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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. Content type: Research article

    In the northern region of China, many greenhouse vegetable farmers are exposed to high cumulative levels of pesticides due to long-term work in greenhouses that impacts their health. The aim of the current stu...

    Authors: Jiangping Li, Yanxing Hao, Danian Tian, Shulan He, Xian Sun and Huifang Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:373

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Experiences of encounters with professionals have been shown to influence return to work (RTW) among sickness absentees in general. The aim was to gain knowledge on experiences of encounters with healthcare pr...

    Authors: M. Söderman, A. Wennman-Larsen, K. Alexanderson and E. Friberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:349

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) is the leading cause of years lived with disability. In consequence, to reduce MSP and its associated sickness absence is a major challenge. Previous interventions have been develope...

    Authors: Consol Serra, Mercè Soler-Font, Ana María García, Pilar Peña, Sergio Vargas-Prada and José María Ramada

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:348

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  4. Content type: Research article

    People with mobility disability (MD) or obesity often have more health problems and are less able to participate in work than individuals without these conditions. This study investigated whether people burden...

    Authors: Mattias Norrbäck, Per Tynelius, Gerd Ahlström and Finn Rasmussen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:347

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to describe the development of strategies to prevent and rehabilitate musculoskeletal pain among surgeons. Musculoskeletal pain affects surgeons’ life, and evidence on interven...

    Authors: Tina Dalager, Anne Højmark, Pernille Tine Jensen, Karen Søgaard and Lotte Nygaard Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:320

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to ascertain the prevalence of burnout in Kazakhstan firefighters with regard to position and to identify predictors of faster burnout in order to plan future preventive strategies.

    Authors: Denis Vinnikov, Zhangir Tulekov, Alikhan Akylzhanov, Zhanna Romanova, Anar Dushpanova and Zhanna Kalmatayeva

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:308

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  7. Content type: Research article

    State and Territorial Health Departments (SHDs) have a unique role in protecting and promoting workers’ health. This mixed-methods study presents the first systematic investigation of SHDs’ activities and capa...

    Authors: Laura A. Linnan, Maija S. Leff, Marisa C. Martini, AnnMarie L. Walton, Sherry Baron, Peggy A. Hannon, Jean Abraham and Melanie Studer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:291

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    WOPAP is a theoretically-grounded workplace physical activity intervention that aims to reduce work-related burnout and to improve vigor at work and other work-related outcomes. Using a randomized controlled t...

    Authors: Clément Ginoux, Sandrine Isoard-Gautheur and Philippe Sarrazin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:289

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Various physical work demands are shown to be associated with sickness absence. However, these studies have: (a) predominantly used self-reported data on physical work demands that have been shown to be inaccu...

    Authors: Sofie Dencker-Larsen, Charlotte Lund Rasmussen, Sannie Vester Thorsen, Els Clays, Thomas Lund, Merete Labriola, Ole Steen Mortensen, Marie Birk Jørgensen, Nidhi Gupta, Charlotte Diana Nørregaard Rasmussen and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:257

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) comprise one of the largest populations of migrant workers globally. Within China, they represent the largest group of imported domestic workers. Little is known about their wo...

    Authors: Brian J. Hall, Melissa R. Garabiles and Carl A. Latkin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:229

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Job satisfaction influences staff retention, motivation, and performance in providing services. A considerable amount of published studies has reported on the job satisfaction level of healthcare workers, but ...

    Authors: Haliza Hasan and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:208

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The present study aimed to investigate the effects of a stepwise, bottom-up participatory program with a tailor-made intervention process addressing the level of mental retirement in a sample of Dutch employee...

    Authors: Jenny J. J. M. Huijs, Irene L. D. Houtman, Toon W. Taris and Roland W. B. Blonk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:194

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Large volumes of sitting time have been associated with multiple health risks. To reduce sitting time of office workers working for a Dutch insurance company, the Dynamic Work intervention was developed. The p...

    Authors: Judith G. M. Jelsma, Lidewij R. Renaud, Maaike A. Huysmans, Jennifer K. Coffeng, Anne Loyen, Femke van Nassau, Judith E. Bosmans, Erwin M. Speklé, Allard J. van der Beek and Hidde P. van der Ploeg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:188

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Workplace health programs (WHPs) may improve adult health but very little evidence exists on multi-level WHPs implemented at-scale and so the relationship between program implementation factors and outcomes of...

    Authors: Melanie Crane, Erika Bohn-Goldbaum, Beverley Lloyd, Chris Rissel, Adrian Bauman, Devon Indig, Santosh Khanal and Anne Grunseit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:183

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This study was conducted to assess the lifestyle behaviours of a national sample of hospital doctors working in Ireland. We also sought to compare the prevalence of these behaviours in doctors to the general I...

    Authors: Anthony O’ Keeffe, Blánaid Hayes and Lucia Prihodova

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:179

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Due to demographic changes across Europe there are strong political interests in maintaining the labour force by prolonging working life, i.e. increasing retirement age. This may pose both challenges and oppor...

    Authors: Lars Louis Andersen and Emil Sundstrup

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:133

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Bullying in the workplace is a serious public health issue. As a chronic work stress, workplace bullying places the victims’ physical and mental health at risk which, in extreme cases, may lead to suicidal ide...

    Authors: Catalina Sau Man Ng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:129

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Obesity and overweight represent a relevant risk factor for seafarer’s health. The frequency and distribution of overweight and obesity among seafarers working on board of Italian flag ships were studied. Anal...

    Authors: Giulio Nittari, Daniele Tomassoni, Marzio Di Canio, Enea Traini, Isabel Pirillo, Andrea Minciacchi and Francesco Amenta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:45

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Many workplaces have implemented sit-stand workstations (SSW), which enable a worker to transition between sitting and standing as they perform their work activities. The factors which determine the initial ad...

    Authors: Brendan Henderson, Rwth Stuckey and Tessa Keegel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1374

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The National Health Service (NHS) seems appropriately placed to be an exemplar employer in providing effective and proactive workplace health and wellbeing services for its staff. However, NHS staff sickness a...

    Authors: Helen Quirk, Helen Crank, Anouska Carter, Hanna Leahy and Robert J. Copeland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1362

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that Workplace Health Promoting Programmes (WHPP) can facilitate healthier behaviour. Despite the benefits achieved from participating in a WHPP, a systematic review showed that only 10–50% ...

    Authors: Pia Maria Ilvig, Thomas Viskum Gjelstrup Bredahl, Just Bendix Justesen, Dorrie Jones, Jonna Benner Lundgaard, Karen Søgaard and Jeanette Reffstrup Christensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1340

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to compare occasional and persistent frequent attenders in occupational health (OH) primary care and to identify the diagnoses associated with persisting frequent attendance.

    Authors: Tiia Reho, Salla Atkins, Nina Talola, Markku Sumanen, Mervi Viljamaa and Jukka Uitti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1291

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The effect of shift work on impairment of cognition in later life has not yet been sufficiently investigated. Therefore, we aimed at testing the feasibility of a large-scale epidemiologic study examining this ...

    Authors: Tobias Weinmann, Céline Vetter, Susanne Karch, Dennis Nowak and Katja Radon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1256

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Labour-market marginalisation (LMM) and common mental disorders (CMDs) are serious societal problems. The aims were to describe trajectories of LMM (both work disability and unemployment) among young adults wi...

    Authors: Magnus Helgesson, Petter Tinghög, Mo Wang, Syed Rahman, Fredrik Saboonchi and Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1228

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Work-related musculoskeletal problems impact everyday function, working ability, and quality of life. Unaddressed musculoskeletal problems can lead to major injury and loss of function, contributing to partici...

    Authors: Stefania Penkala, Hannan El-Debal and Kristy Coxon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1208

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  26. Content type: Research article

    This study examined the construct validity and internal consistency of modified versions of the job autonomy and control, job pressure, work contact, work-family conflict, psychological distress, and sleep pro...

    Authors: Paul Bowen, Rajen Govender and Peter Edwards

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1199

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  27. Content type: Research article

    New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requires by law for accidents/incidents (injury) involving career-technical-vocational education (CTE) students and staff to be reported within five business days to ...

    Authors: Derek G. Shendell, Saisattha Noomnual, Jesse Plascak and Alexsandra A. Apostolico

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1190

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP) are of considerable socioeconomic burden. Considering the escalating demand on health services that LBP and NP have globally, they represent an arguably unsustainable dra...

    Authors: Rebecca J. Crawford, Thomas Volken, René Schaffert and Thomas Bucher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1188

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Young adults that are not in education, training or employment represent a problem across European countries. While some are cases of temporary transitions or short-term inactivity, others represent a more vul...

    Authors: Vigdis Sveinsdottir, Hege Randi Eriksen, Valborg Baste, Jørn Hetland and Silje Endresen Reme

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1176

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  30. Content type: Research article

    So far, studies on workplace mental health have only focused on work-related environmental risk factors, disregarding both protective and individual factors of employees. Therefore, we aimed to identify charac...

    Authors: Hye Ri Kim, Sun Mi Kim, Ji Sun Hong, Doug Hyun Han, Seo-Koo Yoo, Kyung Joon Min and Young Sik Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1084

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  31. Content type: Research article

    To date, determinants of retirement timing have been studied separately within various disciplines, such as occupational health and economics. This narrative literature review explores the determinants of reti...

    Authors: Micky Scharn, Ranu Sewdas, Cécile R. L. Boot, Martijn Huisman, Maarten Lindeboom and Allard J. van der Beek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1083

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    The working environment should be a naturally integrated part of business development. Provisions are in place that address the employer’s obligations to investigate, carry out and follow up activities in such...

    Authors: Magnus Svartengren and Therese Hellman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1070

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Social capital can been described as an individual or a collective attribute, with structural and cognitive components, and a bonding, bridging and linking typology. While extensively studied in the community,...

    Authors: Nicos Middleton, Panayiota Andreou, Maria Karanikola, Christiana Kouta, Ourania Kolokotroni and Evridiki Papastavrou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1061

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Multiple job holding (MJH) is a common and growing phenomenon in many countries. Little is known about experiences with MJH among older workers. The objective of the present study is to gain insight in experie...

    Authors: S. Bouwhuis, A. De Wind, A. De Kruif, G. A. Geuskens, A. J. Van der Beek, P. M. Bongers and C. R. L. Boot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1054

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Group-based transdiagnostic occupational rehabilitation programs including participants with mental and somatic disorders have emerged in clinical practice. Knowledge is sparse on subsequent participation in c...

    Authors: Karen Walseth Hara, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard, Henrik Børsting Jacobsen, Petter C. Borchgrevink, Roar Johnsen, Tore C. Stiles, Søren Brage and Astrid Woodhouse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1014

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The opencast coal mine is a specific mine differing from the underground mine. There are differences in the way into the ore body, the organization of production, transport technology and other aspects. This s...

    Authors: Yuting Li, Wei Xian, Haodi Xu, Jinbin Sun, Bing Han and Hongbo Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1010

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Symptoms of depression and musculoskeletal pain have both been found to be associated with increased risk of long term sickness absence (LTSA). The comorbidity between depression and pain i.e. simultaneous pre...

    Authors: Ole Melkevik, Thomas Clausen, Jacob Pedersen, Anne Helene Garde, Andreas Holtermann and Reiner Rugulies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:981

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the determinants of social capital is the prerequisite to building social capital. However there was few studies to explore factors related to workplace social capital. We aim to examine associat...

    Authors: Junling Gao, Jing Wang, Denglai Yu, Junming Dai, Yongkai Zhu and Hua Fu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:976

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Long-term excess exposure to environmental manganese (Mn) can lead to multi-system damage, especially in occupational populations. Therefore, we established a manganese-exposed workers healthy cohort (MEWHC), ...

    Authors: Yanting Zhou, Xiaoting Ge, Yuefei Shen, Lian Qin, Yaoqiu Zhong, Chao Jiang, Cheng Su, Jinyu Huang, Suzhen Lin, Defu Li, Hong Cheng, Fu Wei, Songfeng Ou, Yunfeng Zou and Xiaobo Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:944

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Employees in the offshore wind industry are exposed to various job demands, increasing the workers’ risk of experiencing strain reactions. However, personal and job resources might play a role in the stressor-...

    Authors: Janika Mette, Marcial Velasco Garrido, Alexandra M. Preisser, Volker Harth and Stefanie Mache

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:934

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Evidence from basic research links exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) with a higher risk for breast cancer. However, there is less evidence from observational epidemiological research and the re...

    Authors: Teofilia Acheampong, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon Puay Koh, Aizhen Jin and Andrew Odegaard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:929

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Exhaustion and burnout are common causes for sickness absence. This study examines the relationship between psychological demands and burnout over time, and if environmental support modifies the longitudinal r...

    Authors: Anna-Carin Fagerlind Ståhl, Christian Ståhl and Peter Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:915

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  43. Content type: Study protocol

    Common mental disorders affect about one-third of the European working-age population and are one of the leading causes of sick leave in Sweden and other OECD countries. Besides the individual suffering, the c...

    Authors: Elisabeth Björk Brämberg, Kristina Holmgren, Ute Bültmann, Hanna Gyllensten, Jan Hagberg, Lars Sandman and Gunnar Bergström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:889

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Fatigue is highly prevalent among doctors worldwide. However, no research has been done to examine the associations of emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional labor strategy with fatigue among Chinese doctor...

    Authors: Li Liu, Peiyao Xu, Kexin Zhou, Jiayu Xue and Hui Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:881

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Despite their burden of a triple epidemic of silicosis, tuberculosis and HIV infection, little is known about the mortality experience of miners from the South African mining industry once they leave employmen...

    Authors: Kim Bloch, Leigh F. Johnson, Mlindeli Nkosi and Rodney Ehrlich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:862

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Health behaviors and cardiometabolic disease risk factors may differ between military and civilian populations; therefore, in U.S. active duty military personnel, we assessed relationships between demographic ...

    Authors: Adela Hruby, Harris R. Lieberman and Tracey J. Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:853

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  47. Content type: Study protocol

    Studies have shown that the prevalence of overweight, obesity and diabetes are higher in the largely Hispanic, immigrant farmworker population in California. Though to date, few interventional studies have foc...

    Authors: Melissa R. Borelli, Heather E. Riden, Heejung Bang and Marc B. Schenker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:849

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  48. Content type: Study protocol

    Work-related stress has become a major challenge for social security and health care systems, employers and employees across Europe. In Sweden, sickness absence particularly due to stress-related disorders has...

    Authors: Lisa Björk, Kristina Glise, Anders Pousette, Monica Bertilsson and Kristina Holmgren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:838

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