Kay Teschke

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Exposure-based traffic crash injury rates by mode of travel in British Columbia
    Kay Teschke
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Public Health 104:e75-9. 2013
  2. pmc Route infrastructure and the risk of injuries to bicyclists: a case-crossover study
    Kay Teschke
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Public Health 102:2336-43. 2012
  3. pmc Personal and trip characteristics associated with safety equipment use by injured adult bicyclists: a cross-sectional study
    Kay Teschke
    School of Population and Public Health, 2206 East Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:765. 2012
  4. pmc Effects of de-industrialization on unemployment, re-employment, and work conditions in a manufacturing workforce
    A S Ostry
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Public Health 1:15. 2001
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Public opinions about participating in health research
    Kay Teschke
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
    Can J Public Health 101:159-64. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Exposure to anesthetic gases and congenital anomalies in offspring of female registered nurses
    Kay Teschke
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 54:118-27. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Estimating nurses' exposures to ionizing radiation: the elusive gold standard
    Kay Teschke
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:75-84. 2008
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of the specificity of the exposure metric on exposure-response relationships
    Melissa C Friesen
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Epidemiology 18:88-94. 2007

Detail Information

Publications57

  1. ncbi request reprint Exposure-based traffic crash injury rates by mode of travel in British Columbia
    Kay Teschke
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Public Health 104:e75-9. 2013
    ..Comparing exposure-based injury rates between travel modes and jurisdictions is a valuable tool towards improving safety...
  2. pmc Route infrastructure and the risk of injuries to bicyclists: a case-crossover study
    Kay Teschke
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Public Health 102:2336-43. 2012
    ..We compared cycling injury risks of 14 route types and other route infrastructure features...
  3. pmc Personal and trip characteristics associated with safety equipment use by injured adult bicyclists: a cross-sectional study
    Kay Teschke
    School of Population and Public Health, 2206 East Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:765. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate use of helmets, lights, and visible clothing among cyclists and to examine trip and personal characteristics associated with their use...
  4. pmc Effects of de-industrialization on unemployment, re-employment, and work conditions in a manufacturing workforce
    A S Ostry
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Public Health 1:15. 2001
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  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Public opinions about participating in health research
    Kay Teschke
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
    Can J Public Health 101:159-64. 2010
    ..We investigated public willingness to participate in health research and how willingness was affected by various factors...
  7. doi request reprint Exposure to anesthetic gases and congenital anomalies in offspring of female registered nurses
    Kay Teschke
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 54:118-27. 2011
    ..We conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine associations between registry-ascertained congenital anomalies in offspring and anesthetic gas exposure of mothers employed as nurses...
  8. ncbi request reprint Estimating nurses' exposures to ionizing radiation: the elusive gold standard
    Kay Teschke
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:75-84. 2008
    ..This means that careful hazard assessment is required to ensure that monitoring is complete where exposures are probable, without incurring the excess costs and lack of specificity of including the unexposed...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of the specificity of the exposure metric on exposure-response relationships
    Melissa C Friesen
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Epidemiology 18:88-94. 2007
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  11. ncbi request reprint Impact of expert versus measurement-based occupational noise exposure estimates on exposure-response relationships
    Melissa C Friesen
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z3
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:837-44. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Exposures to atmospheric effects in the entertainment industry
    Kay Teschke
    University of British Columbia, Health Care and Epidemiology, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:277-84. 2005
    ..It is important to consider these exposures in light of any health effects observed, since existing occupational exposure limits were developed in other industries where the aerosol composition differs from that of theatrical fogs...
  13. doi request reprint The impact of hearing conservation programs on incidence of noise-induced hearing loss in Canadian workers
    Hugh Davies
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 51:923-31. 2008
    ..Hearing conservation program legislation and the programs themselves were designed to lower risk of resulting occupational noise-induced hearing loss, but there has been no broad-based effort to assess the effectiveness of this policy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Safe cycling: how do risk perceptions compare with observed risk?
    Meghan Winters
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Public Health 103:eS42-7. 2012
    ..If so, even if protective infrastructure is built people may not feel safe enough to cycle. This paper reports on the relationship between perceived and observed injury risk...
  15. doi request reprint Occupational exposure to whole-body vibration and Parkinson's disease: results from a population-based case-control study
    M Anne Harris
    School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 176:299-307. 2012
    ..Higher intensities of WBV could result in micro-injury, leading to vascular or inflammatory pathology in susceptible neurons...
  16. ncbi request reprint Mixed models and empirical bayes estimation for retrospective exposure assessment of dust exposures in Canadian sawmills
    Melissa C Friesen
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Ann Occup Hyg 50:281-8. 2006
    ..We assess three models for predicting historical dust exposures of sawmill workers...
  17. pmc Built environment influences on healthy transportation choices: bicycling versus driving
    Meghan Winters
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Urban Health 87:969-93. 2010
    ..Future research should explicitly consider relevant spatial zones when investigating the relationship between physical activity and urban form...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effects of theatrical smokes and fogs on respiratory health in the entertainment industry
    Sunil Varughese
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 47:411-8. 2005
    ..Theatrical fogs (glycol or mineral oil aerosols) are widely used in the entertainment industry to create special effects and make lighting visible...
  19. ncbi request reprint Rates of congenital anomalies and other adverse birth outcomes in an offspring cohort of registered nurses from British Columbia, Canada
    Laura T Arbour
    Department of Medical Genetics, Island Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Victoria, BC
    Can J Public Health 101:230-4. 2010
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  20. doi request reprint Occupational noise exposure and hearing protector use in Canadian lumber mills
    Hugh W Davies
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 6:32-41. 2009
    ..Determinants of noise exposure modeling offers a good method for the quantitative estimation of noise exposure...
  21. ncbi request reprint Mortality and cancer incidence in a cohort of registered nurses from British Columbia, Canada
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 50:892-900. 2007
    ..A retrospective cohort study of provincial registered nurses (RNs) from British Columbia, Canada was undertaken to determine risks of mortality and cancer incidence; in particular for breast cancer and leukemia...
  22. ncbi request reprint Determinants of exposure to metalworking fluid aerosol in small machine shops
    Andrew S Ross
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Ann Occup Hyg 48:383-91. 2004
    ..Factors associated with reduced aerosol exposure included machining aluminum, milling, the height (and shape) of the shop roof (for both sample types) and the presence of mechanical shop ventilation (for the 37 mm cassette samples)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Reducing attenuation in exposure-response relationships by exposure modeling and grouping: the relationship between wood dust exposure and lung function
    Kay Teschke
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 46:663-7. 2004
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  24. doi request reprint An investigation of the adjustment of retrospective noise exposure for use of hearing protection devices
    Hind Sbihi
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:329-39. 2010
    ..To account for use of hearing protection devices (HPDs) in retrospective noise exposure assessment, adjust noise exposure estimates accordingly, and validate the adjusted estimates...
  25. ncbi request reprint Congenital anomalies in the offspring of nurses: association with area of employment during pregnancy
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    UBC Department of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 17:195-201. 2011
    ..Further research is needed to determine whether these are chance or consistent findings and whether exposure patterns might provide biological plausibility...
  26. 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...
  27. pmc Cancer incidence and adverse pregnancy outcome in registered nurses potentially exposed to antineoplastic drugs
    Pamela A Ratner
    School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, 302 6190 Agronomy Road, Vancouver, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    BMC Nurs 9:15. 2010
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  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Cancer and occupational exposure to pentachlorophenol and tetrachlorophenol (Canada)
    Paul A Demers
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 17:749-58. 2006
    ..The objective of this study is to assess the carcinogenicity of pentachlorophenol and tetrachlorophenol using data from the BC sawmill workers cohort study...
  30. doi request reprint Association of Parkinson's disease with infections and occupational exposure to possible vectors
    M Anne Harris
    University of British Columbia, School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Mov Disord 27:1111-7. 2012
    ..Occupational exposure to animals may increase risk through transmission of infections or may indicate exposure to another agent of interest (e.g., bacterial endotoxin)...
  31. doi request reprint Route preferences among adults in the near market for bicycling: findings of the cycling in cities study
    Meghan Winters
    Department of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Health Promot 25:40-7. 2010
    ..To provide evidence about the types of transportation infrastructure that support bicycling...
  32. doi request reprint Determinants of use of hearing protection devices in Canadian lumber mill workers
    Hind Sbihi
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, 3rd Floor, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:319-28. 2010
    ..As such information was seldom available for individual workers, modeling was necessary to predict hearing protection use and derive adjusted noise measures...
  33. 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...
  34. pmc The impact of transportation infrastructure on bicycling injuries and crashes: a review of the literature
    Conor C O Reynolds
    Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia UBC, 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Environ Health 8:47. 2009
    ..There is a growing body of research examining transportation infrastructure and the risk of injury to bicyclists...
  35. doi request reprint Retrospective assessment of occupational exposure to whole-body vibration for a case-control study
    M Anne Harris
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 9:371-80. 2012
    ..The methods developed allowed us to create continuous metrics of whole-body vibration retrospectively, displaying useful variance for epidemiologic studies...
  36. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to noise and mortality from acute myocardial infarction
    Hugh W Davies
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Epidemiology 16:25-32. 2005
    ..Although there is evidence of hypertension among noise-exposed workers, evidence of heart disease has been less conclusive...
  37. doi request reprint Predicting personal exposure of pregnant women to traffic-related air pollutants
    Elizabeth Nethery
    School of Environmental Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Sci Total Environ 395:11-22. 2008
    ..g. gas stove). These findings improve our understanding of sources of exposure to air pollutants among pregnant women and support the use of outdoor concentration estimates as proxies for exposure in epidemiologic studies...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a modified scavenging system to reduce occupational exposure to nitrous oxide in labor and delivery rooms
    Ed Chessor
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:314-22. 2005
    ..Additional modifications to the scavenging system are required to further reduce nitrous oxide concentrations and to improve comfort and usability...
  41. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and employment status of workers with Western red cedar asthma
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, VGH Research Pavilion, 390 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 1L8, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 49:1040-5. 2007
    ..The impact of current employment status and other factors on quality of life was evaluated for workers diagnosed with western red cedar asthma in British Columbia, Canada...
  42. ncbi request reprint Excess of symptoms among radiographers
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 43:132-41. 2003
    ..The prevalence and occupational determinants of miscellaneous symptoms referred to as "Darkroom disease" was compared between radiographers and physiotherapists working in British Columbia, Canada...
  43. doi request reprint Antineoplastic drug contamination of surfaces throughout the hospital medication system in Canadian hospitals
    Chun Yip Hon
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 10:374-83. 2013
    ..Neither the reported handling of CP prior to wipe sampling nor the cleaning of surfaces appeared to be associated with contamination...
  44. doi request reprint Parkinson's disease and occupation: differences in associations by case identification method suggest referral bias
    Kay Teschke
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 57:163-71. 2014
    ..We used a population-based sample of 403 Parkinson's disease cases and 405 controls to examine risks by occupation. Results were compared to a previous clinic-based analysis...
  45. 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
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  46. ncbi request reprint Beta(1-->3)-glucan exposure levels among workers in four British Columbia sawmills
    Lisa A Ronald
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Ann Agric Environ Med 10:21-9. 2003
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  47. ncbi request reprint Trace element levels in adults from the west coast of Canada and associations with age, gender, diet, activities, and levels of other trace elements
    Nina A Clark
    BC Centre for Disease Control, BC, Canada
    Chemosphere 70:155-64. 2007
    ..Several statistically significant correlations were also observed between trace elements...
  48. doi request reprint Uptake of cadmium from Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in British Columbia oyster growers
    Ray Copes
    BC Centre for Disease Control, 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Environ Res 107:160-9. 2008
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  49. doi request reprint Recruitment of healthy first-trimester pregnant women: lessons from the Chemicals, Health & Pregnancy study (CHirP)
    Glenys M Webster
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Matern Child Health J 16:430-8. 2012
    ..While a convenience sample of women is suitable for our study questions, additional strategies may be required to recruit a more representative pregnant population in future studies...
  50. ncbi request reprint Exposures and their determinants in radiographic film processing
    Kay Teschke
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 63:11-21. 2002
    ..Developments in digital imaging technology are making available options that do not involve wet-processing of photographic film and therefore could eliminate the use of developer and fixer chemicals altogether...
  51. pmc Potential for increased human foodborne exposure to PCDD/F when recycling sewage sludge on agricultural land
    Karen Rideout
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 112:959-69. 2004
    ..However, the use of sludge on land used to graze animals appears likely to result in increased human exposure to PCDD/F...
  52. ncbi request reprint Predictors of herbicide exposure in farm applicators
    Tye E Arbuckle
    Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, A L 0701D, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0L2, Canada
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 75:406-14. 2002
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  53. ncbi request reprint Exposure to asbestos and lung and pleural cancer mortality among pulp and paper industry workers
    Rafael Carel
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69008 Lyon, France
    J Occup Environ Med 44:579-84. 2002
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  54. pmc Cancer mortality in workers exposed to organochlorine compounds in the pulp and paper industry: an international collaborative study
    David McLean
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France Center for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1007-12. 2006
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  55. ncbi request reprint Exposure levels and determinants of softwood dust exposures in BC lumber mills, 1981-1997
    Andrew H Hall
    Wageningen Agricultural University, Occupational and Environmental Health Group, P O Box 238, 6700 AE Wageningen, The Netherlands
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 63:709-14. 2002
    ..This research indicates that compliance-sampling strategies do not result in an overestimation of mean exposure levels within jobs, but they do focus on a biased sample of jobs-those most highly exposed...
  56. pmc Mortality from lung cancer in workers exposed to sulfur dioxide in the pulp and paper industry
    Won Jin Lee
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Environ Health Perspect 110:991-5. 2002
    ..Although residual confounding may have occurred, our results suggest that occupational exposure to SO(2) in the pulp and paper industry may be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer...
  57. ncbi request reprint Assessment of exposure in an international study on cancer risks among pulp, paper, and paper product workers
    Timo Kauppinen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    AIHA J (Fairfax, Va) 63:254-61. 2002
    ..It also provides a good documentation of exposure assignments, which may be useful in the interpretation of the results and in future updates of the study...