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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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