Annalee Yassi

Summary

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Improving the practice environment: a pilot project in a critical care unit
    Rena van der Wal
    Staffing Innovation and Organizational Development, Vancouver Coastal Health
    Healthc Manage Forum 21:29-35. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Workload as a determinant of staff injury in intermediate care
    Marcy Cohen
    Hospital Employees Union, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 10:375-83. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Joint health and safety committee education and the value of bipartite cooperation in the healthcare sector in British Columbia, Canada
    Annalee Yassi
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 11:305-12. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Trends in injuries, illnesses, and policies in Canadian healthcare workplaces
    Annalee Yassi
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology and Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia UBC, Vancouver
    Can J Public Health 96:333-9. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Occupational injury among cooks and food service workers in the healthcare sector
    Hasanat Alamgir
    Statistics and Evaluation Department, Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 50:528-35. 2007
  6. pmc Community participation in a multisectoral intervention to address health determinants in an inner-city community in central Havana
    Annalee Yassi
    Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Urban Health 80:61-80. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with staff injuries in intermediate care facilities in British Columbia, Canada
    Annalee Yassi
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, and Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Nurs Res 53:87-98. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Globalization and the health of the health care workforce
    Annalee Yassi
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, 301, 1195 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3X5, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 10:355-9. 2004
  9. pmc Intersectoral action for health at a municipal level in Cuba
    Jerry Spiegel
    School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Public Health 57:15-23. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Determinants of healthcare workers' compliance with infection control procedures
    Annalee Yassi
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Health Care, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Healthc Q 10:44-52. 2007

Detail Information

Publications76

  1. ncbi request reprint Improving the practice environment: a pilot project in a critical care unit
    Rena van der Wal
    Staffing Innovation and Organizational Development, Vancouver Coastal Health
    Healthc Manage Forum 21:29-35. 2008
    ..Significant changes in the practice environment were observed in the priority areas identified by the unit staff. Results indicated that team collaboration and respectful work relationships improved following interventions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Workload as a determinant of staff injury in intermediate care
    Marcy Cohen
    Hospital Employees Union, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 10:375-83. 2004
    ..The differences in staffing reflected differences in how organizations prioritized and allocated resources. Thus, workload is an important determinant of injuries and increased staffing levels correlate with decreased injuries...
  3. ncbi request reprint Joint health and safety committee education and the value of bipartite cooperation in the healthcare sector in British Columbia, Canada
    Annalee Yassi
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 11:305-12. 2005
    ..The spirit of bipartite collaboration fostered by this and other OHSAH programs has been hugely successful at reducing injuries, time loss, and cost, and should be promoted...
  4. ncbi request reprint Trends in injuries, illnesses, and policies in Canadian healthcare workplaces
    Annalee Yassi
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology and Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia UBC, Vancouver
    Can J Public Health 96:333-9. 2005
    ..Analysis of workers' compensation data and occupational health and safety trends in healthcare across Canada was conducted to provide insight concerning workplace injuries and prevention measures undertaken in the healthcare sector...
  5. ncbi request reprint Occupational injury among cooks and food service workers in the healthcare sector
    Hasanat Alamgir
    Statistics and Evaluation Department, Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 50:528-35. 2007
    ..Incidence of occupational injury is anticipated to be high among cooks and food service workers (CFSWs) because of the nature of their work and the types of raw and finished materials that they handle...
  6. pmc Community participation in a multisectoral intervention to address health determinants in an inner-city community in central Havana
    Annalee Yassi
    Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Urban Health 80:61-80. 2003
    ..While Cuba is unique in many respects, the lessons learned about enhancing community participation in urban health intervention projects, as well as in their evaluation, are applicable worldwide...
  7. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with staff injuries in intermediate care facilities in British Columbia, Canada
    Annalee Yassi
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, and Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Nurs Res 53:87-98. 2004
    ..Large variations in staff injury rates across intermediate care facilities suggest that injuries may be driven by facility-specific work environment factors...
  8. ncbi request reprint Globalization and the health of the health care workforce
    Annalee Yassi
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, 301, 1195 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3X5, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 10:355-9. 2004
  9. pmc Intersectoral action for health at a municipal level in Cuba
    Jerry Spiegel
    School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Public Health 57:15-23. 2012
    ..To consider how Cuba's acknowledged achievement of excellent health outcomes may relate to how health determinants are addressed intersectorally...
  10. ncbi request reprint Determinants of healthcare workers' compliance with infection control procedures
    Annalee Yassi
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Health Care, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Healthc Q 10:44-52. 2007
    ..Training should be offered to high-risk HCWs, demonstrating an organizational commitment to their safety...
  11. ncbi request reprint Learning together: a Canada-Cuba research collaboration to improve the sustainable management of environmental health risks
    Jerry Spiegel
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Can J Public Health 97:50-5. 2006
    ..To build a national Cuban capacity for training environmental health professionals directly linked to the needs of policy-makers and communities...
  12. ncbi request reprint Social and environmental determinants of Aedes aegypti infestation in Central Havana: results of a case-control study nested in an integrated dengue surveillance programme in Cuba
    Jerry M Spiegel
    Global Health Research Program, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Trop Med Int Health 12:503-10. 2007
    ..To characterize the social and environmental risk factors associated with the presence of Aedes aegypti in order to improve community dengue control...
  13. pmc Learning from a cluster randomized controlled trial to improve healthcare workers' access to prevention and care for tuberculosis and HIV in Free State, South Africa: the pivotal role of information systems
    Annalee Yassi
    Global Health Research Program, The University of British Columbia UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Glob Health Action 9:30528. 2016
    ..A 2-year cluster randomized controlled trial was therefore launched in 27 public hospitals in Free State province, to better understand how a combined workforce and workplace program can improve health of the healthcare workforce...
  14. ncbi request reprint Ecosystem approach to promoting appropriate antibiotic use for children in indigenous communities in Ecuador
    Georgina Muñoz
    División de Pediatría, Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso, Cuenca, Ecuador
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 30:566-73. 2011
    ..To collect baseline data on infectious diseases and antibiotic use in two Andean indigenous communities in Ecuador in order to determine the feasibility and acceptability of applying an ecosystem approach to address associated problems...
  15. ncbi request reprint The three-year economic benefits of a ceiling lift intervention aimed to reduce healthcare worker injuries
    Rahul Chhokar
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare in British Columbia, 301 1195 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H3X5
    Appl Ergon 36:223-9. 2005
    ..The rapid economic gains and sustained reduction in the frequency and cost of patient handling injuries beyond the first year strongly advocate for ceiling lift programs as an intervention strategy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Building capacity to secure healthier and safer working conditions for healthcare workers: A South African-Canadian collaboration
    Annalee Yassi
    Global Health Research Program, University of British Columbia UBC, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 15:360-9. 2009
    ..Multi-stakeholder international collaboration aimed at building HSC capacity is well-received...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a comprehensive integrated workplace-based program to reduce occupational musculoskeletal injury and its associated morbidity in a large hospital
    Maziar Badii
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare OHSAH, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 301 1195 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 48:1159-65. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an integrated workplace-based program to reduce musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) and the impact of those injuries in healthcare workers...
  18. pmc Work-related injury among direct care occupations in British Columbia, Canada
    Hasanat Alamgir
    Statistics and Evaluation Department, Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 64:769-75. 2007
    ..To examine how injury rates and injury types differ across direct care occupations in relation to the healthcare settings in British Columbia, Canada...
  19. ncbi request reprint Use of a violence risk assessment tool in an acute care hospital: effectiveness in identifying violent patients
    Rakel Kling
    School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Canada
    AAOHN J 54:481-7. 2006
    ..Efforts to improve the tool are warranted, as is evaluation of its benefit in settings with low prevalence of violence. Also, greater effort must be taken to prevent violence once an aggressive patient has been identified...
  20. doi request reprint Personal protective equipment in health care: can online infection control courses transfer knowledge and improve proper selection and use?
    Chun Yip Hon
    Worksafe and Wellness, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 36:e33-7. 2008
    ..Postcourse, all 3 scenarios demonstrated improvement in PPE sequence scores (P = .001); moreover, hand hygiene also was more frequent during both donning and doffing of PPE (P < .001)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the effectiveness of portable ceiling lifts in a new long-term care facility
    Aaron Miller
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare OHSAH in BC, 301 1195 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6 H 3X5
    Appl Ergon 37:377-85. 2006
    ..This study demonstrates that incorporating ceiling lifts into the design of a new multi-level care facility reduced patient handling injuries and decreased perceived risk of injury among care staff...
  22. doi request reprint Efficiency of overhead ceiling lifts in reducing musculoskeletal injury among carers working in long-term care institutions
    Hasanat Alamgir
    Statistics and Evaluation Department, Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, Vancouver, Canada
    Injury 39:570-7. 2008
    ..A more comprehensive evaluation of such programmes should incorporate in the analysis important variables such as staffing ratios, job stresses, injury reporting systems and compensation policies during the study period...
  23. ncbi request reprint Choosing a model of care for patients in alternate level care: caregiver perspectives with respect to staff injury
    Aleck S Ostry
    Department of Healthcare and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, 5804 Fairview Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 36:142-57. 2004
    ..The risk for caregiver injuries was lowest on dedicated ALC units. These findings suggest that acute-care facilities faced with a growing ALC population should consider creating dedicated ALC units...
  24. doi request reprint Needlestick and other potential blood and body fluid exposures among health care workers in British Columbia, Canada
    Hasanat Alamgir
    Statistics and Evaluation Department, Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 36:12-21. 2008
    ..Health care workers have high risk of exposure to human blood and body fluids (BBF) from patients in acute care and residents in nursing homes or personal homes...
  25. doi request reprint Characterizing violence in health care in British Columbia
    Rakel N Kling
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Adv Nurs 65:1655-63. 2009
    ..The high rate of violence in the healthcare sector supports the need for greater surveillance efforts...
  26. ncbi request reprint Injury rates, predictors of workplace injuries, and results of an intervention program among community health workers
    Kevin J P Craib
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare in BC, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Public Health Nurs 24:121-31. 2007
    ..Few incidence studies of workplace injuries among community health workers exist, and evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions in this population is lacking...
  27. doi request reprint Health care workers and respiratory protection: is the user seal check a surrogate for respirator fit-testing?
    Quinn Danyluk
    Workplace Health, Fraser Health, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 8:267-70. 2011
    ..These findings contradict the argument to eliminate fit-testing and rely strictly on a user seal check to evaluate face seal...
  28. doi request reprint Network analysis as a tool to assess the intersectoral management of health determinants at the local level: a report from an exploratory study of two Cuban municipalities
    Nino Pagliccia
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
    Soc Sci Med 71:394-9. 2010
    ..This approach is novel and provides evidence to decision-makers about their role and their effort towards collaboration in achieving better health outcomes...
  29. ncbi request reprint Occupational health and infection control practices related to severe acute respiratory syndrome: health care worker perceptions
    David M Moore
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Health Care in British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    AAOHN J 53:257-66. 2005
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  30. doi request reprint Evaluation of a violence risk assessment system (the Alert System) for reducing violence in an acute hospital: a before and after study
    Rakel N Kling
    School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Room 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:534-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of a risk assessment system in reducing the risk of violence in an acute care hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia...
  31. doi request reprint Finding the gaps: an assessment of infection control surveillance needs in British Columbia acute care facilities
    Bruce Gamage
    Provincial Infection Control Network, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 36:706-10. 2008
    ..This paper reports on an infection prevention and control surveillance survey of acute care facilities (ACFs) performed by the Provincial Infection Control Network of British Columbia...
  32. doi request reprint Comparison of qualitative and quantitative fit-testing results for three commonly used respirators in the healthcare sector
    Chun Yip Hon
    a Worksafe and Wellness, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Occup Environ Hyg 14:175-179. 2017
    ..The disagreement in outcomes between the two fit-test methods with our suite of N95 filtering facepiece respirators was approximately 12%. Our findings may benefit other healthcare organizations that use these three respirators...
  33. pmc Protecting health workers from infectious disease transmission: an exploration of a Canadian-South African partnership of partnerships
    Annalee Yassi
    Global Health Research Program GHRP, The University of British Columbia UBC, rm 430, 2206 East Mall, V6T 1Z3, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Global Health 12:10. 2016
    ..This article describes the collaboration, analyzes the determinants of success and shares lessons learned...
  34. doi request reprint Workplace programmes for HIV and tuberculosis: a systematic review to support development of international guidelines for the health workforce
    Annalee Yassi
    School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    AIDS Care 25:525-43. 2013
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  35. pmc Tool, weapon, or white elephant? A realist analysis of the five phases of a twenty-year programme of occupational health information system implementation in the health sector
    Jerry M Spiegel
    Global Health Research Program GHRP, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia UBC, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:84. 2012
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  36. ncbi request reprint What the Cuban context provides health researchers: the feasibility of a longitudinal multi-method study of the impact of housing improvements on health in Havana, Cuba
    Jerry Spiegel
    Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, 6476 N W Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2
    J Public Health (Oxf) 26:95-100. 2004
    ..The objective of this study, therefore, was to ascertain the feasibility of conducting a multi-method longitudinal evaluation of the impact of housing improvements on health...
  37. ncbi request reprint Assessing the health implications for healthcare workers of regulatory changes eliminating locally developed occupational exposure limits in favor of TLVs: an evidence-based bipartite approach
    Philip Bigelow
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 10:433-44. 2004
    ..While the WCB of BC did implement the change, the present report resulted in procedural changes that will provide better protection for the workforce...
  38. doi request reprint Effectiveness of joint health and safety committees: a realist review
    Annalee Yassi
    Global Health Research Program GHRP, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 56:424-38. 2013
    ..Joint health and safety committees (JHSCs) are widely acknowledged as important to a healthy and safe work environment. However, it is also generally believed that having a JHSC is necessary but not sufficient; the JHSC must be effective...
  39. ncbi request reprint A collaborative evidence-based approach to making healthcare a healthier place to work
    Annalee Yassi
    Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia
    Hosp Q 5:70-8. 2002
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  40. ncbi request reprint Lessons from the margins of globalization: appreciating the Cuban health paradox
    Jerry M Spiegel
    Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
    J Public Health Policy 25:85-110. 2004
    ..The importance of monitoring how Cuba sustains such policies as it faces growing challenges in this globalizing era is increasingly worth observing...
  41. ncbi request reprint Vaccination of health care workers for influenza: promote safety culture, not coercion
    Annalee Yassi
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Public Health 101:S41-5. 2010
    ..In light of this policy, our objectives were to explore the views of BC health care workers (HCWs) regarding how best to promote vaccine uptake...
  42. ncbi request reprint Preventing disability from occupational musculoskeletal injuries in an urban, acute and tertiary care hospital: results from a prevention and early active return-to-work safely program
    Philip Mark Davis
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, 301 1195 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3X5, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 46:1253-62. 2004
    ..Healthcare workers are at high risk for musculoskeletal injuries. A program was developed to decrease the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries and the duration of associated time loss...
  43. ncbi request reprint Worker satisfaction with a workplace injury prevention and return-to-work program in a large Canadian hospital: the importance of an integrated approach
    Veronic Ouellette
    Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Work 28:175-81. 2007
    ..However, it only attracted 39% of workers who reported injuries. This triggered a study of utilization and satisfaction with PEARS to determine areas to further enhance the program...
  44. doi request reprint Workplace interventions to reduce HIV and TB stigma among health care workers - Where do we go from here?
    Jacob Siegel
    a School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Glob Public Health 10:995-1007. 2015
    ..Importantly, stigma reduction must not only be embedded in the institutional management of HCWs but also be attentive to the localised needs of HCWs themselves. ..
  45. ncbi request reprint Politics and partnerships: challenges and rewards of partnerships in workplace health research in the healthcare sector of British Columbia, Canada
    Annalee Yassi
    Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 10:457-65. 2004
    ..As all partners recognized the importance of the research agenda, the stakeholders remained committed to working through the challenges, and have consequently achieved considerable success...
  46. pmc Collaboration between infection control and occupational health in three continents: a success story with international impact
    Annalee Yassi
    University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 11:S8. 2011
    ..Furthermore, the research and knowledge-transfer experience highlighted the value of partnership amongst Northern and Southern researchers in terms of sharing resources, experiences and knowledge...
  47. ncbi request reprint The good, the bad, and the ugly of partnered research: revisiting the sequestration thesis and the role of universities in promoting social justice
    Annalee Yassi
    College for Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Health Serv 40:485-505. 2010
    ..In becoming servants of government or corporatism, universities have become less vital to society and are failing in their mission to promote social justice and sustainability. Strong measures are needed to restore public trust...
  48. pmc Promoting the health of marginalized populations in Ecuador through international collaboration and educational innovations
    Margot W Parkes
    Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Bull World Health Organ 87:312-9. 2009
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  49. pmc Healthcare Worker Preferences for Active Tuberculosis Case Finding Programs in South Africa: A Best-Worst Scaling Choice Experiment
    Nathan N O'Hara
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 10:e0133304. 2015
    ..This study aimed to systematically quantify and compare the preferred attributes of an active TB case finding program for HCWs in South Africa...
  50. doi request reprint Work-relatedness of low back pain in nursing personnel: a systematic review
    Annalee Yassi
    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 19:223-44. 2013
    ..This systematic review was conducted to ascertain whether this much-documented association constitutes a causal relationship, and whether there is a discernible threshold of exposures associated with this elevated risk...
  51. pmc Establishing a community of practice of researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and communities to sustainably manage environmental health risks in Ecuador
    Jerry M Spiegel
    University of British Columbia UBC Global Health Research Program, School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 11:S5. 2011
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  52. ncbi request reprint Reducing mercury and responding to the global gold rush
    Samuel J Spiegel
    Department of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Lancet 366:2070-2. 2005
  53. pmc Which new approaches to tackling neglected tropical diseases show promise?
    Jerry M Spiegel
    School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B C, Canada
    PLoS Med 7:e1000255. 2010
    ..Peter Hotez and colleagues, in contrast, argue that the best return on investment will continue to be mass drug administration for NTDs...
  54. ncbi request reprint Patient safety--worker safety: building a culture of safety to improve healthcare worker and patient well-being
    Annalee Yassi
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, British Columbia
    Healthc Q 8:32-8. 2005
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  55. ncbi request reprint Decreasing occupational injury and disability: the convergence of systems theory, knowledge transfer and action research
    Jaime Guzman
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare in BC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Work 30:229-39. 2008
    ..We provide examples of model application in workers compensation and in the healthcare workplace...
  56. ncbi request reprint Protecting health care workers from SARS and other respiratory pathogens: a review of the infection control literature
    Bruce Gamage
    British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 33:114-21. 2005
    ..SARS focused attention on the adequacy of and compliance with infection control practices in preventing airborne and droplet-spread transmission of infectious agents...
  57. pmc Why language matters: insights and challenges in applying a social determination of health approach in a North-South collaborative research program
    Jerry M Spiegel
    School of Population and Public Health, Department of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Rm 430 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, V6T 1Z3, BC, Canada
    Global Health 11:9. 2015
    ..In this article, we elaborate on how focusing instead on the language of "social determination of health" has prompted us to attempt to apply a more equity-sensitive approaches to research and related policy and praxis...
  58. doi request reprint Barriers to HIV counseling and testing uptake by health workers in three public hospitals in Free State Province, South Africa
    Rabia Khan
    a School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    AIDS Care 27:198-205. 2015
    ..Campaigns to improve awareness of HCT and TB services offered in the OHUs, address stigma and ensure that the workforce is aware of the confidentiality provisions that are in place are warranted. ..
  59. pmc Considerations for preparing a randomized population health intervention trial: lessons from a South African-Canadian partnership to improve the health of health workers
    Annalee Yassi
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Glob Health Action 7:23594. 2014
    ..However, guidance is lacking for addressing the ethical and logistic challenges in (cluster) RCTs of population health interventions in low- and middle-income countries...
  60. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a scheduled toileting program in a long term care facility: evaluating the impact on injury risk to caregiving staff
    Chris Engst
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    AAOHN J 52:427-35. 2004
    ..Clear communication, mentoring, and monitoring were important for successfully changing care practices...
  61. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence and mortality in workers employed at a transformer manufacturing plant: update to a cohort study
    Annalee Yassi
    Institute for Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Am J Ind Med 44:58-62. 2003
    ..The objectives of the present study were to update the mortality analysis and include deaths for the past 6 years as well as to do an analysis of cancer incidence of the cohort...
  62. pmc Ethics in Community-University-Artist Partnered Research: Tensions, Contradictions and Gaps Identified in an 'Arts for Social Change' Project
    Annalee Yassi
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, 430 2206 East Mall, UBC, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada
    J Acad Ethics 14:199-220. 2016
    ..We present how our team has been addressing these issues, as examples of how such concerns could be approached in community-university partnerships in arts for social change...
  63. pmc Food sovereignty, food security and health equity: a meta-narrative mapping exercise
    Anelyse M Weiler
    Sociology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Global Health Research Program, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia Sociology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Global Health Research Program, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
    Health Policy Plan 30:1078-92. 2015
    ..A research agenda to explore project-based interventions in the food system along these pathways can support the identification of ways to strengthen both food sovereignty and health equity...
  64. ncbi request reprint Dengue in Cuba: mobilisation against Aedes aegypti
    Jerry Spiegel
    Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:207-8. 2002
  65. ncbi request reprint Developing and evaluating a nursing bag system for home care nurses using a participatory ergonomics approach
    Elaine J Lee
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Home Healthc Nurse 24:591-7. 2006
  66. pmc The impact of requiring completion of an online infection control course on health professionals' intentions to comply with infection control guidelines: A comparative study
    Annalee Yassi
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 20:15-9. 2009
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  67. ncbi request reprint An integrated ecosystem approach for sustainable prevention and control of dengue in Central Havana
    Mariano Bonet
    Instituto Nacional de Higiene, Epidemiología y Microbiología INHEM, Havana, Cuba
    Int J Occup Environ Health 13:188-94. 2007
    ..Specific factors associated with the presence of mosquito breeding sites and risks of dengue were examined in a case-control study...
  68. pmc Research gaps in protecting healthcare workers from SARS and other respiratory pathogens: an interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, evidence-based approach
    Annalee Yassi
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare in BC, Vancouver BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 47:41-50. 2005
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  69. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the effectiveness of a multi-component intervention to improve health in an inner-city Havana community
    Jerry Spiegel
    Global Health, Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues, University of British Columbia UBC, Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 1Z2
    Int J Occup Environ Health 9:118-27. 2003
    ..Overall, the Cayo Hueso Plan was considered highly successful in improving the quality of life amid difficult circumstances. Its lessons are being embraced by other communities...
  70. ncbi request reprint Implementing information technology to improve workplace health: a web-based information needs assessment of managers in Fraser Health, British Columbia
    Jag S Sandhu
    Sandhu Consulting and Research
    Healthc Manage Forum 18:6-16. 2005
    ..Recommendations include that managers be presented with clear and concise workplace health reports that facilitate analysis for decision-making...
  71. ncbi request reprint Protecting health care workers from SARS and other respiratory pathogens: organizational and individual factors that affect adherence to infection control guidelines
    David Moore
    Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare in British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 33:88-96. 2005
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  72. ncbi request reprint Texaco and its consultants
    Jaime Breilh
    Int J Occup Environ Health 11:217-20. 2005
  73. ncbi request reprint Re: Implementation of WHO Guidelines on Disclosure of Interest by members of WHO Expert Panels
    Olav Axelson
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    Robert B Tate
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