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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

    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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    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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  3. Content type: Research article

    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

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. Content type: Research article

    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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  11. Content type: Research article

    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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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  20. Content type: Research article

    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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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  23. 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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  24. Content type: Research article

    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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  25. Content type: Research article

    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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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