250271 Occupational status, chronic disease and depression in the workplace: A literature review

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Aimee Grigsby, MEd , Health Promotion and Behavior, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
The purpose of this review is to investigate the literature as it pertains to workplace depression and chronic disease within the context of occupational status. More companies are employing workplace health promotion programs to increase the health of their workforce, improve productivity, and decrease the amount of money paid to health insurance. Despite the many efforts made by workplace health promotion, the rates of depression and chronic disease are growing among the American workforce. A review of the literature will examine the factors frequently associated with workplace depression and take it to another level by examining these factors within occupational status and the coexistence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. This review will reveal the status of workplace depression in the literature and aid research and practice in improving the mental health of working Americans.

Learning Areas:
Chronic disease management and prevention
Occupational health and safety
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the pathways from occupational status to health status in the workplace.

Keywords: Worksite, Mental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have completed a thorough literature review of the current research in this area and can report confidently on the findings.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.