Genomes and Genes
Summary: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
Publications241 found, 100 shown here
- Globalization and workers' healthIchiro Kawachi
Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 01776, USA
Ind Health 46:421-3. 2008..Policies modeled after the European Union's Directive on Part-Time Work may help to mitigate some of the health hazards associated with precarious work...
- Adverse health effects of high-effort/low-reward conditionsJ Siegrist
Institute of Medical Sociology, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
J Occup Health Psychol 1:27-41. 1996..Studying adverse health effects of high-effort/low-reward conditions seems well justified, especially in view of recent developments of the labor market...
- Work stress in the etiology of coronary heart disease--a meta-analysisMika Kivimaki
Finnish Insitute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
Scand J Work Environ Health 32:431-42. 2006..This study focused on estimating the relative risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in association with work stress, as indicated by the job-strain model, the effort-reward imbalance model, and the organizational injustice model...
- The health and productivity cost burden of the "top 10" physical and mental health conditions affecting six large U.S. employers in 1999Ron Z Goetzel
Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, USA
J Occup Environ Med 45:5-14. 2003..Implications for employers and health plans in examining the health and productivity consequences of common health conditions are discussed...
- The World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ)Ronald C Kessler
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Occup Environ Med 45:156-74. 2003..The paper closes with a brief discussion of the calibration methodology used to monetize HPQ reports and of future directions in substantive research based on the HPQ...
- Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU). Chapter 5. Risk factors for sick leave - general studiesPeter Allebeck
Department of Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Scand J Public Health Suppl 63:49-108. 2004..However, we found moderate scientific evidence for the effects of socio-economic status, which could be explained partly by childhood experiences...
- The measurement of effort-reward imbalance at work: European comparisonsJohannes Siegrist
Department of Medical Sociology, University of Duesseldorf, PO Box 10 10 07, D 40001 Duesseldorf, Germany
Soc Sci Med 58:1483-99. 2004..In the light of the importance of work for adult health such investigations are crucial in advanced societies within and beyond Europe...
- Biomonitoring for occupational health risk assessment (BOHRA)Maurizio Manno
Department of Preventive Medical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via S Pansini, 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
Toxicol Lett 192:3-16. 2010..It is a fundamental tool in occupational health risk assessment (OHRA) and occupational health practice (OHP) and it has become one of the most, if not the ..
- The influence of working conditions and individual factors on the incidence of neck and upper limb symptoms among professional computer usersEwa Wigaeus Tornqvist
School of Technology and Health, The Royal Institute of Technology, Huddinge, Sweden
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:689-702. 2009..To assess the influence of working conditions and individual factors on the incidence of neck and upper limb symptoms among professional computer users...
- Effect of smoke-free workplaces on smoking behaviour: systematic reviewCaroline M Fichtenberg
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, Institute for Health Policy Studies, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
BMJ 325:188. 2002..11 and 4.26 pounds sterling. CONCLUSIONS: Smoke-free workplaces not only protect non-smokers from the dangers of passive smoking, they also encourage smokers to quit or to reduce consumption...
- Mental ill-health and the differential effect of employee type on absenteeism and presenteeismMichael F Hilton
School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
J Occup Environ Med 50:1228-43. 2008..Mental ill-health results in substantial reductions in employee productivity (absenteeism and presenteeism). This paper examines the relationship between employee psychological distress, employee type and productivity...
- Prevalence of cigarette smoking by occupation and industry in the United StatesK M Bang
Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
Am J Ind Med 40:233-9. 2001..This study was undertaken to estimate the most recent prevalence of cigarette smoking by occupation and industry in the US, using the data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-1994...
- Work characteristics and incidence of type 2 diabetes in womenCandyce H Kroenke
Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Am J Epidemiol 165:175-83. 2007..Job strain was unrelated to risk of type 2 diabetes. In conclusion, working overtime predicted a slightly elevated risk of type 2 diabetes in young and middle-aged female nurses...
- Adjustment latitude and attendance requirements as determinants of sickness absence or attendance. Empirical tests of the illness flexibility modelGun Johansson
Division of Occupational Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Soc Sci Med 58:1857-68. 2004..As this is the first study of how illness flexibility at work affects behaviour at illness, it was concluded that more studies are needed...
- Games researchers play--extreme-groups analysis and mediation analysis in longitudinal occupational health researchToon W Taris
Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, PO Box 9104, NL 6500 HE Nijmegen, Netherlands
Scand J Work Environ Health 32:463-72. 2006..The present paper shows whether and when these two approaches are useful in longitudinal research...
- Effect of a 4-year workplace-based physical activity intervention program on the blood lipid profiles of participating employees: the high-risk and population strategy for occupational health promotion (HIPOP-OHP) studyMariko Naito
Department of Preventive Medicine Biostatistics and Medical Decision Making, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya 466 8550, Japan
Atherosclerosis 197:784-90. 2008....
- Healthcare provider smoking cessation advice among US worker groupsDavid J Lee
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, PO Box 016069 R 669, Miami, FL 33143, USA
Tob Control 16:325-8. 2007..This study explored the prevalence of smoking and the reported smoking cessation discussion with a primary healthcare provider (HCP) among a representative sample of currently employed US worker groups...
- The psychosocial and health effects of workplace reorganisation. 1. A systematic review of organisational-level interventions that aim to increase employee controlMatt Egan
Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G128RZ, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 61:945-54. 2007..Systematic review of the health and psychosocial effects of increasing employee participation and control through workplace reorganisation, with reference to the "demand-control-support" model of workplace health...
- Organizational climate and nurse health outcomes in the United States: a systematic reviewRobyn R M Gershon
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
Ind Health 45:622-36. 2007..the subject of recent research, is the impact of organizational climate on nurses' well-being, including occupational health outcomes...
- Obesity in US workers: The National Health Interview Survey, 1986 to 2002Alberto J Caban
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
Am J Public Health 95:1614-22. 2005..7% in men; 31.0% in women). CONCLUSIONS: Weight loss intervention programs targeting workers employed in occupational groups with high or increasing rates of obesity are urgently needed...
- Structured early consultation with the occupational physician reduces sickness absence among office workers at high risk for long-term sickness absence: a randomized controlled trialIjmert Kant
Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
J Occup Rehabil 18:79-86. 2008..The focus of the experiment was the timing of the intervention, that is, treatment before sickness absence actually occurs...
- Risk of affective and stress related disorders among employees in human service professionsJ Wieclaw
Department of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus C, Denmark
Occup Environ Med 63:314-9. 2006..To examine the risk of affective and stress related disorders among men and women employed in human service professions...
- [Night duty: increased risk of errors]Marinus Simons
TNO Defensie en Veiligheid, afd Gedrag, training en prestatie, Soesterberg, The Netherlands
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 153:A1041. 2009....
- The work ability index and single-item question: associations with sick leave, symptoms, and health--a prospective study of women on long-term sick leaveLinda Ahlstrom
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, S 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden
Scand J Work Environ Health 36:404-12. 2010..Predictive values of the WAI, the changed WAI, the single-item question and the changed single-item question were investigated for degree of sick leave, symptoms, and health...
- Multiple health behavior changes in a cancer prevention intervention for construction workers, 2001-2003Amy E Harley
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Center for Urban Population Health, 1020 N 12th St, Ste 4180, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 7:A55. 2010..We also explored possible explanations for the relationship between behavior changes in these 2 behavioral domains...
- Economic evaluation in occupational health--its goals, challenges, and opportunitiesAlex Burdorf
Scand J Work Environ Health 33:161-4. 2007
- Effects of job strain on blood pressure: a prospective study of male and female white-collar workersChantal Guimont
, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Am J Public Health 96:1436-43. 2006..The risk was of comparable magnitude to that observed for age and sedentary behavior. Men and women with low levels of social support at work appeared to be at higher risk for increases in blood pressure...
- Do psychosocial work factors and social relations exert independent effects on sickness absence? A six year prospective study of the GAZEL cohortM Melchior
Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Behavior, Boston, MA, USA
J Epidemiol Community Health 57:285-93. 2003....
- The global expansion of precarious employment, work disorganization, and consequences for occupational health: placing the debate in a comparative historical contextM Quinlan
School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Int J Health Serv 31:507-36. 2001..The growing precarious employment in both industrialized and developing countries is interconnected, and the authors identify a number of the mechanisms affecting workers' health...
- Work-related psychosocial factors and the development of ischemic heart disease: a systematic reviewNanna H Eller
Clinic of Occupational Medicine, Hillerød Hospital, Hillerød, Denmark
Cardiol Rev 17:83-97. 2009..Studies involving women are too few to draw any conclusion concerning women, work stress, and IHD...
- Association between wellness score from a health risk appraisal and prospective medical claims costsLouis Yen
Health Management Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 1688, USA
J Occup Environ Med 45:1049-57. 2003..No significant differences were found between the model predicted and actual medical claims costs for the individuals in both screening and calibration (n=9689) subsamples...
- Definition and assessment of specific occupational demands concerning lifting, pushing, and pulling based on a systematic literature searchJ Bos
Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Occup Environ Med 59:800-6. 2002..2) To select reliable and valid tests concerning lifting, pushing, and pulling, which consider the relation between occupational work demands and the assessment of the maximally acceptable load on an individual level...
- Predicting the two-year course of unexplained fatigue and the onset of long-term sickness absence in fatigued employees: results from the Maastricht Cohort StudyMarcus J H Huibers
Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
J Occup Environ Med 46:1041-7. 2004..Our findings underscore the notion that prevention and treatment of fatigue should be aimed at health perception and emotional well-being...
- Specific alcoholic beverage and blood pressure in a middle-aged Japanese population: the High-risk and Population Strategy for Occupational Health Promotion (HIPOP-OHP) StudyT Okamura
Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan
J Hum Hypertens 18:9-16. 2004..The pressor effect, per se, of popular Japanese alcoholic beverages on blood pressure may not be different among the types of alcoholic beverages after adjusting for other lifestyle factors...
- Economic burden of illness for employees with painful conditionsAlan G White
Analysis Group, Inc, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Occup Environ Med 47:884-92. 2005..We sought to compare the medical services utilization and average annual direct (ie, medical and medication) and indirect (ie, work-loss) costs for employees with painful conditions to a random sample ("average employee")...
- Factors related to stress and coping among Chinese nurses in Hong KongP Callaghan
Research Fellow, Department of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing, City University, London, England
J Adv Nurs 31:1518-27. 2000..There was a statistically significant link between the respondents' stress and sickness levels. The results raise issues about the nature of nurses' working experiences...
- The effectiveness of worksite physical activity programs on physical activity, physical fitness, and healthKarin I Proper
TNO Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Clin J Sport Med 13:106-17. 2003..To critically review the literature with respect to the effectiveness of worksite physical activity programs on physical activity, physical fitness, and health...
- Carbon nanotubes: a review of their properties in relation to pulmonary toxicology and workplace safetyKen Donaldson
MRC University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research, ELEGI Colt Laboratory, Queen s Medical Research Institute, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, United Kingdom
Toxicol Sci 92:5-22. 2006..CNT represent a group of particles that are growing in production and use, and therefore, research into their toxicology and safe use is warranted...
- The consequences of flexible work for health: are we looking at the right place?J Benach
J Epidemiol Community Health 56:405-6. 2002
- Work functioning measurement: tools for occupational mental health researchKaren Nieuwenhuijsen
Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J Occup Environ Med 52:778-90. 2010..We distinguish between productivity, work role limitations, quality of work output, and extra effort required to remain productive...
- Partnerships for environmental and occupational justice: contributions to research, capacity and public healthSherry Baron
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4676 Columbia Parkway, R 17, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
Am J Public Health 99:S517-25. 2009..Over 13 years, together with the Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, NIEHS funded 54 environmental justice projects...
- Do knowledge infrastructure facilities support evidence-based practice in occupational health? An exploratory study across countries among occupational physicians enrolled on Evidence-Based Medicine coursesNathalie I R Hugenholtz
Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Department Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BMC Health Serv Res 9:18. 2009..The presence and quality of a knowledge infrastructure is thought to influence the practice of EBM in occupational health care...
- Psychometric properties of the Need for Recovery after work scale: test-retest reliability and sensitivity to detect changeE M de Croon
Academic Medical Center, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Department: Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Research Institute AmCOGG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Occup Environ Med 63:202-6. 2006..This implicates that the NFR may form a valuable part of health surveys and may be a useful tool for evaluating occupational healthcare interventions...
- Job stress and depression symptoms in middle-aged workers--prospective results from the Belstress studyEls Clays
Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital 2 Block A, De Pintelaan, 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Scand J Work Environ Health 33:252-9. 2007..The aim of this study was to explore the prospective relation between job stress and symptoms of depression within a cohort study...
- Integrating research and action: a systematic review of community-based participatory research to address health disparities in environmental and occupational health in the USAW K Cook
Alcohol Research Group, University of California, Berkeley, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
J Epidemiol Community Health 62:668-76. 2008..Integrating research and action represents a goal and key principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR), but there has been little effort to synthesise the literature to evaluate whether such integration is occurring...
- Metabolic syndrome in a workplace: prevalence, co-morbidities, and economic impactAlyssa B Schultz
University of Michigan Health Management Research Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 1688, USA
Metab Syndr Relat Disord 7:459-68. 2009..Because corporations are often the primary payers of health-care costs in the United States, they have a vested interest in knowing the impact of metabolic syndrome in employed individuals...
- A knowledge infrastructure for occupational safety and healthFrank J H van Dijk
Department Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam The Netherlands
J Occup Environ Med 52:1262-8. 2010..New initiatives show that occupational health can profit from intensified international collaboration to establish a good functioning knowledge ..
- Job strain and autonomic indices of cardiovascular disease riskSean M Collins
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, USA
Am J Ind Med 48:182-93. 2005..Despite the epidemiological evidence linking job strain to cardiovascular disease, more insight is needed into the etiologic mechanisms. This, in turn, would help to more precisely identify risk...
- Sonographic fatty liver, overweight and ischemic heart diseaseYu-Cheng Lin
Department of Family Medicine and Center for Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, 95 Wen Chang Road, Shih Lin, Taipei 111, Taiwan, China
World J Gastroenterol 11:4838-42. 2005..Abdominal sonographic examination may provide valuable information for IHD risk assessment in addition to limited report about liver status, especially for overweight males...
- Process evaluation of an integrated health promotion/occupational health model in WellWorks-2Mary Kay Hunt
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, Boston, MA, USA
Health Educ Behav 32:10-26. 2005..Well Works-2 was a randomized, controlled study comparing the effectiveness of a health promotion/occupational health program (HP/OHS) with a standard intervention (HP)...
- Obligatory occupational health check increases vaccination rates among medical studentsK Schmid
Institute and Outpatient Clinic of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
J Hosp Infect 70:71-5. 2008In October 2002 an obligatory occupational health check for all preclinical students at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg was introduced...
- Workers are people too: societal aspects of occupational health disparities--an ecosocial perspectiveNancy Krieger
Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Am J Ind Med 53:104-15. 2010..proposition, however, takes on new meaning when considering the challenging and deeply important issue of occupational health disparities--the topic that is the focus of 12 articles in this special issue of the American Journal of ..
- A review of the literature on preventive occupational health and safety activities in small enterprisesPeter Hasle
Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Ind Health 44:6-12. 2006The scientific literature regarding preventive occupational health and safety activities in small enterprises has been reviewed in order to identify effective preventive approaches and to develop a future research strategy...
- Evaluating the association of workplace psychosocial stressors with occupational injury, illness, and assaultLezah P Brown
Illinois State University, College of Applied Science and Technology, Health Sciences Department, Normal, Illinois 61761, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 8:31-7. 2011..The psychosocial environment is significantly associated with an increased risk of OIIA. Further research is needed to understand causal pathways and to explore potential interventions...
- Safety climate and injuries: an examination of theoretical and empirical relationshipsJeremy M Beus
Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
J Appl Psychol 95:713-27. 2010..Contrary to expectations, the operationalization of injuries did not meaningfully moderate safety climate-injury relationships. Implications and recommendations for future research and practice are discussed...
- Clinimetric quality of the fire fighting simulation test as part of the Dutch fire fighters Workers' Health SurveillanceMarie Christine J Plat
Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Department Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BMC Health Serv Res 10:32. 2010..Clinimetric data for the fire fighting simulation test (FFST), a new test proposed for the Workers' Health Surveillance (WHS) of Dutch fire fighters, were evaluated...
- Auditory fitness for duty: a reviewJennifer B Tufts
Department of Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 1085, USA
J Am Acad Audiol 20:539-57. 2009..Tests of AFFD should provide an employer with a valid assessment of an employee's ability to perform the job safely, without discriminating against the employee purely on the basis of hearing loss...
- The impact of a peer-led participatory health and safety training program for Latino day laborers in constructionQuintin Williams
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois, School of Public Health MC 922, 2121 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612 7260, USA
J Safety Res 41:253-61. 2010..Immigrant Latino day laborers working in residential construction are at particularly high risk of fatal and non-fatal traumatic injury and benefit from targeted training...
- Fatal falls among Hispanic construction workersXiuwen Sue Dong
CPWR The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
Accid Anal Prev 41:1047-52. 2009..OSHA enforcements should target small construction establishments in order to lower overall fatality rates, costs, and unnecessary losses of life...
- Incentives and other factors associated with employee participation in health risk assessmentsMichael S Taitel
Alere, 9500 W Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 500, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
J Occup Environ Med 50:863-72. 2008..Investigate factors associated with employee participation rates in health risk assessments...
- Occupational demands and health effects for bricklayers and construction supervisors: A systematic reviewJulitta S Boschman
Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Am J Ind Med 54:55-77. 2011..knowledge was gathered on occupational demands and health effects of two occupations in the construction industry, bricklayers and supervisors, in order to design a job-specific workers' health surveillance (WHS) for construction workers...
- 'Choosing' to work when sick: workplace presenteeismKevin Dew
Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, P O Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
Soc Sci Med 60:2273-82. 2005..A presenteeism discourse needs to be more prominently articulated to oppose both the absenteeism discourse, and to moderate the views taken by some postmodernist theorists on choice in relation to health practices in workplace settings...
- Applicability of the stages of change model for analyzing fruit and vegetable intake in relation to urinary potassium excretion: baseline results from the High-Risk and Population Strategy for Occupational Health Promotion (HIPOP-OHP) StudyJunko Tamaki
Department of Public Health, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osakasayama, Japan
Hypertens Res 27:843-50. 2004..The data were from baseline surveys taken in 1999 and 2000 from the High-Risk and Population Strategy for Occupational Health Promotion (HIPOP-OHP) study in Japan...
- Work-related musculoskeletal disorders and injuries: differences among older and younger occupational and physical therapistsPhyllis King
College of Health Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, P O Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
J Occup Rehabil 19:274-83. 2009..As the therapy workforce ages, and shortages of therapists are predicted, it is important to evaluate differences in injuries and injury behaviors between older and younger therapists...
- Use of history science methods in exposure assessment for occupational health studiesK Johansen
Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3, DK 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
Occup Environ Med 62:434-41. 2005To show the power of history science methods for exposure assessment in occupational health studies, using the dry cleaning industry in Denmark around 1970 as the example.
- Do we need a "virtual" program infrastructure for worksite and population health promotion efforts?Larry S Chapman
Summex Health Management, USA
Am J Health Promot 21:1-7, iii. 2006..A set of eleven interventions are described and recommended technical specifications are presented...
- A global perspective of migration and occupational healthMarc B Schenker
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
Am J Ind Med 53:329-37. 2010..Demographics and economic interdependence suggest that immigration will continue for the near future at record high levels...
- Preventing injury, illness and disability at workJohn Frank
CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health, Suite 207 L, Banting Building, University of Toronto, 100 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L9, Canada
Scand J Work Environ Health 32:160-7. 2006..work and which do not can be agreed upon, a shared understanding is needed of how the effectiveness of occupational health interventions should be evaluated; and theme 4 -- building relationships between those who do research and ..
- Promoting worker and business healthBarbara Hawkins
Ky Nurse 56:21. 2008
- Effectiveness of a participative intervention on psychosocial work factors to prevent mental health problems in a hospital settingR Bourbonnais
Rehabilitation Department, Medecine Faculty, Laval University, Quebec, QC, Canada
Occup Environ Med 63:335-42. 2006....
- Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU). Chapter 12. Future need for researchKristina Alexanderson
Section of Personal Injury Prevention, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Scand J Public Health Suppl 63:256-8. 2004..This would require multidisciplinary research groups, long-term research environments, international commitment, opportunities for good professional development within the field, and reliable basic data, including sick-listing diagnoses...
- Functional fitness improvements after a worksite-based yoga initiativeVirginia S Cowen
Department of Health, Physical Education and Dance, The City University of New York, Bayside, 11364, USA
J Bodyw Mov Ther 14:50-4. 2010..Participants also reported favorable perceptions of yoga: feeling more focused and less musculoskeletal pain. These findings - along with the retention of the majority of the participants - indicate that participants benefited from yoga...
- [Concept analysis of presenteeism and its possible applications in Japanese occupational health]Miku Yamashita
Department of Health Promotion Science, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, Japan
Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 48:201-13. 2006..with Rodgers' concept analysis methods and to examine the possibility of applying the concept to Japanese occupational health. Using presenteeism as a search term, articles were selected from the MEDLINE, PsycINFO and Japana Centra ..
- Systematic review of the role of occupational health and safety interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms, signs, disorders, injuries, claims and lost timeCarol A Kennedy
The Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Occup Rehabil 20:127-62. 2010Little is known about the most effective occupational health and safety (OHS) interventions to reduce upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and injuries.
- Safe patient handling program in critical care using peer leaders: lessons learned in the NetherlandsHanneke J J Knibbe
LOCOmotion, Research in Health Care, Brinkerpad 29, 6721 WJ Bennekom, The Netherlands
Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 19:205-11. 2007..They received additional training and were given responsibility for safe work practices. This article reports on progress made to date, viewed as work in progress...
- Design characteristics of worksite environmental interventions for obesity preventionCharlotte A Pratt
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936, Room 10118, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2171-80. 2007..This paper describes the design characteristics of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded studies that are testing innovative environmental interventions for weight control and obesity prevention at worksites...
- Integrating occupational health, safety and worksite health promotion: opportunities for research and practiceG Sorensen
Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community-Based Research, USA
Med Lav 97:240-57. 2006BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence that coordinating and integrating worksite health promotion and occupational health and safety enhances the effectiveness of efforts to promote and protect worker health, and growing attention ..
- Heart rate variability in occupational health --a systematic reviewFumiharu Togo
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Tama ku, Kawasaki 214 8585, Japan
Ind Health 47:589-602. 2009..We also propose the use of very low and ultralow frequency HRV components in autonomic research for workers' health...
- Benzene-induced cancers: abridged history and occupational health impactJames Huff
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27514, USA
Int J Occup Environ Health 13:213-21. 2007..This paper presents a condensed history of the benzene bioassay story with mention of benzene-associated human cancers...
- Fatigue as a predictor of work disabilityL G P M Van Amelsvoort
Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Occup Environ Med 59:712-3. 2002..17 (1.17-4.03), 3.30 (1.67-6.52), and 12.8 (5.14-32.1)...
- A systematic review of occupational health and safety interventions with economic analysesEmile Tompa
Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2E9
J Occup Environ Med 51:1004-23. 2009We reviewed the occupational health and safety intervention literature to synthesize evidence on financial merits of such interventions.
- Employee absenteeism measures reflecting current work practices may be instrumental in a re-evaluation of the relationship between psychological distress/mental health and absenteeismMichael F Hilton
The University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, QLD, 4006, Australia
Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 18:37-47. 2009..Employees with psychological distress may take time off work but it appears that they make up for lost time possibly to stay up to speed with task driven occupations and avoid performance review...
- Occupational health and general practice: from opportunities lost to opportunities capitalised?C van Weel
Department of General Practice, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Med Lav 97:288-94. 2006..Yet, advice for and support in work related coping with chronic diseases, and collaboration with occupational health are not--yet--part of routine curative medical care procedures...
- Associations of psychosocial working conditions with self-rated general health and mental health among municipal employeesMikko Laaksonen
Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 79:205-12. 2006..In addition, the effect of occupational class on these associations is examined...
- [Occupational health of immigrant workers in Spain [ITSAL Project]: key informants survey]Ana M Garcia
Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Publica, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Espana
Gac Sanit 23:91-7. 2009To describe the characteristics, working conditions, and occupational health situation of immigrant workers in Spain through key informants.
- Challenges in longitudinal designs in occupational health psychologyToon W Taris
Scand J Work Environ Health 29:1-4. 2003
- Cytogenetic analysis and occupational health in the Czech RepublicRadim J Sram
Laboratory of Genetic Ecotoxicology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, AS CR and Health Institute of the Central Bohemia, Vi denská 1083, 142 20 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Mutat Res 566:21-48. 2004..Furthermore, we discuss the interpretation of the cytogenetic findings in the context of occupational health and give several examples when the results of cytogenetic analysis provided the chief argument used to ..
- Work health promotion, job well-being, and sickness absences--a systematic review and meta-analysisJaana Kuoppala
Siinto, Sievi, Finland
J Occup Environ Med 50:1216-27. 2008..This systematic review is a part of a large research project studying multiple workplace factors and interventions that may affect workers' health and well-being...
- Occupational health and infection control practices related to severe acute respiratory syndrome: health care worker perceptionsDavid M Moore
Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Health Care in British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
AAOHN J 53:257-66. 2005..In attempting to improve occupational health and infection control procedures to prevent occupationally acquired infections in health care workers, it ..
- Expanding research on the economics of occupational healthJ Paul Leigh
Scand J Work Environ Health 32:1-4. 2006
- A review of the healthy worker effect in occupational epidemiologyC Y Li
Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, Hsinchuang, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, ROC
Occup Med (Lond) 49:225-9. 1999..The authors encourage investigators to make distinctions between the underlying factors related to the use of the general population as the comparison group in occupational epidemiology...
- Impact of illness and its treatment on workplace costs: regulatory and measurement issuesP E Greenberg
Analysis Group/Economics, One Brattle Square, Fifth Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
J Occup Environ Med 43:56-63. 2001..This discussion highlights the possible difficulties faced by the FDA in reviewing productivity-based promotional claims. Finally, we suggest possible strategies for furthering this field of investigation...
- 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...
- Organisational justice and change in justice as predictors of employee health: the Whitehall II studyMika Kivimaki
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
J Epidemiol Community Health 58:931-7. 2004..This article studied the justice of interpersonal treatment by supervisors (the relational component of organisational justice) as a predictor of health...
- Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Nigerian physiotherapistsBabatunde O A Adegoke
Physiotherapy Department, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:112. 2008..This study investigated the prevalence and work factors of WRMDs among physiotherapists in Nigeria...
- Costs and benefits of influenza vaccination and work productivity in a Colombian company from the employer's perspectiveAlvaro Morales
Fundacion Santafe de Bogota, Colombia
Value Health 7:433-41. 2004..Implementing an influenza vaccination program would reduce the burden of ILI and save substantial amounts of money for the company...
- 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...
- Reducing occupation-based disparities related to tobacco: roles for occupational health and organized laborElizabeth M Barbeau
Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Am J Ind Med 46:170-9. 2004..Tobacco exacts a disproportionate toll on individuals employed in working class occupations, due to higher prevalence of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke among these workers compared to others...
- Preplacement nerve testing for carpal tunnel syndrome: is it cost effective?Alfred Franzblau
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
J Occup Environ Med 46:714-9. 2004..Conclusion: Not hiring workers with abnormal POPP nerve tests to reduce costs of work-related CTS is not a cost-effective strategy for employers...
- Cancer predictive value of cytogenetic markers used in occupational health surveillance programs: a report from an ongoing study by the European Study Group on Cytogenetic Biomarkers and HealthL Hagmar
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University, S 221 85, Lund, Sweden
Mutat Res 405:171-8. 1998..The remaining two potential effect modifiers, occupational exposures and smoking, will be assessed in a case-referent study within the study base...
- [Environment risk prevention programs and occupational health monitoring programs: audits, labor inspection, and social control]Carlos Roberto Miranda
Delegacia Regional do Trabalho na Bahia, Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego, Salvador, BA, Brasil
Cad Saude Publica 20:224-32. 2004The authors analyzed environmental risk prevention programs and occupational health monitoring programs implemented by 30 companies from various industrial sectors, each with more than 100 employees, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil...
- Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education GrantFaye Grimsley; Fiscal Year: 2007..toxicology, radiological health, industrial ventilation, physical agents, air sampling and analysis, occupational health, principles of industrial hygiene, and air pollution...
- Midwest Center for Occupational Health and SafetySUSAN GERBERICH; Fiscal Year: 2007DESCRIPTION (Provided by applicant): The goal of the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) is to provide: (1) cutting-edge interdisciplinary academic and research training to continue to prepare exceptional leaders ..
- Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England WorkplaceLaura Punnett; Fiscal Year: 2007..The key academic departments are Work Environment at UML and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Occupational Health Psychology, and Health Promotion at UC...
- Mountain and Plains Education and Research CenterLee Newman; Fiscal Year: 2007..Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota share a common set of problems that outstrip existing occupational health resources: rising population, large groups of underserved Native American and Latino workers, region-..
- INCREASING COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING AMONG CARPENTERSIsaac Lipkus; Fiscal Year: 2003..Carpenters are exposed to occupational health hazards (e.g., asbestos, wood dust, solvents) and engage in lifestyle behaviors (e.g...
- Renewing a Century of Committment to a Healthy, Safe & Prod Working LifeM E BONNIE ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2006The proposed meeting, 28th International Congress on Occupational Health: Renewing a Century of Commitment to a Healthy, Safe, and Productive Working Life, will be held in Milan, Italy June 11-16, 2006...
- Graduate Education in Occupational Environmental HealthLinda McCauley; Fiscal Year: 2007DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): This proposal seeks to maintain an existing program in Occupational Health Nursing (OEHN) at the master's and doctoral level at the University of Pennsylvania...
- Reproductive Outcomes due to Past Exposure to DioxinsIrina Dardynskaia; Fiscal Year: 2005..Inna Dardynskala, Research Associate Professor in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences under the mentorship of Dr...