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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813586/breast-cancer-and-exposure-to-aircraft-road-and-railway-noise-a-case-control-study-based-on-health-insurance-records
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Janice Hegewald, Melanie Schubert, Mandy Wagner, Patrik Dröge, Ursel Prote, Enno Swart, Ulrich Möhler, Hajo Zeeb, Andreas Seidler
Objectives Aircraft, road, and rail traffic noise can cause sleep disturbances. Since night work and shorter sleep durations have been linked to increased risks of breast cancer, we examined if 24-hour, or day- or night-time traffic noise exposure may also increase the risk of breast cancer. Methods To investigate the noise-related risks of breast cancer, the pseudonymized insurance records of three large statutory health companies (2005-2010) for women aged ≥40 years living in the region surrounding the Frankfurt international airport were analyzed with address-specific acoustic data representing aircraft, road, and rail-traffic noise...
August 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783203/cumulative-occupational-mechanical-exposures-during-working-life-and-risk-of-sickness-absence-and-disability-pension-prospective-cohort-study
#2
Emil Sundstrup, Åse Marie Hansen, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Otto Melchior Poulsen, Thomas Clausen, Reiner Rugulies, Anne Møller, Lars L Andersen
Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the prospective association of cumulative mechanical exposure during working life with health-related labor market outcomes. Methods This prospective cohort study combines data from 5076 older workers (age 49-63 years) from the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank with a job exposure matrix and a national register containing information on social transfer payment. By coding individual job histories from the Danish version of ISCO-codes (International Standard Classification of Occupations), we calculated cumulative occupational mechanical exposures from a JEM for ton-years (lifting 1000 kg each day in one year), lifting-years (lifting loads weighing ≥20 kg >10 times each day in one year), kneeling-years (kneeling for one hour each day in one year) and vibration-years (whole-body vibration for one hour each day in one year)...
August 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783202/legislative-change-enabling-use-of-early-part-time-sick-leave-enhanced-return-to-work-and-work-participation-in-finland
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Eira Viikari-Juntura, Lauri J Virta, Johanna Kausto, Ilona Autti-Rämö, Kari-Pekka Martimo, Mikko Laaksonen, Taina Leinonen, Kirsti Husgafvel-Pursiainen, Alex Burdorf, Svetlana Solovieva
Objectives The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of the use of part-time sick leave at the early (first 12 weeks) stage of work disability due to mental disorder or musculoskeletal disease on sustained return to work (RTW) and overall work participation. Methods In a nation-wide register-based quasi-experimental study, we compared sustained RTW (ie, ≥28 consecutive days at work) and 2-year work participation between the part- and full-time sickness absence (SA) benefit groups (N=1878 in each group) using propensity-score matching...
August 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782791/occupational-exposures-to-solvents-and-metals-are-associated-with-fixed-airflow-obstruction
#4
Sheikh M Alif, Shyamali C Dharmage, Geza Benke, Martine Dennekamp, Jennifer L Burgess, Caroline J Lodge, Stephen Morrison, David P Johns, Graham G Giles, Lyle C Gurrin, Paul S Thomas, John L Hopper, Richard Wood-Baker, Bruce R Thompson, Iain H Feather, Roel Vermeulen, Hans Kromhout, E Haydn Walters, Michael J Abramson, Melanie C Matheson
Objectives This study investigated the associations between occupational exposures to solvents and metals and fixed airflow obstruction (AO) using post-bronchodilator spirometry. Methods We included 1335 participants from the 2002-2008 follow-up of the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study. Ever-exposure and cumulative exposure-unit (EU) years were calculated using the ALOHA plus job exposure matrix (JEM). Fixed AO was defined as post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1)/forced vital capacity (FVC) <0...
August 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707697/shift-work-long-working-hours-and-later-risk-of-dementia-a-long-term-follow-up-of-the-copenhagen-male-study
#5
Kirsten Nabe-Nielsen, Anne Helene Garde, Kazi Ishtiak-Ahmed, Finn Gyntelberg, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Thien Kieu Thi Phung, Naja Hulvej Rod, Gunhild Waldemar, Rudi Gj Westendorp, Åse Marie Hansen
Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of shift work and long working hours in midlife on the risk of dementia in old age. Methods The present study comprised 4766 participants from the Copenhagen Male Study. We used information on shift work (collected in 1970-1971 and 1985-1986), long working hours defined as >45 hours per week (collected in 1970-1971), socioeconomic status, sleep, stress, and cardiovascular risk factors. Information about dementia diagnoses was obtained from registers...
July 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691728/intervention-to-diminish-dehydration-and-kidney-damage-among-sugarcane-workers
#6
David H Wegman, Jenny Apelqvist, Matteo Bottai, Ulf Ekström, Ramón García-Trabanino, Jason Glaser, Christer Hogstedt, Kristina Jakobsson, Emmanuel Jarquín, Rebekah A I Lucas, Ilana Weiss, Catharina Wesseling, Theo Bodin
Objective The aim of this study was to assess the potential to reduce kidney function damage during the implementation of a water, rest, shade (WRS) and efficiency intervention program among sugarcane workers. Methods A WRS intervention program adapted from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) coupled with an efficiency program began two months into the 5-month harvest. One of the two groups of workers studied was provided with portable water reservoirs, mobile shaded tents, and scheduled rest periods...
July 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657639/analytical-strategies-to-determine-whether-job-strain-is-an-important-risk-factor-for-occurrence-of-low-back-pain
#7
EDITORIAL
Alex Burdorf, Anthony D LaMontagne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653077/work-related-biomechanical-exposure-and-job-strain-in-midlife-separately-and-jointly-predict-disability-after-28-years-a-finnish-longitudinal-study
#8
K C Prakash, Subas Neupane, Päivi Leino-Arjas, Mikaela B von Bonsdorff, Taina Rantanen, Monika E von Bonsdorff, Jorma Seitsamo, Juhani Ilmarinen, Clas-Håkan Nygård
Objectives We investigated whether the extent of biomechanical exposures and job strain in midlife separately and jointly predict disability in old age. Methods Participants of the Finnish Longitudinal Study on Aging Municipal Employees (FLAME) in 1981 (aged 44-58 years) responded to disability questionnaires in 2009 (1850 women and 1082 men). Difficulties in performing five activities of daily living (ADL) and seven instrumental ADL (IADL) were used to assess severity of disability (score range: 0-12, 0=no disability)...
June 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650513/return-to-work-after-work-related-stress-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-work-focused-cognitive-behavioral-intervention
#9
Vita Ligaya Dalgaard, Kirstin Aschbacher, Johan Hviid Andersen, David John Glasscock, Morten Vejs Willert, Ole Carstensen, Karin Biering
Objectives This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a stress management intervention (SMI) on lasting return to work (RTW) among patients with work-related stress complaints. Methods Sickness benefit departments from three local municipalities referred patients on sick leave with work-related adjustment disorders or mild depression to the Department of Occupational Medicine, Regional Hospital West Jutland. A 2× randomization procedure allocated patients into one of three groups: intervention (N=58), control A (which received a clinical assessment; N=56), or control B (no assessment; N=49)...
June 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636724/temporal-relationships-between-job-strain-and-low-back-pain
#10
Linda L Magnusson Hanson, Ida Eh Madsen, Reiner Rugulies, Paraskevi Peristera, Hugo Westerlund, Alexis Descatha
Objectives Psychosocial working conditions are suggested risk factors for low-back pain, but it is unclear whether these associations are causal. The present study examined whether there are lagged and bidirectional associations between job strain and low-back pain and further controlled for unmeasured time-invariant confounding. Methods The study was based on four biennial waves of data from the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health (SLOSH), including 3084 men and women. Cross-lagged analyses using structural equation modeling (SEM) were conducted on job strain, a combination of high job demands and low control, and any as well as low-back pain severity (how much any problems affected the respondents life)...
June 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599022/burden-of-disease-from-road-traffic-and-railway-noise-a-quantification-of-healthy-life-years-lost-in-sweden
#11
Charlotta Eriksson, Theo Bodin, Jenny Selander
Objectives National quantifications of the health burden related to traffic noise are still rare. In this study, we use disability-adjusted life-years (DALY) measure to assess the burden of disease from road traffic and railway noise in Sweden. Methods The number of DALY was assessed for annoyance, sleep disturbance, hypertension, myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke using a method previously implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO). Population exposure to noise was obtained from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the Swedish Transport Administration...
June 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570743/a-life-course-perspective-on-mental-health-problems-employment-and-work-outcomes
#12
Karin Veldman, Sijmen A Reijneveld, Frank C Verhulst, Josue Almansa Ortiz, Ute Bültmann
Objectives Little is known about how employment and work outcomes among young adults are influenced by their life-course history of mental health problems. Therefore, the aims of this study were to (i) identify trajectories of mental health problems from childhood to young adulthood and (ii) investigate the association between these trajectories and employment and work outcomes among young adults. Methods Data were used from 360 participants of the Tracking Adolescents' Individual Lives Survey (TRAILS), a Dutch prospective cohort study, with 12-year follow-up...
June 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560378/predicting-working-beyond-retirement-in-the-netherlands-an-interdisciplinary-approach-involving-occupation-epidemiology-and-economics
#13
Micky Scharn, Allard J van der Beek, Martijn A Huisman, Astrid de Wind, Maarten Lindeboom, Chris Tm Elbers, Goedele A Geuskens, Cécile Rl Boot
Objectives No study so far has combined register-based socioeconomic information with self-reported information on health, demographics, work characteristics, and the social environment. The aim of this study was to investigate whether socioeconomic, health, demographic, work characteristics and social environmental characteristics independently predict working beyond retirement. Methods Questionnaire data from the Study on Transitions in Employment, Ability and Motivation were linked to data from Statistics Netherlands...
May 30, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558110/safety-leadership-at-construction-sites-the-importance-of-rule-oriented-and-participative-leadership
#14
Martin Grill, Anders Pousette, Kent Nielsen, Regine Grytnes, Marianne Törner
Objectives The construction industry accounted for >20% of all fatal occupational accidents in Europe in 2014. Leadership is an essential antecedent to occupational safety. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of transformational, active transactional, rule-oriented, participative, and laissez-faire leadership on safety climate, safety behavior, and accidents in the Swedish and Danish construction industry. Sweden and Denmark are similar countries but have a large difference in occupational accidents rates...
May 30, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553992/does-age-modify-the-association-between-psychosocial-factors-at-work-and-deterioration-of-self-rated-health
#15
Hermann Burr, Hans Martin Hasselhorn, Norbert Kersten, Anne Pohrt, Reiner Rugulies
Objectives Few epidemiological studies have examined whether associations of psychosocial working conditions with risk of poor health differ by age. Based on results from mostly cross-sectional studies, we test whether (i) psychosocial relational factors (social support) are more strongly associated with declining health of older than younger employees and (ii) psychosocial job factors (workpace, influence, possibilities for development) are more strongly associated with declining health of younger than older employees...
May 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514792/autonomic-dysregulation-in-burnout-and-depression-evidence-for-the-central-role-of-exhaustion
#16
Magdalena K Kanthak, Tobias Stalder, LaBarron K Hill, Julian F Thayer, Marlene Penz, Clemens Kirschbaum
Objectives Given the important role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in stress regulation, astonishingly little is known about ANS functioning in burnout, a condition arising after prolonged exposure to work-related stress. The current study sought to investigate ANS modulation, as indexed by vagally-mediated heart rate variability (HRV), in relation to burnout symptomatology to (i) distinguish associations between the three dimensions of burnout [emotional exhaustion (EE), cynicism, reduced personal accomplishment] and (ii) investigate overlap in associations with depressive symptomatology...
May 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513817/loss-of-permanent-employment-and-its-association-with-suicidal-ideation-a-cohort-study-in-south-korea
#17
Seohyun Yoon, Ja Young Kim, Jooyoung Park, Seung-Sup Kim
Objective Precarious employment is associated with worse mental health, but it is unclear whether changes in employment status are related to suicidal behaviors. This study examined the association between change in employment status and suicidal ideation among workers in South Korea. Methods To maximize power of the analysis, we combined data from the ongoing Korean Welfare Panel Study. We analyzed 3793 participants who were permanent workers at baseline (2011-2014) and who either: (i) maintained permanent employment; (ii) became a full-time precarious worker; (iii) became a part-time precarious worker; or (iv) became unemployed in the following year (2012-2015)...
May 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504807/occupational-class-and-working-beyond-the-retirement-age-a-cohort-study
#18
Marianna Virtanen, Tuula Oksanen, Jaana Pentti, Jenni Ervasti, Jenny Head, Sari Stenholm, Jussi Vahtera, Mika Kivimäki
Objectives The aim of this study was to examine occupational class differences in working more than six months beyond the mandatory retirement age and factors that may contribute to these differences. Methods The study comprised a prospective cohort study of a total of 5331 Finnish municipal employees (73% women) who were not on work disability pension and reached the age eligible for old-age pension in 2005-2011. Occupational class included four categories: managers and professionals, lower grade non-manual, skilled manual, and elementary occupations...
May 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489219/appraisal-of-levels-and-patterns-of-occupational-exposure-to-1-3-butadiene
#19
Alberto Scarselli, Marisa Corfiati, Davide Di Marzi, Sergio Iavicoli
Objectives 1,3-butadiene is classified as carcinogenic to human by inhalation and the association with leukemia has been observed in several epidemiological studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate data about occupational exposure levels to 1,3-butadiene in the Italian working force. Methods Airborne concentrations of 1,3-butadiene were extracted from the Italian database on occupational exposure to carcinogens in the period 1996-2015. Descriptive statistics were calculated for exposure-related variables...
May 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463383/on-effort-reward-imbalance-and-depression
#20
EDITORIAL
Töres Theorell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
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