4,264 results match your criteria Occupational Medicine[Journal]


Nerve conduction: point-of-care testing.

Authors:
Ian Lawson

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr;69(2):149-150

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy117DOI Listing

The gap between evidence on hand-arm vibration hazards and risk management.

Authors:
Tohr Nilsson

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr;69(2):80-82

Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health & Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy158DOI Listing

Pitfalls of neurocognitive testing in an occupational medical setting.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr;69(2):83-85

Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

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A national Health and Work Strategy: a search for evidence.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr;69(2):118-125

Health and Safety Executive, Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire, UK.

Background: The Health and Safety Executive's new Health and Work Strategy is based on an up-to-date assessment of workplace health priorities. Rather than replicating traditional prioritization approaches, a broader assessment of health and work priorities was carried out using a range of stakeholders.

Aims: To develop a set of health priorities for further research and intervention activity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqz001DOI Listing
April 2019
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Chester treadmill police tests as alternatives to 15-m shuttle running.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr;69(2):133-138

Emeritus Professor of Occupational Health and Workplace Fitness, University of Chester, Chester, UK.

Background: Police officers require a specific level of aerobic fitness to allow them to complete personal safety training and specialist roles. Officers' aerobic fitness is assessed using the 15-m multi-stage fitness test (MSFT); however, due to the agility required and risk of injury, two alternative treadmill tests have been designed to predict four of the key minimum VO2 criteria of 35, 41, 46 and 51 ml·kg-1·min-1.

Aims: To investigate the validity and reliability of Chester Treadmill Police Walk Test (CTPWT) and Chester Treadmill Police Run Test (CTPRT). Read More

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Can psychosocial work factors influence psychologists' positive mental health?

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Health School, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Background: Working in healthcare can entail intense emotional demands that increases susceptibility to occupational risk factors. Psychosocial risk assessment can contribute to promoting awareness of the effects of work on positive mental health.

Aims: To explore and analyse the influence of psychosocial work factors on positive mental health among psychologists. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqz034DOI Listing

Medical conditions and driving fitness of older Singaporean taxi drivers.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Background: Taxi driving has been associated with the risk of various diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipaemia, back pain). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqz025DOI Listing
April 2019
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Shift work and ischaemic heart disease: meta-analysis and dose-response relationship.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Background: Shift work is common in many industries. The potential association between shift work and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) remains controversial.

Aims: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological evidence and summarize the potential relationship between shift work and IHD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqz020DOI Listing

Estimated workload intensity during volunteer aquarium dives.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Divers Alert Network, Durham, NC, USA.

Background: This study aimed to characterize the physiological demands of working dives on volunteer divers at a public aquarium in the USA.

Aims: To estimate the workloads associated with volunteer dives in a US aquarium.

Methods: Participants completed a medical and diving history questionnaire. Read More

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Occupational asthma caused by peracetic acid-hydrogen peroxide mixture.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Birmingham Regional NHS Occupational Lung Disease Service, Birmingham Chest Clinic, Queensway, Birmingham, UK.

Background: Healthcare practice in the UK has moved away from using aldehyde disinfectants for the decontamination of endoscopes, in part due to the risk of respiratory sensitization. Peracetic acid (PAA) in combination with hydrogen peroxide (HP) is a commonly used alternative.

Aim: We describe a case of occupational asthma (OA) diagnosed at our specialist occupational lung disease clinic and caused by occupational exposure to PAA-HP mixture, used as a disinfectant in an endoscope washer-disinfector machine. Read More

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March 2019
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Neurosensory component of hand-arm vibration syndrome: a 22-year follow-up study.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology, National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, Norway.

Background: Knowledge about the long-term course of the neurologic component of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is scarce.

Aims: To study the course and prognostic factors of the neurosensory component of HAVS over a period of 22 years.

Methods: Forty male sheet metal workers, with a mean age of 60 (range 45-78) years at follow-up, were examined with a test battery in 1994 and 2017. Read More

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Resilience and return-to-work pain interventions: systematic review.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre - Nutrition Theme, Level 3 University Hospitals Bristol Education Centre, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, UK.

Background: Resilience is a developing concept in relation to pain, but has not yet been reviewed in return-to-work (RTW) contexts.

Aims: To explore the role of resilience enhancement in promoting work participation for chronic pain sufferers, by reviewing the effectiveness of existing interventions.

Methods: Resilience was operationalized as: self-efficacy, active coping, positive affect, positive growth, positive reinforcement, optimism, purpose in life and acceptance. Read More

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Qualitative study of return to work following breast cancer treatment.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Physical Therapy Department, College of Health and Sport Science-CEFID, Santa Catarina State University-UDESC, Rua Pascoal Simone, 358-Coqueiros, 88080-350 Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Background: After 5 years' sick leave in Brazil, employees must retire due to disability. The duration from breast cancer surgery to the end of treatment should be ~9 months. However, diagnosis alone can take 6 months. Read More

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Work cessation after cancer diagnosis: a population-based study.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr;69(2):126-132

Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef, AZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: Long-term work maintenance among cancer survivors is important for patients, their families and society.

Aims: To assess the risk of work cessation among workers at baseline in cancer survivors at 2 and 4 years after diagnosis compared with a matched cancer-free control group.

Methods: Baseline measurements for this historical prospective study were drawn from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics 1995 National Census, followed up until 2011. Read More

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April 2019
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Yoga in the workplace and health outcomes: a systematic review.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health/Epidemiology, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL), Munich, Germany.

Background: Health promotion in the workplace is intended to enhance employee health and well-being. Yoga programmes are easy to implement and have been effective in the management of various health conditions.

Aims: To assess the evidence regarding the effectiveness of yoga programmes at work. Read More

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March 2019
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Takotsubo syndrome in a teen health centre.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr;69(2):146-148

AP-HM-Service de Médecine et Santé au Travail, 264, rue Saint-Pierre,Marseille, France.

Background: Takotsubo syndrome is also referred to as stress cardiomyopathy and typically occurs in females aged 55 years and older. This demographic represents a significant part of the healthcare workforce and they have over recent decades experienced increasing levels of violence from patients and clients.

Aims: Our study describes a Takotsubo syndrome that occurred following an incident of physical and verbal aggression at work in a teen health centre. Read More

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April 2019
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Female workers' silicosis diagnosis delayed due to gender bias.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Pulmonary Diseases, School of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

After excluding alternative explanations, a silicosis diagnosis is based on the combination of appropriate silica exposure history and compatible clinical, radiological and occasionally pathological findings. Not taking appropriate occupational history by a physician may cause a misdiagnosis or underdiagnosis of silicosis. Herein, we present a female worker in a small-scale sandblasting factory who worked as a controller. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqz019DOI Listing
March 2019
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Healthy workers or less healthy leavers? Mortality in military veterans.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Background: The 'healthy worker effect' predicts that longer employment is positively associated with reduced mortality, but few studies have examined mortality in military veterans irrespective of exposure to conflict.

Aims: To examine mortality in a large national cohort of Scottish veterans by length of service.

Methods: Retrospective cohort study comparing survival in up to 30-year follow-up among 57 000 veterans and 173 000 people with no record of service, matched for age, sex and area of residence, who were born between 1945 and 1985. Read More

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March 2019
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Emotion regulation and burnout in doctors: a systematic review.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Feb;69(1):9-21

Guy's and St. Thomas' Occupational Health Service, Lambeth, London.

Background: Burnout is a pervasive health condition affecting many doctors at various stages in their careers. Characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a reduced sense of personal accomplishment it can result in significant personal and professional consequences putting patient care at risk. Emotion regulation describes a capacity to self-modulate emotions to achieve desirable emotional outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqz004DOI Listing
February 2019

Managing traumatic stress in the workplace.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Feb;69(1):2-4

Health Protection Research Unit, King's College London, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy146DOI Listing
February 2019

Mental health in the workplace.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Feb;69(1):5-6

Occupational Physician, County Hall Apartments, Chicheley Street, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy111DOI Listing
February 2019
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Anxiety and depression symptoms among gas and oil industry workers.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Feb;69(1):22-27

Department of Neurology, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Background: Oil and gas industry workers appear to suffer from anxiety and depression more frequently than the general population.

Aims: To establish the prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms among offshore workers working for an oil and gas company and to identify the main stressors that lead to symptoms of these disorders.

Methods: One thousand seven hundred and forty-seven workers employed in an offshore oil and gas company in the Middle East completed the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) and Patient Health (PHQ-9) questionnaires. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy170DOI Listing
February 2019
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Post-traumatic growth in (ex-) military personnel: review and qualitative synthesis.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Dec;68(9):617-625

King's Centre for Military Health Research, King's College London, Weston Education Centre, London, UK.

Background: Military service can be a traumatic experience and cause mental health problems in a minority of personnel, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is linked to negative long-term outcomes. As a result, PTSD has received significant research attention. However, post-traumatic growth (PTG) is a newer construct, with comparatively little known about its presentation and development. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy140DOI Listing
December 2018
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Sensitization in the UK Supreme Court.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Dec;68(9):566-568

Occupational Physician, County Hall Apartments, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy145DOI Listing
December 2018

Corrigendum to: Organizational justice and the psychological contract.

Authors:
Steven Nimmo

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Feb;69(1):77

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy174DOI Listing
February 2019

Loneliness and social isolation of military veterans: systematic narrative review.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Dec;68(9):600-609

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families' Research, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

Background: Loneliness and social isolation are being increasingly recognized as influencing both physical and mental health. There is limited research carried out with military veterans and, to date, there is no review of existing evidence.

Aims: To synthesize and examine the evidence exploring aspects of social isolation and loneliness of military veterans, using a systematic narrative review strategy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy160DOI Listing
December 2018

Menopause and work: an overview of UK guidance.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Dec;68(9):580-586

Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, School of Medicine, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Nottingham, UK.

Background: Recent evidence suggests that some women experience menopausal symptoms that impact on their working lives, and that work environments can impact upon the experience of menopause. As a result, guidance for employers and other key stakeholders about this potential occupational health issue has emerged. To date there has not been a review of these documents to identify their main recommendations for policy and practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy134DOI Listing
December 2018

Exploring a rare case of occupational senna allergy.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Dec;68(9):641-643

Serviço de Imunoalergologia, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal.

Background: Cassia angustifolia, or senna, is a plant belonging to the Fabaceae family, widely used as a laxative and as a colouring agent in hair dyes. Senna is rarely reported as an occupational allergic sensitizer in the current literature.

Aims: To describe the case and diagnostic approach of a suspected occupational senna allergy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy159DOI Listing
December 2018
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Managing the risk of bacterial meningitis among healthcare workers.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr;69(2):113-117

Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.

Background: Meningococcal disease is generally caused by A, B, C, W and Y subgroups of Neisseria meningitidis. In 2015, the Italian mass media focused on this disease due to the death of two nurses. This generated alarm in the general population, especially in healthcare workers (HCWs). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy144DOI Listing
April 2019
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Managing employees with dementia: a systematic review.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr;69(2):89-98

Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Background: The experience of developing dementia while in employment has been explored from the point of view of the employee, but less is known about the perspectives, experiences and needs of employers.

Aims: To review systematically literature about the management of employees who develop dementia whilst in employment.

Methods: Databases searched included MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, BNI, ABI Inform, ISI Web of Science, Open Grey and dementia journals database; 44 documents were identified for inclusion in the review: 22 journal papers, one PhD thesis and 21 articles, reports and webpages from the grey literature. Read More

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April 2019
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Family cohesion and family size moderating burnout and recovery connection.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Feb;69(1):28-34

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

Background: It has been argued that family issues in individual cultures do not correlate with fulfilment. However, the universality of these findings is unknown as they are based on data from the Western world.

Aims: To examine the connection between job burnout and recovery and the moderating effects of perceived family cohesion and family size in this relationship. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy155DOI Listing
February 2019

Cardiovascular risk assessments at occupational health services: employee experiences.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr;69(2):106-112

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, UK.

Background: Across England in the UK, population screening for cardiovascular disease (CVD) primarily takes place within general practice in the form of the National Health Service Health Check. Additional screening sites such as occupational health are advocated to improve the population impact.

Aims: To investigate participant experiences with cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risk assessment (RA) at occupational health and subsequent support-seeking at general practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy156DOI Listing
April 2019
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Severe learning disabilities and consent.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Nov;68(8):494-495

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy119DOI Listing
November 2018

The psychological and physiological health effects of fatigue.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Nov;68(8):502-511

Aviation Medicine Unit, RNZAF Base Auckland, Whenuapai, Auckland, New Zealand.

Background: The issue of employee fatigue is becoming increasingly prominent, particularly in safety-critical industries.

Aims: To produce an in-depth review collating the known psychological and physiological health and work effects of fatigue to guide mitigation strategies in safety-critical industries.

Methods: Literature searches were conducted via scientific databases using appropriate filters and keywords. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy109DOI Listing
November 2018
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Fatigue risk management systems needed in healthcare.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Nov;68(8):496-498

Occupational Health Service, University of Edinburgh.

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November 2018
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Perceived barriers and facilitators in the assessment of occupational diseases.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Nov;68(8):555-558

Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases, Amsterdam Public Health research institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: Information is collected worldwide on the diagnosis and assessment of occupational diseases (ODs) by occupational physicians (OPs). However, information on perceived facilitators and barriers to assessment is scarce.

Aims: To evaluate the perceived barriers and facilitators in the assessment of ODs by OPs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy112DOI Listing
November 2018

Leaveism in English and Welsh police forces: baseline reference values.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Dec;68(9):593-599

Centre for Organizational Health and Development, Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Background: Leaveism is a recently coined term for alternative attendance behaviours to sickness absence and sickness presence. Initial studies suggest that leaveism might mask the true extent of sickness in organizations and represent a response to perceived job insecurity, the belief that sickness absence could harm promotion prospects, and low job gratification.

Aims: To generate baseline reference values for leaveism in English and Welsh police forces to facilitate benchmarking and risk-reduction activities. Read More

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December 2018
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Depression and occupational stress in Japanese school principals and vice-principals.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Feb;69(1):39-46

Department of Neuropsychiatry, Osaka City University, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.

Background: Teaching is one of the most stressful occupations. Over the last decade, about 5000 Japanese public school teachers per year have taken sick leave due to a mental illness. School principals and vice principals also face occupational stress, although few studies have examined occupational stress in these groups. Read More

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February 2019
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Work-related asthma from cleaning agents versus other agents.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Dec;68(9):587-592

Toronto Western Hospital and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Background: Cleaning agents have been commonly implicated as causative or triggering factors in work-related asthma (WRA), mainly from epidemiologic studies. Relatively few clinical series have been reported.

Aims: We aimed to compare socio-demographic and clinical features among tertiary clinic patients with WRA exposed to cleaning and non-cleaning products. Read More

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December 2018
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Burnout, depression and paranoid ideation: a cluster-analytic study.

Authors:
R Bianchi L Janin

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Feb;69(1):35-38

Institute of Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, NE, Switzerland.

Background: A link between burnout and paranoid ideation has long been suspected. However, systematic research on the association has been scarce.

Aims: We investigated the relationship between burnout and paranoid ideation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy150DOI Listing
February 2019

Workplace health beliefs concerning physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Dec;68(9):631-634

School of Psychology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Background: Sedentary behaviour (SB) in the form of uninterrupted sitting constitutes a risk factor for chronic disease that is independent of the risks associated with insufficient physical activity (PA). However, little is known about employee and manager health beliefs concerning SB and PA.

Aims: We assess health beliefs of desk-based workers concerning PA and SB accrued at work versus during leisure. Read More

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December 2018
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Organizational uptake of NICE guidance in promoting employees' psychological health.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Feb;69(1):47-53

University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Background: Annual costs to organizations of poor mental health are estimated to be between £33 billion and £42 billion. The UK's National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced evidence-based guidance on improving employees' psychological health, designed to encourage organizations to take preventative steps in tackling this high toll. However, the extent of implementation is not known outside the National Health Service. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy148DOI Listing
February 2019
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Sun-related risks and risk reduction practices in Irish outdoor workers.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Dec;68(9):635-637

Centre for Safety and Health at Work, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Background: Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is an occupational hazard for outdoor workers.

Aims: This descriptive study aimed to describe the solar UVR risk, and explore associations between demographic characteristics and sun-safety knowledge, risks and practices, in golf-course maintenance workers on the island of Ireland.

Methods: A survey, designed to collect demographic and occupational information, measures of skin cancer knowledge and sun protection practices, was completed by 154 male outdoor workers in the golf-course maintenance industry. Read More

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December 2018
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Evaluating an intervention addressing stress in emergency department clerical staff.

Authors:
J Norman S Basu

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Dec;68(9):638-640

Health Management Limited, Altrincham, UK.

Background: Organizational stress is a significant occupational health challenge and is associated with multiple adverse health and social outcomes. Numerous studies have examined the sources of occupational stress in different workforces, but sparse evidence exists for the effectiveness of interventions to address it.

Aims: To evaluate interventions to reduce occupational stress in emergency department (ED) clerical staff. Read More

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December 2018

Interventions to enhance recovery in healthy workers; a scoping review.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Feb;69(1):54-63

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Turku, Finland.

Background: Faster recovery from work may help to prevent work-related ill health.

Aims: To provide a preliminary assessment of the range and nature of interventions that aim to improve recovery from cognitive and physical work.

Methods: A scoping review to examine the range and nature of the evidence, to identify gaps in the evidence base and to provide input for systematic reviews. Read More

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February 2019
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Secondary prevention of diabetes through workplace health screening.

Occup Med (Lond) 2018 Dec;68(9):610-616

Department of Health Policy and Management, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Background: Workplace health screening offers a unique opportunity to assess individuals for type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Aims: To evaluate the association between workplace diabetes screening, subsequent diagnosis and changes in fasting plasma glucose (FPG), glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) and body mass index (BMI) among individuals who screened positive for diabetes.

Methods: Employees without a prior diagnosis of diabetes participated in workplace health screening by 45 employers throughout the USA. Read More

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December 2018
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The impact of military service on health and well-being.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Feb;69(1):64-70

King's Centre for Military Health Research, King's College London, Weston Education Centre, London, UK.

Background: While it is known that some UK Armed Forces (UK AF) personnel and veterans experience physical and mental health problems, the possible future healthcare needs of military veterans are unknown.

Aims: To estimate the number of military personnel who may experience physical and/or psychological health problems associated with their military service.

Methods: Data were obtained via Freedom of Information requests to several sources, including Defence Statistics. Read More

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February 2019

Measles immunity in an Italian teaching hospital.

Occup Med (Lond) 2019 Apr;69(2):143-145

Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.

Background: Healthcare workers (HCWs) have an increased exposure risk to measles, which can put them, their patients and their relatives at risk of infection. In Italy, 4617 cases of measles were reported in 2017; 302 involving HCWs. According to the Italian National Immunization and Prevention Plan, all HCWs should have demonstrable evidence of immunity to measles. Read More

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April 2019
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