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Physical and psychosocial workloads and cardiometabolic health among employees: 10-year follow-up examination of the Gutenberg Health Study

Project number: F 2447 Institution: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) / Center for Cardiology of the University Medical Center Mainz Status: Ongoing Project Planned end: 2024-10-30


The Gutenberg Health Study is a population-based cohort study launched in 2007 that focuses on cardiovascular diseases and subclinical atherosclerosis. The 10-year longitudinal study is based on 11,750 people between 25 and 74 years. It mainly aims to examine whether the predictability of classical risk scores can be improved by taking into account psychosocial occupational factors, whether night work in prevalent arterial hypertension can be assessed as risky, and which longstanding professional aspects are related to manifest cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

In the cross-sectional approach, the effects of changing jobs by digitalization will be examined with a new questionnaire module on industry 4.0, and long standing times during work and innovative cardiovascular outcomes will be examined considering psychosocial workloads. A feasibility study is intended to link the data from the Gutenberg Health Study with health and social security routine data.


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