Mieke Koehoorn

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Population-based surveillance of asthma among workers in British Columbia, Canada
    M Koehoorn
    School of Population and Public Health, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Chronic Dis Inj Can 33:88-94. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Work organization and musculoskeletal injuries among a cohort of health care workers
    Mieke Koehoorn
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:285-93. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Descriptive epidemiological features of bronchiolitis in a population-based cohort
    Mieke Koehoorn
    School of Environmental Health, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, 5804 Fairview Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3
    Pediatrics 122:1196-203. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Back injury trajectories in heavy industries: defining outcomes for epidemiological research
    Mieke Koehoorn
    School of Population and Public Health, School of Environmental Health, College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 52:908-12. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Investigating the longer-term health consequences of work-related injuries among youth
    Mieke Koehoorn
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 43:466-73. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Injury risk associated with physical demands and school environment characteristics among a cohort of custodial workers
    Mieke Koehoorn
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Ergonomics 54:767-75. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Health care use associated with work-related musculoskeletal disorders among hospital workers
    Mieke Koehoorn
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, 5804 Fairview Avenue, Mather Building, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z3
    J Occup Rehabil 16:411-24. 2006
  8. pmc Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the risk of coronary heart disease hospitalization and mortality
    Wen Qi Gan
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 119:501-7. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of work-related injuries requiring hospitalization among sawmill workers in British Columbia, 1989-1997
    Hasanat Alamgir
    Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, 5804, Fairview Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T1Z3
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:273-80. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Changes in residential proximity to road traffic and the risk of death from coronary heart disease
    Wen Qi Gan
    School of Environmental Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Epidemiology 21:642-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications54

  1. ncbi request reprint Population-based surveillance of asthma among workers in British Columbia, Canada
    M Koehoorn
    School of Population and Public Health, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Chronic Dis Inj Can 33:88-94. 2013
    ..The purpose was to identify high-risk groups of workers with asthma for further investigation, education and prevention...
  2. ncbi request reprint Work organization and musculoskeletal injuries among a cohort of health care workers
    Mieke Koehoorn
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:285-93. 2006
    ..This study investigated the relationship between work-organization factors (job control, job demands, and workload measures) and the risk of lower-body musculoskeletal injury among health care workers...
  3. doi request reprint Descriptive epidemiological features of bronchiolitis in a population-based cohort
    Mieke Koehoorn
    School of Environmental Health, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, 5804 Fairview Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3
    Pediatrics 122:1196-203. 2008
    ..The goal was to investigate the epidemiological features of incident bronchiolitis by using a population-based infant cohort...
  4. doi request reprint Back injury trajectories in heavy industries: defining outcomes for epidemiological research
    Mieke Koehoorn
    School of Population and Public Health, School of Environmental Health, College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 52:908-12. 2010
    ..To propose an incidence definition of back injury for epidemiologic studies using health care contacts...
  5. doi request reprint Investigating the longer-term health consequences of work-related injuries among youth
    Mieke Koehoorn
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 43:466-73. 2008
    ..To investigate the longer-term health consequences of work injuries among youth aged 15-24 years using a population-based, longitudinal study (1991-2001) of merged health care and workers' compensation records...
  6. doi request reprint Injury risk associated with physical demands and school environment characteristics among a cohort of custodial workers
    Mieke Koehoorn
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Ergonomics 54:767-75. 2011
    ..The findings help schools to target interventions to reduce the physical demands associated with injuries and to design school environments to reduce exposures...
  7. ncbi request reprint Health care use associated with work-related musculoskeletal disorders among hospital workers
    Mieke Koehoorn
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, 5804 Fairview Avenue, Mather Building, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z3
    J Occup Rehabil 16:411-24. 2006
    ....
  8. pmc Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the risk of coronary heart disease hospitalization and mortality
    Wen Qi Gan
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 119:501-7. 2011
    ..Epidemiologic studies have demonstrated that exposure to road traffic is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of work-related injuries requiring hospitalization among sawmill workers in British Columbia, 1989-1997
    Hasanat Alamgir
    Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, 5804, Fairview Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T1Z3
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:273-80. 2007
    ..004) of injury risk over the whole study period. Knowing the causes and nature of injury and their related risk factors are helpful to employers, compensation officials, and other stakeholders to target preventive measures...
  10. doi request reprint Changes in residential proximity to road traffic and the risk of death from coronary heart disease
    Wen Qi Gan
    School of Environmental Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Epidemiology 21:642-9. 2010
    ..Residential proximity to road traffic is associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) morbidity and mortality. It is unknown, however, whether changes in residential proximity to traffic could alter the risk of CHD mortality...
  11. doi request reprint Optimising sampling strategies: components of low-back EMG variability in five heavy industries
    Catherine M Trask
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 67:853-60. 2010
    ..Direct/ measurement of work activities is costly, so researchers need to distribute resources efficiently to elucidate the relationships between exposures and back injury...
  12. doi request reprint Work productivity among employed Canadians with arthritis
    Wei Zhang
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 52:872-7. 2010
    ..To compare work productivity among employed people with arthritis to healthy controls...
  13. ncbi request reprint Measuring low back injury risk factors in challenging work environments: an evaluation of cost and feasibility
    Catherine Trask
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Am J Ind Med 50:687-96. 2007
    ..Measuring low back injury risk factors in field research presents challenges not encountered in laboratory environments...
  14. doi request reprint Longitudinal analysis of respiratory symptoms in population studies with a focus on dyspnea in marine transportation workers
    Victoria H Arrandale
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:1097-105. 2009
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  15. ncbi request reprint The hospital costs of treating work-related sawmill injuries in British Columbia
    Hasanat Alamgir
    University of British Columbia, Canada
    Injury 38:631-9. 2007
    ..This study estimates the hospital costs of treating work-related injury among a cohort of sawmill workers in British Columbia...
  16. ncbi request reprint How many work-related injuries requiring hospitalization in British Columbia are claimed for workers' compensation?
    Hasanat Alamgir
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 49:443-51. 2006
    ..It also examined the extent to which workers' compensation capturing patterns varied by cause, severity of injuries, and demographic characteristics of workers...
  17. doi request reprint Association between cumulative joint loading from occupational activities and knee osteoarthritis
    Allison M Ezzat
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65:1634-42. 2013
    ..To determine the associations between cumulative occupational physical load (COPL) and 3 definitions of knee osteoarthritis (OA)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and frequency of mental health care provided by general practitioners: differences between 2 national data sources for the same population
    JoAnne L Palin
    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Can J Psychiatry 57:366-74. 2012
    ..Our study examines and clarifies the nature and extent of differences between 2 predominant types of data that are used for mental health services research and planning...
  19. pmc Costs and compensation of work-related injuries in British Columbia sawmills
    Hasanat Alamgir
    University of British Columbia, 5804, Fairview Avenue, Vanconver, British Columbia, Canada V6T123
    Occup Environ Med 64:196-201. 2007
    ..To estimate the costs of work-related injury in a cohort of sawmill workers in British Columbia from the perspective of the workers' compensation system...
  20. pmc Effect of early life exposure to air pollution on development of childhood asthma
    Nina Annika Clark
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 118:284-90. 2010
    ..We investigated the effect of exposure to ambient air pollution in utero and during the first year of life on risk of subsequent asthma diagnosis in a population-based nested case-control study...
  21. doi request reprint Association of long-term exposure to community noise and traffic-related air pollution with coronary heart disease mortality
    Wen Qi Gan
    School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 175:898-906. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that there are independent effects of traffic-related noise and air pollution on CHD mortality...
  22. doi request reprint Evaluation of a violence risk assessment system (the Alert System) for reducing violence in an acute hospital: a before and after study
    Rakel N Kling
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Room 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:534-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of a risk assessment system in reducing the risk of violence in an acute care hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia...
  23. pmc Sleep problems and workplace injuries in Canada
    Rakel N Kling
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    Sleep 33:611-8. 2010
    ..To investigate the association between sleep problems and risk of work injuries among Canadian workers and to identify working groups most at risk for injuries...
  24. doi request reprint How long is long enough? Evaluating sampling durations for low back EMG assessment
    Catherine M Trask
    University of British Columbia, School of Environmental Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:664-70. 2008
    ..Depending on the purpose of measurement and the detail required, 4 hr or even 2 hr appears to be long enough to reasonably estimate full-shift exposure...
  25. doi request reprint Residential air pollution and otitis media during the first two years of life
    Elaina A MacIntyre
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Epidemiology 22:81-9. 2011
    ..Otitis media is the leading reason young children receive antibiotics or visit a physician. We evaluated the impact of ambient air pollution on outpatient physician visits for otitis media in a population-based birth cohort...
  26. pmc Descriptive epidemiology of serious work-related injuries in British Columbia, Canada
    Jonathan Fan
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e38750. 2012
    ..This study examined the rates and distribution of serious work-related injuries by demographic, work and injury characteristics in British Columbia, Canada from 2002-2008, using population-based data...
  27. doi request reprint Measuring posture for epidemiology: comparing inclinometry, observations and self-reports
    Kay Teschke
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ergonomics 52:1067-78. 2009
    ..A combination of inclinometry and observations would be an ideal option to provide both depth and breadth of data on postures and other physical exposures for epidemiological research...
  28. pmc Otitis media incidence and risk factors in a population-based birth cohort
    Elaina A MacIntyre
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Paediatr Child Health 15:437-42. 2010
    ..Otitis media is the main reason young children receive antibiotics and is the leading reason for physician visits...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing among young oil and gas workers: the need for innovative, place-based approaches to STI control
    Shira M Goldenberg
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Public Health 99:350-4. 2008
    ..Accompanying the boom is a rise in Chlamydia rates among youth, which exceed the provincial average by 22%. STI testing reduces the disease burden, contributing to STI prevention...
  30. ncbi request reprint Regional patterns of risk for sexually transmitted infections in British Columbia
    Kathleen N Deering
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3
    Health Rep 21:37-44. 2010
    ..Although rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI) tend to be higher in urban Canada, the province of British Columbia has recently seen above-average rates in the northern health regions...
  31. ncbi request reprint Exposure assessment in epidemiology: does gender matter?
    Susan M Kennedy
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver BC, Canada, V6T 1Z3
    Am J Ind Med 44:576-83. 2003
    ..This article explores this pathway to address the question, "Should the potential for gender differences be taken into account in the activity of exposure assessment for epidemiologic studies?"..
  32. doi request reprint Anthropometry-corrected exposure modeling as a method to improve trunk posture assessment with a single inclinometer
    Robin Van Driel
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 10:143-54. 2013
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Exposure to pesticides and metal contaminants of fertilizer among tree planters
    Melanie Gorman Ng
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Ann Occup Hyg 55:752-63. 2011
    ..The lack of hand washing facilities combined with incorrect glove use could increase the duration of dermal exposure and increase the risk of hand-to-mouth ingestion exposure...
  34. pmc Water and sewage systems, socio-demographics, and duration of residence associated with endemic intestinal infectious diseases: a cohort study
    Kay Teschke
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:767. 2010
    ..We conducted a cohort study of physician visits and hospitalizations for endemic intestinal infectious diseases in a mixed rural and urban community near Vancouver, Canada, with varied and well-characterized water and sewage systems...
  35. doi request reprint Age at menarche in the Canadian population: secular trends and relationship to adulthood BMI
    M Anne Harris
    School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 43:548-54. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to estimate the trend in age at menarche (AAM) in the Canadian population and evaluate the relationship between AAM and adult body mass index (BMI)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic, clinical, and work characteristics associated with return-to-work outcomes following surgery for work-related knee injury
    Jonathan K Fan
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:332-8. 2010
    ..This study examined the association between return-to-work (RTW) outcomes and sociodemographic, clinical, and work characteristics among a cohort of injured workers who underwent knee surgery between 2001-2005 in British Columbia, Canada...
  37. doi request reprint Is health-related quality of life improving after stroke? A comparison of health utilities indices among Canadians with stroke between 1996 and 2005
    Jodi D Edwards
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Stroke 41:996-1000. 2010
    ..Using 2 Canadian population surveys, the purpose of this study was to identify changes in health-related quality of life in individuals with stroke from 1996 to 2005...
  38. ncbi request reprint Consultation with health care professionals and influenza immunization among women in contact with young children
    Catharine T Chambers
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Public Health 101:15-9. 2010
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Barriers to STI testing among youth in a Canadian oil and gas community
    Shira Goldenberg
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Place 14:718-29. 2008
    ....
  40. pmc Do private clinics or expedited fees reduce disability duration for injured workers following knee surgery?
    Mieke Koehoorn
    Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Healthc Policy 7:55-70. 2011
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Characterizing violence in health care in British Columbia
    Rakel N Kling
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Adv Nurs 65:1655-63. 2009
    ..The high rate of violence in the healthcare sector supports the need for greater surveillance efforts...
  42. doi request reprint Examining the impact of worker and workplace factors on prolonged work absences among Canadian nurses
    Renee Louise Franche
    Solid Organ Transplant Unit, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 53:919-27. 2011
    ..To evaluate the impact of worker and workplace factors and of their relationships on work absence duration...
  43. ncbi request reprint Primary mental health care visits in self-reported data versus provincial administrative records
    JoAnne L Palin
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3
    Health Rep 22:41-7. 2011
    ..Previous research has suggested that self-reported estimates of the number of mental health-related visits per person to health professionals may exceed estimates obtained from physician reimbursement records...
  44. doi request reprint Nonwage losses associated with occupational injury among health care workers
    Jaime Guzman
    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 55:910-6. 2013
    ..To examine nonwage losses after occupational injury among health care workers and the factors associated with the magnitude of these losses...
  45. doi request reprint Lifetime trajectory of physical activity according to energy expenditure and joint force
    Charles R Ratzlaff
    University of British Columbia, Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Vancouver, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:1452-9. 2010
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Household-level correlates of condom use among a representative sample of Canadian adolescents
    Brandon D L Marshall
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, 608 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Sex Health 7:441-7. 2010
    ..Therefore, we sought to examine the household-level correlates of condom use at last intercourse among a nationally representative sample of Canadian adolescents aged 15 to 19...
  47. ncbi request reprint Utilitarian bicycling: a multilevel analysis of climate and personal influences
    Meghan Winters
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 32:52-8. 2007
    ..We investigated the impact of individual- and city-level characteristics on bicycling in Canadian cities to inform transportation and public health policies...
  48. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors associated with minimal improvement following acute whiplash-associated disorders
    John A Dufton
    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:E759-65; discussion E766. 2006
    ..Retrospective clinical cohort study...
  49. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of using existing Statistics Canada surveys to describe the health and work of nurses
    Mieke Koehoorn
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 16:94-106. 2003
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Work-related disability in Canadian nurses
    Linda O'Brien-Pallas
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 50 St George St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Nurs Scholarsh 36:352-7. 2004
    ..To determine factors contributing to high registered nurse (RN) injury claim rates in Canadian hospitals...
  51. pmc A cohort study of traffic-related air pollution impacts on birth outcomes
    Michael Brauer
    School of Environmental Health, The University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver BC V6T1Z3 Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 116:680-6. 2008
    ..Evidence suggests that air pollution exposure adversely affects pregnancy outcomes. Few studies have examined individual-level intraurban exposure contrasts...
  52. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in Canada: a population-based study
    Charles N Bernstein
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical and Research Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1559-68. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence and prevalence of CD and UC in diverse regions of Canada and the overall burden of IBD in Canada...
  53. ncbi request reprint Employment patterns and work injury experience among Canadian 12 to 14 year olds
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 99:201-5. 2008
    ..We sought to provide some of the first Canadian population-based estimates of 12 to 14 year olds' employment and work injury experiences, a group typically excluded from labour force statistics...