Karen Messing

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Should studies of risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders be stratified by gender? Lessons from the 1998 Québec Health and Social Survey
    Karen Messing
    CINBIOSE, Université du Québec à Montréal CP 8888, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal QC H3C 3P8, Canada
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:96-112. 2009
  2. pmc Distal lower-extremity pain and work postures in the Quebec population
    Karen Messing
    CINBIOSE, Departement des Sciences Biologiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Case Postale 8888, Succursale Centreville, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3P8
    Am J Public Health 98:705-13. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint The 120-S minute: using analysis of work activity to prevent psychological distress among elementary school teachers
    K Messing
    Centre Pour l Etude des Interactions Biologiques Entre la Santé et l Environment CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    J Occup Health Psychol 2:45-62. 1997
  4. ncbi request reprint Standing and very slow walking: foot pain-pressure threshold, subjective pain experience and work activity
    K Messing
    CINBIOSE, Department of Biological Sciences, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    Appl Ergon 32:81-90. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Women workers confront one-eyed science: building alliances to improve women's occupational health
    K Messing
    Centre pour l étude des interactions biologiques entre la santé et l environnement CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
    Women Health 33:125-41. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Sex, gender and women's occupational health: the importance of considering mechanism
    Karen Messing
    Department of Biological Sciences, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    Environ Res 101:149-62. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Standing still: why North American workers are not insisting on seats despite known health benefits
    Karen Messing
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    Int J Health Serv 35:745-63. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Broken English, broken bones? Mechanisms linking language proficiency and occupational health in a Montreal garment factory
    Stephanie Premji
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    Int J Health Serv 38:1-19. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Work organisation and gender among hospital cleaners in Quebec after the merger of 'light' and 'heavy' work classifications
    Bénédicte Calvet
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3C 3P8
    Ergonomics 55:160-72. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Are immigrants, ethnic and linguistic minorities over-represented in jobs with a high level of compensated risk? Results from a Montréal, Canada study using census and workers' compensation data
    Stephanie Premji
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 53:875-85. 2010

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Should studies of risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders be stratified by gender? Lessons from the 1998 Québec Health and Social Survey
    Karen Messing
    CINBIOSE, Université du Québec à Montréal CP 8888, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal QC H3C 3P8, Canada
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:96-112. 2009
    ..The objective of this paper was to compare two strategies analyzing a single dataset for the relationships between risk factors and MSD in a population-based sample with a wide range of exposures...
  2. pmc Distal lower-extremity pain and work postures in the Quebec population
    Karen Messing
    CINBIOSE, Departement des Sciences Biologiques, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Case Postale 8888, Succursale Centreville, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3P8
    Am J Public Health 98:705-13. 2008
    ..Standing at work has been associated with discomfort and cardiovascular symptoms. Because standing postures vary in duration, mobility, and constraint, we explored associations between specific postures and pain in the lower extremities...
  3. ncbi request reprint The 120-S minute: using analysis of work activity to prevent psychological distress among elementary school teachers
    K Messing
    Centre Pour l Etude des Interactions Biologiques Entre la Santé et l Environment CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    J Occup Health Psychol 2:45-62. 1997
    ..Examination of these strategies led to recommendations to improve relations between the teachers and their supervisors and to make the classroom an easier place to teach...
  4. ncbi request reprint Standing and very slow walking: foot pain-pressure threshold, subjective pain experience and work activity
    K Messing
    CINBIOSE, Department of Biological Sciences, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    Appl Ergon 32:81-90. 2001
    ..Group 1 PPT declined by 23% over the work day compared to 5% among group 2 (p < 0.05, ANOVA). Foot PPT is a promising quantitative indicator of effects of standing work...
  5. ncbi request reprint Women workers confront one-eyed science: building alliances to improve women's occupational health
    K Messing
    Centre pour l étude des interactions biologiques entre la santé et l environnement CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
    Women Health 33:125-41. 2001
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  6. ncbi request reprint Sex, gender and women's occupational health: the importance of considering mechanism
    Karen Messing
    Department of Biological Sciences, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    Environ Res 101:149-62. 2006
    ..From an equity perspective, it is also important to situate biological sex differences so as to prevent them from being used erroneously to justify job segregation or inequitable health promotion measures...
  7. ncbi request reprint Standing still: why North American workers are not insisting on seats despite known health benefits
    Karen Messing
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    Int J Health Serv 35:745-63. 2005
    ..Personal comfort was considered an insufficient reason to challenge worksite design, attitudes, and organization...
  8. ncbi request reprint Broken English, broken bones? Mechanisms linking language proficiency and occupational health in a Montreal garment factory
    Stephanie Premji
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
    Int J Health Serv 38:1-19. 2008
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Work organisation and gender among hospital cleaners in Quebec after the merger of 'light' and 'heavy' work classifications
    Bénédicte Calvet
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3C 3P8
    Ergonomics 55:160-72. 2012
    ..In a low-status job, it may be hard to meet equality, health and efficiency goals because commitment to improving equipment and worksite design may be lacking...
  10. doi request reprint Are immigrants, ethnic and linguistic minorities over-represented in jobs with a high level of compensated risk? Results from a Montréal, Canada study using census and workers' compensation data
    Stephanie Premji
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 53:875-85. 2010
    ..We evaluated, in the Montréal context, the relationship between the social composition of jobs and their associated risk level...
  11. doi request reprint Counting the minutes: Administrative control of work schedules and time management of secondary school teachers in Québec
    Jessica Riel
    Centre interdisciplinaire pour l étude de la biologie, la santé, la société et l environnement CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Work 40:59-70. 2011
    ..Work organization that treats a complex, results-oriented task as if it could be well represented by the number of supervised minutes spent on it can be problematic. WFB should be considered when work is re-organized...
  12. doi request reprint Action research for the health and safety of domestic workers in montreal: using numbers to tell stories and effect change
    Jill Hanley
    McGill School of Social Work, 3506 University Street, Room 300, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    New Solut 20:421-39. 2010
    ..We conclude with a description of the successful policy advocacy that was possible as an outcome of this project...
  13. doi request reprint Would a "one-handed" scientist lack rigor? How scientists discuss the work-relatedness of musculoskeletal disorders in formal and informal communications
    Stephanie Premji
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 51:173-85. 2008
    ..This study examined the language used by scientists to discuss the relation between work and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...
  14. doi request reprint Orthostatic symptoms, blood pressure and working postures of factory and service workers over an observed workday
    Suzy Ngomo
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Quebec, CP 8888, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, Que, Canada H3C 3P8
    Appl Ergon 39:729-36. 2008
    ..001). More static standing was associated with a larger drop in BP (p=0.04) in both populations. The results suggest that more static standing postures are associated with OI and musculoskeletal symptoms and with a subclinical drop in BP...
  15. ncbi request reprint Precarious employment conditions affect work content in education and social work: results of work analyses
    Ana Maria Seifert
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, CP 8888, Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, Canada QC H3C 3P8
    Int J Law Psychiatry 30:299-310. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Be the fairest of them all: challenges and recommendations for the treatment of gender in occupational health research
    Karen Messing
    Department of Biological Sciences, CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 43:618-29. 2003
    ..More serious consideration of gender-related factors will help identify risk factors for both women and men...
  17. ncbi request reprint Indicators for choosing an optimal mix of major working postures
    E Laperrière
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, C P 8888, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3P8
    Appl Ergon 37:349-57. 2006
    ..PPT after work was significantly lower than that before work. Sitting for even a small part of the day appeared to be protective. The effects of static vs. dynamic work on PPT and arterial blood pressure may differ...
  18. doi request reprint Studying the relationship between low back pain and working postures among those who stand and those who sit most of the working day
    F Tissot
    Centre for the Study of Biological Interactions in Human Health, CINBIOSE, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
    Ergonomics 52:1402-18. 2009
    ..Standing without freedom to sit was associated with LBP. Different occupational physical and psychosocial factors were associated with LBP in sitting compared with standing populations...
  19. ncbi request reprint Women's occupational health: a critical review and discussion of current issues
    K Messing
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    Women Health 25:39-68. 1997
    ..We conclude by pointing out some neglected occupational groups and health issues...
  20. ncbi request reprint Physical exposures in work commonly done by women
    Karen Messing
    CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
    Can J Appl Physiol 29:639-56. 2004
    ..These phenomena are described, using examples recently gathered from workplaces. Effects of biological sex are distinguished, as far as possible, from effects of gender (social roles)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Understanding women's work: steps toward transformation--an introduction
    Ana Maria Seifert
    Universite du Quebec a Montreal, CP 8888, Succ Centre ville Montreal QC H3C 3P8 Canada
    New Solut 17:53-6. 2007
    ..Participatory research projects described here have promoted solidarity and encouraged the transformation of working conditions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Introduction: women's occupational and environmental health
    Karen Messing
    Environ Res 101:147-8. 2006