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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of pain and disability, which may be a source of productivity losses. The objectives of this study were to describe the impact of OA, namely through pain and physical dis...

    Authors: Pedro A. Laires, Helena Canhão, Ana M. Rodrigues, Mónica Eusébio, Miguel Gouveia and Jaime C. Branco

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:472

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve entrapment neuropathy in the working-age population. The reduction of CTS incidence in the workforce is a priority for policy makers due to the human, soci...

    Authors: Yves Roquelaure, Natacha Fouquet, Emilie Chazelle, Alexis Descatha, Bradley Evanoff, Julie Bodin and Audrey Petit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:426

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The growing demand for labour flexibility has resulted in decreasing employment stability that could be associated with poor mental health status. Few studies have analysed the whole of the work force in consi...

    Authors: Imma Cortès-Franch, Vicenta Escribà-Agüir, Joan Benach and Lucía Artazcoz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:425

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Many carcinogenic chemicals are still used or produced in several economic sectors. The aim of this study is to investigate differences in occupational exposure patterns to carcinogens by gender in Italy.

    Authors: Alberto Scarselli, Marisa Corfiati, Davide Di Marzio, Alessandro Marinaccio and Sergio Iavicoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:413

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  25. Content type: Research article

    There exists a well established link between employment status and health, with unemployment being associated with poorer health. Much less is known about the association between economic inactivity and health...

    Authors: Eric Emerson, Chris Hatton, Susannah Baines and Janet Robertson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:401

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Flight attendants are an understudied occupational group, despite undergoing a wide and unique range of adverse job-related exposures. In our study, we aimed to characterize the health profile of cabin crew re...

    Authors: Eileen McNeely, Irina Mordukhovich, Samuel Tideman, Sara Gale and Brent Coull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:346

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Korea is becoming an aged society. Accordingly, it is very meaningful to investigate the impact of job retention on quality of life (QOL) for older adults. We aimed to understand the pattern of changes over ti...

    Authors: Deulle Min and Eunhee Cho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:379

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Occupational injuries cause major health problems in all nations. Coal mining is one of the largest, oldest industries in the world. However, there is relatively little available literature concerning the heal...

    Authors: Murat İnanç Cengiz, Büşra Zengin, Murat İçen and Firüzan Köktürk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:361

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  29. Content type: Research article

    An increasing number of retirees continue to work beyond retirement despite being eligible to retire. As the prevalence of chronic disease increases with age, working beyond retirement may go along with having...

    Authors: Astrid de Wind, Micky Scharn, Goedele A. Geuskens, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R. L. Boot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:265

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    Exposure to sunlight can have both positive and negative health impacts. Excessive exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation from the sun can cause skin cancer, however insufficient exposure to sunlight has a de...

    Authors: Amanda Nioi, Charlotte Wendelboe-Nelson, Sue Cowan, Hilary Cowie, Shahzad Rashid, Peter Ritchie, Mark Cherrie, Terry C. Lansdown and John W. Cherrie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:259

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to investigate the prevalence of health problems and work environment problems and how these are associated with subjective production loss among women and men at an academic workplace. An addition...

    Authors: Malin Lohela-Karlsson, Lotta Nybergh and Irene Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:257

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Recent research has suggested that interventions at the workplace might be the most potent ingredient in return to work interventions, but few studies have investigated the different effects of workplace inter...

    Authors: Marit B. Rise, Martin Skagseth, Nina E. Klevanger, Lene Aasdahl, Petter Borchgrevink, Chris Jensen, Hanne Tenggren, Vidar Halsteinli, Trym N. Jacobsen, Svein B. Løland, Roar Johnsen and Marius S. Fimland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:219

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Offshore work has been described as demanding and stressful. Despite this, evidence regarding the occupational strain, health, and coping behaviors of workers in the growing offshore wind industry in Germany i...

    Authors: Janika Mette, Marcial Velasco Garrido, Volker Harth, Alexandra M. Preisser and Stefanie Mache

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:172

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Today, work disability is one of the greatest social and labour market challenges for policy makers in most OECD countries, where on average, about 6% of the working-age population relies on disability benefit...

    Authors: Ilse Louwerse, Maaike A. Huysmans, H. Jolanda van Rijssen, Allard J. van der Beek and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:157

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to explore the association between retrospectively assessed psychosocial working conditions during working life and prospectively assessed risk of sickness absence and disability pension among olde...

    Authors: Emil Sundstrup, Åse Marie Hansen, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Otto Melchior Poulsen, Thomas Clausen, Reiner Rugulies, Anne Møller and Lars L. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:149

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Early intervention following occupational injury can improve health outcomes and reduce the duration and cost of workers’ compensation claims. Financial early reporting incentives (ERIs) for employers may shor...

    Authors: Tyler J. Lane, Shannon Gray, Behrooz Hassani-Mahmooei and Alex Collie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:100

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines reported health symptoms after the introduction of new uniforms in 2011. The airline replaced the uniforms in 2014 without acknowledging harm. To understand possible unifor...

    Authors: Eileen McNeely, Steven J. Staffa, Irina Mordukhovich and Brent Coull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 17:972

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Both smoking and obesity are separately associated with sickness absence. Unhealthy lifestyle habits and health conditions may occur concurrently yet studies focusing on their joint association are few. This s...

    Authors: Eira Roos, Tea Lallukka, Eero Lahelma and Ossi Rahkonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:978

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem that affects the lives of many individuals and is a frequent cause of sickness absence. To help this group of individuals resume work, several interventions have been st...

    Authors: Pernille Pedersen, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Morten Hovgaard Andersen, Vivian Langagergaard, Anders Boes, Ole Kudsk Jensen, Chris Jensen and Merete Labriola

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:959

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) represent a major public health problem and economic burden to employers, workers and health insurance systems. This systematic review had two objectives: (1) to a...

    Authors: Hélène Sultan-Taïeb, Annick Parent-Lamarche, Aurélie Gaillard, Susan Stock, Nektaria Nicolakakis, Quan Nha Hong, Michel Vezina, Youssouph Coulibaly, Nicole Vézina and Diane Berthelette

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:935

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Research has shown that perceived unfairness contributes to higher rates of sickness absence. While shorter, but more frequent periods of sickness absence might be a possibility for the individual to get relie...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:912

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  42. Content type: Research article

    International comparisons of the disability employment gap are an important driver of policy change. However, previous comparisons have used the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SI...

    Authors: Ben Baumberg Geiger, Kjetil A. van der Wel and Anne Grete Tøge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:928

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Emergency service vehicle crashes (ESVCs) are a leading cause of death in the United States fire service. Risk management (RM) is a proactive process for identifying occupational risks and reducing hazards and...

    Authors: David P. Bui, Keshia Pollack Porter, Stephanie Griffin, Dustin D. French, Alesia M. Jung, Stephen Crothers and Jefferey L. Burgess

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:885

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:923

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    Work life expectancy (WLE) expresses the expected time a person will remain in the labor market until he or she retires. This paper compares a life table approach to estimating WLE to an approach based on mult...

    Authors: Jacob Pedersen and Jakob Bue Bjorner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:879

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) represents one of the most hazardous work environments. While formalization of this sector has been suggested (e.g., Minamata Convention) as a means to improve work...

    Authors: Benedict N. L. Calys-Tagoe, Edith Clarke, Thomas Robins and Niladri Basu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:862

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Health care workers (HCWs) are at high risk for occupational blood exposures (OBEs) and transmission of bloodborne pathogens. This study elucidated the incidence rate and epidemiological characteristics of OBE...

    Authors: Ju Hyun Lee, Junhyeon Cho, Yung Jung Kim, Sang Hyuk Im, Eun Sun Jang, Jin-Wook Kim, Hong Bin Kim and Sook-Hyang Jeong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:827

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Work-related head injury is a critical public health issue due to its rising prevalence; the association with profound disruption of workers’ lives; and significant economic burdens in terms of medical costs a...

    Authors: P. Kontos, A. Grigorovich, B. Nowrouzi, B. Sharma, J. Lewko, T. Mollayeva and A. Colantonio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:824

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  48. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing worldwide. Since so little is known about work life of individuals with type 1 diabetes, we examined incidence and prevalence trends of type 1 diabetes among work...

    Authors: Pirjo Hakkarainen, Reijo Sund, Martti Arffman, Sari Koski, Vilma Hänninen, Leena Moilanen and Kimmo Räsänen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:805

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  49. Content type: Research article

    While benefits of workplace physical exercise on physical health is well known, little is known about the psychosocial effects of such initiatives. This study evaluates the effect of workplace versus home-base...

    Authors: Markus D. Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup, Mikkel Brandt and Lars L. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:798

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