762 Mental health morbidity among medical and surgical oncology residents

A Fahim, A Waheed, H Aly
2018 Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors   unpublished
5286 men are presented. External data and older internal data are also presented as a comparison. Results 56% of the men were under 45 years old and 44% were between 45 and 65 years old. Sufficient numbers of employees from the building construction, civil engineering and interior construction sectors took part in the survey. Approx. 30% have management responsibilities. Of the 16 stresses participants were asked about, the most common by order of occurrence: intense concentration, tension
more » ... , high responsibility (56%) and time or deadline pressure, rushing (61%). 28% described their overall health as excellent or very good, with a significant age discrepancy (£24: 54%;!55: 9%). 19%/14% reported that they accomplished less at work or in everyday tasks due to their physical or mental health. Discussion The results show that in addition to familiar physical stresses like dust, noise and lifting and carrying heavy loads, construction work also involves mental strains that are not sufficiently recognised. Accordingly, this is not sufficiently prioritised in prevention measures in practice, also due to the complexity of the subject matter. The results offer sector-specific arguments and will help provide focused advice to employees and entrepreneurs by company doctors.
doi:10.1136/oemed-2018-icohabstracts.1673 fatcat:kfgt54ue5neghhn6nitwhzr454