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dc.contributor.authorBergman, B
dc.contributor.authorAhmad, F
dc.contributor.authorStewart, DE
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-26T20:36:16Z
dc.date.available2016-06-26T20:36:16Z
dc.date.issued2003-02
dc.identifier.citationBergman B, Ahmad F & Stewart DE. Physician health, stress and gender at a university hospital. Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine 2003; 54(2):171-178.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/31482
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine personal and work related factors contributing to physician health and stress in men and women physicians in a university hospital. Method: Mail survey of 161 hospital-based Canadian academic physicians (51 women, 110 men). Results: Women compared to men, physicians were younger (M= 43 years, S.D. = 7.4 vs. M= 48 years, S.D. = 8.64; P=.001) and fewer had spouses (76% vs. 90%; P= .01) and children (76% vs. 91%; P=.02). A five-item scale measured somatic symptoms, the dependent variable. Among physicians of both gender, the somatic symptoms scale was significantly correlated with satisfaction with amount of time spent working and scales of mental health (five items), work satisfaction (five items), workload (five items), healthy lifestyle (five items), coping abilities (three items) and support-in-stress (two items). On stepwise regression analysis, for women physicians, 70% of the variance in somatic symptoms was explained by support from colleagues when stressed, and workload. For men, 42% of the variance was explained by healthy lifestyle, mental health, support from colleagues when stressed, and workload. Regardless of gender, the majority of physicians reported an excessive workload but the sources of support when stressed varied by gender. Conclusion: Different strategies are needed for women and men physicians to reduce their stress levels.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by grants from The Swedish Institute, Sweden and the University Health Network, Women’s Health Program, Canada.en_US
dc.publisherWolters Kluweren_US
dc.rights"This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Bergman B, Ahmad F & Stewart DE. Physician health, stress and gender at a university hospital. Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine 2003; 54(2):171-178.”en_US
dc.subjectAcademicen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectPhysician stressen_US
dc.titlePhysician health, stress and gender at a university hospitalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.articlehttps://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3999(02)00484-1en_US


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