366 results match your criteria Annals of occupational and environmental medicine[Journal]


The relationship between precarious employment and subjective well-being in Korean wage workers through the Cantril ladder Scale.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2020 17;32:e11. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, Korea.

Background: The global labor market is moving towards increasing job instability. Relatively few studies have examined the relationship between precarious employment and subjective well-being using quantitative scales. We evaluated the association between wage workers' employment status and their subjective well-being through the Cantril ladder scale using Korean Welfare Panel Survey data (KOWEPS). Read More

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Relationship between seafood consumption and bisphenol A exposure: the Second Korean National Environmental Health Survey (KoNEHS 2012-2014).

Ann Occup Environ Med 2020 5;32:e10. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Background: This study aimed to identify the relationship between exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and seafood consumption using a nationally representative data of the general Korean population.

Methods: This study was conducted on 5,402 adults aged 19 years and older (2,488 men, 2,914 women) based on the second Korean National Environmental Health Survey (2012-2014). We stratified the data according to gender and analyzed urinary BPA concentrations in terms of sociodemographic characteristics, health behavior, dietary factor, and seafood consumption. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7204842PMC

Association between use of humidifier disinfectant and allergic rhinitis in Korean children: a cross-sectional study based on the eighth Panel Study on Korean Children (PSKC).

Ann Occup Environ Med 2020 17;32:e9. Epub 2020 Feb 17.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Korea.

Background: Rhinitis was the most frequently diagnosed disorder among users of humidifier disinfectants (HDs). The aim of our study was to investigate on the relationship between allergic rhinitis (AR) and HD uses.

Methods: Our study used the data from the eighth Panel Study on Korean Children; a total of 1,540 participants were enrolled. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7049669PMC
February 2020

Pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium outcomes in female firefighters in Korea.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2020 31;32:e8. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.

Background: Female firefighters are exposed to hazardous environmental (chemical and physical) and working (shift work, psychological, and ergonomic factors) conditions that have reported or are suspected of adverse effects on reproductive health. However, no previous studies have reported on pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium outcomes (PCPOs) in female firefighters.

Methods: The present study compared hospital admissions for PCPOs, based on 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) codes, among Korean female firefighters with those of the general Korean population. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7008587PMC
January 2020

Descriptive analysis of prevalence and medical expenses of cancer, cardio-cerebrovascular disease, psychiatric disease, and musculoskeletal disease in Korean firefighters.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2020 30;32:e7. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Guri, Korea.

Background: Firefighters are exposed to many dangerous working conditions. Many studies have identified the risk of disease for firefighters, but only a few studies have addressed the medical expenses of firefighters, which represents a concrete scale of disease. Our purpose in this study was to determine the medical expenditures of firefighters to assess the overall scale of disease in Korea. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7008591PMC
January 2020

Multidimensional sleep quality of dependent self-employment workers.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2020 22;32:e6. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Gachon University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.

Background: The number of workers in non-standard employment (NSE) is increasing due to industrial change and technological development. Dependent self-employment (DSE), a type of NSE, was created decades ago. Despite the problems associated with this new type of employment, few studies have been conducted on the effects by DSE on health, especially sleep quality. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7008592PMC
January 2020

Association between green areas and allergic disease in Korean adults: a cross-sectional study.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2020 22;32:e5. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Although many epidemiological studies have reported the inverse associations between greenness and health outcomes, inconsistent associations in allergic diseases remain an issue. We aimed to identify associations between greenness and allergic diseases among Korean adults.

Methods: In total, 219,298 adults from the 2009 Korea Community Health Survey were included in this study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7008584PMC
January 2020

Gastric and rectal cancers in workers exposed to asbestos: a case series.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2020 2;32:e4. Epub 2020 Jan 2.

Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute, Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency, Ulsan, Korea.

Background: The Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute (OSHRI) of the Korea had not recognized gastrointestinal cancer as work-related disease during their evaluation. However, in 2018 OSHRI recognized gastric and rectal cancers as work-related disease in asbestos-exposed workers. We present 2 such cases along supportive evidence of causation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7008586PMC
January 2020

Mercury concentration in shark meat from traditional markets of Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2020 2;32:e3. Epub 2020 Jan 2.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

Background: Although unusually high levels of blood mercury have been reported in the North Gyeongsang Province (Gyeongsangbuk-do), mercury contents from shark meat distributed in this region have not been assessed yet. Thus, this study aims to identify the hazard by evaluating the mercury contents of the shark meat sold in the traditional market of Gyeongsangbuk-do.

Methods: The shark meat in the form of muscle meat was obtained from 15 traditional markets of Gyeongsangbuk-do in the summer and winter of 2013. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7008590PMC
January 2020

Validity assessment of self-reported smoking status in firefighters using the urine cotinine test.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2020 2;32:e2. Epub 2020 Jan 2.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

Background: In firefighters, smoking management is important because they are exposed to various harmful substances in their occupational environment. Accurate surveys of smoking status are essential to control tobacco use. The main disadvantage of self-report questionnaires, which are commonly used for investigating smoking status, is the possibility that the subjects' response are invalid. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7008589PMC
January 2020

Problems with diagnostic criteria for humidifier disinfectant lung injury (HDLI): two cases of radiologically improved HDLI.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2020 2;32:e1. Epub 2020 Jan 2.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: In Korea, to investigate the casual relationship between humidifier disinfectant and lung disease, four rounds of investigation and judgment were conducted. During this investigation, two adults who performed lung biopsy were recognized for their relevance between humidifier disinfectants and lung disease. At first, we did not think of the relationship to humidifier disinfectant because chest computed tomography (CT) finding of 2 cases were improved. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7008585PMC
January 2020

A study of risk factors for the possible cases of acute occupational pesticide poisoning of orchard farmers in some parts of south Chungcheong province.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 10;31:e35. Epub 2019 Dec 10.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.

Background: The objective of the present study is to identify differences in the prevalence of acute occupational pesticide poisoning across Korean orchard farmers' farming characteristics and the risk factors that have an effect on acute occupational pesticide poisoning.

Methods: For 3 years (2014, 2015, and 2017), a questionnaire survey was conducted on 394 orchard farmers in some parts of south Chungcheong Province in relation to pesticide poisoning. 323 orchard farmers who responded to acute occupational pesticide poisoning were included for final analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.35371/aoem.2019.31.e35DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6941934PMC
December 2019

The effect of earplug training on noise protection.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 12;31:e34. Epub 2019 Nov 12.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

Background: Noise-induced hearing loss is an occupational disease, and workplace noise exposure is a major hazard in Korea. Although hearing protectors effectively reduce a worker's exposure to noise, their success is compromised by the wearer's inability to fit the protectors correctly, and there are no proper training methods for using hearing protectors in small-scale industries. This study aims to evaluate the effect of earplug training on hearing protection using field microphone-in-real-ear (F-MIRE) and prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6941932PMC
November 2019

Establishment and operation of a cooperative program to identify work-related acute myeloid leukemia in a general hospital.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 12;31:e33. Epub 2019 Nov 12.

Department of Hematology, Seoul St. Mary's Hematology Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Background: The purpose of this report is to introduce the occupational cancer surveillance system, implemented in June 2018, and to share the results of our cooperative program.

Methods: The cooperative program begins when the patient is diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Newly diagnosed AML patients are admitted to the internal medicine hematology department, then attending hematology physician requests a consultation from the occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) department. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6941933PMC
November 2019

Relationship between occupational sunlight exposure and the incidence of renal cancer.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 7;31:e32. Epub 2019 Nov 7.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, Korea.

Background: The risk factors for renal cancer include smoking, obesity, hypertension, and exposure to trichloroethylene. Recent studies have shown that low sunlight exposure increases the risk of developing a range of cancers, including renal cancer. Given that most of the daytime is spent at work, a lack of occupational sunlight exposure can be a risk factor for renal cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.35371/aoem.2019.31.e32DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6850789PMC
November 2019

Distribution of age, gender, and occupation among individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome based on the National Health Insurance data and National Employment Insurance data.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 7;31:e31. Epub 2019 Nov 7.

Department of Health Sciences, Hanyang University Graduate School, Seoul, Korea.

Background: The present study aimed to investigate the basic characteristics of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and its differences between occupations using Korea's National Health Insurance (NHI) and National Employment Insurance (NEI).

Methods: The study participants were obtained from the NEI and NHI data from 2008 to 2015, with a diagnosis code of G560 (CTS) as the main or sub-diagnosis. Data about gender, age, diabetes mellitus, smoking, drinking, and length of employment, information about type of occupation, and number of employees according to age and occupation were obtained from NHI and NEI data. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.35371/aoem.2019.31.e31DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6850790PMC
November 2019

The exposure level of environmental harmful substances related to the secondhand smoke in Korean non-smoker adults: data from the second Korean National Environmental Health Survey (KoNEHS 2012-2014): a cross-sectional study.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 15;31:e30. Epub 2019 Oct 15.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Background: We aimed to find the exposure level of environmental harmful substances related to the secondhand smoke (SHS) using a nationally representative data of the general population in Korea.

Methods: Total 3,533 people were included in this study. We compared the proportion exceeding 95 percentile of the concentrations of harmful substances by sex according to SHS exposure. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6850792PMC
October 2019

A study on the characteristics of Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey (MBI-GS) of workers in one electronics company.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 15;31:e29. Epub 2019 Oct 15.

Department of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.

Background: This study investigated characteristics according to demographic, occupational factors of Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey (MBI-GS) and related scales to MBI-GS.

Methods: The subjects of the study were 3,331 workers in 3 different workplaces of one electronics company. They filled in demographic factors surveys, occupational factors surveys, MBI-GS, Korean Occupational Stress Scale-Short Form (KOSS-SF), Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), and World Health Organization Quality Of Life-Abbreviated version (WHOQOL-BREF). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6850794PMC
October 2019

Association of discrimination and presenteeism with cardiovascular disease: the Fourth Korean Working Conditions Survey.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 11;31:e28. Epub 2019 Oct 11.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Discrimination is a representative social determinant of health. Presenteeism is defined as presenting to work despite of illness and is an indicator of group health. We investigated the association of discrimination and presenteeism with cardiovascular disease using Korean data. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6850791PMC
October 2019

Effect of night shift work on the control of hypertension and diabetes in workers taking medication.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 10;31:e27. Epub 2019 Oct 10.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.

Background: Night shift work induces physiological and psychological stress by altering sleep and biological rhythms and is associated with hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. Few studies have been conducted on the control of hypertension and diabetes. This study aimed to examine the effect of night shift work on the control rate of hypertension and diabetes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6850788PMC
October 2019

Association between job-related stress and experience of presenteeism among Korean workers stratified on the presence of depression.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 30;31:e26. Epub 2019 Sep 30.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Presenteeism refers to the phenomenon of working while sick. Its development can be attributed to not only somatic symptoms but also underlying social agreements and workplace atmosphere. In this study, we analyzed presenteeism among workers from various industries, focusing on job-related stress with stratification on the presence of depression. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6792004PMC
September 2019
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Emotional labor and job types of male firefighters in Daegu Metropolitan City.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 26;31:e25. Epub 2019 Sep 26.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dongguk University Gyeongju Hospital, Gyeongju, Korea.

Background: Research on the emotional labor of firefighters is actively being carried out, but studies that analyze emotional labor separately by job types, working departments, and other conditions of firefighters are insufficient. The purpose of this study is to investigate the difference in emotional labor level between departments and other conditions of firefighters.

Methods: A total of 287 Korean firefighters were included for analysis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6779900PMC
September 2019
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Comparison of work environment and occupational injury in direct and indirect employment in Korea and Europe.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 25;31:e24. Epub 2019 Sep 25.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Background: To investigate the risk of injury for indirect employment in Korea, we compared work environment, workplace exposure, and injury risk according to the type of employment contract between Korea and European Union (EU) countries.

Methods: We analyzed data of blue-collar workers from the fourth Korean Working Conditions Survey (2014) and the sixth European Working Conditions Survey (2015) and compared workplace risk factors and preventive factors for occupational injuries. Multiple logistic regression analysis was conducted to identify the relationship between occupational injury and the type of employment contract after adjusting for age and sex. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6791999PMC
September 2019

Association between urinary phthalate metabolites and obesity in adult Korean population: Korean National Environmental Health Survey (KoNEHS), 2012-2014.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 9;31:e23. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wonjin Green Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Phthalate is a chemical that is commonly used as a plasticizer in processing plastic products and as a solvent in personal care products. Although previous experimental studies have reported that phthalate metabolites are associated with obesity, epidemiological study results have been inconsistent and insufficient. The objective of the present study was to investigate the association between urinary phthalate metabolites and obesity in adult Korean population. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6779927PMC
September 2019
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Relationship between triclosan exposure and thyroid hormones: the Second Korean National Environmental Health Survey (2012-2014).

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 5;31:e22. Epub 2019 Sep 5.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Background: 5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol (triclosan) is used as an antiseptic and is a potential endocrine-disrupting chemical that can affect thyroid hormone levels. This study evaluated the relationship between triclosan exposure and thyroid hormones.

Methods: Data from the second Korean National Environmental Health Survey (2012-2014) were analyzed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6779949PMC
September 2019

The effects of exposure to lead, cadmium and mercury on follicle-stimulating hormone levels in men and postmenopausal women: data from the Second Korean National Environmental Health Survey (2012-2014).

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 28;31:e21. Epub 2019 Aug 28.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Background: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a gonadotropin secreted by the pituitary gland, is a representative secondary sex hormone and an important indicator of reproductive function. The effects of heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury on humans have been studied, but reports on their effects on sex hormone levels are lacking. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between heavy metal exposure and FSH levels in Korean men and postmenopausal women. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6779926PMC

Collective exposure to lead from an approved natural product-derived drug in Korea.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 26;31:e20. Epub 2019 Aug 26.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School and Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Korea.

Background: In Asian countries, including Korea, lead poisoning caused by traditional herbal medicines is often observed in the clinic. However, there have been no reports thus far of lead poisoning caused by drugs that were approved by the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA). Here, we describe seven patients who ingested a problematic natural product-derived drug (NPD). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6779882PMC
August 2019
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Night shiftwork and prostate-specific antigen level in a tire manufacturing factory.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 22;31:e19. Epub 2019 Aug 22.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School and Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Korea.

Background: Recent studies suggest that night shiftwork may increase the risk of prostate cancer and elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level. The purpose of this study was to verify whether rotating night shiftwork affects serum PSA level.

Methods: This study included 3,195 male production workers who work in a large tire manufacturing factory. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6779848PMC

The association between serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) levels and job-related stress among female nurses.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 14;31:e18. Epub 2019 Aug 14.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Korea.

Background: Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) is an endogenous steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland. DHEAS has been suggested to play a protective role against psychosocial stress. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between job-related stress and blood concentrations of DHEAS according to occupational stress factors among female nurses. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6779852PMC
August 2019
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Korean translation and validation of the Workplace Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment (PERMA)-Profiler.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 13;31:e17. Epub 2019 Aug 13.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine & Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Pusan Paik Hospital, Inje University, Busan, Korea.

Background: No tool is available for the multidimensional measurement of workplace well-being among Korean workers. In this study, the Workplace Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment (PERMA)-Profiler, a multidimensional workplace well-being measure, was translated into Korean, and its validity and reliability were assessed.

Methods: The Workplace PERMA-Profiler, including the positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment domains, was translated according to international guidelines. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6779863PMC

The association between quality of direct supervisor's behavior and depressive mood in Korean wage workers: the 4th Korean Working Conditions Survey.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 7;31:e16. Epub 2019 Aug 7.

Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Workers spend most of their social lives at work and have relationships of varying nature with people in the workplace. Direct supervisors, in particular, have a direct and lasting impact on workers, which may influence workers' mental health. Depression is very prevalent worldwide, and social concern about the disease is on the rise. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6779853PMC
August 2019
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Relationship between shift work and liver enzymes: a cross-sectional study based on the Korea National Health and Examination Survey (2007-2015).

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 31;31:e15. Epub 2019 Jul 31.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

Background: Shift work has well-known adverse effects on health. However, few studies have investigated the relationship between shift work and hepatic disorders. This study aimed to evaluate the association between shift work and abnormal level of liver enzymes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6761479PMC

Depressive symptoms among dance artists in South Korea: balance between self- and social identity on job value.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 31;31:e14. Epub 2019 Jul 31.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: The balance between self- and social identity on job value of Korean dance artists, considered as performing artists, was measured to investigate the relationship between balance and depressive symptoms.

Methods: Data of 139 dance artists were analyzed for depressive symptoms assessed by their responses to questionnaires from the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CESD) translated into Korean. The balance score of each aspect of social identity compared to that of self-identity on job value was measured and classified as lower, equal, or higher. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6763393PMC

The association between dependent self-employment and self-reported depression/anxiety and sleep disorder in South Korea.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 29;31:e13. Epub 2019 Jul 29.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ajou University Hospital, Suwon, Korea.

Background: Dependent self-employment is precarious employment, which can be vulnerable to mental health problems. This study aimed to investigate the association of dependent self-employment with depression, anxiety, and sleep disorder in South Korea.

Methods: This study used data from the Fourth Korean Working Conditions Survey and included 32,691 paid workers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6761480PMC

Relationship between working hours and probability to take alopecia medicine among Korean male workers: a 4-year follow-up study.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 11;31:e12. Epub 2019 Jul 11.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Many studies have reported the negative effects of long working hours on various health problems. However, whether hair loss is associated with working hours has been rarely investigated so far. The main purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between long working hours and the development of alopecia among Korean male workers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6761478PMC
July 2019
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The effect of diabetes on 4-year changes of hearing thresholds in male workers exposed to noise in a single company: a longitudinal study.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 28;31:e11. Epub 2019 Jun 28.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea.

Background: Recently, several studies have assessed the association between diabetes and hearing impairment. However, the effect of diabetes on hearing impairment is not well known in diabetic patients exposed to noise, a typical cause of hearing impairment. The aim of this study is to longitudinally analyze the effect of diabetes on hearing impairment in workers exposed to similar noise levels from 2013 to 2017 who had experienced little change in their working conditions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6751739PMC

Association between depression and cardiovascular disease risk in general population of Korea: results from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2016.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 20;31:e10. Epub 2019 Jun 20.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Korea.

Background: Depression is considered as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated with changes in individuals' health status that might influence CVD risk. However, most studies have scrutinized this relationship on a rather narrower and specific study population. By focusing on general population of Korea, we sought to inspect the association of depression with CVD risk and cardiovascular risk factors. Read More

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June 2019
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A case of acute organic solvent poisoning during epoxy coating.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 18;31:e9. Epub 2019 Jun 18.

Occupational Safety & Health Research Institute, Ulsan, Korea.

Background: In the construction industry, maintaining health and safety of workers often challenging. Among the workers at construction sites, painters are at particular risk of respiratory diseases and neurotoxicity. However, in Korea there is weak enforcement of workers' health and safety practices in the construction industry in Korea. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6751803PMC
June 2019
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Validation of health screening questionnaire used for screening gastrointestinal disorder in worker's special health examination for night time work.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 14;31:e8. Epub 2019 Jun 14.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Since the night time work was introduced as a 'harmful factor' for the worker's special health examination (WSHE) in 2014, the validation of the questionnaire used for screening gastrointestinal (GI) disorder has not been conducted. The purpose of this study is to verify the validity of the questionnaire using the data of specific health screening cluster.

Methods: We used WSHE screening data for 3 years, from 2014 to 2016, in health screening cluster. Read More

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A study of relationship between blood mercury concentration and hypertension in residents living in old mine fields and related factors.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 30;31:e6. Epub 2019 May 30.

Heavy Metal Exposure Environmental Health Center, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea.

Background: In Korea, around the abandoned metal mines, heavy metals are being accumulating in the cultivated areas. Among exposed heavy metals, mercury is known to harm for cardiovascular system known to affect blood pressure. So, we studied the relationship between blood mercury level and hypertension in residents around abandoned metal mines. Read More

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The effect of shift work on high sensitivity C-reactive protein level among female workers.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 28;31:e5. Epub 2019 May 28.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea.

Background: This study assessed the association between shift work and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) level, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), in female workers in electronics manufacturing services (EMS).

Methods: Female EMS workers who received special medical examinations for workers in Gyeongnam, Korea between January 2017 and December 2017 were enrolled in this study. Their age, marital status, education level, alcohol consumption, smoking habit, regular exercise, quality of sleep, work stress, and depression were investigated, and blood tests were conducted. Read More

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Comparison of risk-assessment tools for cardio-cerebrovascular diseases (CVD) in male shipyard workers: a cross-sectional study.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 23;31:e4. Epub 2019 May 23.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea.

Background: Periodic revision of assessment tools is essential to ensure risk assessment reliability and validity. Despite the recent revision of the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) 2018, there is no evidence showing that the revision is superior to other cardio-cerebrovascular diseases (CVDs) risk-assessment tools for workplace health management. We conducted a comparative analysis using the Framingham risk score (FRS) as a gold standard to identify the most relevant CVDs risk-assessment tool for workplace health management. Read More

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The association between long working hours and marital status change: middle-aged and educated Korean in 2014-2015.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 1;31:e3. Epub 2019 May 1.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: We investigated the association between long workhours and marital status change from married to divorced or separated status that might have bad health effects.

Methods: A total of 40,654 participants with married status in 2014 were followed up in 2015. Weekly workhours were categorized into four groups: ≤ 40, 41-52, 53-60, and > 60 hours per week. Read More

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May 2019
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A case of extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon rupture in an automotive assembly line worker: an ergonomic evaluation through job strain index (JSI) and musculoskeletal risk factor survey.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 1;31:e2. Epub 2019 May 1.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Background: We report a case of extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon rupture caused by repetitive motions and awkward posture on hand and wrist joints.

Case Presentation: A 47-year-old right-handed man who worked for 15 years in an assembly line at an automotive manufacturing company has been diagnosed with a complete tear of right EPL tendon. We investigated the patient's occupational history in detail and evaluated the tasks ergonomically through musculoskeletal risk factors survey and job strain index (JSI) using the 22 task-related videos recorded by the patient. Read More

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Association between shift work and hyperhomocysteinemia in male workers.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 1;31:e1. Epub 2019 May 1.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Korea.

Background: Shift work is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. Here, we sought to assess the relationship between shift work and plasma homocysteine levels. Determining the correlations between shift work and homocysteine levels may provide a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying cardiovascular diseases. Read More

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May 2019
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Violence at work: determinants & prevalence among health care workers, northwest Ethiopia: an institutional based cross sectional study.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 3;31. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

1Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, P.O. Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Workplace violence is the intentional use of power, threatened or actual, against another person or against a group, in work-related circumstances, that either results in or has a high degree of likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal development, or deprivation. The aim of this study is to assess magnitude and predictors of workplace violence among healthcare workers in health facilities of Gondar city.

Methods: Institutional based cross sectional study design was employed to conduct this study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6449966PMC
April 2019
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Difference in health status of Korean farmers according to gender.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 8;31. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Gumi Hospital, 179, 1gongdan-ro, Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do Republic of Korea.

Background: The objective of this study was to compare differences in lifestyle diseases, musculoskeletal pain, psychosocial stress, and self-health awareness according to gender in Korean farmers.

Methods: The study population comprised 436 farmers residing in rural areas in Korea. A self-administered questionnaire was used to survey demographic characteristics, health-related behaviors, and musculoskeletal pain. Read More

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March 2019
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Application of cold intolerance symptom severity questionnaire among vibration-exposed workers as a screening tool for the early detection of hand-arm vibration syndrome: a cross-sectional study.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 1;31. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

1Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 877 Bangeojinsunhwando-ro, Dong-gu, Ulsan, 44033 Republic of Korea.

Background: The detection rate of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is very low in South Korea compared with other countries. The absence of uniform consensus and guidelines for diagnosing HAVS has been presumed to be one of the reasons. The HAVS has various manifestations including cold intolerance and its severity can be measured using the cold intolerance symptom severity (CISS) questionnaire. Read More

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March 2019
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The role of customer service manual on workplace emotional burden in nationwide cross sectional study.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 12;31. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

1Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, The Institute for Occupational Health College of Medicine, 50, Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 120-749 South Korea.

Background: We aim to discuss the overall effect of customer service manual (CSM) on service industry workers using Korean Working Condition Survey.

Methods: Out of 50,007 total survey participants, 11,946 customer service workers were included in the current study (5613 men, 6333 women). Answers to survey questions were used to define the use of CSM, emotional burden, emotional dissonance, engaging angry customers and other covariates. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373057PMC
February 2019
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Effects of work-related factors on self-reported smoking among female workers in call centers: a cross-sectional study.

Ann Occup Environ Med 2019 12;31. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

Objectives: This study conducted to investigate work-related factors in relation to smoking among women working in call centers in Gwangju, South Korea.

Methods: From 56 call centers (7320 employees), we selected 10 and conducted a survey using a structured questionnaire by randomly selecting 10% of workers from each center. A total of 387 subjects participated in this survey We analyzed for 375 respondents, after excluding men and those with missing responses. Read More

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February 2019
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