiroyuki| Ishii, Akira|
Published Date 1987-08-30
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume99
Issue issue7-8
Content Type Journal Article