Worrying about work out-of-hours ‘may be bad for the heart’

Source: NHS Choices

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Date of publication: February 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A small study of London-based office workers found those who reported being frequently troubled by work-related issues had patterns of heart activity associated with stress and anxiety.

Researchers interviewed 195 adults aged between 20 and 62 (70% male) about what they termed work-related rumination.

This was defined as how often a person was troubled by work-related issues when they weren’t at work, measured on a scale of one (never/seldom) to five (very often/always).

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:  NHS Choices


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