Cigarette smoking in veteran women: the impact of job strain.

Journal Article

To evaluate the health effects of role overload, the relationship between multiple role (i.e., worker, spouse, caretaker) strain and current cigarette smoking was examined. A cross-sectional survey of women veterans, aged 36-85 years, was performed measuring home and job strain and health behaviors. Of the 275 women who rated both their work and home strains, 25% (n = 69) currently smoke cigarettes. Higher work strain, but not higher home strain, was associated with smoking adjusting for age, education, income, weight, and marital status. A stressful work environment may trigger persistent smoking and should be addressed during smoking cessation counseling.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bastian, LA; Owens, SS; Kim, H; Barnett, LR; Siegler, IC

Published Date

  • March 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 103 - 109

PubMed ID

  • 11275513

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11275513

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1049-3867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1049-3867(00)00077-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States