Affiliation: University of California
- Depression as a predictor for coronary heart disease. a review and meta-analysisReiner Rugulies
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Am J Prev Med 23:51-61. 2002..To review and quantify the impact of depression on the development of coronary heart disease (CHD) in initially healthy subjects...
- The association of socioeconomic status and psychosocial and physical workplace factors with musculoskeletal injury in hospital workersMarion Gillen
Department of Community Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0608, USA
Am J Ind Med 50:245-60. 2007....
- 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)...
- 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-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..CONCLUSIONS: The reasons for underreporting and the extent of claim denial warrant further investigation. Implications for worker health and the precise quantification of shifting costs to workers also should be addressed...
- 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...
- The psychosocial work environment and musculoskeletal disorders: design of a comprehensive interviewer-administered questionnaireReiner Rugulies
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Am J Ind Med 45:428-39. 2004..Psychosocial working conditions are likely to contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs), but a lack of standardized measurement tools reflects both the theoretical and methodological limitations of current research...
- Integrating qualitative research into occupational health: a case study among hospital workersDeborah R Gordon
Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
J Occup Environ Med 47:399-409. 2005..Although labor-intensive, these approaches may increase the yield of established quantitative approaches otherwise used in isolation...
- 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...
- 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...
- Severe depressive symptoms as predictor of disability pension: a 10-year follow-up study in DenmarkUte Bültmann
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eur J Public Health 18:232-4. 2008..38, 95% confidence interval 1.22-4.66). Further research is needed to understand more fully the pathway(s) from severe depressive symptoms to DP...
- Depressive symptoms and the risk of long-term sickness absence: a prospective study among 4747 employees in DenmarkUte Bültmann
National Institute of Occupational Health, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:875-80. 2006..The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of depressive symptoms on long-term sickness absence in a representative sample of the Danish workforce...
- Psychosocial work environment predictors of short and long spells of registered sickness absence during a 2-year follow upMartin L Nielsen
National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
J Occup Environ Med 48:591-8. 2006..The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of psychosocial work environment factors on short and long absence spells...
- Psychosocial work environment and incidence of severe depressive symptoms: prospective findings from a 5-year follow-up of the Danish work environment cohort studyReiner Rugulies
National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
Am J Epidemiol 163:877-87. 2006..04, 95% CI: 1.02, 4.07). The findings indicate that the work environment influences the risk of developing severe depressive symptoms and that different factors play a role for men and women...
- Measuring the physical demands of work in hospital settings: design and implementation of an ergonomics assessmentIra L Janowitz
University of California San Francisco Berkeley Ergonomics Program, 1301 South 46th St, Building 163, Richmond, CA 94804, USA
Appl Ergon 37:641-58. 2006..Assessing the physical demands of the heterogeneous jobs in hospitals requires appropriate and validated assessment methodologies...
- Psychosocial work environment of hospital workers: validation of a comprehensive assessment scaleBirgit Aust
National Institute of Occupational Health, Lerso Parkalle 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Int J Nurs Stud 44:814-25. 2007..Studies have shown that adverse workplace factors can increase the risk of ill-health in hospital workers, but more comprehensive measures of the psychosocial work environment are needed...