Special Issue "Work Stress and the Development of Chronic Diseases"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017)
Prof. Dr. Jian Li
1. Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Centre for Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Düsseldorf, Universitätsstrasse 1, Düsseldorf 40225, Germany
2. Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health; School of Nursing, University of California Los Angeles, 650 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA
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We are organizing a Special Issue on the impact of work stress on the development of chronic diseases in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
In times of ageing populations, people work and live longer, but, while aging, they also suffer more often from chronic diseases. Analyzing the impact of work stress on the development of chronic diseases is, therefore, a topic of high relevance to science, as well as to policy. Considerable advances have been recently achieved with the availability of large data sets from epidemiological cohort studies, applying validated, theory-based measures of work stress. However, there are still many gaps of knowledge, e.g., concerning health outcomes other than affective or cardiovascular disorders, concerning psychobiological pathways linking chronic stress with diseases, or concerning health effects of interventions targeting stressful work.
With this Special Issue, we invite you to submit high-quality original research articles or reviews that provide solid new findings extending the current state of knowledge. Preference will be given to contributions using longitudinal data and or experimental/intervention designs. Studies with cross-sectional design will only be considered as exceptions if convincingly justified. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field, and would be due no later than the end of November 2017.
Prof. Dr. Johannes Siegrist
Dr. Jian Li
- Work stress
- Job insecurity
- Theoretical models of work stress
- Stress-related disorders
- Life course influences
- Cohort studies
- Psychobiological pathways