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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

    Return to work (RTW) is important for recovery post-injury. Fear of (re)injury is a strong predictor of delayed RTW, and therefore much attention has been given to addressing injured workers’ fear beliefs. How...

    Authors: Samantha Bunzli, Nabita Singh, Danielle Mazza, Alex Collie, Agnieszka Kosny, Rasa Ruseckaite and Bianca Brijnath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:313

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    Labour market participation among young adults is essential for their future socioeconomic status and health. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between perceived stress among 20–21 year-...

    Authors: Nanna Trolle, Thomas Lund, Trine Nohr Winding and Merete Labriola

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:287

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Sedentary behavior is considered an independent cause of cardio-metabolic diseases, regardless of physical activity level and obesity. Few studies have reported the association between leisure sedentary time a...

    Authors: Man Sup Lim, Bumjung Park, Il Gyu Kong, Songyong Sim, So Young Kim, Jin-Hwan Kim and Hyo Geun Choi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:278

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Construction and health care workers have a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, and they are assumed to have physically demanding jobs. Profession- and gender-specific associations between individual...

    Authors: Lene Lehmann Moberg, Lars-Kristian Lunde, Markus Koch, Anne Therese Tveter and Kaj Bo Veiersted

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:272

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    Practitioners and decision makers in the medical and insurance systems need knowledge on the relationship between work exposures and burnout. Many burnout studies – original as well as reviews - restricted the...

    Authors: Gunnar Aronsson, Töres Theorell, Tom Grape, Anne Hammarström, Christer Hogstedt, Ina Marteinsdottir, Ingmar Skoog, Lil Träskman-Bendz and Charlotte Hall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:264

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies indicate that psychological, social, and organizational factors at work contribute to health, motivation, absence from work, and functional ability.

    Authors: Stein Knardahl, Håkon A. Johannessen, Tom Sterud, Mikko Härmä, Reiner Rugulies, Jorma Seitsamo and Vilhelm Borg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:176

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Farmers are exposed to multiple air contaminants that may interact with tobacco smoking in the development of respiratory diseases. Farmers are currently considered to smoke less than non-farmers, but precise ...

    Authors: Pauline Roux, Alicia Guillien, Thibaud Soumagne, Ophélie Ritter, Jean-Jacques Laplante, Cécile Travers, Jean-Charles Dalphin, Gérard Peiffer, Lucie Laurent and Bruno Degano

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:166

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Mental disorders are associated with high costs for productivity loss, sickness absence and unemployment. A participatory supportive return to work (RTW) program was developed in order to improve RTW among wor...

    Authors: Lieke Lammerts, Johanna M. van Dongen, Frederieke G. Schaafsma, Willem van Mechelen and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:162

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Tobacco smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, but it is not the sole causal factor. Significant proportions of workers are smokers and exposed to occupational lung carcinogens. This study aims to systemati...

    Authors: Mohamad El Zoghbi, Pascale Salameh, Isabelle Stücker, Patrick Brochard, Fleur Delva and Aude Lacourt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:156

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In order to help workers with long-term sickness absence return to work (RTW), it is important to understand factors that either impede or facilitate employee’s reintegration into the labour force. The aim of ...

    Authors: Lise Aasen Haveraaen, Lisebet Skeie Skarpaas and Randi Wågø Aas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:154

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events and mortality. However, there is no related data on the association of baPWVwith coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CW...

    Authors: Yao Zheng, Lirong Liang, Tianbang Qin, Guang Yang, Shasha An, Yang Wang, Zhifang Li, Zhongda Shao, Xiuping Zhu, Taicheng Yao, Shouling Wu and Jun Cai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:148

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Work-related stress is highly prevalent in the educational sector. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an organizational level, participatory intervention on need for recovery and...

    Authors: Roosmarijn M. C. Schelvis, Noortje M. Wiezer, Allard J. van der Beek, Jos W. R. Twisk, Ernst T. Bohlmeijer and Karen M. Oude Hengel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:141

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Sickness absence has been shown to be a risk marker for severe future health outcomes, such as disability retirement and premature death. However, it is poorly understood how all-cause and diagnosis-specific s...

    Authors: Minna Mänty, Tea Lallukka, Jouni Lahti, Olli Pietiläinen, Mikko Laaksonen, Eero Lahelma and Ossi Rahkonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:114

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension is the primary out-auditory adverse outcome caused due to occupational noise exposure. This study investigated the associations of noise exposure in an occupational setting with blood pressure and...

    Authors: Shuchang Chen, Yaqin Ni, Lei Zhang, Liya Kong, Luying Lu, Zhangping Yang, Luoxian Yang, Xuhui Zhang and Yimin Zhu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:107

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Mental health problems (MHP) are the leading cause of disability worldwide. The inverse association between socioeconomic position (SEP) and MHP has been well documented. There is prospective evidence that fac...

    Authors: Caroline S. Duchaine, Ruth Ndjaboué, Manon Levesque, Michel Vézina, Xavier Trudel, Mahée Gilbert-Ouimet, Clermont E. Dionne, Benoît Mâsse, Neil Pearce and Chantal Brisson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:91

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  16. Content type: Research article

    One way to facilitate the translation of research into the occupational health service practice is through clinical practice guidelines. To increase the implementability of guidelines it is important to includ...

    Authors: Lydia Kwak, Charlotte Wåhlin, Kjerstin Stigmar and Irene Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:89

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  17. Content type: Research article

    It is important to determine whether unhealthy behaviours might influence transitions out of employment from midlife to old age, given the anticipated need for adults to work for longer. Our aim was to determi...

    Authors: Gareth Hagger-Johnson, Ewan Carr, Emily Murray, Stephen Stansfeld, Nicola Shelton, Mai Stafford and Jenny Head

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:82

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to shift work has been associated with negative health consequences, although the association between shift work and sickness absence remains unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate associati...

    Authors: Alwin van Drongelen, Cécile R.L. Boot, Hynek Hlobil, Allard J. van der Beek and Tjabe Smid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:67

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Relations between several occupational psychological and social factors and disability retirement remain largely unexplored. Knowledge of which specific aspects of the work environment that affect risk of disa...

    Authors: Jan S. Emberland, Morten Birkeland Nielsen and Stein Knardahl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:56

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Employees are major contributors to economic development, and occupational health services (OHS) can have an important role in supporting their health. Key to this is collaboration between employers and OHS. W...

    Authors: Jaana I. Halonen, Salla Atkins, Hanna Hakulinen, Sanna Pesonen and Jukka Uitti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:22

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Mental disorders are common diagnostic causes for longer sickness absence and disability retirement in OECD-countries. Short sickness absence spells are also common, and neither trivial for health and work abi...

    Authors: Hilla Sumanen, Olli Pietiläinen, Eero Lahelma and Ossi Rahkonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:15

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Inadequate facilities and hygiene at slaughterhouses can result in contamination of meat and occupational hazards to workers. The objectives of this study were to assess current conditions in slaughterhouses i...

    Authors: Elizabeth Anne Jessie Cook, William Anson de Glanville, Lian Francesca Thomas, Samuel Kariuki, Barend Mark de Clare Bronsvoort and Eric Maurice Fèvre

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:14

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Fatigue is a multifactorial condition that leads to disease and loss in production, and it affects a large number of workers worldwide. This study aims to demonstrate a resistance exercise protocol that indivi...

    Authors: Hélio Gustavo Santos, Luciana Dias Chiavegato, Daniela Pereira Valentim, Patricia Rodrigues da Silva and Rosimeire Simprini Padula

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1218

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Pregnant women exposed to lead are at risk of suffering reproductive damages, such as miscarriage, preeclampsia, premature delivery and low birth weight. Despite that the workplace offers the greatest potentia...

    Authors: Osmel La-Llave-León, José Manuel Salas Pacheco, Sergio Estrada Martínez, Eloísa Esquivel Rodríguez, Francisco X. Castellanos Juárez, Ada Sandoval Carrillo, Angélica María Lechuga Quiñones, Fernando Vázquez Alanís, Gonzalo García Vargas, Edna Madai Méndez Hernández and Jaime Duarte Sustaita

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1231

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The importance of process evaluations in examining how and why interventions are (un) successful is increasingly recognized. Process evaluations mainly studied the implementation process and the quality of the...

    Authors: Roosmarijn M. C. Schelvis, Noortje M. Wiezer, Birgitte M. Blatter, Joost A. G. M. van Genabeek, Karen M. Oude Hengel, Ernst T. Bohlmeijer and Allard J. van der Beek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1212

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  26. Content type: Research article

    We examined whether the implementation of a participatory organizational-level intervention aiming to improve the working environment with a focus on the core task at work, increased job satisfaction and reduc...

    Authors: Elisabeth Framke, Ole Henning Sørensen, Jacob Pedersen and Reiner Rugulies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1210

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Early identification of persons at risk of sickness absence due to work-related stress is a crucial problem for society in general, and primary health care in particular. Tho date, no established method to do ...

    Authors: Kristina Holmgren, Christine Sandheimer, Ann-Charlotte Mårdby, Maria E. H. Larsson, Ute Bültmann, Dominique Hange and Gunnel Hensing

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1193

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Presenteeism is a growing problem in developed countries mostly due to an aging workforce. The economic costs related to presenteeism exceed those of absenteeism and employer health costs. Employers are implem...

    Authors: Carlo Ammendolia, Pierre Côté, Carol Cancelliere, J. David Cassidy, Jan Hartvigsen, Eleanor Boyle, Sophie Soklaridis, Paula Stern and Benjamin Amick III

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1190

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    There are still uncertainties regarding the respective prevalence, diagnosis and management of occupational asthma (OA) and work-exacerbated asthma (WEA). There is as yet no standardized methodology to differe...

    Authors: Hermine Mével, Valérie Demange, Emmanuelle Penven, Christian Trontin, Pascal Wild and Christophe Paris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1164

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the RCT study was to investigate if the effect of a multidisciplinary intervention on return to work (RTW) and health care utilization differed by participants’ self-reported health status at baseli...

    Authors: Anne-Mette H. Momsen, Christina Malmose Stapelfeldt, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Maj Britt D. Nielsen, Birgit Aust, Reiner Rugulies and Chris Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1149

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Crystalline silica is considered as one of the most common and serious occupational hazards to workers’ health. Although its association with lung cancer has been studied for many decades, the conclusion remai...

    Authors: Satiavani Poinen-Rughooputh, Mahesh Shumsher Rughooputh, Yanjun Guo, Yi Rong and Weihong Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1137

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Several RCT studies have aimed to reduce either musculoskeletal disorders, sickness presenteeism, sickness absenteeism or a combination of these among females with high physical work demands. These studies hav...

    Authors: Jeanette Reffstrup Christensen, Thomas Viskum Gjelstrup Bredahl, Jenny Hadrévi, Gisela Sjøgaard and Karen Søgaard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1116

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Stimulating successful tobacco cessation among employees has multiple benefits. Employees who quit tobacco are healthier, more productive, less absent from work, and longer employable than employees who contin...

    Authors: F. A. van den Brand, G. E. Nagelhout, B. Winkens, S. M. A. A. Evers, D. Kotz, N. H. Chavannes and C. P. van Schayck

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1056

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Nursing professionals have received comprehensive medical education and training. However, whether these medical professionals exhibit positive patient care attitudes and behaviors and thus reduce mortality ri...

    Authors: Hsiu-Ling Huang, Chuan-Yu Kung, Cheng-Chin Pan, Pei-Tseng Kung, Shun-Mu Wang, Wen-Yu Chou and Wen-Chen Tsai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1054

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The need for instruments that can assist in detecting the prodromal stages of stress-related exhaustion has been acknowledged. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the Lund University Checklist...

    Authors: Kai Österberg, Roger Persson, Njördur Viborg, Peter Jönsson and Artur Tenenbaum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1025

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the depressive symptoms of the bullied respondents differed according to who the perpetrator was.

    Authors: Eszter Török, Åse Marie Hansen, Matias Brødsgaard Grynderup, Anne Helene Garde, Annie Høgh and Kirsten Nabe-Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:993

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Better opportunities for recovery at work are thought to be associated with work ability in a young workforce but evidence is scarce to lacking. The aim of this study was to examine cross-sectional association...

    Authors: Maria Boström, Judith K. Sluiter, Mats Hagberg and Anna Grimby-Ekman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:985

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  38. Content type: Research article

    As the global shift toward non-communicable diseases overlaps with the unfinished agenda of confronting infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries, epidemiological links across both burdens must b...

    Authors: Rodrigo Rodriguez-Fernandez, Nawi Ng, Dwidjo Susilo, John Prawira, Michael J. Bangs and Rachel M. Amiya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:951

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  39. Content type: Research article

    In Europe, 1.7 million persons of working age are diagnosed with cancer each year. During or after treatment, cancer survivors (CSs) are vulnerable for job loss, and many CSs struggle with return to work (RTW)...

    Authors: M. P. van Egmond, S. F. A. Duijts, A. P. J. Scholten, A. J. van der Beek and J. R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:940

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Permanent occupational disability is one of the most severe consequences of diabetes that impedes the performance of usual working activities among economically active individuals. Survival rates and worker co...

    Authors: Iván de Jesús Ascencio-Montiel, Jesús Kumate-Rodríguez, Víctor Hugo Borja-Aburto, José Esteban Fernández-Garate, Selene Konik-Comonfort, Oliver Macías-Pérez, Ángel Campos-Hernández, Héctor Rodríguez-Vázquez, Verónica Miriam López-Roldán, Edgar Jesús Zitle-García, María del Carmen Solís-Cruz, Ismael Velázquez-Ramírez, Miriam Aguilar-Jiménez, Leonel Villa-Caballero and Nelly Cisneros-González

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:921

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  41. Content type: Research article

    MORE Energy is a mobile health intervention which aims to reduce fatigue and improve health in airline pilots. The primary objective of this process evaluation was to assess the reach, dose delivered, complian...

    Authors: Alwin van Drongelen, Cécile R. L. Boot, Hynek Hlobil, Tjabe Smid and Allard J. van der Beek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:894

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  42. Content type: Research article

    More people will probably continue working into old age in the future due to the increased size of aging populations in many countries. We therefore need to know more about older workers’ health in relation to...

    Authors: Kerstin Nilsson, Anna Rignell Hydbom and Lars Rylander

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:886

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  43. Content type: Research article

    As people are living longer, they are being encouraged to work longer. While it is assumed that extended employment will be good for health, the evidence has been mixed. This study considers whether employment...

    Authors: Jennifer Welsh, Lyndall Strazdins, Sara Charlesworth, Carol T. Kulik and Peter Butterworth

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:885

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  44. Content type: Research article

    To recover from work stress, a worksite health program aimed at improving physical activity and relaxation may be valuable. However, not every program is effective for all participants, as would be expected wi...

    Authors: Margriet A. G. Formanoy, Elise Dusseldorp, Jennifer K. Coffeng, Iven Van Mechelen, Cecile R. L. Boot, Ingrid J. M. Hendriksen and Erwin C. P. M. Tak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:866

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Refuse collectors are at a high risk for fatal and non-fatal occupational accidents. This is more intensified in developing countries, like Ethiopia, due to physically demanding nature of the job. However, inf...

    Authors: Debassu Eskezia, Zewdie Aderaw, Kedir Y. Ahmed and Fentaw Tadese

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:862

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