026Carlo Canepa
José Luis Briones
Claudio Pérez
Aldo Vera
Arturo Juárez

This study explored the association between dimensions of a job-stress model, Effort-Reward Imbalance (ERI), and a mental health model, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). The exploratory study was based on interviews and self-response questionnaires given to 68 health care workers at three worksites in Santiago, Chile (a large public hospital, a large private hospital, and a primary care clinic). The participants included nursing assistants, technicians, and administrative staff from various departments. Positive associations were found between bad mental health and job stress.

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