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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. Ubiquitously distributed benzene is a known hematotoxin. Increasing evidence has suggested that erythroid-related hematologic parameters may be sensitive to benzene exposure. Fat content, which is also closely...

    Authors: Xue Zhang, Qifei Deng, Zhini He, Jie Li, Xiaoju Ma, Zhaorui Zhang, Dehua Wu, Xiumei Xing, Jing Peng, Hongyu Guo, Ming Huang, Liping Chen, Shanfeng Dang, Yanqun Zhu, Zhengbao Zhang, Boyi Yang…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:382

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  2. The unemployed have lower work ability and poorer health than the employed. This situation deteriorates when unemployment continues. The long-term unemployed often have co-morbidities and face many other chall...

    Authors: Miia Wikström, Heidi Anttila, Minna Savinainen, Anne Kouvonen and Matti Joensuu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:327

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:518

  3. The efficacy of high-intensity interval training (HIT) as a time-efficient exercise strategy for beneficially modifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease has repeatedly been demonstrated in controlled la...

    Authors: Richard S. Metcalfe, Hady Atef, Kelly Mackintosh, Melitta McNarry, Gemma Ryde, Denise M. Hill and Niels B. J. Vollaard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:313

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  4. Job burnout is increasingly common among occupational groups, and it is evolving into a new occupationally harmful phenomenon. The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of job burnout and its inf...

    Authors: Xuemei Sun, Li Zhang, Chen Zhang, Jiwen Liu and Hua Ge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:305

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  5. The 2013–2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa began in Guinea’s Forest region, a region now considered to be at high risk for future epidemics of viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHF). Good knowledge, attitudes and pr...

    Authors: Manuel Raab, Lisa M. Pfadenhauer, Tamba Jacques Millimouno, Michael Hoelscher and Guenter Froeschl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:296

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  6. When returning to work after being on long-term sick leave, individuals may experience varying levels of motivation and self-efficacy. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a counseling style that aims to increase...

    Authors: Vegard Stolsmo Foldal, Martin Inge Standal, Lene Aasdahl, Roger Hagen, Gunnhild Bagøien, Egil Andreas Fors, Roar Johnsen and Marit Solbjør

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:276

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  7. Construction workers are at a high risk of exposure to various types of hazardous substances such as crystalline silica. Though multiple studies indicate the evidence regarding the effectiveness of different s...

    Authors: Amirabbas Mofidi, Emile Tompa, Seyed Bagher Mortazavi, Akbar Esfahanipour and Paul A. Demers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:210

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  8. Working with a chronic condition can be challenging. Providing support to workers with a chronic condition can help them to stay at work and prevent work-related problems. Workers with a chronic condition who ...

    Authors: A. R. Bosma, C. R. L. Boot, F. G. Schaafsma and J. R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:201

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  9. This study uses the RE-AIM framework to provide a process evaluation of a workplace-based cluster randomised trial comparing an ergonomic plus exercise intervention to an ergonomic plus health promotion interv...

    Authors: Alyssa Welch, Genevieve Healy, Leon Straker, Tracy Comans, Shaun O’Leary, Markus Melloh, Gisela Sjøgaard, Michelle Pereira, Xiaoqi Chen and Venerina Johnston

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:180

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  10. Although several studies have examined the association between occupational stress and turnover, these studies relied on cross-sectional designs, subjects’ self-report, healthcare workforce, or small sample si...

    Authors: Yuko Kachi, Akiomi Inoue, Hisashi Eguchi, Norito Kawakami, Akihito Shimazu and Akizumi Tsutsumi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:174

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  11. Spirometry is widely used in medical surveillance in occupational health and as a diagnostic test for obstructive and restrictive lung disease. We evaluated the effect of spirometry parameters on the risk of a...

    Authors: Irmeli Lindström, Paula Pallasaho, Jouko Remes, Tuula Vasankari and Markku Heliövaara

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:165

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  12. A series of studies have suggested that teachers are likely to experience professional burnout in various regions around the world. To date, no known research has been conducted to investigate the prevalence a...

    Authors: Shen Li, Yibo Li, Hao Lv, Rui Jiang, Peng Zhao, Xin Zheng, Lili Wang, Jie Li and Fuqiang Mao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:160

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  13. Employees dealing with job demands such as high workload and permeable work-life boundaries could benefit from bottom-up well-being strategies such as off-job crafting. We have developed a hybrid off-job craft...

    Authors: Merly K. Kosenkranius, Floor A. Rink, Jessica de Bloom and Machteld van den Heuvel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:115

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  14. For people with disabilities, chances to find or keep work are negatively affected by multiple problems like lower education, poverty and poor health. Furthermore, although active labour market policies proved...

    Authors: Kor A. Brongers, Bert Cornelius, Jac J. L. van der Klink and Sandra Brouwer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:71

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  15. Sedentary behavior (SB) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are important issues in occupational health. Developing a questionnaire to concurrently assess workers’ SB and CRF could fundamentally improve epidem...

    Authors: Tomoaki Matsuo, Rina So and Masaya Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:22

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  16. The work of health professionals is characterized by a high demand for psychological and emotional resources and high levels of stress. Therefore, the promotion of commitment and job well-being through strateg...

    Authors: María del Carmen Pérez-Fuentes, José Jesús Gázquez Linares, María del Mar Molero Jurado, María del Mar Simón Márquez and África Martos Martínez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:16

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  17. Health care employees in Germany and worldwide are exposed to a variety of stressors. However, most of the hospitals in Germany lack a systematic workplace health management. Thus, this study aims at the evalu...

    Authors: Nadine Mulfinger, Anja Sander, Felicitas Stuber, Regina Brinster, Florian Junne, Ronald Limprecht, Marc N. Jarczok, Tanja Seifried-Dübon, Monika A. Rieger, Stephan Zipfel, Martin Peters, Maja Stiawa, Imad Maatouk, Madeleine Helaß, Christoph Nikendei, Eva Rothermund…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1694

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  18. 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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  19. 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

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:1679

  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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