F Curtis Breslin

Summary

Affiliation: Institute for Work and Health
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Employment and work safety among 12 to 14 year olds: listening to parents
    Amelia M Usher
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Public Health 14:1021. 2014
  2. doi The demographic and contextual correlates of work-related repetitive strain injuries among Canadian men and women
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 56:1180-9. 2013
  3. pmc Evaluating the implementation of health and safety innovations under a regulatory context: a collective case study of Ontario's safer needle regulation
    Andrea Chambers
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M7, Canada
    Implement Sci 8:9. 2013
  4. ncbi Non-agricultural work injuries among youth: a systematic review
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 32:151-62. 2007
  5. ncbi Help-seeking timeline followback for problem drinkers: preliminary comparison with agency records of treatment contacts
    F C Breslin
    Addiction Research Foundation Division, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    J Stud Alcohol 62:262-7. 2001
  6. pmc Association between the decline in workers' compensation claims and workforce composition and job characteristics in Ontario, Canada
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 97:453-5. 2007
  7. pmc An ecological study of regional variation in work injuries among young workers
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 7:91. 2007
  8. ncbi Work disability absence among young workers with respect to earnings losses in the following year
    F 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
  9. ncbi Time allocation between work and recreation and the associated injury risks among young people
    F C Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Ave, Suite 800, Toronto, Canada, M5G 2E9
    J Safety Res 38:373-9. 2007
  10. ncbi Antecedents of work disability absence among young people: a prospective study
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, University of Toronto, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 17:814-20. 2007

Research Grants

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Detail Information

Publications43

  1. pmc Employment and work safety among 12 to 14 year olds: listening to parents
    Amelia M Usher
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Public Health 14:1021. 2014
    ....
  2. doi The demographic and contextual correlates of work-related repetitive strain injuries among Canadian men and women
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 56:1180-9. 2013
    ..Another aim is to examine whether there are potential provincial differences in work-related RSI risk...
  3. pmc Evaluating the implementation of health and safety innovations under a regulatory context: a collective case study of Ontario's safer needle regulation
    Andrea Chambers
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, M5T 3M7, Canada
    Implement Sci 8:9. 2013
    ..The objective of this study is to describe implementation facilitators and barriers in the context of a regulation designed to promote the uptake of safer engineered medical devices in healthcare...
  4. ncbi Non-agricultural work injuries among youth: a systematic review
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 32:151-62. 2007
    ..To systematically review the quantitative literature on factors associated with youth non-agricultural work injury...
  5. ncbi Help-seeking timeline followback for problem drinkers: preliminary comparison with agency records of treatment contacts
    F C Breslin
    Addiction Research Foundation Division, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    J Stud Alcohol 62:262-7. 2001
    ..A pilot study assessed the utility of the Timeline Followback (TLFB) method to collect information on help seeking...
  6. pmc Association between the decline in workers' compensation claims and workforce composition and job characteristics in Ontario, Canada
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 97:453-5. 2007
    ..These findings should generate interest in economic incentives and regulatory policies designed to encourage investment in safer production processes...
  7. pmc An ecological study of regional variation in work injuries among young workers
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 7:91. 2007
    ....
  8. ncbi Work disability absence among young workers with respect to earnings losses in the following year
    F 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...
  9. ncbi Time allocation between work and recreation and the associated injury risks among young people
    F C Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Ave, Suite 800, Toronto, Canada, M5G 2E9
    J Safety Res 38:373-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between overall risk of injury and time use patterns between work and active recreation among adolescents and young adults...
  10. ncbi Antecedents of work disability absence among young people: a prospective study
    F 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...
  11. doi The relationship between job tenure and work disability absence among adults: a prospective study
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Accid Anal Prev 40:368-75. 2008
    ..This may be due to inadequate job training or increased hazard exposure even in the same broad job category...
  12. ncbi Educational status and work injury among young people: refining the targeting of prevention resources
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Ave, Suite 800, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 99:121-4. 2008
    ..To examine the risk of work injuries among young workers out of school compared to those working while still in school...
  13. ncbi Employment patterns and work injury experience among Canadian 12 to 14 year olds
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 99:201-5. 2008
    ..We sought to provide some of the first Canadian population-based estimates of 12 to 14 year olds' employment and work injury experiences, a group typically excluded from labour force statistics...
  14. pmc Work injury risk among young people with learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Canada
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2E9
    Am J Public Health 99:1423-30. 2009
    ..We sought to gain a better understanding of the relationship between learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and risk of occupational injury among young workers...
  15. doi Effectiveness of health and safety in small enterprises: a systematic review of quantitative evaluations of interventions
    F Curtis Breslin
    The Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Occup Rehabil 20:163-79. 2010
    ..This systematic review was conducted to identify effective occupational health and safety interventions for small businesses...
  16. ncbi A commentary on the unique developmental considerations of youth: Integrating the teenage cortex into the occupational health and safety context
    Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 16:225-9. 2010
    ..Further, the heterogeneity of cognitive and self-regulatory functioning at any age suggests that architectural principles of Universal Design be employed in OHS training and hazard reduction...
  17. doi Assessing occupational health and safety of young workers who use youth employment centers
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 54:325-37. 2011
    ..Adolescents and young adults who are out of school are at elevated risk for a work injury...
  18. doi Examining the decline in lost-time claim rates across age groups in Ontario between 1991 and 2007
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Ave, Suite 800, Toronto, ON, M5G 2E9, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 68:813-7. 2011
    ..Given the tendency for young people to show elevated work injury rates, this study sought to examine trends in young worker and adult compensation claim rates in a Canadian province...
  19. ncbi Opportunities and challenges for collaboration in research and practice in injury prevention across work and other settings
    F C Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:401-3. 2005
    ..Further integration is recommended using the following approaches: (i) organization of research questions by injury mechanisms and (ii) support of comparative research across settings by funding agencies...
  20. ncbi Part-time work and cigarette use among teenagers. Does age moderate this relationship?
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Ave, Suite 800, Toronto, ON M5G 2E9
    Can J Public Health 93:356-9. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether age moderates the relationship between part-time work hours and smoking status...
  21. ncbi Factors influencing the impact of unemployment on mental health among young and older adults in a longitudinal, population-based survey
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:5-14. 2003
    ..It particularly emphasized the potential differences in mental health status between younger workers entering the labor market and older workers with established laborforce involvement...
  22. pmc Age related differences in work injuries and permanent impairment: a comparison of workers' compensation claims among adolescents, young adults, and adults
    C Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 60:E10. 2003
    ..There is growing evidence that adolescent workers are at greater risk for work injury...
  23. ncbi Brief treatment for young substance abusers: a pilot study in an addiction treatment setting
    Curtis Breslin
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Psychol Addict Behav 16:10-6. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that brief interventions can serve as either a stand-alone intervention for individuals who need short-term assistance or a first-step intervention for those with more specialized or long-term needs...
  24. ncbi Age-related differences in work injuries: a multivariate, population-based study
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Ste 800, Toronto M5G 2E9, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 48:50-6. 2005
    ..The present study examines age-related differences in work injuries, with an emphasis on adjusting for the potential confounding effects of job characteristics...
  25. pmc Trial by fire: a multivariate examination of the relation between job tenure and work injuries
    F C Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 63:27-32. 2006
    ..This study examined the relation between months on the job and lost-time claim rates, with a particular focus on age related differences...
  26. ncbi Workplace injury or "part of the job"?: towards a gendered understanding of injuries and complaints among young workers
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Ave, Suite 800, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 2E9
    Soc Sci Med 64:782-93. 2007
    ..The implications of these findings for improving workplace safety for young workers are discussed...
  27. ncbi Part-time work and adolescent heavy episodic drinking: the influence of family and community context
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2E9, Canada
    J Stud Alcohol 66:784-94. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether family- and community-level factors moderate the relationship between part-time work hours and heavy episodic drinking...
  28. pmc Young people and work injuries: an examination of jurisdictional variation within Canada
    F C Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Canada
    Inj Prev 12:105-10. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors of work injuries among Canadian adolescents and young adults and to examine provincial differences in work injury rates...
  29. ncbi Depression and activity limitations: examining gender differences in the general population
    F Curtis Breslin
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, ON M5G 2E9, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:648-55. 2006
    ..This study examines the relationship between major depression, subclinical depressive symptomatology and activity limitation in a representative sample of Canadian men and women, with a particular emphasis on examining gender differences...
  30. doi Geographic variation in work injuries: a multilevel analysis of individual-level data and area-level factors within Canada
    Sara Morassaei
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 23:260-6. 2013
    ..This study sought to examine provincial variation in work injuries and to assess whether contextual factors are associated with geographic variation in work injuries...
  31. doi Examining job tenure and lost-time claim rates in Ontario, Canada, over a 10-year period, 1999-2008
    Sara Morassaei
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 70:171-8. 2013
    ..We sought to examine the association between job tenure and lost-time claim rates over a 10-year period in Ontario, Canada...
  32. ncbi The Readiness for Return-To-Work (RRTW) scale: development and validation of a self-report staging scale in lost-time claimants with musculoskeletal disorders
    Renee Louise Franche
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, 8th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada, M4G 2E9
    J Occup Rehabil 17:450-72. 2007
    ..We report on the development and validation of a 22-item scale assessing stage of readiness for return-to-work, the Readiness for Return-to-Work (RRTW) scale...
  33. doi The role of educational level and job characteristics on the health of young adults
    Sunita D Karmakar
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2E9
    Soc Sci Med 66:2011-22. 2008
    ..These findings have potential practical implications since policies to reduce poor health must be targeted at appropriate age groups, as workers need to be healthy in their younger years in order to stay in the workforce as they age...
  34. doi Workplace health understandings and processes in small businesses: a systematic review of the qualitative literature
    Ellen MacEachen
    The Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Occup Rehabil 20:180-98. 2010
    ..This systematic review of qualitative peer-reviewed literature was carried out to identify and synthesize research findings about how SB workplace parties understand and enact processes related to occupational health and safety (OHS)...
  35. ncbi The impact of work-related musculoskeletal disorders on workers' caregiving activities
    Renee Louise Franche
    Institute for Work and Health and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 49:780-90. 2006
    ..The purpose of the study was to describe and quantify the impact of work-related musculoskeletal disorders on workers' caregiving activities...
  36. doi Course of Depressive Symptoms Following a Workplace Injury: A 12-Month Follow-Up Update
    Nancy Carnide
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, ON, M5G 2E9, Canada
    J Occup Rehabil 26:204-15. 2016
    ..While symptoms appear to improve over time, the first 6 months appear to be important in establishing future symptom levels and may represent a window of opportunity for early screening. ..
  37. doi The development of a conceptual model and self-reported measure of occupational health and safety vulnerability
    Peter M Smith
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, ON M5G 2E9, Canada School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, 6th Floor, Toronto, ON M5T 3M7, Canada Electronic address
    Accid Anal Prev 82:234-43. 2015
    ....
  38. ncbi Only one in three people with alcohol abuse or dependence ever seek treatment
    John A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2S1
    Addict Behav 29:221-3. 2004
    ..Respondents' age and severity of alcohol problem (alcohol abuse versus dependence) were significantly associated with addiction treatment attendance...
  39. ncbi Questioning the stability of sense of coherence--the impact of socio-economic status and working conditions in the Canadian population
    Peter M Smith
    Population Workforce Studies Group, Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2E9, Canada
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:475-84. 2003
    ..This study examined changes in sense of coherence (SOC), and the variables associated with these changes, over a 4-year period, in a representative sample of the Canadian labour force (n=6,790)...
  40. ncbi Promoting occupational safety and health for working children through microfinance programming
    Richard Carothers
    Partners in Technology Exchange Ltd, St Agatha, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 16:180-90. 2010
    ....
  41. ncbi Using self-help materials to motivate change at assessment for alcohol treatment
    J A Cunningham
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2S1, Canada
    J Subst Abuse Treat 20:301-4. 2001
    ..Limitations of this study, including the quasi-experimental design and the impact of the low baseline attrition rates, are discussed...
  42. ncbi Problem drinkers: evaluation of a stepped-care approach
    F C Breslin
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    J Subst Abuse 10:217-32. 1998
    ..Recommendations for future research in this area include more attention to assessing the needs of treatment nonresponders and help seeking behavior of both responders and nonresponders after an initial intervention...
  43. ncbi A descriptive analysis of Canadian youth treated in emergency departments for work-related injuries
    Tammy Lipskie
    Health Canada, AL 1917A, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0K9
    Chronic Dis Can 26:107-13. 2005
    ..g. delivering newspapers) contained hazards and these varied by workplace. The injuries of young workers have implications for future research, prevention efforts, health services policy and legislative and regulatory efforts...

Research Grants1

  1. Work injury and young people: A prospective survey
    F Breslin; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..No study to date has examined the impact of work injuries on earnings losses among young workers, thereby addressing a notable gap in this research area. ..