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Medard Makrenek, Radosław Belka, Wojciech Żórawski, Szymon Kowalski, Małgorzata Sztorc, Anna Góral
BACKGROUND: The research involved the evaluation of physical and mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite (HAp) bio-ceramics sprayed on titanium substrate of the type Ti-grade 2 (CP-Ti) by means of the plasma method. An innovative method of coating is applied when using implantology for healing bone defects in the body. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hydroxyapatite coating was prepared in order to conduct research. The powder was made using wet-chemical technology consisting in separating the solids from the solution...
December 14, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Monika Maria Małkiewicz
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December 10, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Agnieszka Kruczek, Małgorzata Anna Basińska
BACKGROUND: Humor is considered as a personal resource that allows individuals to effectively deal with stressful situations at work by reducing tension and perceiving the situation as less threatening. By reducing stress, humor contributes to increased job satisfaction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 201 professionally active participants (113 women and 88 men) aged 19-60 years old were qualified for the study - the average age in the study group was 37.76 years (SD = 12...
November 29, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Stefano Dugheri, Alessandro Bonari, Ilenia Pompilio, Pierpaolo Boccalon, Daniela Tognoni, Michele Cecchi, Massimo Ughi, Nicola Mucci, Giulio Arcangeli
BACKGROUND: Cytotoxic antineoplastic drugs (ADs), widely used in treating cancer, are considered hazardous in the workplace and thus require safe handling practices. An analytical protocol for environmental and biological AD monitoring in the healthcare environment has been developed, since Europe lacks clear guidelines and regulations for cytostatic preparation and handling. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was used for measuring contemporaneously 20 multi-class cytostatic compounds and urinary α-fluoro-β-alanine, whereas platinum was detected by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
November 29, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Marta Wałaszek, Anna Różańska, Anna Szczypta, Małgorzata Bulanda, Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study is self-assessment of Polish infection control nurses (ICNs) in terms of the structure of professional tasks and autonomy of decision-making. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire survey was filled out by 208 ICNs (around 21% of all Polish ICNs) in 15 provinces located in Poland. The research encompassed ICNs surveillance healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in 2014. RESULTS: The work time that ICNs devote to professional tasks and decision autonomy on the scale of 1-100% was as follows: 34% (67% of decision autonomy) was dedicated to detecting and registering HAIs, 12% (71%) to internal control, 10% (58%) to devising and implementing infection prevention practices, 10% (68%) - staff trainings, 8% (65%) - identification and study of outbreaks, 7% (58%) - promoting hand hygiene, 6% (51%) - consults with infected patients, 4% (57%) - consults on decontamination, 4% (54%) - consults on maintaining cleanliness, 3% (51%) - isolation and application of personal protective measures, 2% - other tasks...
November 23, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Małgorzata Waszkowska, Agata Wężyk
This paper constitutes a continuation of the critical analysis of legal aspects of psychological examinations in some group of workers. In this part the appeal procedure, documentation, costs of examinations and supervision are discussed. The analysis has shown many deficiencies in regulations related to all aspects of psychological examinations. They arise from incoherence of legal regulations and the lack of regulations of some questions. This legal standing is restricted to occupational work and adversely affects the quality of supplied services...
November 23, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Marta Wiszniewska, Beata Pepłońska, Agnieszka Lipińska-Ojrzanowska, Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa
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November 15, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Beata Świątkowska, Wojciech Hanke
BACKGROUND: The aim of the work is to present the epidemiological situation in the field of occupational diseases in Poland in 2016. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The cases of occupational diseases identified in accordance with the applicable case law system in Poland and reported to the Central Register of Occupational Diseases in 2016 were analyzed. The analysis includes nosologic units, their causative factors as well as gender and age of patients. Absolute numbers and incidence rates per 100 thousand employees were presented...
November 15, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Aleksandra Andysz, Aleksandra Jacukowicz, Dorota Merecz-Kot, Anna Najder
The aim of the article was to summarize the results offered in the research on occupational functioning of women with endometriosis. We followed PRISMA guidelines. Database search was done in November 2017 using EBSCO. In the review were included the articles clearly referring to the relationships between endometriosis and work or any aspect of work (e.g., work productivity, work ability, absenteeism). Eight papers were included in the final review. Seven studies were cross-sectional, one retrospective. The majority of researchers used standardized research measures, such as <i>Work Ability Index</i>, <i>Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire</i> or <i>Health Related Productivity Questionnaire</i>...
November 2, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Maria Gańczak, Katarzyna Topczewska
Paramedics constitute a group of professionals who are constantly exposed to potentially infectious biological material through frequent and close contact with patients, possibly resulting in occupationally acquired infections. The paper's objective has been to assess the occupational risk regarding blood-borne infections and identify preventive measures used among paramedics worldwide, on the basis of the related literature review. The literature search, covering the period 1987-2017, was performed using PubMed, Elsevier, Springer and Google Scholar databases...
September 20, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Konrad Kulikowski, Jarosław Orzechowski
BACKGROUND: The Job Demands–Resources Theory (JD-R) is one of the most influential theoretical frameworks for explaining work engagement. The JD-R postulates the existence of a health impairment process in which job demands lead to strain, and of a motivational process in which job resources lead to work engagement. Although cognitive functions are among the most important characteristics of employees related to job, still little is known about its moderating role in JD-R processes; hence in this study we make a novel attempt to test the invariance of JD-R propositions among employees at different levels of cognitive functioning...
October 30, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Agnieszka Orłowska, Mariola Łaguna
BACKGROUND: The article presents the Polish adaptation of the <i>Conditions for Work Effectiveness Questionnaire II</i> (CWEQ II), developed by Laschinger et al. The <i>Conditions for Work Effectiveness Questionnaire II</i> measures structural empowerment and is widely used in the research conducted among nurses and midwives. Structural empowerment is the ability to mobilize all available opportunities, information, resources and support in an organization. It refers to creating conditions which allow for individual development and provide access to decision-making processes...
October 30, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Dorota Żołnierczyk-Zreda, Paweł Holas
In the paper the review of studies on the relationship between clinically and subjectively diagnosed depression and psychosocial working conditions has been conducted. Most of these studies include mobbing and stress at work. A large part of them also points to organizational injustice and restructuring, and single studies - long working hours, and work-life imbalance as potential causes of both depression and depressive disorders among working people. The results of these studies confirm that in particular mobbing and stress at work are associated with an increased risk of mental health problems...
October 30, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Elżbieta Napora, Izabela Grzankowska, Małgorzata Anna Basińska
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to determine to what degree social support is differentiated by family situation, with consideration of single motherhood as a difficult circumstance, and to establish if social support is significant for satisfaction with work in the studied group of mothers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 421 mothers: 206 (49%) of them were in a formal or casual relationship, and the remaining 215 (51%) were single mothers...
October 30, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Małgorzata Kowalska, Jan Eugeniusz Zejda
BACKGROUND: Recurring winter smog episodes, recently observed in Poland, have inspired the researches to assess the epidemiological situation concerning the registered exacerbations of respiratory diseases related to worsening of the ambient air quality. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The model comprising the ecological study results and secondary epidemiological data on registered outpatient visits and hospitalizations in the Silesian voivodeship was used. We assessed the effect of smog observed in January 2017 on the number of acute respiratory disorders registered in that month...
October 30, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Piotr Politański, Halina Aniołczyk, Elżbieta Gadzicka, Alicja Bortkiewicz, Marek Zmyślony
BACKGROUND: In the studies investigating the potential health effects of occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF), the key problem is the assessment of workers' exposure. Electromagnetic fields exposure assessment requires determining maximum EMF levels, for the acute effect, and the dose absorbed, for the cumulative effect. A study was undertaken to determine EMF exposure in workers at broadcasting centers (BCs) in Poland. It was the first part of a comprehensive project on health effects of occupational exposure to EMF...
October 30, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Beata Świątkowska, Wojciech Hanke
BACKGROUND: The aim of the paper is to present statistical data on the occurrence of occupational diseases among healthcare and social workers in Poland in 2009-2016. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All cards certifying that a case of occupational disease had been diagnosed in a patient belonging to this occupational group, received by the Central Register of Occupational Diseases, served as the basis of the study. Data is presented in absolute numbers and incidence rates...
October 30, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Małgorzata Waszkowska, Agata Wężyk
In Poland psychological assessment for the purpose of fitness-to-work certification is regulated by the law. In the majority of cases, only psychologists registered with the occupational health services are authorized to conduct the assessment procedures. In this study 32 legal documents (17 acts and 15 directives) have been analyzed to identify the most problematic issues pertaining to psychological examination and to suggest certain changes in the regulations, as well as to raise the psychologists' awareness of the legal aspects of their work...
October 30, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
Andrzej Marcinkiewicz, Paulina Tomczak, Marta Wiszniewska, Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa, Dominika Dorre-Kolasa
BACKGROUND: Non-occupational work-related diseases refer to health problems of multifactorial etiology, the occurrence, development and prognosis of which may be affected by work environment or by the way the work is performed but are not treated as occupational diseases under the applicable law. When analyzing their impact on labor market, it is necessary to also consider the employees' right to put in a claim for compensation due to the consequences of the occurrence of such diseases...
October 30, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
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