U-M paper needs your vote to reach Elite Eight in STAT Madness

March 16, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

A paper from the University of Michigan’s Eisenberg Family Depression Center has reached the Sweet 16 of STAT Madness, and needs your vote to reach the Elite Eight

The paper is about work hours and depression. Data from 17,000 from 17,000 first-year medical residents showed that the more hours someone worked each week in a stressful job, the more their risk of depression rose. 

Working 90 or more hours a week was associated with changes in depression symptom scores three times larger than working 40 to 45 hours a week. A higher percentage of those who worked a large number of hours had scores high enough to qualify for a diagnosis of moderate to severe depression — serious enough to warrant treatment — compared with those working fewer hours. 

The study found a “dose response” effect between hours worked and depression symptoms, with an average symptom increase of 1.8 points on a standard scale for those working 40 to 45 hours, ranging up to 5.2 points for those working more than 90 hours.

Voting is easy. Visit the STAT Madness 2023 website, and go to the bottom right of the bracket to find the U-M paper, which is facing competition from a UC Irvine entry.