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Addressing Risks: Mental Health, Work-Related Stress, and Occupational Disease Management to Enhance Well-Being 2019


Publishing date
01 Oct 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
17 May 2019

Lead Editor

1European University of Rome, Rome, Italy

2Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

3University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

4National Distance Education University (UNED), Madrid, Spain

5University of Florence, Florence, Italy


Addressing Risks: Mental Health, Work-Related Stress, and Occupational Disease Management to Enhance Well-Being 2019

Description

The literature indicates that mental health and work-related stress constitute an increasing concern and that the management and mitigation of psychosocial risks require an interdisciplinary approach in various scientific fields ranging from occupational medicine to organizational psychology. In the recent international literature, mental health problems are associated with new and broader sources of work-related stress which can increase an individual’s vulnerability to more serious mental health issues as well as physical and psychosomatic complaints. In addition, there is evidence of the detrimental impact of work-related stress and mental health issues on workers’ health and safety, particularly with regard to cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and employee well-being. As the majority of studies on these topics are conducted in clinical and psychiatric contexts, they limit the importance of the dimensions of “work, organizations, and occupations,” leading to a person-centered approach. However, trauma and diseases related to stress and mental health that originate in the workplace may have a different pattern of development or require an organization-centered treatment approach.

This special issue aims to create a multidisciplinary forum of scientific discussion that highlights a work contextual approach to the issue of mental health, stress, and disease in organizations.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advances in measuring psychosocial risk factors, mental health, and work-related issues
  • Work-related stressors, stress, job satisfaction, and well-being
  • Work-related stress and somatization
  • Work-related stress and metabolic syndrome (MetS)
  • Work-related secondary traumatic stress and posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Sleep disturbance and stress/mental health difficulties
  • Violence and discrimination at work
  • Disability and mental health
  • Performance-enhancing drugs and stress/mental health problems
  • Work stressors coping and resilience
  • Psychosocial risk and protective factors at work
  • Successful interventions (RCT) in managing psychosocial risk factors and mental health at work

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1863153
  • - Editorial

Addressing Risks: Mental Health, Work-Related Stress, and Occupational Disease Management to Enhance Well-Being 2019

Gabriele Giorgi | Jose M. Leon-Perez | ... | Nicola Mucci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6425845
  • - Corrigendum

Corrigendum to “Comparability of Self-Ratings and Observer Ratings in Occupational Psychosocial Risk Assessments: Is There Agreement?”

Isabell Schneider | Martin Mädler | Jessica Lang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8695783
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Occupational Stress and Its Relationship with Secretory Immunoglobulin A in the Xinjiang Plateau Young Military Recruits

Ning Tao | Hengqing An | ... | Xinjuan Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 4696592
  • - Research Article

Academic Stress and Physical Activity in Adolescents

Karel Frömel | Michal Šafář | ... | Radim Žatka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9379756
  • - Research Article

Physicians’ Self-Assessed Empathy and Patients’ Perceptions of Physicians’ Empathy: Validation of the Greek Jefferson Scale of Patient Perception of Physician Empathy

Vasiliki Katsari | Athina Tyritidou | Philippe-Richard Domeyer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7680960
  • - Research Article

Malay Validation of Copenhagen Psychosocial Work Environment Questionnaire in Context of Second Generation Statistical Techniques

Ahmad Shahrul Nizam Isha | Muhammad Umair Javaid | ... | Nazish Imtiaz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1742123
  • - Review Article

Emerging Issues in Occupational Disease: Mental Health in the Aging Working Population and Cognitive Impairment—A Narrative Review

Gabriele Giorgi | Luigi I. Lecca | ... | Nicola Mucci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7257052
  • - Research Article

Erratic Behavioral Attitude Leads to Noncommunicable Diseases: A Cross-Sectional Study

Arif Habib | Mohammad Mahtab Alam | ... | Musa Almuthebi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6303474
  • - Research Article

Factors Determining Work Arduousness Levels among Nurses: Using the Example of Surgical, Medical Treatment, and Emergency Wards

Krystyna Kowalczuk | Elżbieta Krajewska-Kułak | Marek Sobolewski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6436750
  • - Research Article

Self-Evaluation of Anxiety in Dental Students

Karolina Gerreth | Joanna Chlapowska | ... | Maria Borysewicz-Lewicka
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