B C Amick
Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
- Relationship between all-cause mortality and cumulative working life course psychosocial and physical exposures in the United States labor market from 1968 to 1992Benjamin C Amick
Center for Society and Population Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
Psychosom Med 64:370-81. 2002..To examine the relationship between cumulative exposures to psychosocial and physical work conditions and mortality in a nationally representative sample...
- Predictors of successful work role functioning after carpal tunnel release surgeryBenjamin C Amick
University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
J Occup Environ Med 46:490-500. 2004..The significance of improved self-efficacy at 6 months and depression at 2 months postsurgery highlights the importance of psychosocial management of musculoskeletal disorders...
- Effect of office ergonomics intervention on reducing musculoskeletal symptomsBenjamin C Amick
The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:2706-11. 2003....
- The role of job strain on return to work after carpal tunnel surgeryD Gimeno
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77225 0186, USA
Occup Environ Med 62:778-85. 2005..To examine the impact of job strain (that is, high psychological job demands and low job control) on return to work and work role functioning at two months, six months, or both, following carpal tunnel release surgery...
- Distribution of sickness absence in the European Union countriesD Gimeno
Occupational Health Research Unit, Department of Experimental Sciences and Health, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Occup Environ Med 61:867-9. 2004..To determine the sickness absence frequency in European Union (EU) countries...
- Occupational safety and health interventions to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in the health care sectorJessica M Tullar
School of Public Health, Institute for Health Policy, The University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA
J Occup Rehabil 20:199-219. 2010..Health care work is dangerous and multiple interventions have been tested to reduce the occupational hazards...
- A multi-method study evaluating computing-related risk factors among college studentsCammie Chaumont Menendez
The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Work 28:287-97. 2007..To characterize undergraduate computer use using different data collection methods, emphasizing computing-related postures, use patterns and upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms...
- Evaluation of an upper extremity student-role functioning scale using item response theoryLacey L Schmidt
Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77054, USA
Work 19:105-16. 2002..Item response theory analysis was used to evaluate and further develop a upper extremity functioning scale for the student role...
- Workplace interventions to prevent musculoskeletal and visual symptoms and disorders among computer users: a systematic reviewShelley Brewer
The University of Texas, School of Public Health, Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Houston, TX, USA
J Occup Rehabil 16:325-58. 2006..The literature examining the effects of workstation, eyewear and behavioral interventions on musculoskeletal and visual symptoms among computer users is large and heterogeneous...
- Computer use patterns associated with upper extremity musculoskeletal symptomsCammie Chaumont Menendez
The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
J Occup Rehabil 18:166-74. 2008..Over half of surveyed college students are experiencing pain they are attributing to computer use. The study objective was to evaluate the effect of computing patterns on upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms...
- Upper extremity pain and computer use among engineering graduate students: a replication studyCammie Chaumont Menendez
The University of Texas School of Public Health, Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Houston, Texas
Am J Ind Med 52:113-23. 2009..The study objectives were to determine weekly computer use and the prevalence of upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms in a graduate student population, and make comparisons with previous graduate and undergraduate cohorts...
- Management and employee agreement on reports of organizational policies and practices important in return to work following carpal tunnel surgeryJanet Ossmann
University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
J Occup Rehabil 15:17-26. 2005..Given recent evidence that employee ratings of OPPs are predictive of injury/illness incidence, work disability and return-to-work outcomes, further research is needed to confirm these findings...
- Social capital, income inequality, and self-rated health in 45 countriesCarol Mansyur
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX, USA
Soc Sci Med 66:43-56. 2008..Future research should examine country-specific characteristics, such as differences in cultural values or norms, which may influence the relationships between social capital, income inequality, and health...
- Direct observation of computer workplace risk factors of college studentsJessica Tullar
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77225, USA
Work 28:77-83. 2007..Since many known risk factors were prevalent in cases and controls, more research is required to evaluate and prevent injury in this population...
- Undergraduate college students' upper extremity symptoms and functional limitations related to computer use: a replication studyMark Jenkins
Student Health Services, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
Work 28:231-8. 2007..s  evaluation of computer-related upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms, functional limitations, academic performance impact, medication use and health services utilization among a college student population...
- Drinking social norms and drinking behaviours: a multilevel analysis of 137 workgroups in 16 worksitesTonatiuh Barrientos-Gutierrez
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
Occup Environ Med 64:602-8. 2007..Previous studies on worksite drinking norms showed individually perceived norms were associated with drinking behaviours...
- Smoking behavior in a low-income multiethnic HIV/AIDS populationEllen R Gritz
The University of Texas, M D Anderson, Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 6:71-7. 2004..The high smoking prevalence in this HIV/AIDS population demonstrates the need for smoking cessation interventions targeted to the special needs of this patient group...
- An invisible disability: Qualitative research on upper extremity disorders in a university communityMarissa C Cortes
Harvard University, School of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Behavior, Cambridge, MA, USA
Work 18:315-21. 2002..To understand how upper extremity disorders related to computer use affect graduate and undergraduate university students; and, to develop hypotheses for prevention and management of these disorders...
- Longer distal motor latency predicts better outcomes of carpal tunnel releaseJack Tigh Dennerlein
Harvard University, School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Occup Environ Med 44:176-83. 2002..The results suggest that workers with prolonged preoperative distal motor latencies and who are in good general health preoperatively have a higher rate of successful carpal tunnel release surgery...
- Daily computer usage correlated with undergraduate students' musculoskeletal symptomsChe Hsu Joe Chang
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Ind Med 50:481-8. 2007..A pilot prospective study was performed to examine the relationships between daily computer usage time and musculoskeletal symptoms on undergraduate students...
- Incorporating injured employee outcomes into physical and occupational therapists' practice: a controlled trial of the Worker-Based Outcomes Assessment SystemRobert H Ross
Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Vermont, 302 Rowell Building, 106 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
J Occup Rehabil 16:607-29. 2006..The Worker-Based Outcomes Assessment System (WBOAS) is an injury treatment improvement tool. Its purpose is to increase treatment effectiveness and decrease the cost of care delivered in Occupational Health Service clinics...
- Disability management practices in Ontario health care workplacesRenee M Williams
School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, 1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Occup Rehabil 17:153-65. 2007..Workplace disability management programs are important in managing injury and disability...
- Assessment of upper extremity role functioning in studentsJeffrey N Katz
Division of Rheumatolology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Am J Ind Med 41:19-26. 2002..Research on these disorders requires psychometrically sound measures of health-related student role function; no such measure is available currently...
- Employer, physical therapist, and employee outcomes in the management of work-related upper extremity disordersMing Shun S Cheng
Department of Physical Therapy, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Science, Boston University, Neuromuscular Research Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Occup Rehabil 12:257-67. 2002..The impact of workplace injury management and the selection of outcome measures warrant continued study...
- Effects of a participatory ergonomics intervention computer workshop for university students: a pilot intervention to prevent disability in tomorrow's workersMichelle M Robertson
Liberty Mutual Research Center for Safety and Health, Hopkinton, MA, USA
Work 18:305-14. 2002..The results of this pilot study justify formal controlled trials of this intervention in university students, who will become tomorrow's workers...
- Psychosocial factors and work related sickness absence among permanent and non-permanent employeesDavid Gimeno
Occupational Health Research Unit, Department of Experimental Sciences and Health, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, C Dr Aiguader 80, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
J Epidemiol Community Health 58:870-6. 2004..To examine the association between psychosocial work factors and work related sickness absence among permanent and non-permanent employees by sex...
- Upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms and functional impairment associated with computer use among college studentsNathaniel Hupert
Department of Public Health, Division of Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, USA
Work 23:85-93. 2004..We carried out a descriptive epidemiological study of computer use-associated symptoms, functional limitations, and medication and health care utilization in this population...
- Racial and ethnic variations in office-based medical care for work-related injuries and illnessesAllard E Dembe
Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 222 Maple Ave, Higgins Building, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 97:498-507. 2005..This exploratory study uses nationally representative data to evaluate the extent to which ambulatory care for work-related conditions varies by patients' race and ethnicity...
- Determinants of work absence following surgery for carpal tunnel syndromeJeffrey N Katz
Robert Brigham Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Clinical Research Center, Section of Clinical Sciences, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Am J Ind Med 47:120-30. 2005..The objective was to identify factors across multiple domains associated with return to work in a community-based cohort of workers with carpal tunnel syndrome...
- Disability management practices in education, hotel/motel, and health care workplacesRenee M Williams
School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Am J Ind Med 47:217-26. 2005..As a result, workplace disability management approaches have been developed to lower disability costs, protect the employability of workers, and promote early return to work...
- Workplace organizational policies and practices in Ontario educational facilitiesKimberley L Cullen
School of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Occup Rehabil 15:417-33. 2005..Workplace organizational policies and practices (OPPs) play a pivotal role in managing injury and disability. This study identifies the workplace OPPs in Ontario's education sector...
- Socioeconomic status and mortality among the elderly: findings from four US communitiesShari S Bassuk
Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Epidemiol 155:520-33. 2002..These findings also suggest that it is important to consider not only individual characteristics but also community attributes that mediate or modify the pathways through which socioeconomic conditions may influence health...
- Growing knowledge about "what works" to prevent work injuriesBenjamin C Amick
Occup Environ Med 65:297-8. 2008
- The cross-cultural adaptation of the Work Role Functioning Questionnaire in Canadian FrenchMarie José Durand
Disability Prevention Research and Training Center, Universite de Sherbrooke, Longenuil, Quebec, Canada
Int J Rehabil Res 27:261-8. 2004..This study confirmed that the process used for the adaptation of the Canadian French version of the WRFQ was successful and that this version had good psychometric properties...
- Antecedents of work disability absence among young people: a prospective studyF Curtis Breslin
Institute for Work and Health, University of Toronto, Canada
Ann Epidemiol 17:814-20. 2007..This study examined the relative contribution of individual factors, job characteristics, and temporal factors to the likelihood of lost days of work due to a work-related disability or illness among Canadians 16 to 24 years old...
- Work disability absence among young workers with respect to earnings losses in the following yearF Curtis Breslin
Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2E9, Canada
Scand J Work Environ Health 33:192-7. 2007..The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the earnings losses that young workers experience in the year after a work disability absence...
- Translating research into practice: can we get there from here?Benjamin C Amick
Arthritis Rheum 53:808-9. 2005