Exploring the health impacts and inequalities of the new way of working: findings from a cross-sectional study

Source avec lien : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, (En ligne). 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002596

L’objectif de cette étude était de fournir des informations sur les perceptions de la population adulte galloise qui travaille sur les impacts du travail à domicile sur la santé, sur leur capacité à travailler à domicile et sur leurs préférences en matière de travail à domicile.

Objective  Provide insights into the working Welsh adult population’s perceptions of the health impacts of working from home (WFH), their ability to WFH, and their WFH preferences. Methods  Data was collected from 615 working adults in Wales between November 2020 and January 2021 in a household survey. Results  Over 45% of those able to WFH reported worsened mental well-being and loneliness. WFH worsened the diets, physical activity, smoking and alcohol use of those in poorer health. Approximately 50% were able to WFH, although individuals living in more deprived areas, in atypical employment or with precarious income were less able to WFH. Nearly 60% wanted to WFH to some capacity. Conclusions  The new way of working introduces new challenges to preserving workforce mental well-being, regulating health behaviours and tackling inequalities. Hybrid models and targeted health support could make WFH healthier and more equitable.

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