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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241702/-influencing-factors-for-job-satisfaction-in-train-drivers-in-a-railway-bureau-an-analysis-of-1413-cases
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G Z Gu, S F Yu, W H Zhou, H Wu, L Kang, R Chen
Objective: To investigate the influencing factors for job satisfaction in train drivers. Methods: In March 2012, cluster sampling was used to conduct a cross-sectional survey in 1413 male train drivers (including 301 passenger train drivers, 683 freight train drivers, 350 passenger shunting train drivers, and 79 high-speed train drivers) from a locomotive depot of a railway bureau. The occupational stress instruments, job content questionnaire, and effort-reward imbalance questionnaire were used to analyze job satisfaction, occupational stress factors, stress reaction, individual characteristics, coping strategies, and social support...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241040/correction-behavioral-modeling-of-human-choices-reveals-dissociable-effects-of-physical-effort-and-temporal-delay-on-reward-devaluation
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February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224183/modelling-depression-in-animals-at-the-interface-of-reward-and-stress-pathways
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REVIEW
D A Slattery, J F Cryan
RATIONALE: Despite substantial research efforts the aetiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) remains poorly understood, which is due in part to the heterogeneity of the disorder and the complexity of designing appropriate animal models. However, in the last few decades, a focus on the development of novel stress-based paradigms and a focus on using hedonic/anhedonic behaviour have led to renewed optimism in the use of animal models to assess aspects of MDD. OBJECTIVES: Therefore, in this review article, dedicated to Athina Markou, we summarise the use of stress-based animal models for studying MDD in rodents and how reward-related readouts can be used to validate/assess the model and/or treatment...
February 22, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220243/work-stress-family-stress-and-asthma-a-cross-sectional-study-among-women-in-china
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Adrian Loerbroks, Hui Ding, Wei Han, Hong Wang, Jiang-Ping Wu, Liu Yang, Peter Angerer, Jian Li
PURPOSE: Research addressing links of work stress or family stress with asthma is constrained by (1) inconsistent evidence, (2) failure to consider the combined exposure to work stress and family stress, and (3) its primary focus on Western study populations. We aimed to address these knowledge gaps. METHODS: We used cross-sectional data collected in 2015 among 7816 women from five professional groups in five Chinese cities. Work stress was measured by the 10-item effort-reward imbalance (ERI) questionnaire...
February 20, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219479/perceptual-decisions-are-biased-by-the-cost-to-act
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Nobuhiro Hagura, Patrick Haggard, Jörn Diedrichsen
Perceptual decisions are classically thought to depend mainly on the stimulus characteristics, probability and associated reward. However, in many cases, the motor response is considered to be a neutral output channel that only reflects the upstream decision. Contrary to this view, we show that perceptual decisions can be recursively influenced by the physical resistance applied to the response. When participants reported the direction of the visual motion by left or right manual reaching movement with different resistances, their reports were biased towards the direction associated with less effortful option...
February 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219153/-social-support-and-occupational-stress-relationship-analysis-of-1-413-train-drivers-in-a-railway-bureau
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G Z Gu, S F Yu, W H Zhou, H Wu, L Kang, R Chen
Objective: To investigate the social support status of train drivers. Methods: Using cluster sampling, a cross-sectional study was conducted in 1 413 male train drivers (including 301 passenger train drivers, 683 freight train drivers, 85 guest scheduling train drivers, 265 cargo adjustable drivers, and 79 high-speed train drivers) from a railway bureau depot. The survey included individual factors, social support, occupational stressors, strains, personalities, and coping strategy using occupational stress instruments and effort-reward imbalance questionnaire...
February 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216281/clinicians-perspectives-on-advance-care-planning-for-patients-with-ckd-in-australia-an-interview-study
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Marcus Sellars, Allison Tong, Tim Luckett, Rachael L Morton, Carol A Pollock, Lucy Spencer, William Silvester, Josephine M Clayton
BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) empowers patients to consider and communicate their current and future treatment goals. However, ACP is not widely implemented in chronic kidney disease (CKD) care settings. This study aims to describe clinicians' beliefs, challenges, and perspectives of ACP in patients with CKD. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Nephrologists (n=20), nurses (n=7), and social workers (n=4) with a range of experience in facilitating ACP for patients with CKD across Australia...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214730/risk-aversion-and-religious-behaviour-analysis-using-a-sample-of-danish-twins
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Jytte Seested Nielsen, Mickael Bech, Kaare Christensen, Astrid Kiil, Niels Christian Hvidt
Economics offers an analytical framework to consider human behaviour including religious behaviour. Within the realm of Expected Utility Theory, religious belief and activity could be interpreted as an insurance both for current life events and for afterlife rewards. Based on that framework, we would expect that risk averse individuals would demand a more generous protection plan which they may do by devoting more effort and resources into religious activities such as church attendance and prayer, which seems to be in accordance with previous empirical results...
February 12, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211841/predictors-of-employment-status-among-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Alisha Ohl, Mira Grice Sheff, Sarah Little, Jamie Nguyen, Kelly Paskor, Aliza Zanjirian
BACKGROUND: In the United States, adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience high rates of unemployment and underemployment in relation to adults with other disabilities and the general population. Yet there is little research examining their employment experiences and the predictors of employment status. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the employment characteristics and histories of both employed and unemployed adults with ASD, and the factors that contributed to their employment status...
February 17, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207733/beyond-negative-valence-2-week-administration-of-a-serotonergic-antidepressant-enhances-both-reward-and-effort-learning-signals
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Jacqueline Scholl, Nils Kolling, Natalie Nelissen, Michael Browning, Matthew F S Rushworth, Catherine J Harmer
To make good decisions, humans need to learn about and integrate different sources of appetitive and aversive information. While serotonin has been linked to value-based decision-making, its role in learning is less clear, with acute manipulations often producing inconsistent results. Here, we show that when the effects of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI, citalopram) are studied over longer timescales, learning is robustly improved. We measured brain activity with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in volunteers as they performed a concurrent appetitive (money) and aversive (effort) learning task...
February 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203636/i-want-to-media-multitask-and-i-want-to-do-it-now-individual-differences-in-media-multitasking-predict-delay-of-gratification-and-system-1-thinking
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Dan Schutten, Kirk A Stokes, Karen M Arnell
Media multitasking, the concurrent use of multiple media forms, has been shown to be related to greater self-reported impulsivity and less self-control. These measures are both hallmarks of the need for immediate gratification which has been associated with fast, intuitive 'system-1' decision making, as opposed to more deliberate and effortful 'system-2' decision making. In Study 1, we used the Cognitive Reflection Task (CRT) to examine whether individuals who engage heavily in media multitasking differ from those who are light media multitaskers in their degree of system-1 versus system-2 thinking...
2017: Cogn Res Princ Implic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194005/genetic-inhibition-of-neurotransmission-reveals-role-of-glutamatergic-input-to-dopamine-neurons-in-high-effort-behavior
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M A Hutchison, X Gu, M F Adrover, M R Lee, T S Hnasko, V A Alvarez, W Lu
Midbrain dopamine neurons are crucial for many behavioral and cognitive functions. As the major excitatory input, glutamatergic afferents are important for control of the activity and plasticity of dopamine neurons. However, the role of glutamatergic input as a whole onto dopamine neurons remains unclear. Here we developed a mouse line in which glutamatergic inputs onto dopamine neurons are specifically impaired, and utilized this genetic model to directly test the role of glutamatergic inputs in dopamine-related functions...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192148/something-new-in-the-air-paying-for-community-based-environmental-approaches-to-asthma-prevention-and-control-work-group-report-of-the-practice-diagnostics-and-therapeutics-committee-of-the-american-academy-of-allergy-asthma-immunology
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Megan M Tschudy, Joshua Sharfstein, Elizabeth Matsui, Charles S Barnes, Stacey Chacker, Rosa Codina, John R Cohn, Megan Sandel, H James Wedner
Despite the recommendation in national asthma guidelines to target indoor environmental exposures, most insurers generally have not covered the outreach, education, environmental assessments, or durable goods integral to home environmental interventions. Emerging payment approaches, however, offer new potential for coverage of home-based environmental intervention costs. These opportunities are becoming available as public and private insurers shift reimbursement to reward better health outcomes and their key characteristic is a focus on the value rather than the volume of services...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183404/student-eri-psychometric-properties-of-a-new-brief-measure-of-effort-reward-imbalance-among-university-students
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Natalia Wege, Jian Li, Thomas Muth, Peter Angerer, Johannes Siegrist
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial stress among university students, particularly medical students, is considered a widely prevalent problem. There is a need for valid measurement of an adverse psychosocial stress environment in university settings. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of a newly developed short student version of the effort-reward imbalance (ERI) questionnaire in a sample of medical students. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey with a self-administrated questionnaire containing three scales was conducted among 406 medical students...
March 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183403/chronic-exposure-to-adverse-psychosocial-work-factors-and-high-psychological-distress-among-white-collar-workers-a-5-year-prospective-study
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Ruth Ndjaboue, Chantal Brisson, Denis Talbot, Michel Vézina
OBJECTIVES: Prospective studies which evaluated whether the effects of chronic exposure to psychosocial work factors on mental health persisted over time are scarce. For the first time, this study evaluated: 1) the effect of chronic exposure to effort-reward imbalance over 5years on the prevalence of high psychological distress among men and women, and 2) the persistence of this effect over time. METHODS: Overall, 1747 white-collar workers from three public organizations participated in a prospective study...
March 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182781/test-anxiety-in-medical-school-is-unrelated-to-academic-performance-but-correlates-with-an-effort-reward-imbalance
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Henry Hahn, Peter Kropp, Timo Kirschstein, Gernot Rücker, Brigitte Müller-Hilke
PURPOSE: During their early years at medical school, students repeatedly criticize their workload, time constraints and test associated stress. At the same time, depressiveness and anxiety among first and second year medical students are on the rise. We therefore hypothesized that test anxiety may be related to depressiveness and considered cognitive and academic performances as confounders for the former and psychosocial distress for the latter. METHODS: A whole class of 200 second year students was invited to participate in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178966/the-contribution-from-psychological-social-and-organizational-work-factors-to-risk-of-disability-retirement-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analyses
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Stein Knardahl, Håkon A Johannessen, Tom Sterud, Mikko Härmä, Reiner Rugulies, Jorma Seitsamo, Vilhelm Borg
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicate that psychological, social, and organizational factors at work contribute to health, motivation, absence from work, and functional ability. The objective of the study was to assess the current state of knowledge of the contribution of psychological, social, and organizational factors to disability retirement by a systematic review and meta-analyses. METHODS: Data sources: A systematic literature search for studies of retirement due to disability in Medline, Embase, and PsychINFO was performed...
February 8, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168540/association-of-intrinsic-motivating-factors-and-markers-of-physician-well-being-a-national-physician-survey
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Hyo Jung Tak, Farr A Curlin, John D Yoon
BACKGROUND: Although intrinsic motivating factors play important roles in physician well-being and productivity, most studies have focused on extrinsic motivating factors such as salary and work environment. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of intrinsic motivators with physicians' career satisfaction, life satisfaction, and clinical commitment, while accounting for established extrinsic motivators as well. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A nationally representative survey of 2000 US physicians, fielded October to December 2011...
February 6, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168198/associations-of-occupational-stressors-perceived-organizational-support-and-psychological-capital-with-work-engagement-among-chinese-female-nurses
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Xiaoxi Wang, Li Liu, Futing Zou, Junhui Hao, Hui Wu
This study aimed to explore the associations of occupational stressors (extrinsic effort, reward, and overcommitment), perceived organizational support (POS), and psychological capital (PsyCap) and its components (self-efficacy, hope, resilience, and optimism) with work engagement and the mediating roles of PsyCap and its components among Chinese female nurses within the framework of the job demands-resources (JD-R) model. A cross-sectional sample (1,330) completed the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale, Effort-Reward Imbalance Scale, Survey of POS, and PsyCap Questionnaire, and effective respondents were 1,016 (76...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161116/a-review-of-the-theoretical-and-biological-understanding-of-the-nocebo-and-placebo-phenomena
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REVIEW
Seetal Dodd, Olivia M Dean, João Vian, Michael Berk
PURPOSE: Placebos are commonly used in experimental and patient populations and are known to influence treatment outcomes. The mechanism of action of placebos has been investigated by several researchers. This review investigates the current knowledge regarding the theoretical and biological underpinning of the nocebo and placebo phenomena. METHOD: Literature was searched using PubMed using the following keywords: nocebo, placebo, μ-opioid, dopamine, conditioning, and expectancy...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
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