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The awareness of caregivers about their children's exposure to ionizing radiation accompanying medical procedures: the assessment study.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland (Department of Physiology).

Objectives: The aim of the study was a survey-based assessment concerning parents of children undergoing CT examinations and their knowledge of detailed information about procedures involved in imaging diagnostics.

Material And Methods: A statistical analysis of 108 surveys of parents of children undergoing CT studies in the Department of Pediatric Radiology in Poznan, Poland was done, with the use of Statistica software.

Results: In result of the evaluation of all subsections of the substantive question number, the majority of answers were incorrect (68-98%). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01223DOI Listing
January 2019
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Energy expenditure of endurance and strength athletes in the light of the Polish energy intake standards.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

University of Physical Education in Krakow, Cracow, Poland (Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry).

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to estimate training energy expenditure (TEE) and daily energy expenditure (DEE) in the Polish elite athletes engaged in endurance sports and power sports, and to compare their levels with the Polish energy intake standards.

Material And Methods: The study sample consisted of 30 athletes (15 women and 15 men) whose energy expenditure was estimated based on heart rate monitoring.

Results: The mean values of DEE obtained for women engaged in endurance sports (WE - women endurance) and power sports (WP - women power) were 3201±533 kcal and 3217±554 kcal, respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01300DOI Listing
January 2019
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Efficacy of the use of the McKenzie and Vojta methods to treat discopathy-associated syndromes in the pediatric population.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Technical University in Dresden, Dresden, Germany (Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering).

Objectives: This paper evaluates the efficacy of using the McKenzie and Vojta methods for patients with low back pain and the use of the DIERS Formetric 4D system as an objective diagnostic tool.

Material And Methods: The study enrolled 28 patients aged 15-17 years old. The patients were hospitalized at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of the Świętokrzyskie Center for Pediatrics in Kielce with a diagnosis of back pain associated with a discopathy. Read More

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January 2019

Effect of physiotherapy on spinal alignment in children with postural defects.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Technical University in Dresden, Dresden, Germany (Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Biomedical Engineering).

Objectives: This paper assesses the effect of neurophysiological rehabilitation in children with postural defects on the depth of thoracic kyphosis, lateral spinal deviation and rotation of spinal motor segments.

Material And Methods: A total of 201 patients aged 8-15 years old with a postural defect diagnosed by medical examination were enrolled. The analyzed parameters were determined using the DIERS system before the first therapeutic session and after 4 weeks of therapy. Read More

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January 2019
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Relationship between psychosocial risks and occupational functioning among miners.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Poznań University of Technology, Poznan, Poland (Department of Ergonomics and Quality Management).

Objectives: This paper presents the results of research on the scale of psychosocial risks among miners. A comparative analysis was made, comparing the research results with the data obtained from workers in the following industries: metal, energy, chemical and construction - along with an indication of the relationship between stressful working conditions and the occupational functioning of the respondents.

Material And Methods: The study involved 483 adults employed in mines in Poland. Read More

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December 2018
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Analysis of bus drivers reaction to simulated traffic collision situations - Eye-tracking studies.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Blacksburg, USA.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to establish whether the driver's visual strategy may influence a driver's behavior to avoid a crash in a high-risk situation. Any published papers on drivers' visual strategies just before a crash were not found.

Material And Methods: Tests were performed using a high-tech driving bus simulator. Read More

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December 2018
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The prevelance of metabolic syndrome on the sample of paramedics

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 18;31(6):741–751. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

The Jan Kochanowski University (UJK) in Kielce, Kielce, Poland (The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The Institute of Medical Sciences)

Objectives: The term metabolic syndrome (MetS) refers to the coexistence of interlinked risk factors of metabolic origin, contributing to the development of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular diseases as well as type 2 diabetes and their cardiovascular complications. The aim of the study is the assessment of the prevalence of MetS among paramedics of the Świętokrzyskie Center of Emergency Medical Services, depending on the adopted diagnostic criteria.

Material And Methods: The study included 140 paramedics (2 women and 138 men), aged 23–60 years old (median = 43 years, average age = 41. Read More

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December 2018

Hip joint arthroscopy in professionally active patients with osteoarthritis.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 20. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland (Department of Angiology, Interfaculty Chair of Anatomy and Histology).

Objectives: The primary endpoints of the study were to assess the effectiveness of hip joint arthroscopy in the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in patients with joint gap stenosis and to determine if and how quickly patients were able to return to work and physical activity.

Material And Methods: The prospective study of patients undergoing hip joint arthroscopy due to pain in FAI has been conducted. They were divided into 2 groups depending on the degree of the radiological examination. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluation of circulating microparticles in healthy medical workers occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation: A preliminary study.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 18;31(6):783-793. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Atomic Energy Commission of Syria (AECS), Damascus, Syria (Radiobiology Laboratory, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology).

Objectives: Ionizing radiation was known to cause disruption of cytoskeleton. However, the disorganization of the cytoskeleton leads to form microparticles (MP) that carry membrane and cytoplasmic constituents from their parent cells they are released from. Therefore, authors investigated the effect of the occupational exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation on MP levels. Read More

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December 2018
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The distribution and excretion of 1-Methylnaphthalene in rats exposed to 1-Methylnaphthalene by inhalation.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 18;31(6):763-770. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Biological and Environmental Monitoring).

Objectives: 1-Methylnaphthalene (1-MN) is a constituent of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, the chemicals that have become ubiquitous in the environment as result of natural and industrial process. This paper reports a study on the distribution and excretion of 1-MN in rats after single and repeated inhalation exposure to 1-MN vapor.

Material And Methods: Male Wistar rats were exposed to 1-MN vapor at nominal concentrations of 50 mg/m3 or 200 mg/m3 in the dynamic inhalation chambers (TSE Systems Head Nose Only Exposure) for 6 h (single exposure) or 5 days (6 h/day, repeated exposure). Read More

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December 2018

The system of values and styles of success in the medical career: A longitudinal study.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 12 18;31(6):823-835. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland (Faculty of Psychology).

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to investigate the relation between system values during medical education and styles of success in the medical career.

Material And Methods: The participants were first examined when they applied to the medical school. Questionnaires were given to these students each academic year. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01298DOI Listing
December 2018
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The respiratory effects of toner exposure according to long-term occupational toner handling history: A longitudinal analysis, 2004-2013.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 17;31(6):809-822. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Fukuoka, Japan (Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, Department of Work Systems and Health).

Objectives: This report shows the relationship between toner exposure and respiratory effects for individuals with a longterm occupational toner-handling history, from 2004 to 2013.

Material And Methods: Authors studied 752 Japanese male workers in toner handling workshops. A total of 673 men who participated in an annual monitoring survey were analyzed in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01285DOI Listing
December 2018
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Evaluation of the safety of users of active implantable medical devices (AIMD) in the working environment in terms of exposure to electromagnetic fields - Practical approach to the requirements of European Directive 2013/35/EU.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 12 5;31(6):795-808. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute, Warszawa, Poland (Laboratory of Electromagnetic Hazards).

Objectives: Electromagnetic fields (EMF) may cause malfunctions in electronic devices, in particular in active implantable medical devices (AIMD), along with discomfort or health hazards to users. The use of AIMD by workers is increasing (especially cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and wearable insulin infusion pumps). Electromagnetic fields may be much stronger in the working environment than applied in basic immunity tests of AIMD (based on EN 60601- 1-2:2015 and EN 50527-1:2016). Read More

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December 2018
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Low frequency electromagnetic waves increase human sperm motility - A pilot study revealing the potent effect of 43 kHz radiation.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 28;31(6):723-739. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland (Department for Health Problems of Aging).

Objectives: Abnormalities in the timing and course of spermatozoa capacitation and hyperactivation underlie common pathologies related to male infertility. Recent data shows that low frequency electromagnetic waves may influence cell membrane potential and permeability. It is therefore possible that low frequency electromagnetic waves could affect the maturation and motility processes of spermatozoa. Read More

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December 2018
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Association of sports and physical activity with obesity among teenagers in Poland.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 22;31(6):771-782. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Polish Telemedicine and eHealth Society, Warszawa, Poland.

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to assess the relationship between the body mass index and sports and physical activities in an unbiased, simple, random sample of teenagers from mid-northeastern Poland.

Material And Methods: Children and adolescents aged 10-19 years old were surveyed. The Internet-based survey was conducted to collect information on physical activity, leisure time, studying hours, weight, and height. Read More

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December 2018
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Letter to the Editor (February 14, 2018) concerning the paper "Histological findings and lung dust analysis as the basis for occupational disease compensation in asbestos-related lung cancer in Germany".

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 13;31(6):837-839. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany (University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg, Institute and Outpatients' Clinic for Occupational and Social Medicine (IPAS)).

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December 2018
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Health promotion and prevention in occupational health systems in Europe.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Occupational Diseases and Environmental Health).

Objectives: In the contemporary Western culture, working population health issues, stressed in various publications, have been perceived as a crucial part of public health. To deal with occupational health issues properly, occupational health services (OHS), aiming at the protection of the workers' health, are organized in many countries. The survey was to find the differences in occupational health systems that the European Economic Area countries use in order to execute prophylactic activities focused on diseases of affluence and how the OHS are used for health promotion actions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01384DOI Listing
October 2018
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Clara cells protein, prolactin and transcription factors of protein NF-ĸB and c-Jun/AP-1 levels in rats inhaled to stainless steel welding dust and its soluble form.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 3;31(5):613-632. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Biological and Environmental Monitoring).

Objectives: Welding processes that generate fumes containing toxic metals, such as hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)), manganese, and nickel (Ni), have been implicated in lung injury, inflammation, and lung tumor promotion in animal models. Bronchiolar epithelium Clara cells/club cells, coordinate these inflammatory responses. Clara cells secretory protein (CC16) with ant-inflammatory role. Read More

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October 2018
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Environmental non-persistent endocrine-disrupting chemicals exposure and reproductive hormones levels in adult men.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 18;31(5):551-573. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Environmental Epidemiology).

Non-persistent endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are exogenous, man-made substances present in the environment that may interfere with the natural human hormones and may exert adverse consequences on human organism. Endocrinedisrupting chemicals have been suspected to be associated with altered reproductive function in the case of males and females. Environmental endocrine-disrupting non-persistent chemicals like parabens, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), synthetic pyrethroids and organophosphate pesticides are found in various products such as metal food cans, plastic bottles, detergents, personal care products or chemicals used for fighting against insects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01183DOI Listing
October 2018
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Presence and use of automated external defibrillators in occupational setting, Belgium.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 29;31(5):603-611. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (Department of Public Health).

Objectives: Few studies focus on out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the occupational setting. Therefore, this study describes the presence and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) at Belgian workplaces during the period 2012-2014.

Material And Methods: A self-constructed questionnaire was developed and sent to internal prevention counselors. Read More

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October 2018
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Development and validation of the Polish version of Colquitt’s Organizational Justice Measure

Authors:
Łukasz Baka

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Jul 3;31(4):415-427. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB), Warszawa, Poland (Department of Social Psychology).

Objectives: Organizational justice is an important predictor of employees’ well-being and job performance. Colquitt’s Organizational Justice Measure (OJM) was designed to assess four aspects of justice – distributive, procedural, interpersonal and informational. The lack of a Polish version of the tool, however, has precluded its application in Poland. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01187DOI Listing
July 2018
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Environmental exposure to non-persistent endocrine disrupting chemicals and semen quality: An overview of the current epidemiological evidence

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Jul 11;31(4):377-414. Epub 2018 May 11.

“Gameta” Hospital, Rzgów, Poland (Department of Gynecology and Reproduction)

Some of the recent publications have reported a decline in semen quality in the last few decades. This phenomenon is associated with environmental factors, particularly with exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The aim of this publication is to critically review the literature on exposure to the following 6 ubiquitous environmental non-persistent EDCs: bisphenol A, triclosan, parabens, synthetic pyrethroids, organophosphate pesticides and phthalates, and on their influence on semen quality measured as sperm concentration, sperm volume, total sperm count, motility, total motile count, morphology, sperm motion, sperm DNA damage (comet extent, tail length, tail distributed moment, percent of DNA located in the tail (tail%), DNA fragmentation index, high DNA stainability, X:Y ratio and aneuploidy. Read More

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July 2018
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Health promotion for the aging workforce in Poland.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Dec 3;31(6):753-761. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy.

Objectives: The aging of the workforce is an issue that calls for concrete measures to promote the health of older workers. This study reports on the results of the European "ProHealth65+" research project interventions conducted in Poland in relation to workplace health promotion for older workers (WHPOW) and the institutions involved in these programs.

Material And Methods: A three-stage search of peer-reviewed and grey literature on the WHPOW in Poland. Read More

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December 2018
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Silicosis in Switzerland.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 16;31(5):659-676. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Suva, Lucerne, Switzerland (Division of Occupational Medicine).

Objectives: The correlation between quartz dust concentrations in the Swiss enterprises and the incidence of silicosis and other related diseases acknowledged as occupational diseases (OD) was investigated.

Material And Methods: Quartz dust concentrations were obtained from Suva's databases of occupational health surveillance measurements between 2005 and 2014. Information on quartz dust-related diseases was from medical dossiers of workers with OD acknowledged by Suva between 2005 and 2014. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01272DOI Listing
October 2018
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The analysis of drivers' reaction time using cell phone in the case of vehicle stabilization task.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 5;31(5):633-648. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania (Department of Automobile Engineering).

Objectives: The article analyzes the driver's psychophysiological qualities such as complex reaction and individual ability to control the vehicle that has suddenly lost its stability. The comparative analysis of the duration of reaction time was performed to assess the negative influence of speaking on a phone and driving with one hand.

Material And Methods: The experimental research was carried out on special training grounds with the road surface having low adhesion coefficient, where sudden lateral vehicle destabilization was caused by the moving plate mounted on the road surface. Read More

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October 2018

Revision of reciprocal action of mercury and selenium.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 18;31(5):575-592. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Biological and Environmental Monitoring, Metal Analyses Laboratory).

Diverse forms of mercury (Hg) have various effects on animals and humans because of a variety of routes of administration. Inorganic mercury (iHg) binds to thiol groups of proteins and enzymes in one's body or is methylated by microorganisms. Organic form of Hg, contrary to the iHg, is more stable but may be demethylated to Hg2+ in the tissue of intestinal flora. Read More

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October 2018
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Work ability of aging teachers in Bulgaria.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 8;31(5):593-602. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

National Center of Public Health and Analyses, Sofia, Bulgaria (Department "Health at Work").

Objectives: The work ability of aging teachers is of special interest because of high risk of stress. The aim of the study was to follow the work ability of aging teachers and compare it with that of aging non-teacher professionals.

Material And Methods: The study included 424 teachers of age ≤ 44 years old (N = 140) and ≥ 45 years old (N = 284), with about 10% male teachers in both age groups, matched by sex and age with non-teacher professionals. Read More

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October 2018
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The effect of prenatal exposure on disposition of hexachloronaphthalene in female Wistar rats and fetal compartment.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 4;31(5):685-695. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland (Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Toxicology).

Objectives: Due to structural and toxicological similarities to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) were included in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in 2015. Hexachloronaphthalene (HxCN) is considered to be one of the most toxic congeners of PCNs. The objective of this study was to determine the maternal and fetal tissue concentrations of hexachloronaphthalene after a single administration. Read More

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October 2018
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The mediating role of nurses' professional commitment in the relationship between core self-evaluation and job satisfaction.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 11;31(5):649-658. Epub 2018 May 11.

Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia (Faculty of Economics).

Objectives: The aim of this study has been to examine the degree to which it is possible to predict job satisfaction in hospital nurses based on core self-evaluation and the nurses' professional commitment. Psychological constructs of nurses' professional commitment could predict a level of job satisfaction.

Material And Methods: A cross-sectional design was applied. Read More

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October 2018

Energy expenditure for massage therapists during performing selected classical massage techniques.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Oct 11;31(5):677-684. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

Higher Integrated School of Therapeutic Massage in Krakow, Kraków, Poland.

Objectives: The aim of the study is to evaluate the intensity of the effort and energy expenditure in the course of performing selected classical massage techniques and to assess the workload of a massage therapist during a work shift.

Material And Methods: Thirteen massage therapists (age: 21.9±1. Read More

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October 2018
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Lag time structure of cardiovascular deaths attributed to ambient air pollutants in Ahvaz, Iran, 2008-2015.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Jul 15;31(4):459-473. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran (Physiology Research Center).

Objectives: There are few studies about the association between breathing polluted air and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and cardiac death in the Middle East. This study aimed to investigate the relation between air pollutants and cardiovascular mortality (based on ICD-10) in Ahvaz.

Material And Methods: In this ecological study, the data about cardiovascular disease mortality and air pollutants from March 2008 until March 2015 was inquired from the Ahvaz City Authority and the Khuzestan Province Environmental Protection Agency. Read More

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July 2018
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Experiencing a probabilistic approach to clarify and disclose uncertainties when setting occupational exposure limits.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Jul 15;31(4):475-489. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), Maisons-Alfort, France.

Objectives: Assessment factors (AFs) are commonly used for deriving reference concentrations for chemicals. These factors take into account variabilities as well as uncertainties in the dataset, such as inter-species and intra-species variabilities or exposure duration extrapolation or extrapolation from the lowest-observed-adverse-effect level (LOAEL) to the noobserved- adverse-effect level (NOAEL). In a deterministic approach, the value of an AF is the result of a debate among experts and, often a conservative value is used as a default choice. Read More

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July 2018
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Letter to the Editor (November 15, 2017) concerning the paper "Screening commercial drivers for obstructive sleep apnea: Validation of STOP-Bang questionnaire".

Authors:
Tomoyuki Kawada

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 10 9;31(5):697-698. Epub 2018 Mar 9.

Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan (Department of Hygiene and Public Health).

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October 2018
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The factorial structure of job-related affective well-being: Polish adaptation of the Warr's measure.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Jul 16;31(4):429-443. Epub 2018 Feb 16.

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland (Institute of Psychology, Department of General Psychology).

Objectives: The first aim of the study reported in this article was to test the factorial structure of job-related affect in a Polish sample. The second aim was to develop the Polish adaptation of the Warr's job-related affective well-being measure published in 1990, which is designed to assess 4 types of affect at work: anxiety, comfort, depression, enthusiasm.

Material And Methods: A longitudinal study design with 2 measurement times was used for verifying the psychometric properties of the Polish version of the measure. Read More

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July 2018
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Authors' response (December 8, 2017) to the letter to the Editor concerning the paper "Occupational exposure to radon for underground tourist routes in Poland: Doses to lung and the risk of developing lung cancer".

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 10 7;31(5):707-709. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland (Department of Radiological Protection).

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October 2018
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Assessment of occupational exposure to gaseous peracetic acid.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Jul 7;31(4):527-535. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

University of Florence, Florence, Italy (Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine).

Objectives: In order to assess short-term exposure to peracetic acid (PAA) in disinfection processes, the Authors compared 4 industrial hygiene monitoring methods to evaluate their proficiency in measuring airborne PAA concentrations.

Material And Methods: An active sampling by basic silica gel impregnated with methyl p-tolyl sulfoxide (MTSO), a passive solid phase micro-extraction technique using methyl p-tolyl sulfide (MTS) as on-fiber derivatization reagent, an electrochemical direct-reading PAA monitor, and a novel visual test strip PAA detector doped with 2,2'-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzothiazoline)-6-sulfonate were evaluated and tested over the range of 0.06-16 mg/m3, using dynamically generated PAA air concentrations. Read More

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July 2018
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Job autonomy in relation to work engagement and workaholism: Mediation of autonomous and controlled work motivation.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Jul 7;31(4):445-458. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland (Institute of Psychology, Laboratory of Psychology of Emotions and Motivation).

Objectives: This study integrates the Self Determination Theory and the Job Demands-Resource model in explaining motivational antecedents of 2 forms of excessive work: work engagement and workaholism. It specifically examines the relationship between job autonomy, situational work motivation, work engagement, and workaholism.

Material And Methods: The sample comprised 318 full-time employees of an international outsourcing company located in Poland. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01197DOI Listing
July 2018
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Letter to the Editor (June 10, 2017) concerning the paper "Trends in smoking among secondary school and high school students in Poland, 2009 and 2011".

Authors:
Tomoyuki Kawada

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 07 30;31(4):537-539. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan (Department of Hygiene and Public Health).

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July 2018
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Association between occupational lead exposure and plasma levels of selected oxidative stress related parameters in Jordanian automobile workers.

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Jul 8;31(4):517-525. Epub 2018 Jan 8.

The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine, School of Medicine).

Objectives: To study any possible correlation between blood lead levels and some oxidative stress parameters of selected groups of lead-exposed automobile occupational Jordanian workers.

Material And Methods: Blood lead levels were determined for a total of 90 male automobile workers aged within the range of 25-45 years old along with the group of 20 agematched healthy males control. To get an idea about the antioxidant status of controls and lead-exposed workers, and to estimate the oxidative stress caused by exposure to lead, we measured the hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) concentration, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, lipid peroxidation as malondialdehyde (MDA) and total antioxidant capacity of controls and workers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01243DOI Listing
July 2018
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Evaluation of a chemical risk assessment method of South Korea for chemicals classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR).

Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2018 Jul 12;31(4):491-501. Epub 2017 Dec 12.

Korea University, Seoul, South Korea (Department of Health Science).

Objectives: Chemicals were used in various fields by the development of industry and science and technology. The Chemical Hazard Risk Management (CHARM) was developed to assess the risk of chemicals in South Korea. In this study, we were to evaluate the CHARM model developed for the effective management of workplace chemicals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/ijomeh.1896.01125DOI Listing
July 2018
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