J Korean Acad Fam Med.  1998 Apr;19(4):394-404.

The relationship between Stress and life Styles in Business

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Family Medicine, SUN Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Department of Preventive Medicine, SUN Hospital, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Stress is found to have influence on physical and mental disorders, and also to daily life styles related to physical health and mental stress. There are many studies that concern the stress and coping response and the relation ships physical, mental disorders and stress. But relationship between stress and life styles have seldom been investigated. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between stress and life styles.
METHODS
From June 2, 1997 to June 30, 1997, we selected 463 businessmen we who had undergone regular health screening SUN hospital as subjects of the investigation in the survey on life styles included diet habit, salt ingestion, meat ingestion, alcohol drinking, smoking habit, physical exercise, sleep disturbance, and stress perception was measured by Psychosocial Well-being Index(PWI).
RESULTS
'There was significant difference in diet habit according to ages, marital status education level, monthly income(P<0.01), and job tenure(P<0.01), salt ingestion according to monthly income and body mass index(P<0.05), alcohol drinking according to religion or none, smoking according to age, marital status, monthly income, body mass index(P<0.05), and religion(P<0.01), exercise according to age, education level(P<0.01), monthly income(P<0.01), job department, and job tenure(P<0.05), and sleep disturbance according to age, education level, body mass index(P<0.05), and monthly income(P<0.01). There was no difference in the average scores of PWI according to general characteristics. The average scores of PWI concerning about life styles showed significant difference in diet habit, arcohol drinking, smoking habit, exercise, and sleep disturbance.
CONCLUSIONS
The correlation of health habit and motility rate has already proved. This investigation has showed that there is a correlation between life styles and stress. So, we concluded that it is the best way to keep the good health habit by stress control for health promotion and disease prevention.

Keyword

Stress; Life styles; Psychosocial well-being Index

MeSH Terms

Alcohol Drinking
Commerce*
Drinking
Eating
Education
Exercise
Food Habits
Health Promotion
Life Style*
Marital Status
Mass Screening
Meat
Mental Disorders
Ships
Smoke
Smoking
Solar System
Smoke
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