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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. Content type: Research article

    Prolonged sitting is associated with increased risks of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, some cancers, musculoskeletal disorders and premature mortality. Workplaces contribute to a large proportion of ...

    Authors: Kelly Mackenzie, Elizabeth Such, Paul Norman and Elizabeth Goyder

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:833

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In the present study we used a longitudinal design to examine if work-personal life interference predicted managerial turnover, if depressive symptoms mediated the association, and if the relationships differe...

    Authors: Anna Nyberg, Paraskevi Peristera, Claudia Bernhard-Oettel and Constanze Leineweber

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:828

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The psychosocial environment of the workplace has received less attention in terms of occupational health. Trust, social network and social cohesion at the workplace (that is, factors related to social capital...

    Authors: Mojgan Firouzbakht, Aram Tirgar, Tuula Oksanen, Ichiro Kawachi, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Maryam Nikpour, Susan Mouodi and Reza Sadeghian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:794

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  33. Content type: Research article

    A systematic attempt to summarize the literature that examines working conditions and occupational health among immigrant in Europe and Canada.

    Authors: T. Sterud, T. Tynes, I. Sivesind Mehlum, K. B. Veiersted, B. Bergbom, A. Airila, B. Johansson, M. Brendler-Lindqvist, K. Hviid and M. -A. Flyvholm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:770

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The objectives of this study were (1) to identify age and sex trends in the disability burden of compensated work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in Canada and Australia; and (2) to demonstrate a mean...

    Authors: Robert A. Macpherson, Tyler J. Lane, Alex Collie and Christopher B. McLeod

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:758

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  35. Content type: Research article

    High levels of sedentary behavior are linked to increased mortality. In the United States, individuals spend 55–70% of their waking day being sedentary. Since most individuals spend large portions of their dai...

    Authors: Samuel Headley, Jasmin Hutchinson, Sarah Wooley, Kristen Dempsey, Kelvin Phan, Gregory Spicer, Xanne Janssen, Jerold Laguilles and Tracey Matthews

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:768

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Job insecurity has been associated with impaired self-rated health (SRH) in cross-sectional studies, but prospective findings with short, medium and long-term follow-up yielded mixed findings. Therefore, the a...

    Authors: Amira Barrech, Jens Baumert, Harald Gündel and Karl-Heinz Ladwig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:754

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Motivational interviewing (MI), mainly used and shown effective in health care (substance abuse, smoking cessation, increasing exercise and other life style changes), is a collaborative conversation (style) ab...

    Authors: Lene Aasdahl, Vegard Stolsmo Foldal, Martin Inge Standal, Roger Hagen, Roar Johnsen, Marit Solbjør, Marius Steiro Fimland, Heidi Fossen, Chris Jensen, Gunnhild Bagøien, Vidar Halsteinli and Egil Andreas Fors

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:756

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Harmful alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for ill-health on an individual level, a global public health challenge, and associated with workplace productivity loss. This study aimed to explore the prop...

    Authors: Mikkel Magnus Thørrisen, Jens Christoffer Skogen and Randi Wågø Aas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:735

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  39. Content type: Research article

    In higher income countries, work-related squatting and heavy lifting have been associated with increased arthritis risk. Here, we address the paucity of data regarding associations between arthritis and work-r...

    Authors: Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Svetlana Solovieva, Eira Viikari-Juntura, Ilana N. Ackerman, Steven J. Bowe, Paul Kowal, Nirmala Naidoo, Somnath Chatterji, Anita E. Wluka, Michelle T. Leech, Richard S. Page, Kerrie M. Sanders, Fernando Gomez, Gustavo Duque, Darci Green and Mohammadreza Mohebbi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:719

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric hospitals need safe working environments to promote productivity at the workplace. Even though occupational health and safety is not completely new to the corporate society, its scope is largely li...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan and Kwabena Adu Poku

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:701

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal pain is one of the leading causes of sick leave, especially among women, in Western countries. The aim of the present study was to identify factors associated with work ability and well-being, ...

    Authors: Mamunur Rashid, Marja-Leena Kristofferzon, Marina Heiden and Annika Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:672

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  42. Content type: Research article

    A number of guideline documents have been published over the past decades on preventing occupational transmission of tuberculosis (TB) infection in health care workers (HCWs). However, direct evidence for the ...

    Authors: Bey-Marrié Schmidt, Mark E. Engel, Leila Abdullahi and Rodney Ehrlich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:661

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Work stress prevention can reduce health risks for individuals, as well as organisational and societal costs. The success of work stress interventions depends on proper implementation. Failure to take into acc...

    Authors: Bo M. Havermans, Evelien P. M. Brouwers, Rianne J. A. Hoek, Johannes R. Anema, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R. L. Boot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:642

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  44. Content type: Study protocol

    Our public health emergency response system relies on the “first of the first responders”—the emergency call center workforce that handles the emergency needs of a public in distress. Call centers across the U...

    Authors: Janet Baseman, Debra Revere, Ian Painter, Scott Stangenes, Michelle Lilly, Randal Beaton, Rebecca Calhoun and Hendrika Meischke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:597

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  45. Content type: Study protocol

    Nationwide, emergency response systems depend on 9-1-1 telecommunicators to prioritize, triage, and dispatch assistance to those in distress. 9-1-1 call center telecommunicators (TCs) are challenged by acute a...

    Authors: Hendrika Meischke, Michelle Lilly, Randal Beaton, Rebecca Calhoun, Ann Tu, Scott Stangenes, Ian Painter, Debra Revere and Janet Baseman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:570

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Completing upper secondary education is associated with higher work participation and less health-related absence from work. Although these outcomes are closely interrelated, most studies focus on single outco...

    Authors: Rune Hoff, Karina Corbett, Ingrid S. Mehlum, Ferdinand A. Mohn, Petter Kristensen, Therese N. Hanvold and Jon M. Gran

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:556

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  47. Content type: Research article

    To explore the effect of low-level lead exposure on renal dysfunction in paint works, and analyze the interaction between low-level lead exposure and other influence factors of renal dysfunction.

    Authors: Xiaojuan Wang, Huiling Liang, Yan Wang, Chang Cai, Jimeng Li, Xun Li, Mian Wang, Mengshi Chen, Xin Xu and Hongzhuan Tan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:526

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Hyperglycaemia is a risk factor of cardiovascular disease and a high risk state for progression to type 2 diabetes. Moreover, overweight, defined as a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9 kg/m2, increases th...

    Authors: Emminarie Luisiana Lucas Garcia, David Debensason, Loïc Capron, Antoine Flahault and Jeanine Pommier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:507

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) among coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) patients. To estimate the prevalence of LTBI and identify its associated risk factors among...

    Authors: Yan Jin, Huanqiang Wang, Jianfang Zhang, Chunguang Ding, Ke Wen, Jingguang Fan and Tao Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:473

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