A systematic review including meta-analysis of work environment and depressive symptoms.

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Depressive symptoms are potential outcomes of poorly functioning work environments. Such symptoms are frequent and cause considerable suffering for the employees as well as financial loss for the employers. Accordingly good prospective studies of psychosocial working conditions and depressive symptoms are valuable. Scientific reviews of such studies have pointed at methodological difficulties but still established a few job risk factors. Those reviews were published some years ago. There is need for an updated systematic review using the GRADE system. In addition, gender related questions have been insufficiently reviewed.


  • Töres Theorell
  • Anne Hammarström
  • Gunnar Aronsson
  • Lil Träskman Bendz
  • Tom Grape
  • Christer Hogstedt
  • Ina Marteinsdottir
  • Ingmar Skoog
  • Charlotte Hall
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  • Psychiatry
Original languageEnglish
Article number738
JournalBMC Public Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

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