Evaluation of the Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard: Effect on Adverse Psychosocial Work Factors and Psychological Distress
AbstractAdverse psychosocial work factors are recognized as a significant source of psychological distress, resulting in a considerable socioeconomic burden. The impact of occupational health standards that aim to reduce these adverse work factors, such as the Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard (QHES), is of great interest for public health. The aim of this study was to evaluate, for the first time, the effect of QHES interventions targeting adverse psychosocial work factors on the prevalence of these factors and of psychological distress among ten Quebec organizations. These outcomes were assessed by questionnaire using validated instruments before (T1, n = 2849) and 2–3 years following (T2, n = 2560) QHES implementation. Beneficial effects of interventions were observed for two adverse psychosocial work factors: low rewards (ratio of prevalence ratios (PRs) = 0.77, 95% CI = 0.66–0.91) and low social support at work (ratio of PRs = 0.89, 95% CI = 0.77–1.03). Moreover, beneficial effects of interventions were also observed on the prevalence of high psychological distress (ratio of PRs = 0.86, 95% CI = 0.75–0.998). Psychosocial interventions implemented in the context of this standard improved the psychosocial work environment and had beneficial effects on workers’ mental health. View Full-Text
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Letellier, M.-C.; Duchaine, C.S.; Aubé, K.; Talbot, D.; Mantha-Bélisle, M.-M.; Sultan-Taïeb, H.; St-Hilaire, F.; Biron, C.; Vézina, M.; Brisson, C. Evaluation of the Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard: Effect on Adverse Psychosocial Work Factors and Psychological Distress. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 426.
Letellier M-C, Duchaine CS, Aubé K, Talbot D, Mantha-Bélisle M-M, Sultan-Taïeb H, St-Hilaire F, Biron C, Vézina M, Brisson C. Evaluation of the Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard: Effect on Adverse Psychosocial Work Factors and Psychological Distress. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(3):426.Chicago/Turabian Style
Letellier, Marie-Claude; Duchaine, Caroline S.; Aubé, Karine; Talbot, Denis; Mantha-Bélisle, Marie-Michèle; Sultan-Taïeb, Hélène; St-Hilaire, France; Biron, Caroline; Vézina, Michel; Brisson, Chantal. 2018. "Evaluation of the Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard: Effect on Adverse Psychosocial Work Factors and Psychological Distress." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 15, no. 3: 426.
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