J Ferrie

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Effects of chronic job insecurity and change in job security on self reported health, minor psychiatric morbidity, physiological measures, and health related behaviours in British civil servants: the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:450-4. 2002
  2. ncbi The impact of moderate and major workplace expansion and downsizing on the psychosocial and physical work environment and income in Sweden
    Jane E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Scand J Public Health 35:62-9. 2007
  3. pmc An uncertain future: the health effects of threats to employment security in white-collar men and women
    J E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, England
    Am J Public Health 88:1030-6. 1998
  4. ncbi Socioeconomic gradients in cardiorespiratory disease and diabetes in the 1960s: baseline findings from the GPO study
    J E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Public Health 120:685-95. 2006
  5. pmc Non-response to baseline, non-response to follow-up and mortality in the Whitehall II cohort
    Jane E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:831-7. 2009
  6. ncbi Self-reported economic difficulties and coronary events in men: evidence from the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:640-8. 2005
  7. ncbi Birth weight, components of height and coronary heart disease: evidence from the Whitehall II study
    Jane E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1532-42. 2006
  8. ncbi BMI, obesity, and sickness absence in the Whitehall II study
    Jane E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1554-64. 2007
  9. pmc A prospective study of change in sleep duration: associations with mortality in the Whitehall II cohort
    Jane E Ferrie
    Internationale Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Sleep 30:1659-66. 2007
  10. pmc Change in health inequalities among British civil servants: the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:922-6. 2002

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. pmc Effects of chronic job insecurity and change in job security on self reported health, minor psychiatric morbidity, physiological measures, and health related behaviours in British civil servants: the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:450-4. 2002
    ..To determine the effect of chronic job insecurity and changes in job security on self reported health, minor psychiatric morbidity, physiological measures, and health related behaviours...
  2. ncbi The impact of moderate and major workplace expansion and downsizing on the psychosocial and physical work environment and income in Sweden
    Jane E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Scand J Public Health 35:62-9. 2007
    ..To describe the effect of organizational change (moderate and major expansion and downsizing) on psychosocial work characteristics, physical hazards, and income in a representative sample of larger workplaces in Sweden...
  3. pmc An uncertain future: the health effects of threats to employment security in white-collar men and women
    J E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, England
    Am J Public Health 88:1030-6. 1998
    ..This study examined changes in the health status of civil servants whose employment security was threatened...
  4. ncbi Socioeconomic gradients in cardiorespiratory disease and diabetes in the 1960s: baseline findings from the GPO study
    J E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Public Health 120:685-95. 2006
    ..To describe the socioeconomic distribution of risk factors for cardiorespiratory disease and diabetes in employed women and men in the late 1960s...
  5. pmc Non-response to baseline, non-response to follow-up and mortality in the Whitehall II cohort
    Jane E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:831-7. 2009
    ..Little is known about the associations between non-response to follow-up surveys and mortality, or differences in these associations by socioeconomic position in studies with repeat data collections...
  6. ncbi Self-reported economic difficulties and coronary events in men: evidence from the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:640-8. 2005
    ..Our aim is to assess whether these associations are (i) explained by other measures of socioeconomic status, and (ii) mediated by psychosocial, behavioural and biological factors...
  7. ncbi Birth weight, components of height and coronary heart disease: evidence from the Whitehall II study
    Jane E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1532-42. 2006
    ..This study examines associations of measures of stature and birth weight with CHD risk factors (measures of blood pressure and lipids, 2 h glucose, waist-hip ratio and fibrinogen) and incident non-fatal coronary events in middle age...
  8. ncbi BMI, obesity, and sickness absence in the Whitehall II study
    Jane E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1554-64. 2007
    ..To study BMI and change in BMI from age 25 as predictors of sickness absence...
  9. pmc A prospective study of change in sleep duration: associations with mortality in the Whitehall II cohort
    Jane E Ferrie
    Internationale Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Sleep 30:1659-66. 2007
    ..We investigated associations of sleep duration and change in sleep duration with all-cause, cardiovascular, and non-cardiovascular mortality...
  10. pmc Change in health inequalities among British civil servants: the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:922-6. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate morbidity and cardiovascular risk factor trends in white collar British civil servants...
  11. pmc A comparison of self-reported sickness absence with absences recorded in employers' registers: evidence from the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, UK
    Occup Environ Med 62:74-9. 2005
    ..To compare self-reported sickness absence days in the last 12 months with recorded absences from the employers' registers for the same period...
  12. ncbi Job insecurity in white-collar workers: toward an explanation of associations with health
    J E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, England
    J Occup Health Psychol 6:26-42. 2001
    ..Apart from a minor role for social support at work in both sexes and a modest role for job demands in women, adverse changes in these factors explain little of the job insecurity-health relationship...
  13. ncbi Future uncertainty and socioeconomic inequalities in health: the Whitehall II study
    Jane E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 57:637-46. 2003
    ..These findings imply that the specific effects of job insecurity in this cohort may be less important than the more general effects of financial insecurity in determining inequalities in health...
  14. ncbi Self-reported job insecurity and health in the Whitehall II study: potential explanations of the relationship
    Jane E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 60:1593-602. 2005
    ..With the addition of job control, these factors explained 60% of the association between job insecurity and minor psychiatric morbidity, and just over 80% of the association with depression in both sexes...
  15. doi Best-practice interventions to reduce socioeconomic inequalities of coronary heart disease mortality in UK: a prospective occupational cohort study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Lancet 372:1648-54. 2008
    ..We assessed this issue in an occupational cohort study comparing low with high socioeconomic groups...
  16. doi Organizational justice and sleeping problems: The Whitehall II study
    Marko Elovainio
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL Medical School, London, England, UK
    Psychosom Med 71:334-40. 2009
    ..To test the hypothesis that organizational injustice contributes to sleeping problems. Poor sleep quality can be a marker of prolonged emotional stress and has been shown to have serious effects on the immune system and metabolism...
  17. pmc Socioeconomic position, psychosocial work environment and cerebrovascular disease among women: the Finnish public sector study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:1265-71. 2009
    ..This has led to the suggestion that poor psychosocial work environments provide important additional explanatory power. However, little evidence is available for women...
  18. ncbi Optimal form of operationalizing BMI in relation to all-cause and cause-specific mortality: the original Whitehall study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1926-32. 2008
    ..We examined various BMI operationalizations in relation to mortality from all causes and specific causes...
  19. ncbi Effects on blood pressure do not explain the association between organizational justice and coronary heart disease in the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychosom Med 70:1-6. 2008
    ..Previous studies suggest lower blood pressure (BP) and reduced risk of CHD among employees with high organizational justice (the perception of being treated fairly by supervisors)...
  20. pmc Diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a predictor of mortality: the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
    Jenny Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London
    BMJ 337:a1469. 2008
    ..To investigate whether knowing the diagnosis for sickness absence improves prediction of mortality...
  21. pmc Association between metabolic syndrome and depressive symptoms in middle-aged adults: results from the Whitehall II study
    Tasnime N Akbaraly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Diabetes Care 32:499-504. 2009
    ..We examined whether the metabolic syndrome is associated with the onset of depressive symptoms in a cohort of middle-aged British civil servants...
  22. pmc Validating the Framingham Hypertension Risk Score: results from the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, United Kingdom
    Hypertension 54:496-501. 2009
    ..5%; 95% CI: -2.5% to 1.5%). These data suggest that the Framingham hypertension risk score provides a valid tool with which to estimate near-term risk of developing hypertension...
  23. pmc Common mental disorder and obesity: insight from four repeat measures over 19 years: prospective Whitehall II cohort study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT
    BMJ 339:b3765. 2009
    ..To examine potential reciprocal associations between common mental disorders and obesity, and to assess whether dose-response relations exist...
  24. pmc Justice at work and metabolic syndrome: the Whitehall II study
    David Gimeno
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Occup Environ Med 67:256-62. 2010
    ..We aim to test whether high justice at work protects against metabolic syndrome...
  25. pmc Incremental predictive value of adding past blood pressure measurements to the Framingham hypertension risk equation: the Whitehall II Study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, WC1E 6BT London, UK
    Hypertension 55:1058-62. 2010
    ..These data suggest that, despite the net reclassification improvement, the clinical use of adding repeat measures of blood pressure to the Framingham hypertension risk score may be limited...
  26. pmc Psychosocial work environment as a risk factor for absence with a psychiatric diagnosis: an instrumental-variables analysis
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 172:167-72. 2010
    ..Findings from this instrumental-variables analysis support the status of high self-reported job demands as a risk factor for absence with a psychiatric diagnosis...
  27. pmc The effect of short sleep duration on coronary heart disease risk is greatest among those with sleep disturbance: a prospective study from the Whitehall II cohort
    Tarani Chandola
    International Center for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Sleep 33:739-44. 2010
    ..We investigated whether a combination of short sleep duration and sleep disturbance is associated with a higher risk of CHD than their additive effects...
  28. pmc Height loss and future coronary heart disease in London: the Whitehall II study
    G David Batty
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:461-4. 2011
    ..To explore this issue, studies with repeat measurements of height are required, but, to date, such data have been lacking...
  29. ncbi Hypertension is not the link between job strain and coronary heart disease in the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Hypertens 20:1146-53. 2007
    ..Hypertension is assumed to be one of the mechanisms through which job strain (a combination of high work demands and low job control) increases coronary heart-disease risk. However, direct tests of this hypothesis are lacking...
  30. ncbi Effort-reward imbalance and relational injustice at work predict sickness absence: the Whitehall II study
    Jenny Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 63:433-40. 2007
    ..We studied the impact of relational justice and effort-reward imbalance on subsequent rates of sickness absence...
  31. pmc Unfairness and health: evidence from the Whitehall II Study
    Roberto De Vogli
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, International Institute for Society and Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:513-8. 2007
    ..To examine the effects of unfairness on incident coronary events and health functioning...
  32. ncbi Adult socioeconomic position, C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 in the Whitehall II prospective study
    David Gimeno
    International Institute for Society and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:675-83. 2007
    ..Thus, the question of whether socioeconomic differences in CRP and IL-6 change over time remains unanswered. We examined the relationship between SEP and changes over 12 years in CRP and IL-6...
  33. pmc Decline in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration: lipid-lowering drugs, diet, or physical activity? Evidence from the Whitehall II study
    Kim Bouillon
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Heart 97:923-30. 2011
    ..To examine the association of lipid-lowering drugs, change in diet and physical activity with a decline in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in middle age...
  34. ncbi Socioeconomic trajectories across the life course and health outcomes in midlife: evidence for the accumulation hypothesis?
    Archana Singh-Manoux
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 33:1072-9. 2004
    ..This paper examines (1) accumulation across trichotomous categories of socioeconomic position (SEP), and (2) accumulation in analysis stratified by adult SEP...
  35. pmc Diagnosis-specific sick leave as a risk marker for disability pension in a Swedish population
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:915-20. 2007
    ..To investigate diagnosis-specific sick leave as a risk marker for subsequent disability pension...
  36. pmc Influence of change in psychosocial work characteristics on sickness absence: The Whitehall II Study
    Jenny Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:55-61. 2006
    ..To study the influence of change in self perceived psychosocial work characteristics on subsequent rates of sickness absence...
  37. pmc From midlife to early old age: health trajectories associated with retirement
    Markus Jokela
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Epidemiology 21:284-90. 2010
    ..Previous studies report contradictory findings regarding health effects of retirement. This study examines longitudinally the associations of retirement with mental health and physical functioning...
  38. pmc Metabolic syndrome over 10 years and cognitive functioning in late midlife: the Whitehall II study
    Tasnime N Akbaraly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Diabetes Care 33:84-9. 2010
    ..We examined this association in late midlife, with particular focus on cumulative effects and the role of socioeconomic circumstances...
  39. pmc Dietary pattern and depressive symptoms in middle age
    Tasnime N Akbaraly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 195:408-13. 2009
    ..Studies of diet and depression have focused primarily on individual nutrients...
  40. ncbi Why is evidence on job strain and coronary heart disease mixed? An illustration of measurement challenges in the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 68:398-401. 2006
    ..However, previous studies have typically assessed job strain at one point in time only. We examined whether the failure of such measurement to reflect long-term job strain could contribute to false null findings...
  41. pmc Sickness absence as a global measure of health: evidence from mortality in the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 327:364. 2003
    ..To examine the association between sickness absence and mortality compared with associations between established health indicators and mortality...
  42. pmc Organisational downsizing, sickness absence, and mortality: 10-town prospective cohort study
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 328:555. 2004
    ..To examine whether downsizing, the reduction of personnel in organisations, is a predictor of increased sickness absence and mortality among employees...
  43. pmc Cross-sectional versus prospective associations of sleep duration with changes in relative weight and body fat distribution: the Whitehall II Study
    Saverio Stranges
    Cardiovascular Medicine and Epidemiology Group, Clinical Sciences Research Institute, University of Warwick Medical School, Coventry, England
    Am J Epidemiol 167:321-9. 2008
    ..23, 1.12), nor with the incidence of obesity (odds ratio(adjusted) = 1.05, 95% CI: 0.60, 1.82). There is no temporal relation between short duration of sleep and future changes in measures of body weight and central adiposity...
  44. pmc The association between self-rated health and mortality in different socioeconomic groups in the GAZEL cohort study
    Archana Singh-Manoux
    INSERM, U687 IFR69, HNSM, 14 rue du Val d Osne, 94415 Saint Maurice Cedex, France
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1222-8. 2007
    ..Self-rated health (SRH) is considered a valid measure of health status as it has been shown to predict mortality in several studies. We examine whether SRH predicts mortality equally well in different socioeconomic groups...
  45. pmc Organisational justice and change in justice as predictors of employee health: the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:931-7. 2004
    ..This article studied the justice of interpersonal treatment by supervisors (the relational component of organisational justice) as a predictor of health...
  46. pmc Gender-specific associations of short sleep duration with prevalent and incident hypertension: the Whitehall II Study
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, United Kingdom
    Hypertension 50:693-700. 2007
    ..42 [95% CI: 0.94 to 2.16]; odds ratio: 1.31 [95% CI: 0.65 to 2.63], respectively). Sleep deprivation may produce detrimental cardiovascular effects among women...
  47. doi Overcrowding in hospital wards as a predictor of antidepressant treatment among hospital staff
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Psychiatry 165:1482-6. 2008
    ..This report assessed whether hospital ward overcrowding predicts antidepressant use among hospital staff...
  48. pmc Working while ill as a risk factor for serious coronary events: the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 95:98-102. 2005
    ..Although sick, some people take no time off work, a phenomenon called "sickness presenteeism." This study examined the association between sickness presenteeism and incidence of serious coronary events...
  49. ncbi Temporary employment and risk of overall and cause-specific mortality
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, Division of Applied Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 158:663-8. 2003
    ..7, 95% CI: 0.5, 0.9 for men and women combined). These findings suggest that the conventional research practice of treating the employed as a single group may attenuate the associations between employment status and mortality...
  50. ncbi The role of cognitive ability (intelligence) in explaining the association between socioeconomic position and health: evidence from the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
    Archana Singh-Manoux
    INSERM U687, National Hospital of Saint Maurice, 94415 Saint Maurice, France
    Am J Epidemiol 161:831-9. 2005
    ..These results suggest that, although cognitive ability is related to health, it does not explain social inequalities in health...
  51. pmc Injustice at work and health: causation, correlation or cause for action?
    Jane E Ferrie
    Occup Environ Med 64:428. 2007
  52. ncbi Temporary employment and antidepressant medication: a register linkage study
    Marianna Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational, Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Psychiatr Res 42:221-9. 2008
    ..Among men, the association between temporary employment and antidepressant use was stronger within lower grade occupations. The results suggest that using antidepressants is more pronounced when temporary employment is unstable...
  53. ncbi Justice at work and reduced risk of coronary heart disease among employees: the Whitehall II Study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 165:2245-51. 2005
    ..Justice is a fundamental value in human societies, but its effect on health is poorly described. We examined justice at work as a predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD)...