Affiliation: University of California
- Occupational physical activity, energy expenditure and 11-year progression of carotid atherosclerosisNiklas Krause
Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station, Richmond CA 94804, USA
Scand J Work Environ Health 33:405-24. 2007..This study prospectively assessed the effects of occupational physical activity on atherosclerosis progression...
- Physical workload, work intensification, and prevalence of pain in low wage workers: results from a participatory research project with hotel room cleaners in Las VegasNiklas Krause
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94804, USA
Am J Ind Med 48:326-37. 2005..This study assesses the prevalence of back and neck pain, and its associations with physical workload, ergonomic problems, and increasing work demands...
- Work time and 11-year progression of carotid atherosclerosis in middle-aged Finnish menNiklas Krause
University of California, San Francisco, UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station, 1301 South 46th St, Bldg 163, Richmond, CA 94804, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 6:A13. 2009..Studies of the relationship between work time and health have been inconclusive. Consequently, we sought to examine the effect of work time on progression of atherosclerosis...
- Physical workload, ergonomic problems, and incidence of low back injury: a 7.5-year prospective study of San Francisco transit operatorsNiklas Krause
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94804, USA
Am J Ind Med 46:570-85. 2004..The etiologic role of biomechanical factors for low back injury (LBI) needs to be confirmed in prospective studies that control for psychosocial factors...
- Effort-reward imbalance at work and self-rated health of Las Vegas hotel room cleanersNiklas Krause
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
Am J Ind Med 53:372-86. 2010..This study investigates the relationship between effort-reward-imbalance (ERI) at work and self-rated health (SF-36) among 941 Las Vegas hotel room cleaners (99% female, 84% immigrant)...
- Effort-reward imbalance and one-year change in neck-shoulder and upper extremity pain among call center computer operatorsNiklas Krause
Dr N Krause, University of California at San Francisco University of California Berkeley Richmond Field Station, Richmond, CA 94804, USA
Scand J Work Environ Health 36:42-53. 2010....
- Promoting health and safety in San Francisco's Chinatown restaurants: findings and lessons learned from a pilot observational checklistMegan Gaydos
San Francisco Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section, San Francisco, CA94102, USA
Public Health Rep 126:62-9. 2011..Supported by a larger community-based participatory research process, this pilot project helped to spur additional innovative health department collaborations to promote healthier workplaces...
- Work-related pain and injury and barriers to workers' compensation among Las Vegas hotel room cleanersTeresa Scherzer
Occupational Epidemiology Program, University of California, San Francisco, 1301 S 46th St, Bldg 163, Richmond, CA 94804, USA
Am J Public Health 95:483-8. 2005..We examined the prevalence of work-related pain and injury and explored barriers to and experiences of reporting among workers...
- Disparities by ethnicity, language, and immigrant status in occupational health experiences among Las Vegas hotel room cleanersStephanie Premji
Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, Richmond, 94804, USA
Am J Ind Med 53:960-75. 2010..We examined disparities in workers' occupational health experiences...
- Alexithymia and 7.5-year incidence of compensated low back pain in 1207 urban public transit operatorsWolf E Mehling
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
J Psychosom Res 62:667-74. 2007..We assessed the association of alexithymia with 7.5-year incidence of LBP prospectively in a cohort study of 1207 San Francisco transit operators...
- Wage theft as a neglected public health problem: an overview and case study from San Francisco's Chinatown DistrictMeredith Minkler
Meredith Minkler is with the Division of Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley Alicia L Salvatore is with the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA Charlotte Chang is with the Labor Occupational Health Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley At the time of the study, Pam Tau Lee was also with the Labor Occupational Health Program, and Megan Gaydos with the Program on Health, Equity, and Sustainability, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA Shaw San Liu and Alex Tom are with the Chinese Progressive Association, San Francisco Rajiv Bhatia was with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Niklas Krause was with the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Am J Public Health 104:1010-20. 2014..Almost two thirds of restaurants lacked required minimum wage law signage. We discuss the dissemination and use of findings to help secure and enforce a wage theft ordinance, along with implications for practice. ..
- Alcohol consumption and incidence of workers' compensation claims: a 5-year prospective study of urban transit operatorsDavid R Ragland
School of Public Health, University of California, Barkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:1388-94. 2002..Numerous studies have linked alcohol impairment on the job to occupational injury. Few studies have looked at the association of nonwork drinking and occupational injury...
- Are difficulties perceiving and expressing emotions associated with low-back pain? The relationship between lack of emotional awareness (alexithymia) and 12-month prevalence of low-back pain in 1180 urban public transit operatorsWolf E Mehling
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, Campus Box 1726, 1701 Divisadero, 150, San Francisco, CA 94143 1726, USA
J Psychosom Res 58:73-81. 2005..To assess the association of alexithymia (deficit in emotional awareness) with 12-month prevalence of low back pain (LBP) cross-sectionally in a cohort study of 1180 San Francisco transit operators...
- Risk perception of musculoskeletal injury among critical care nursesSoo Jeong Lee
School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Nurs Res 62:36-44. 2013..Nursing is known as an occupation with high risk of musculoskeletal injury. Nurses' perceptions about the risk of injury may have a role in preventing such injury...
- Factors associated with safe patient handling behaviors among critical care nursesSoo Jeong Lee
Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
Am J Ind Med 53:886-97. 2010..The aims of the study were to describe nurses' work behaviors related to safe patient handling and identify factors influencing their safe work behaviors, including the use of lifting equipment...
- Musculoskeletal pain among critical-care nurses by availability and use of patient lifting equipment: an analysis of cross-sectional survey dataSoo Jeong Lee
Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA Electronic address
Int J Nurs Stud 50:1648-57. 2013..Lifting equipment is a main component of safe patient handling programs that aim to prevent musculoskeletal injury. However, the actual levels of lift availability and usage are far from optimal...
- 1st place, PREMUS best paper competition: workplace and individual factors in wrist tendinosis among blue-collar workers--the San Francisco studyCarisa Harris
Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Scand J Work Environ Health 37:85-98. 2011..Workplace studies have linked hand/wrist tendinosis to forceful and repetitive hand exertions, but the associations are not consistent. We report findings from a prospective study of right wrist tendinosis among blue-collar workers...
- Using community-based participatory research to design and initiate a study on immigrant worker health and safety in San Francisco's Chinatown restaurantsMeredith Minkler
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
Am J Ind Med 53:361-71. 2010..Restaurant workers have among the highest rates of work-related illness and injury in the US, but little is known about the working conditions and occupational health status of Chinese immigrant restaurant workers...
- Job stress and work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among intensive care unit nurses: a comparison between job demand-control and effort-reward imbalance modelsSoo Jeong Lee
Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Am J Ind Med 57:214-21. 2014..The aims of this study were to compare job demand-control (JDC) and effort-reward imbalance (ERI) models in examining the association of job stress with work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and to evaluate the utility of a combined model...
- A randomized controlled trial evaluating an alternative mouse or forearm support on change in median and ulnar nerve motor latency at the wristCraig F Conlon
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
Am J Ind Med 52:304-10. 2009..The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an alternative mouse and/or a forearm support board on nerve function at the wrist among engineers...
- The impact of a worker health study on working conditionsPam Tau Lee
Labor Occupational Health Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 2223 Fulton Street, 4th Floor, Berkeley, California 94720 5120, USA
J Public Health Policy 23:268-85. 2002..The project can serve as a model for worker and union participation in academic research, as well as for the application of research to improving working conditions, particularly for low-wage immigrant workers...
- Readiness for return to work following injury or illness: conceptualizing the interpersonal impact of health care, workplace, and insurance factorsRenee Louise Franche
Institute for Work and Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Occup Rehabil 12:233-56. 2002..This link between the two models needs to be empirically tested in future research...
- Observational stress factors and musculoskeletal disorders in urban transit operatorsBirgit A Greiner
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
J Occup Health Psychol 11:38-51. 2006..44) after controlling for confounders. Five barrier categories had at least 1 significant association with outcomes. Results provide specific intervention targets by avoiding common method variance bias...
- Occupational stressors and hypertension: a multi-method study using observer-based job analysis and self-reports in urban transit operatorsBirgit A Greiner
University College Cork, Epidemiology and Public Health, Distillery House, North Mall Cork, Ireland
Soc Sci Med 59:1081-94. 2004..We feel that multi-method studies are useful for disentangling the relations between objective and subjective stress and hypertension...
- Associations between psychological demands, decision latitude, and job strain with smoking in female hotel room cleaners in Las VegasReiner Rugulies
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen
Int J Behav Med 15:34-43. 2008..Little is known of the impact of the work environment on smoking among women holding low-paid jobs in the service sector...
- Job strain, iso-strain, and the incidence of low back and neck injuries. A 7.5-year prospective study of San Francisco transit operatorsReiner Rugulies
National Institute of Occupational Health, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Soc Sci Med 61:27-39. 2005..Since reviews have shown that psychosocial workplace conditions in this occupational group can be changed, these findings indicate a potential for prevention at the workplace...
- The prevalence of and risk factors for back pain among home care nursing personnel in Hong KongKin Cheung
School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Am J Ind Med 49:14-22. 2006..There is a need to identify the magnitude of and risk factors for BP that are unique to Hong Kong (HK) HCNP...
- Low-back pain definitions in occupational studies were categorized for a meta-analysis using Delphi consensus methodsLauren E Griffith
Program in Occupational Health and Environmental Medicine, McMaster University, HSC 3H57, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3A5
J Clin Epidemiol 60:625-33. 2007..To determine which literature-based definitions of low back pain (LBP) could be combined to produce sufficiently similar sets for use in a meta-analysis...
- Early healthcare provider communication with patients and their workplace following a lost-time claim for an occupational musculoskeletal injuryAgnieszka Kosny
Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Occup Rehabil 16:27-39. 2006..This study examines the association between RTW approximately one month post injury and early, proactive HCP communication with the patient and workplace...
- Risk factors predicting hip pain in a 5-year prospective cohort studyFinn Tuchsen
Department of Occupational Health Surveillance and Epidemiology, National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
Scand J Work Environ Health 29:35-9. 2003..The aim of the study was to identify and quantify risk factors for hip pain...