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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: Study protocol

    The worldwide concern about safety has created a need for new and effective strategies to improve safety in the workplace. Based on reported studies, approximately 90% of workplace accidents are due to unsafe ...

    Authors: Azita Zahiri Harsini, Fazlollah Ghofranipour, Hormoz Sanaeinasab and Farkhondeh Amin Shokravi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:776

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    In the current labour system many workers are still exposed to heavy physical demands during their job. In contrast to leisure time physical activity (LTPA), occupational physical activity (OPA) is associated ...

    Authors: Margo Ketels, Dirk De Bacquer, Tom Geens, Heidi Janssens, Mette Korshøj, Andreas Holtermann and Els Clays

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:765

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to explore the development of job demands, decision authority and social support within and between industries with different gender composition in Sweden between 1991 and 2013.

    Authors: Sara Cerdas, Annika Härenstam, Gun Johansson and Anna Nyberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:758

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    Although job loss has been associated with decline in health, the effect of long term unemployment is less clear and under-researched. Furthermore, the impact of an economic recession on this relationship is u...

    Authors: Gerrie-Cor Herber, Annemarie Ruijsbroek, Marc Koopmanschap, Karin Proper, Fons van der Lucht, Hendriek Boshuizen, Johan Polder and Ellen Uiters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:740

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    A high level of workplace social capital (WSC) may contribute to the protection of employees’ health. We hypothesized that a participatory workplace intervention would increase the level of WSC defined as vert...

    Authors: Elisabeth Framke, Ole Henning Sørensen, Jacob Pedersen, Thomas Clausen, Vilhelm Borg and Reiner Rugulies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:693

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Lung function is lower in people with disadvantaged socio-economic position (SEP) and is associated with hazardous health behaviours and exposures. The associations are likely to be interactive, for example, e...

    Authors: Caroline Carney and Michaela Benzeval

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:690

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Animal data suggest that jet fuels such as JP-8 are associated with hearing deficits when combined with noise and that the effect is more pronounced than with noise exposure alone. Some studies suggest periphe...

    Authors: Adrian Fuente, Louise Hickson, Thais C. Morata, Warwick Williams, Asaduzzaman Khan and Eduardo Fuentes-Lopez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:675

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Teachers are at high risk of stress-related disorders. This longitudinal study aimed to (a) identify which occupational, sociodemographic and life-style factors and self-efficacy at baseline that were of impor...

    Authors: Inger Arvidsson, Ulf Leo, Anna Larsson, Carita Håkansson, Roger Persson and Jonas Björk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:655

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Poor psychosocial work environments, such as those with low psychological support and high demands, can be harmful to the mental health of workers. In Canada, the National Standard for Psychological Health and...

    Authors: Vicki L. Kristman, Jessica Lowey, Lynda Fraser, Susan Armstrong and Silva Sawula

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:638

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Needlestick and sharp injuries (NSIs) are an important element of public health and should be closely monitored. On the other hand there are no precise Polish data on a number of the occupational NSIs. The aim...

    Authors: Anna Garus-Pakowska and Mariusz Górajski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:634

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  11. Content type: Research article

    We examined the indoor air quality (IAQ) perceptions of workers and their relationships with the symptoms of sick-building syndrome (SBS) and store types in underground shopping centers.

    Authors: Jeonghoon Kim, Mijung Jang, Kilyoung Choi and KyooSang Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:632

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The inadequate management of solid waste impacts populations’ health and quality of life, and disproportionately affects developing countries. This study aims to describe a protocol for epidemiological diagnos...

    Authors: Vanessa Resende Nogueira Cruvinel, Carla Pintas Marques, Vanessa Cardoso, Maria Rita Carvalho Garbi Novaes, Wildo Navegantes Araújo, Antonia Angulo-Tuesta, Patrícia Maria Fonseca Escalda, Dayani Galato, Petruza Brito and Everton Nunes da Silva

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:581

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Due to the progress in screening and cancer treatments, survivor’s prognosis has improved enabling a more likely return to work. However, return to work after a cancer diagnosis may be complex because of an un...

    Authors: Ana Lear-Claveras, Monica Ubalde-Lopez and Laura Serra Saurina

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:506

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  14. Content type: Research article

    It is well documented that tobacco, alcohol and drug use can be detrimental to health. However, little is known about the relative impact of these factors on sickness absence, and whether the association betwe...

    Authors: Ingeborg Lund, Inger Synnøve Moan and Hilde Marie Erøy Edvardsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:500

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  15. Content type: Research article

    People aged over 50 years form a growing proportion of the working age population, but are at increased risk of unemployment compared to other age groups. It is often difficult to return to work after unemploy...

    Authors: Joanne Neary, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Judith Brown, Ewan B. Macdonald and Hilary Thomson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:496

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that unemployment has negative impacts on various aspects of health. However, little is known about the effect of unemployment on health-related quality of life. Our aim was to exam...

    Authors: Fredrik Norström, Anna-Karin Waenerlund, Lars Lindholm, Rebecka Nygren, Klas-Göran Sahlén and Anna Brydsten

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:457

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Work in the wood industry is often associated with exposure to wood dust and formaldehyde. The aims of this study were to describe the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) concerning chemical health hazards ...

    Authors: Akeza Awealom Asgedom, Magne Bråtveit and Bente Elisabeth Moen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:440

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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    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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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    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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  31. 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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  32. 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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    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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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