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Occupational health

Section edited by Isabelle Niedhammer and Youcheng Liu.

This section aims to publish studies on the occupational correlates of health and disease.


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  1. Depression and insomnia are major psychiatric conditions predicted by occupational stress. However, the influence of occupational stress on these two conditions is under-explored in telecommunication companies...

    Authors: Emma Edinam Kploanyi, Duah Dwomoh and Mawuli Dzodzomenyo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1045

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  2. Workers with a low socioeconomic position (SEP) have a higher risk for health problems and premature dropout from the workforce. Unfavorable working conditions and unhealthy behaviors are more prevalent among ...

    Authors: R. Schaap, F. G. Schaafsma, A. R. Bosma, M. A. Huysmans, C. R. L. Boot and J. R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:961

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  3. hepatitis B virus (HBV) and C virus (HCV) are among the leading causes of mortality worldwide. Health care personnel (HCP) are subjected to increased risk of these infections. Therefore, HBV vaccination and po...

    Authors: Saffar Hiva, Khoshayand Negar, Parsaei Mohammad-Reza, Ghorbani Gholam-Reza, Aarabi Mohsen, Nadi Ghara Ali-Asghar and Saffar Mohammed-Jafar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:920

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  4. Occupational related respiratory diseases arise as a result of the deposition of dust particles in the lungs. Flour milling industries; generate organic dust during industrial processes, such as cleaning, mill...

    Authors: Zemachu Ashuro Lagiso, Worku Tefera Mekonnen, Samson Wakuma Abaya, Abera Kumie Takele and Hailemichael Mulugeta Workneh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:909

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  5. Our study aimed to explore the associations between psychosocial work exposures, as well as other occupational exposures, and suicide ideation in the French national working population. An additional objective...

    Authors: Isabelle Niedhammer, Maryline Bèque, Jean-François Chastang and Sandrine Bertrais

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:895

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  6. Manganese (Mn) participates in lipid metabolism. However, the associations between Mn exposure and dyslipidaemia is unclear.

    Authors: Xiaoyu Luo, Zhenfang Liu, Xiaoting Ge, Sifang Huang, Yanting Zhou, Defu Li, Longman Li, Xiang Chen, Lulu Huang, Qingzhi Hou, Hong Cheng, Lili Xiao, Chaoqun Liu, Yunfeng Zou and Xiaobo Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:874

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  7. There is strong evidence that physical exercise in the workplace is effective for reducing workers’ musculoskeletal complaints. Studies with industrial workers and studies on progressive resistance exercises d...

    Authors: Hélio Gustavo Santos, Luciana Dias Chiavegato, Daniela Pereira Valentim and Rosimeire Simprini Padula

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:849

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  8. There is not a comprehensive heat stress index to screen the people susceptible to heat disorders and illnesses in hot workplaces. The present study was aimed to develop a personal heat strain risk assessment ...

    Authors: Saeid Yazdanirad, Farideh Golbabaei, Mohammad Reza Monazzam, Habibollah Dehghan and Abbas Rahimi Foroushani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:837

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  9. The stated intention to eliminate silicosis from the South African goldmining industry as well as current programmes to find and compensate ex-miners with silicosis require an understanding of variation in sil...

    Authors: Dave Knight, Rodney Ehrlich, Annibale Cois, Katherine Fielding, Alison D. Grant and Gavin Churchyard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:829

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  10. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a material, device, equipment, or clothing used or worn by workers to reduce their chance of exposure or contact with any harmful material or energy that causes injury, d...

    Authors: Addisu Alehegn Alemu, Meseret Yitayew, Aklilu Azazeh and Sofia Kebede

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:794

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  11. The professionals who perform cleaning activity constitute a major economic sector in Brazil. Cleaners may develop health problems related to the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. It is necessary to ...

    Authors: Josiane Sotrate Gonçalves and Tatiana de Oliveira Sato

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:774

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  12. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the major threats to public health, with a significant impact on workers, employers, and the general population. Musculoskeletal disorder related to work not o...

    Authors: Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen, Getachew Guteta Kekeba, Jember Azanaw and Gebisa Guyasa Kabito

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:718

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  13. The ageing workforce has an impact on public health. The aim of this study was to evaluate work-related disorders, work tasks and measures associated with the possibility of working beyond 65 years of age or not.

    Authors: Kerstin Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:716

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  14. Obesity is a multifactorial condition and a major risk factor associated with several non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, and with a higher risk of premature death and disability. Sex-sp...

    Authors: C. Di Tecco, L. Fontana, G. Adamo, M. Petyx and S. Iavicoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:706

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  15. Societal expenditures on work-disability benefits is high in most Western countries. As a precursor of long-term work restrictions, long-term sickness absence (LTSA) is under continuous attention of policy mak...

    Authors: Lennart R. A. van der Burg, Sander M. J. van Kuijk, Marieke M. ter Wee, Martijn W. Heymans, Angelique E. de Rijk, Goedele A. Geuskens, Ramon P. G. Ottenheijm, Geert-Jan Dinant and Annelies Boonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:699

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  16. Childbirth has been suggested to increase sickness absence (SA) and disability pension (DP). This may vary by occupation; however, knowledge in this field remains limited. We explored SA and DP in the years be...

    Authors: Charlotte Björkenstam, Krisztina D. László, Cecilia Orellana, Ulrik Lidwall, Petra Lindfors, Margaretha Voss, Pia Svedberg and Kristina Alexanderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:686

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  17. Work stress is an important problem among employees in education in the Netherlands. The present study aims to investigate the effects of a participatory organizational level work stress prevention approach to...

    Authors: Maartje C. Bakhuys Roozeboom, Roosmarijn M. C. Schelvis, Irene L. D. Houtman, Noortje M. Wiezer and Paulien M. Bongers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:676

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  18. Workplace violence (WPV) is a serious issue for healthcare workers and leads to many negative consequences. Several studies have reported on the prevalence of WPV in China, which ranges from 42.2 to 83.3%. How...

    Authors: Yusheng Tian, Yuchen Yue, Jianjian Wang, Ting Luo, Yamin Li and Jiansong Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:582

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  19. Blast injury emerged as a primary source of morbidity among US military personnel during the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and led to an array of adverse health outcomes. Multimorbidity, or the pre...

    Authors: Andrew J. MacGregor, James M. Zouris, Jessica R. Watrous, Cameron T. McCabe, Amber L. Dougherty, Michael R. Galarneau and John J. Fraser

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:578

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  20. Precarious employment is a risk factor for poor mental health, particularly among young adults. Knowledge about how young people maintain their mental health while in a precarious employment situation is scarc...

    Authors: Susanna Toivanen, Anna Olofsson Tarantino, Maria Emmelin and Per-Olof Östergren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:571

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  21. Globally, two billion workers are employed informally but there is limited research on the relationship between informal work and health. Existing studies have focused on informality as an employment condition...

    Authors: Thant Ko Ko, Julia Dickson-Gomez, Gisèle Yasmeen, Wai Wai Han, Katherine Quinn, Kirsten Beyer and Laura Glasman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:524

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  22. Procedural justice has been linked to several mental health problems, but most studies have used self-reported data. There exist a need to assess the link between procedural justice and health using outcomes t...

    Authors: Viktor Persson, Constanze Eib, Claudia Bernhard-Oettel and Constanze Leineweber

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:488

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  23. Chronic venous disease (CVD) and disability are worldwide problems and have significant socioeconomic implications. This study aims to analyze the time trends and social security burden of temporary work disab...

    Authors: Raissa M. da Coelho, Marco A. P. Nunes, Cristiane V. C. Gomes, Ilma S. dos Viana and Ângela M. da Silva

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:477

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  24. Police officers have long been known to have one of the most stressful occupations. This study investigates their stress levels, coping styles, and subjective well-being, including affect and life satisfaction...

    Authors: Gi Wook Ryu, Yong Sook Yang and Mona Choi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:470

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  25. Poor physical and mental health of employees create significant problems in the workplace. Physical activity (PA) has been shown as an effective strategy for preventing and treating numerous physical and menta...

    Authors: Gemma C. Ryde, Patricia Atkinson, Martine Stead, Trish Gorely and Josie M. M. Evans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:460

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  26. Upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UEMSD) are one of the most common and costly occupational health problems. We aimed to assess the population-attributable fraction (PAF) of personal and occupational ...

    Authors: Aboubakari Nambiema, Sandrine Bertrais, Julie Bodin, Natacha Fouquet, Agnès Aublet-Cuvelier, Bradley Evanoff, Alexis Descatha and Yves Roquelaure

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:456

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  27. To date, there have been very few studies that have explored the relationship between headaches and computer use. The chief aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence of primary headache disorders amon...

    Authors: Chunlin Li, Lei Zhang, Jin Zhou, Zhiliang Fan, Yan Wang, Xiaolin Wang, Weidong Wang and Shengyuan Yu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:443

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  28. There is still controversy over the clinical interpretation of the association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and serum uric acid (SUA) levels. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the associ...

    Authors: Fereshteh Baygi, Kimmo Herttua, Ali Sheidaei, Alireza Ahmadvand and Olaf Chresten Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:442

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  29. Within construction industry, physical work exposures have long been recognized as possible determinants for musculoskeletal disorders, but less attention has been given the increasing organizational and socia...

    Authors: Emma Cedstrand, Anna Nyberg, Theo Bodin, Hanna Augustsson and Gun Johansson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:424

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Studies have shown that terrorist attacks affect the mental and physical health of persons exposed to terrorism. When terror strikes at the workplace where people spend much time, and should feel safe, the hea...

    Authors: Mona Berthelsen, Marianne Bang Hansen, Alexander Nissen, Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Stein Knardahl and Trond Heir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:367

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  31. Young adults at the age of 25–29 in Denmark have the highest unemployment rate and are at higher risk of labour market marginalization. Exclusion from the labour market may have negative individual consequence...

    Authors: Jacob Devantie Jensen, Johan Hviid Andersen and Trine Nøhr Winding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:386

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  32. Ubiquitously distributed benzene is a known hematotoxin. Increasing evidence has suggested that erythroid-related hematologic parameters may be sensitive to benzene exposure. Fat content, which is also closely...

    Authors: Xue Zhang, Qifei Deng, Zhini He, Jie Li, Xiaoju Ma, Zhaorui Zhang, Dehua Wu, Xiumei Xing, Jing Peng, Hongyu Guo, Ming Huang, Liping Chen, Shanfeng Dang, Yanqun Zhu, Zhengbao Zhang, Boyi Yang…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:382

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  33. The unemployed have lower work ability and poorer health than the employed. This situation deteriorates when unemployment continues. The long-term unemployed often have co-morbidities and face many other chall...

    Authors: Miia Wikström, Heidi Anttila, Minna Savinainen, Anne Kouvonen and Matti Joensuu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:327

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:518

  34. The efficacy of high-intensity interval training (HIT) as a time-efficient exercise strategy for beneficially modifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease has repeatedly been demonstrated in controlled la...

    Authors: Richard S. Metcalfe, Hady Atef, Kelly Mackintosh, Melitta McNarry, Gemma Ryde, Denise M. Hill and Niels B. J. Vollaard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:313

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  35. Job burnout is increasingly common among occupational groups, and it is evolving into a new occupationally harmful phenomenon. The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of job burnout and its inf...

    Authors: Xuemei Sun, Li Zhang, Chen Zhang, Jiwen Liu and Hua Ge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:305

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  36. The 2013–2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa began in Guinea’s Forest region, a region now considered to be at high risk for future epidemics of viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHF). Good knowledge, attitudes and pr...

    Authors: Manuel Raab, Lisa M. Pfadenhauer, Tamba Jacques Millimouno, Michael Hoelscher and Guenter Froeschl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:296

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  37. When returning to work after being on long-term sick leave, individuals may experience varying levels of motivation and self-efficacy. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a counseling style that aims to increase...

    Authors: Vegard Stolsmo Foldal, Martin Inge Standal, Lene Aasdahl, Roger Hagen, Gunnhild Bagøien, Egil Andreas Fors, Roar Johnsen and Marit Solbjør

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:276

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  38. Construction workers are at a high risk of exposure to various types of hazardous substances such as crystalline silica. Though multiple studies indicate the evidence regarding the effectiveness of different s...

    Authors: Amirabbas Mofidi, Emile Tompa, Seyed Bagher Mortazavi, Akbar Esfahanipour and Paul A. Demers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:210

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  39. Working with a chronic condition can be challenging. Providing support to workers with a chronic condition can help them to stay at work and prevent work-related problems. Workers with a chronic condition who ...

    Authors: A. R. Bosma, C. R. L. Boot, F. G. Schaafsma and J. R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:201

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  40. This study uses the RE-AIM framework to provide a process evaluation of a workplace-based cluster randomised trial comparing an ergonomic plus exercise intervention to an ergonomic plus health promotion interv...

    Authors: Alyssa Welch, Genevieve Healy, Leon Straker, Tracy Comans, Shaun O’Leary, Markus Melloh, Gisela Sjøgaard, Michelle Pereira, Xiaoqi Chen and Venerina Johnston

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:180

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  41. Although several studies have examined the association between occupational stress and turnover, these studies relied on cross-sectional designs, subjects’ self-report, healthcare workforce, or small sample si...

    Authors: Yuko Kachi, Akiomi Inoue, Hisashi Eguchi, Norito Kawakami, Akihito Shimazu and Akizumi Tsutsumi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:174

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  42. Spirometry is widely used in medical surveillance in occupational health and as a diagnostic test for obstructive and restrictive lung disease. We evaluated the effect of spirometry parameters on the risk of a...

    Authors: Irmeli Lindström, Paula Pallasaho, Jouko Remes, Tuula Vasankari and Markku Heliövaara

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:165

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  43. A series of studies have suggested that teachers are likely to experience professional burnout in various regions around the world. To date, no known research has been conducted to investigate the prevalence a...

    Authors: Shen Li, Yibo Li, Hao Lv, Rui Jiang, Peng Zhao, Xin Zheng, Lili Wang, Jie Li and Fuqiang Mao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:160

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  44. Employees dealing with job demands such as high workload and permeable work-life boundaries could benefit from bottom-up well-being strategies such as off-job crafting. We have developed a hybrid off-job craft...

    Authors: Merly K. Kosenkranius, Floor A. Rink, Jessica de Bloom and Machteld van den Heuvel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:115

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  45. For people with disabilities, chances to find or keep work are negatively affected by multiple problems like lower education, poverty and poor health. Furthermore, although active labour market policies proved...

    Authors: Kor A. Brongers, Bert Cornelius, Jac J. L. van der Klink and Sandra Brouwer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:71

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