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Stress intervention

A group-based stress management intervention, using cognitive behavioural therapy principles in eight threehour sessions,was effective in reducing perceived occupational stress and improving positive reframing. Eligibility for participation in a randomised controlled trial included persistent work-related stress, motivation to remain employed, not being on long-term sick leave and not having substantial non-work psychosocial stress. The improvements were maintained three months after the intervention ceased, though follow-up was not part of the randomised study.

Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 2009; 35(2): 145–152. http://www.sjweh.fi/show_abstract.php?abstract_id=1313

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2009 (vol. 06/1) pp41