Work ability of workers with hypertension

Authors

  • Sutisar Detchsiva Occupational Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Surintorn Kalampakorn Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Jutatip Sillabutra Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University

Keywords:

Work ability, Workers, Hypertension

Abstract

              Hypertension could have adverse effects on worker’s work ability. This study aimed to examine work ability of workers with hypertension and its related factors. The sample was 297 workers aged 18 – 59 years with hypertension receiving health services at a tertiary care hospital selected by stratified sampling by age group. Data were obtained from questionnaires and hospital health record. and were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and stepwise multiple regression.

               Results showed that 60.3% of the workers with hypertension had work ability at a good level. Freedom in making work-related decisions, exposure to physical hazards and job feedback altogether could explain 11.20% of variance in work ability.

               The results of the study show that the physical and psychosocial workenvironment has effects on work ability. Occupational hazards should therefore be assessed, monitored, and controlled in order to promote work ability of workers with hypertension.

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Published

2021-12-28

How to Cite

Detchsiva ส. ., Kalampakorn ส., & Sillabutra จ. (2021). Work ability of workers with hypertension. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 35(3), 64–76. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/253241