Managing job strain: a randomized, controlled trial of an intervention conducted by mail and telephone

J Occup Environ Med. 1999 Apr;41(4):216-23. doi: 10.1097/00043764-199904000-00003.


A randomized, clinical intervention focused on alleviating job strain was conducted over 6 months by mail and/or telephone with a total of 136 employees of Bank of America. Both the mail and mail plus telephone interventions evidenced positive results, with the mail plus telephone intervention being the more effective. Given the relative low cost of such mediated interventions, the results provide a basis for the further development of interventions that may demonstrate both clinical and cost effectiveness.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Adult
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Postal Service
  • Stress, Psychological / prevention & control*
  • Telephone