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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

    Diabetes is one of the most common chronic illnesses worldwide. This study was to assess whether the incidence risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus between female nurses and female non-nurses.

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:443

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Masons have the highest rate of overexertion injuries among all construction trades and rank second for occupational back injuries in the United States. Identified ergonomic solutions are the primary method of...

    Authors: Laurel D. Kincl, Dan Anton, Jennifer A. Hess and Douglas L. Weeks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:362

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    Sedentary behaviours (SB) can be characterized by low energy expenditure in a reclining position (e.g., sitting) often associated with work and transport. Prolonged SB is associated with increased risk for chr...

    Authors: Clarice N. Waters, Er Pei Ling, Anne H. Y. Chu, Sheryl H. X. Ng, Audrey Chia, Yee Wei Lim and Falk Müller-Riemenschneider

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:360

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Worksite health promotion (WHP) initiatives are increasingly seen as having potential for large-scale health gains. While health insurance premiums are directly linked to workplaces in the USA, other countries...

    Authors: A. W. Taylor, R. Pilkington, A. Montgomerie and H. Feist

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:353

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    Stress-related health problems (e.g., work-related exhaustion) are a societal concern in many postindustrial countries. Experience suggests that early detection and intervention are crucial in preventing long-...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:350

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Work stress may impair physicians’ ability to provide high quality patient care. Prior research remains however sparse and has insufficiently explored explanations for this relationship. It has been suggested ...

    Authors: Adrian Loerbroks, Matthias Weigl, Jian Li and Peter Angerer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:342

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  7. Content type: Research article

    To investigate differences in return to work (RTW) and employment trajectories in individuals on sick leave for either mental health reasons or other health related reasons.

    Authors: Pernille Pedersen, Thomas Lund, Louise Lindholdt, Ellen A. Nohr, Chris Jensen, Hans Jørgen Søgaard and Merete Labriola

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:337

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Burnout is a psychosomatic syndrome characterized by three dimensions (emotional exhaustion [EE], feelings of depersonalization [DP], and reduced personal accomplishment [PA]). We determined the prevalence of ...

    Authors: Zhengxue Qiao, Lu Chen, Mingqi Chen, Xin Guan, Lin Wang, Yang Jiao, Jiarun Yang, Qinghua Tang, Xiuxian Yang, Xiaohui Qiu, Dong Han, Jingsong Ma, Yanjie Yang and Xiuwei Zhai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:335

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A process evaluation of a participatory supportive return to work program, aimed at workers without a (permanent) employment contract who are sick-listed due to a common mental disorder, revealed that this pro...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:323

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Evidence shows that low back specific patient information is effective in sub-acute low back pain (LBP), but effectiveness and cost-effectiveness (CE) of information in early phase symptoms is not clear. We as...

    Authors: J. Rantonen, J. Karppinen, A. Vehtari, S. Luoto, E. Viikari-Juntura, M. Hupli, A. Malmivaara and S. Taimela

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:316

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Work-related injuries resulting in long-term sickness certification can have serious consequences for injured workers, their families, society, compensation schemes, employers and healthcare service providers....

    Authors: Rasa Ruseckaite, Alex Collie, Maatje Scheepers, Bianca Brijnath, Agnieszka Kosny and Danielle Mazza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:298

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Doctor –certified sick leave is prevalent in the health and social sector. We examined whether the higher risk of doctor-certified sick leave in women in health and social occupations compared to women in othe...

    Authors: Cecilie Aagestad, Reidar Tyssen and Tom Sterud

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:235

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The impact of macroeconomic conditions on health has been extensively explored, as well as the relationship between individual unemployment and health. There are, however, few studies taking both aspects into ...

    Authors: Anna Brydsten, Anne Hammarström and Miguel San Sebastian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:230

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies have reported an association between stressing work conditions and cardiovascular disease. However, more evidence is needed, and the etiological mechanisms are unknown. Elevated resting heart ...

    Authors: Peter Eriksson, Linus Schiöler, Mia Söderberg, Annika Rosengren and Kjell Torén

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:228

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Work-privacy conflict (WPC) is no longer a rarity but constitutes a societal problem. The objectives of the present study were (1) to investigate the distribution and prevalence of WPC among the employed parti...

    Authors: Susan Garthus-Niegel, Janice Hegewald, Andreas Seidler, Matthias Nübling, Christine Espinola-Klein, Falk Liebers, Philipp S. Wild, Ute Latza and Stephan Letzel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:192

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the wellbeing and mobility limitation of older disability retirees. Personal and environmental factors, such as time spent in working life, may either exacerbate or mitigate the onset of ...

    Authors: Monika E. von Bonsdorff, Taina Rantanen, Timo Törmäkangas, Jenni Kulmala, Timo Hinrichs, Jorma Seitsamo, Clas-Håkan Nygård, Juhani Ilmarinen and Mikaela B. von Bonsdorff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:154

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between labour market flexibility, job insecurity and occupational injuries is not univocal. The literature generally focuses on the temporary character of work arrangements rather than on the...

    Authors: Massimiliano Giraudo, Antonella Bena, Roberto Leombruni and Giuseppe Costa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:150

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about associations of temporal patterns of sitting (i.e., distribution of sitting across time) with obesity. We aimed investigating the association between temporal patterns of sitting (long, mode...

    Authors: Nidhi Gupta, David M. Hallman, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Mette Aadahl, Marie Birk Jørgensen and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:148

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) have become increasingly common among health-related professionals. Special education personnel who serve students with disabilities often experience physical str...

    Authors: Hsin-Yi Kathy Cheng, Man-Ting Wong, Yu-Chung Yu and Yan-Ying Ju

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:137

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Health management tools need to be developed to foster healthy ageing at work and sustain employability of ageing work-forces. The objectives of this study were to 1) perform a needs assessment to identify the...

    Authors: Vanessa Riethmeister, Sandra Brouwer, Jac van der Klink and Ute Bültmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:134

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Faced with the challenge of population aging, a prolonged working life is increasingly important in today’s society. Maintaining work ability of employees is one of the effective ways to cope with the challeng...

    Authors: Hualiang Li, Zhiting Liu, Runzhong Liu, Li Li and Aihua Lin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:123

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Observational studies have consistently reported severe weight gains during the college years; information about the effect on body composition is scarce, however. Thus, the aim of the study was to determine t...

    Authors: Wolfgang Kemmler, Simon von Stengel, Matthias Kohl and Julia Bauer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:50

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a face-to-face strategy and a direct mail strategy on safety violations while working from heights among construction companies compared to a con...

    Authors: Henk F. van der Molen, Aalt den Herder, Jan Warning and Monique H.W. Frings-Dresen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:19

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Accidental percutaneous injury and acquiring blood-borne diseases are common problems among health care workers (HCWs). However, little is known about the prevalence and associated factors for needle stick inj...

    Authors: Gudeta Kaweti and Teferi Abegaz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:8

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Prolonged sedentary time is linked with poor health, independent of physical activity levels. Workplace sitting significantly contributes to sedentary time, but there is limited research evaluating low-cost in...

    Authors: Kelly Mackenzie, Elizabeth Goyder and Francis Eves

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1294

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Workplace health promotion (WHP) has been proposed as a preventive intervention for job stress, possibly operating by promoting positive organizational culture or via programs promoting healthy lifestyles. The...

    Authors: Lisa Jarman, Angela Martin, Alison Venn, Petr Otahal and Kristy Sanderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1293

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  27. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the association between long working hours and self-rated health (SRH), examining the roles of potential confounding and mediating factors, such as job characteristics.

    Authors: Seong-Sik Cho, Myung Ki, Keun-Hoe Kim, Young-Su Ju, Domyung Paek and Wonyun Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1287

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Demographic trends in developed countries have prompted governmental policies aimed at extending working lives. However, working beyond the traditional retirement age may not be feasible for those with major h...

    Authors: Keith T. Palmer, Karen Walker-Bone, E. Clare Harris, Cathy Linaker, Stefania D’Angelo, Avan Aihie Sayer, Catharine R. Gale, Maria Evandrou, Tjeerd van Staa, Cyrus Cooper and David Coggon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1071

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Noise is an important occupational hazard worldwide and hypertension a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is currently the greatest cause of disability retirement worldwide. The associati...

    Authors: Tatiana Cristina Fernandes de Souza, André Reynaldo Santos Périssé and Marisa Moura

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:328

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    Sickness absence due to poor mental health is a common problem in many Western countries. To facilitate return to work, it may be important to identify individuals on sick leave and at risk of having a mental ...

    Authors: Pernille Pedersen, Hans Jørgen Søgaard, Bjarne Frostholm Yde, Merete Labriola, Ellen A Nohr and Chris Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:1288

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In occupational settings, boilermakers are exposed to high levels of metallic fine particulate matter (PM2.5) generated during the welding process. The effect of welding PM2.5 on heart rate variability (HRV) has ...

    Authors: Tianteng Fan, Shona C Fang, Jennifer M Cavallari, Ian J Barnett, Zhaoxi Wang, Li Su, Hyang-Min Byun, Xihong Lin, Andrea A Baccarelli and David C Christiani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:1279

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Low participation in health promotion programs (HPPs) might hamper their effectiveness. A potential reason for low participation is disagreement between needs and preferences of potential participants and the ...

    Authors: Anne Rongen, Suzan J W Robroek, Wouter van Ginkel, Dennis Lindeboom, Martin Pet and Alex Burdorf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:1277

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  33. Content type: Research article

    In most countries in the EU, national surveys are used to monitor working conditions and health. Since the development processes behind the various surveys are not necessarily theoretical, but certainly practi...

    Authors: Maren Formazin, Hermann Burr, Cecilie Aagestad, Tore Tynes, Sannie Vester Thorsen, Merja Perkio-Makela, Clara Isabel Díaz Aramburu, Francisco Javier Pinilla García, Luz Galiana Blanco, Greet Vermeylen, Agnes Parent-Thirion, Wendela Hooftman and Irene Houtman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:1251

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    Musculoskeletal disorders have a profound impact on individual health, sickness absence and early retirement, particularly in physically demanding occupations. Demographics are changing in the developed countr...

    Authors: Lars-Kristian Lunde, Markus Koch, Stein Knardahl, Morten Wærsted, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Mikael Forsman, Andreas Holtermann and Kaj Bo Veiersted

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:1075

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    The percentage of older and chronically ill workers is increasing rapidly in the US and in many other countries, but few interventions are available to help employees overcome the workplace challenges of chron...

    Authors: William S Shaw, Elyssa Besen, Glenn Pransky, Cécile RL Boot, Michael K Nicholas, Robert K McLellan and Torill H Tveito

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:515

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