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Stress Test for Vicars

What’s special about vicars? This study, from Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, looked into the question:

Psychosocial stress among Danish vicars,” F. Gyntelberg, H. O. Hein and P. Suadicani, Occupational Medicine (2012) 62 (1): 12-16. The authors explain:

“No studies have analysed whether differences in psychosocial workloads between vicars and others explain their higher prevalence of stress-related symptoms. [We conclude that] The higher prevalence of stress-related symptoms among vicars could largely be attributed to high-quantitative work demands.”

(Thanks to investigator Janet Rosenbaum for bringing this to our attention.)

BONUS: The clergyman and the tuber

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