Table 6

The modifying effect of age on associations between unfavourable psychosocial work factor / general health scores and spell pattern
3-9 short spells Interaction term
OR (95% CI) * p-value Old age (>40) Young age (= < 40)
Demand
  Work pace 0.57 (0.3 - 0.9) 0.28 0.86 (0.4 - 2.1) 0.51 (0.3 - 0.9)
  Emotional 0.97 (0.6 - 1.6) 0.75 0.87 (0.3 - 2.2) 1.02 (0.6 - 1.8)
  Hiding emotions 0.85 (0.5 - 1.4) 0.84 0.78 (0.3 - 2.3) 0.87 (0.5 - 1.5)
Physical work load 1.11 (0.7 - 1.8) 0.85 1.22 (0.5 - 3.1) 1.11 (0.6 - 1.9)
Influence 0.90 (0.6 - 1.4) 0.22 0.56 (0.2 - 1.4) 1.01 (0.6 - 1.7)
Meaning of work 1.37 (0.8 - 2.2) 0.11 0.74 (0.3 - 1.8) 1.63 (0.9 - 2.8)
Commitment to the workplace 0.98 (0.6 - 1.6) 0.004 0.14 (0.03 - 0.6) 1.33 (0.8 - 2.2)
Role conflict 1.42 (0.9 - 2.3) 0.06 0.66 (0.3 - 1.7) 1.69 (1.0 - 2.8)
Quality of leadership 0.66 (0.4 - 1.1) 0.05 0.30 (0.1 - 0.7) 0.80 (0.5 - 1.3)
Bullying
  At least from time to time 0.93 (0.5 - 1.7) 0.66 1.17 (0.4 - 3.8) 0.89 (0.5 - 1.7)
Threats of violence
  At least from time to time 0.91 (0.6 - 1.5) 0.55 1.15 (0.5 - 2.8) 0.86 (0.5 - 1.4)
General health
 Fair-poor 0.74 (0.4 - 1.3) 0.22 0.41 (0.1 - 1.2) 0.83 (0.5 - 1.5)

The modifying effect of age on the association between unfavourable work factor / general health scores and 3-9 short spells compared with 1-3 long spells.

* Adjusted for age, gender, occupation, total sick leave days.

Stapelfeldt et al.

Stapelfeldt et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:578   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-578

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