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Management stress training RCT

A randomised controlled trial found only moderate benefits of stress management training designed to improve awareness and dealing with stressful situations, such as work overload and conflict. Training improved stress reactivity scores and reduced α-amylase [Alpha-Amylase] (a stress biomarker) after 12 months, but there were no significant effects on cortisol (another biomarker), effort–reward imbalance or depression/anxiety

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011; 68: 126–133, http://goo.gl/SGT5o

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2011 (vol. 07/5) pp40