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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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Research article

    Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) among underground miners exposed to silica remains a global problem. Although well described in gold and coal mining, risk in other mining entities are not as well documented. This...

    Authors: Kingsley Ngosa and Rajen N. Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:855

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To achieve a sustainable working life it is important to know more about what could encourage employers to increase the use of preventive and health promotive interventions. The objective of the study is to ex...

    Authors: Camilla Martinsson, Malin Lohela-Karlsson, Lydia Kwak, Gunnar Bergström and Therese Hellman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:854

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In this longitudinal study the complex interplay between both job strain and bullying in relation to sickness absence was investigated. Following the “work environment hypothesis”, which establishes several wo...

    Authors: Heidi Janssens, Lutgart Braeckman, Bart De Clercq, Annalisa Casini, Dirk De Bacquer, France Kittel and Els Clays

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:851

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Subjective health complaints, such as musculoskeletal and mental health complaints, have a high prevalence in the general population, and account for a large proportion of sick leave in Norway. It may be diffi...

    Authors: Tone Langjordet Johnsen, Aage Indahl, Valborg Baste, Hege Randi Eriksen and Torill Helene Tveito

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:844

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The workplace has been identified as an ideal setting for health interventions. However, few UK-based workplace intervention studies have been published. Fewer still focus on the practicalities and implication...

    Authors: Amelia A. Lake, Sarah A. Smith, Charlotte E. Bryant, Sevil Alinia, Kirsten Brandt, Chris J. Seal and Inge Tetens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:839

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  23. Content type: Research article

    With the advent of workplace health and wellbeing programs designed to address prolonged occupational sitting, tools to measure behaviour change within this environment should derive from empirical evidence. I...

    Authors: Scott J. Pedersen, Cecilia M. Kitic, Marie-Louise Bird, Casey P. Mainsbridge and P. Dean Cooley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:836

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Results from observational studies suggest that people who drink little or no alcohol are less healthy than medium drinkers. This has been demonstrated for many different measures of health, including sick lea...

    Authors: Kristian Amundsen Østby, Nikolai Czajkowski, Gun Peggy Knudsen, Eivind Ystrøm, Line C. Gjerde, Kenneth S. Kendler, Ragnhild E Ørstavik and Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:825

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Teachers are at high risk of stress-related disorders. This study aimed to examine the occurrence of burnout in a sample of Swedish school-teachers, to test a combined measure of three burnout dimensions on th...

    Authors: Inger Arvidsson, Carita Håkansson, Björn Karlson, Jonas Björk and Roger Persson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:823

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most important causes of work disability. Various rehabilitation services and return-to-work programs have been developed in order to reduce sickness absence and increa...

    Authors: Silke Neuderth, Betje Schwarz, Christian Gerlich, Michael Schuler, Miriam Markus and Matthias Bethge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:804

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Interventions to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviours within the workplace have been previously investigated. However, the evolution of these constructs without intervention has not been ...

    Authors: Daniel B. Lindsay, Sue Devine, Rebecca M. Sealey and Anthony S. Leicht

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:786

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Cameroon is one of the countries in Africa with the highest burden of Hepatitis B infection. Health care workers are known to be at risk of occupational exposure to blood and other infectious bodily fluids. Th...

    Authors: Henri Olivier Pambou Tatsilong, Jean Jacques N. Noubiap, Jobert Richie N. Nansseu, Leopold N. Aminde, Jean Joel R. Bigna, Valentine Ngum Ndze and Roger Somo Moyou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:706

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Mental disorders strongly influence work capability in young adults, but it is not clear which disorders that are most strongly associated with sick leave, and which diagnoses that are stated on the sick leave...

    Authors: Fartein Ask Torvik, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Line C. Gjerde, Gun Peggy Knudsen, Eivind Ystrom, Kristian Tambs, Espen Røysamb, Kristian Østby and Ragnhild Ørstavik

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:702

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    Night–shift work may cause severe disturbances in the worker’s circadian rhythm, which has been associated with the onset of health problems and diseases. As a substantial part of the workforce is exposed to n...

    Authors: Bette Loef, Debbie van Baarle, Allard J. van der Beek, Linda W. van Kerkhof, Daniëlla van de Langenberg and Karin I. Proper

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:692

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The globalisation of the economy and the labour markets has resulted in a growing proportion of individuals who find themselves in a precarious labour market situation, especially among the young. This pertain...

    Authors: Catarina Canivet, Theo Bodin, Maria Emmelin, Susanna Toivanen, Mahnaz Moghaddassi and Per-Olof Östergren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:687

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The current understanding of the relationship between unwanted sexual attention at work and long-term sickness absence (LTSA) is limited for three reasons: 1) the under-researched role of unwanted sexual atten...

    Authors: Annie Hogh, Paul Maurice Conway, Thomas Clausen, Ida Elisabeth Huitfeldt Madsen and Hermann Burr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:678

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Professional truck drivers, as other shift workers, have been identified as a high-risk group for various health conditions including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, sleep apnoea and stress. Mobile ...

    Authors: Rama Greenfield, Ellen Busink, Cybele P. Wong, Eva Riboli-Sasco, Geva Greenfield, Azeem Majeed, Josip Car and Petra A. Wark

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:677

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    As average life span increases, elderly will account for an increasing proportion of the total population in most parts of the world. Thus, initiatives to retain older workers at the labor market are becoming ...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:629

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Several recent studies have described the presence of musculoskeletal complaints, presenting evidence that multisite musculoskeletal pain (MP) is more often present than single-site musculoskeletal pain. Howev...

    Authors: Rita de Cássia Pereira Fernandes, Silvana Maria da Silva Pataro, Roberta Brasileiro de Carvalho and Alex Burdorf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:628

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2016 16:1131

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    Work-related chronic stress is a common problem among workers. The core complaint is that the employee feels exhausted, which has an effect on the well-being and functioning of the employee, and an impact on t...

    Authors: Antonius M. C. Schoutens, Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen and Judith K. Sluiter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:597

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Wastewater use in urban agriculture is common as a result of rapid urbanisation, and increasing competition for good quality water. In order to minimize risks to farmers and consumers of wastewater irrigated p...

    Authors: Prince Antwi-Agyei, Adam Biran, Anne Peasey, Jane Bruce and Jeroen Ensink

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:587

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    In China, most of migrant workers work in the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and are a vulnerable group for occupational health. Migrant workers are at increased risk of occupational health risks du...

    Authors: Wen Chen, Tongyang Li, Guanyang Zou, Xudong Li, Leiyu Shi, Shanshan Feng, Jingrong Shi, Fangjing Zhou, Siqi Han and Li Ling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:580

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    Prolonged sitting is ubiquitous in modern society and linked to several diseases. Height-adjustable desks are being used to decrease worksite based sitting time (ST). Single-desk sit-to-stand workplaces exhibi...

    Authors: Bernhard Schwartz, Jay M. Kapellusch, Andreas Schrempf, Kathrin Probst, Michael Haller and Arnold Baca

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:578

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Pesticide exposure is an important public health concern in Ethiopia, but there is limited information on pesticide intoxications. Residents may have an increased risk of pesticide exposure through proximity o...

    Authors: Amare W. Nigatu, Magne Bråtveit and Bente E. Moen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:575

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Regular physical exercise has been reported to reduce depressive symptoms. Several lines of evidence suggest that physical exercise may prevent depression by promoting social support or resilience, which is th...

    Authors: Eisho Yoshikawa, Daisuke Nishi and Yutaka J. Matsuoka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:553

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Occupational exposure to extreme heat without sufficient protection may not only increase the risk of heat-related illnesses and injuries but also compromise economic productivity. With predictions of more fre...

    Authors: Jianjun Xiang, Alana Hansen, Dino Pisaniello and Peng Bi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:549

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Opportunities for face-to-face communication with patients is increasing in modern hospital pharmacist practice. This may impose new burdens on hospital pharmacists. We performed a cross-sectional study to exa...

    Authors: Yuji Higuchi, Masatoshi Inagaki, Toshihiro Koyama, Yoshihisa Kitamura, Toshiaki Sendo, Maiko Fujimori, Yosuke Uchitomi and Norihito Yamada

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:534

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  44. Content type: Research article

    There is a societal need that workers prolong their working lives. By adopting a life course perspective, this study aimed to investigate the influence of work motives and motivation, health, job characteristi...

    Authors: Astrid de Wind, Suzan van der Pas, Birgitte M. Blatter and Allard J. van der Beek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:499

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Although female sex workers (FSWs) are a well-known high-risk group for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections, few tailored intervention programmes for HPV have been established worldwide. The lack of reliable...

    Authors: Alex Vorsters, Tine Cornelissen, Elke Leuridan, Johannes Bogers, Davy Vanden Broeck, Ina Benoy, Herman Goossens, Niel Hens and Pierre Van Damme

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:477

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