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Occupational health

This section aims to publish studies on the occupational correlates of health and disease.


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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

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