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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. Healthy lifestyles play an important role in the prevention of premature death, chronic diseases, productivity loss and other social and economic concerns. However, workplace interventions to address issues of...

    Authors: Aikaterini Grimani, Emmanuel Aboagye and Lydia Kwak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1676

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  2. Given today’s high prevalence of common mental disorders and related sick leave among teachers, an urgent need exists for a more systematic approach to the management of social and organizational risk factors ...

    Authors: Lydia Kwak, Caroline Lornudd, Christina Björklund, Gunnar Bergström, Lotta Nybergh, Liselotte Schäfer Elinder, Kjerstin Stigmar, Charlotte Wåhlin and Irene Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1668

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. High occupational burnout among general practitioners (GPs) is an important challenge to China’s efforts to strengthen its primary healthcare delivery; however, data to help understand this issue are unavailab...

    Authors: Yong Gan, Heng Jiang, Liqing Li, Yudi Yang, Chao Wang, Jianxin Liu, Tingting Yang, Sampson Opoku, Sai Hu, Hongbin Xu, Chulani Herath, Yuanyuan Chang, Pengqian Fang and Zuxun Lu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1607

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  4. The aim of this study is to develop a new measure for the concept of mental retirement and test the construct validity of the measure. Employees who are ‘mentally retired’ are present at their work physically,...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1604

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  5. While leisure-time physical activity (PA) has been associated with reduced risk of cardiometabolic disease, less is known about the relationship between work-related PA and health. Work-related PA is often not...

    Authors: Emily H. Feig, Douglas E. Levy, Jessica L. McCurley, Eric B. Rimm, Emma M. Anderson, Emily D. Gelsomin and Anne N. Thorndike

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1583

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  6. The rapid progress in information and communication technologies has promoted the development of smartphone applications (apps) for a wide variety of purposes including workplace safety. However, no specific a...

    Authors: José C. Vera-Jiménez, Marta Ferreiro-González, Gerardo F. Barbero, José Ángel Álvarez, Francisco Fernández-Zacarías and Jesús Ayuso

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1549

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  7. Global countries are suffering from a shortage of health professionals. Turnover intention is closely related to job satisfaction and burnout, making good use of these relationships could alleviate the crisis....

    Authors: Xuyu Chen, Li Ran, Yuting Zhang, Jinru Yang, Hui Yao, Sirong Zhu and Xiaodong Tan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1526

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Prior analyses of class differences in health trajectories among employees have often omitted women and transitions to retirement. We examined social class trajectories in physical functioning among Finnish fe...

    Authors: Eero Lahelma, Olli Pietiläinen, Tarani Chandola, Martin Hyde, Ossi Rahkonen and Tea Lallukka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1525

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  9. Although the main targets for reducing workplace sedentary behavior have been clarified, only a few studies have examined the association between social-ecological factors and workplace sedentary behavior for ...

    Authors: Satoshi Kurita, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Mohammad Javad Koohsari and Koichiro Oka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1489

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  10. Health care workers have a high risk of occupational exposure. However, the risk of occupational exposure for pediatric health care workers has not been acknowledged in previous studies. The purpose of this st...

    Authors: Yuanshuo Ma, Xin Ni, Yu Shi, Chunmei Yan, Lei Shi, Zhe Li, Xiangxu Gao, Dinan Wang, Xi Yang, Lihua Fan and Yongchen Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1453

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  11. Globally, about 1000 people die and close to 860,000 people sustain injury at work daily. Injury prevention and control require contextual evidence, although most studies in Uganda have focused on general caus...

    Authors: Arthur Kiconco, Nathan Ruhinda, Abdullah Ali Halage, Stephen Watya, William Bazeyo, John C. Ssempebwa and Joseph Byonanebye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1444

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  12. Early exit from paid employment is a notable public health and societal challenge. Previous research has largely focused on the relationships among variables instead of the relationships among individuals with...

    Authors: Tea Lallukka, Erkki Kronholm, Johanna Pekkala, Sauli Jäppinen, Jenni Blomgren, Olli Pietiläinen, Eero Lahelma and Ossi Rahkonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1418

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  13. The literature remains seldom on the topic of self-rated health (SRH) among the national working populations of emerging countries. The objectives of the study were to examine the associations of occupational ...

    Authors: Nágila Soares Xavier Oenning, Bárbara Niegia Garcia de Goulart, Patrícia Klarmann Ziegelmann, Jean-François Chastang and Isabelle Niedhammer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1381

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  14. Over the past decades, the number of older workers has increased tremendously. This study examines trends from 1993 to 2013 in physical, cognitive and psychological functioning among three successive cohorts o...

    Authors: M. van der Noordt, H. J. Hordijk, W. IJzelenberg, T. G. van Tilburg, S. van der Pas and D. J. H. Deeg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1376

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  15. To determine the potential risk factors for injury, estimate the annual injury rate and examine the safety perceptions, and use of personal protective equipment among small-scale gold miners in Ghana.

    Authors: Emmanuel Kweku Nakua, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Samuel Newton, Adofo Koranteng, Easmon Otupiri, Peter Donkor and Charles Mock

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1368

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  16. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility of a large-scale epidemiologic investigation elucidating the quantitative association between occupational exposure to asbestos and ovarian cancer in f...

    Authors: Zara Rajput, Kurt Georg Hering, Thomas Kraus, Andrea Tannapfel, Günter Sonnenschein, Alexandra Centmayer, Katja Radon, Dennis Nowak and Tobias Weinmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1341

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  17. The association between spontaneous abortion (SA) and occupational characteristics among working women is not well-studied. This study aimed to assess the risk of SA and occupational factors such as occupation...

    Authors: Wanhyung Lee, Sung Won Jung, Young-Mee Lim, Kyung-Jae Lee and June-Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1339

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  18. Burnout is a syndrome characterized by emotional exhaustion, increased depersonalization, and a diminished sense of personal accomplishment due to chronic emotional stress at work. Burnout impacts job satisfac...

    Authors: Z. Chemali, F. L. Ezzeddine, B. Gelaye, M. L. Dossett, J. Salameh, M. Bizri, B. Dubale and G. Fricchione

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1337

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  19. Media advocacy plays an important role in public health initiatives, as it can provide vital information to target populations, policy makers, or other relevant stakeholders. Unfortunately, little is currently...

    Authors: Pamela J. Tinc, Julie A. Sorensen, Lars Weinehall and Kristina Lindvall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1257

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  20. To date, there have not been any workforce-based Japanese cohort studies investigating work sustainability after return to work (RTW). The objective of this study was to investigate the post-RTW cumulative rec...

    Authors: Motoki Endo, Yasuo Haruyama, Go Muto, Yuya Imai, Kiyomi Mitsui, Tetsuya Mizoue, Hiroo Wada, Gen Kobashi and Takeshi Tanigawa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1248

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  21. Coal dust is one of the most serious risk factor that leads to respiratory diseases and cardiovascular diseases in miners. This study aimed to observe the effects of occupational dust exposure on chest radiogr...

    Authors: Qiuyun Wu, Lei Han, Ming Xu, Hengdong Zhang, Bangmei Ding and Baoli Zhu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1229

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The terror attack of July 14, 2016, in Nice, France, resulted in 86 deaths, including children, and several hundred wounded, with a major psychological impact on the population. Hospital staff had to cope with...

    Authors: Laurence Bentz, Philippe Pirard, Yvon Motreff, Stéphanie Vandentorren, Thierry Baubet, Roxane Fabre, Pia Touboul Lundgren and Christian Pradier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1163

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Workplace Health Promotion Programs (WHPP) have been shown to be an efficient way of improving workers’ health. These programs can be incorporated in the worker’s daily schedule and improve their productivity ...

    Authors: Thiffya Arabi Kugathasan, François Lecot, Suzanne Laberge, Jonathan Tremblay and Marie-Eve Mathieu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1140

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  24. The workplace is a prominent domain for excessive sitting. The consequences of increased sitting time include adverse health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease and poor mental wellbeing. There is evidence...

    Authors: Samson O. Ojo, Daniel P. Bailey, Marsha L. Brierley, David J. Hewson and Angel M. Chater

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1126

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Increasing life expectancy has made understanding the mechanisms underlying late-life health and function more important. We set out to investigate whether trajectories of change in psychosocial working condit...

    Authors: Charlotta Nilsen, Ross Andel, Alexander Darin-Mattsson and Ingemar Kåreholt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1125

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  26. Experiencing work-related stress constitutes an obvious risk for becoming sick-listed. In primary health care, no established method to early identify, advise and treat people with work-related stress exists. ...

    Authors: K. Holmgren, G. Hensing, U. Bültmann, E. Hadzibajramovic and M. E. H. Larsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1110

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  27. Low back pain, the most commonly reported musculoskeletal problem, is a major burden on individuals, health systems and social care systems with the indirect cost being predominant. It results in disability, p...

    Authors: Sintayehu Daba Wami, Giziew Abere, Awrajaw Dessie and Dawit Getachew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1072

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  28. Metabolic syndrome involves a set of metabolic risk factors that directly increases the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Physical inactivity due to driving can increase the risk of metabolic syn...

    Authors: Mina Shayestefar, Khosro Sadeghniiat Haghighi, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Mehri Delvarianzadeh, Farzaneh Nematzadeh and Mohammad Hossein Ebrahimi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1058

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  29. The heavy workload of physicians in Taiwan may contribute to poor lifestyles and increased risk for diabetes mellitus (DM). We conducted this study to determine the risk for DM among physicians in Taiwan.

    Authors: Shang-Gyu Lee, I-Jung Feng, Chien-Chin Hsu, Yi-Fong Wang, Chewn-Yi Yang, Jhi-Joung Wang, Jui-Yuan Chung and Chien-Cheng Huang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1047

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  30. The effort-reward imbalance (ERI) model is well-established in explaining work-related stress and health differences. A lack of reciprocity between efforts and rewards at the workplace is central to the theory...

    Authors: Carolin Kunz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1009

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  31. Insurance claims management practices may have a significant impact on the health and experiences of injured workers claiming in workers’ compensation systems. There are few multi-jurisdictional studies of the...

    Authors: Alex Collie, Luke Sheehan, Tyler J. Lane, Shannon Gray and Genevieve Grant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:927

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  32. Prolonged sitting is associated with a range of chronic health conditions and working in office-based jobs is an important contributor to total daily sitting time. Consequently, interventions to reduce workpla...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:884

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  33. The present study aims to identify the association between psychosocial working conditions, global stress perception, and needle-stick injury among Chinese healthcare workers. It also endeavors to detect the m...

    Authors: Chao Wang, Li Huang, Jue Li and Junming Dai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:874

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  34. Flexible employment is increasing across Europe and recent studies show an association with poor mental health. The goal of the current study is to examine this association in the Italian population to assess ...

    Authors: Gianluigi Ferrante, Francesca Fasanelli, Antonella Gigantesco, Elisa Ferracin, Benedetta Contoli, Giuseppe Costa, Lidia Gargiulo, Michele Marra, Maria Masocco, Valentina Minardi, Cristiano Violani, Nicolás Zengarini, Angelo d’Errico and Fulvio Ricceri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:869

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  35. There is no population based occupational health surveillance system in South Africa, thus mortality data may be a cost effective means of monitoring trends and possible associations with occupation. The aim o...

    Authors: Kerry S Wilson, Nisha Naicker, Tahira Kootbodien, Vusi Ntlebi, Felix Made and Nonhlanhla Tlotleng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:866

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  36. According to internal observations within a German shipping company, obvious risk-behaviour persists among the crew members coming from the Pacific Island State of Kiribati and representing a large part of the...

    Authors: R. von Katzler, B. C. Zyriax, B. Jagemann, J. Westenhoefer, H. J. Jensen, V. Harth and M. Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:855

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  37. Few reports have examined the association between unemployment and work disability in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). This study explored the key determinants of work disability in...

    Authors: Jesús Castro-Marrero, Mónica Faro, María Cleofé Zaragozá, Luisa Aliste, Tomás Fernández de Sevilla and José Alegre

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:840

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  38. It is known that occupational injury rates are higher for immigrant than for native workers, however the effects of the economic cycles on these differences has not been assessed to date. The aim of the paper ...

    Authors: Massimiliano Giraudo, Antonella Bena, Michele Mosca, Elena Farina, Roberto Leombruni and Giuseppe Costa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:836

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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