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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2017 September;176(9):446-54

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.17.03418-0

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

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Work-related stress and blood count in the health field

Francesco TOMEI 1 , Serafino RICCI 2, Luigi ANTETOMASO 3, Carmina SACCO 3, Nadia NARDONE 1, Pasquale RICCI 2, Franco PAGLIARA 3, Beatrice LORETI 3, Roberto GIUBILATI 1, Roberto MASSIMI 1, Teodorico CASALE 1, Angela SANCINI 1, Maria V. ROSATI 3, Gianfranco TOMEI 4

1 “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy; 2 Department of Anatomy, Histology, Legal Medicine and Orthopedics, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy; 3 Unit of Occupational Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Histology, Legal Medicine and Orthopedics, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy; 4 Department of Psychiatric and Psychological Science, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy


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BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to evaluate the workrelated subjective stress in a group of employees operating in the healthcare sector, through the administration of a specific questionnaire (HSE “Indicator Tool”).
METHODS: We studied a final sample operating in the health and welfare sector. For research purposes during the medical examination the administration the HSE indicator tool, the collection of information about relevant clinical and medical history and a venous blood sample were carried out for each subject.
RESULTS: The Pearson’s correlation showed a statistically significant negative correlation between the mean values of all the critical dimensions and the neutrophils.
CONCLUSIONS: Preliminary results indicate that a critical perception of the workplace stress can be statistically associated with a decreasing of the mean concentrations of the neutrophils.


KEY WORDS: Stress, psychological - Blood cell count - Neutrophils - Immune system

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