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Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790566/night-shift-work-and-breast-cancer-risk-what-do-the-meta-analyses-tell-us
#1
Manisha Pahwa, France Labrèche, Paul A Demers
Objectives This paper aims to compare results, assess the quality, and discuss the implications of recently published meta-analyses of night shift work and breast cancer risk. Methods A comprehensive search was conducted for meta-analyses published from 2007-2017 that included at least one pooled effect size (ES) for breast cancer associated with any night shift work exposure metric and were accompanied by a systematic literature review. Pooled ES from each meta-analysis were ascertained with a focus on ever/never exposure associations...
May 22, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777613/risk-of-injury-after-evening-and-night-work-findings-from-the-danish-working-hour-database
#2
Helena B Nielsen, Ann D Larsen, Johnny Dyreborg, Åse M Hansen, Lisa A Pompeii, Sadie H Conway, Johnni Hansen, Henrik A Kolstad, Kirsten Nabe-Nielsen, Anne H Garde
Objectives Evening and night work have been associated with higher risk of injury than day work. However, previous findings may be affected by recall bias and unmeasured confounding from differences between day, evening and night workers. This study investigates whether evening and night work during the past week increases risk of injury when reducing recall bias and unmeasured confounding. Methods We linked daily working hours at the individual level of 69 200 employees (167 726 person years from 2008-2015), primarily working at hospitals to registry information on 11 834 injuries leading to emergency room visits or death...
May 8, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777614/enhancing-the-detection-of-injuries-and-near-misses-among-patient-care-staff-in-a-large-pediatric-hospital
#3
Maurizio Macaluso, Lauren A Summerville, Meredith E Tabangin, Nancy M Daraiseh
Objectives Compared to other industries, healthcare has one of the highest rates of non-fatal occupational injury/illness. Evidence indicates these rates are underestimated, highlighting the need for improved injury surveillance. This study aims to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating active data collection in a passive injury surveillance system to improve detection of injuries in a healthcare establishment. Methods Using digital voice recorders (DVR), pediatric healthcare providers prospectively recorded events throughout their shift for two weeks...
May 7, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777612/clustering-of-job-strain-effort-reward-imbalance-and-organizational-injustice-and-the-risk-of-work-disability-a-cohort-study
#4
Anne Juvani, Tuula la Oksanen, Marianna Virtanen, Paula Salo, Jaana Pentti, Mika Kivimäki, Jussi Vahtera
Objectives The aim of this study was to examine the association between co-occurring work stressors and risk of disability pension. Methods The work stressors job strain, effort-reward imbalance (ERI), and organizational injustice were measured by a survey in 2008 of 41 862 employees linked to national records of all-cause and cause-specific disability pensions until 2011. Co-occurring work stressors were examined as risk factors of work disability using Cox regression marginal models. Results Work stressors were clustered: 50...
May 2, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717327/content-and-quality-of-workplace-guidelines-developed-to-prevent-mental-health-problems-results-from-a-systematic-review
#5
Mette Andersen Nexø, Josefine Vejlby Kristensen, Majbritt Thorhauge Grønvad, Jesper Kristiansen, Otto Melchior Poulsen
Objectives A wide range of guidelines have been developed to prevent work-related mental health problems (MHP), but little is known about the quality of such guidelines. We systematically reviewed the content and quality of workplace guidelines aiming to prevent, detect, and/or manage work-related MHP. Methods We conducted systematic online and database searches (MEDLINE; Web of Science; PsychNET; occupational safety and health databases) to identify guidelines. Eligibility criteria included guidelines recommending primary, secondary, or tertiary preventive interventions to be implemented at the workplace by employers, employees or organizational staff...
April 30, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669140/night-work-and-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-a-national-register-based-cohort-study
#6
Paula Hammer, Esben Flachs, Ina Specht, Anja Pinborg, Sesilje Petersen, Ann Larsen, Karin Hougaard, Johnni Hansen, Åse Hansen, Henrik Kolstad, Anne Garde, Jens Peter Bonde
Objective The aim of this study was to investigate whether night work expressed by number and duration of night shifts, number of consecutive night shifts, and number of quick returns during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy is a risk factor for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP). Methods The study population comprised Danish workers in public administration and hospitals who gave birth between 2007 and 2013. Exposure was assessed objectively through payroll data. Information on the outcome was retrieved from the National Patient Register...
April 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29641837/association-of-changes-in-work-shifts-and-shift-intensity-with-change-in-fatigue-and-disturbed-sleep-a-within-subject-study
#7
Mikko Härmä, Kati Karhula, Annina Ropponen, Sampsa Puttonen, Aki Koskinen, Anneli Ojajärvi, Tarja Hakola, Jaana Pentti, Tuula Oksanen, Jussi Vahtera, Mika Kivimäki
Objectives The aim of this study was to examine whether changes in work shifts and shift intensity are related to changes in difficulties to fall asleep, fatigue, and sleep length. Methods Questionnaire responses of hospital employees (N=7727, 93% women) in 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2015 were linked to daily-based records of working hours during three months preceding each survey. We used conditional logistic regression and longitudinal fixed-effects analyses to investigate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for each 25% within-individual change in the proportion of working hour characteristics in relation to changes in fatigue, difficulties to fall asleep, and 24-hour sleep length...
April 11, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589038/shift-work-and-cardiovascular-disease-do-the-new-studies-add-to-our-knowledge
#8
EDITORIAL
Mikko Härmä, Per Gustavsson, Henrik A Kolstad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574477/is-perception-of-safety-climate-a-relevant-predictor-for-occupational-accidents-prospective-cohort-study-among-blue-collar-workers
#9
Jeppe Zielinski Nguyen Ajslev, Emil Sundstrup, Markus Due Jakobsen, Pete Kines, Johnny Dyreborg, Lars Louis Andersen
Objectives The capability of safety climate to predict accidents has been the target of widespread debate in occupational health and safety research. The objective of this prospective cohort study was to employ a shortened five-item safety climate survey to investigate whether safety climate reports in 2012 are predictive for accidents reported within the last 12 months in 2014. Methods In both 2012 and 2014, 3864 blue-collar workers answered the Danish Working Environment and Health Cohort Study. Logistic regression was used to study the association [odds ratio (OR)] of reporting a work-related accident (yes/no) with more than one day of sickness absence (outcome) within the last 12 months in 2014 with the number of safety climate problems (predictor)...
March 25, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574476/exposure-to-traffic-noise-and-air-pollution-and-risk-for-febrile-seizure-a-cohort-study
#10
Dorrit Hjortebjerg, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Matthias Ketzel, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Mette Sørensen
Objectives Exposure to traffic noise and air pollution is suspected to increase susceptibility to viral infections - the main triggering factor for febrile seizures. No studies have examined these two exposures in relation to febrile seizures. We aimed to investigate whether exposure to road traffic noise and air pollution are associated with risk of febrile seizures in childhood. Methods From our study base of 51 465 singletons from a national birth cohort, we identified 2175 cases with febrile seizures using a nationwide registry...
March 25, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542805/prolonged-sitting-at-work-is-associated-with-a-favorable-time-course-of-low-back-pain-among-blue-collar-workers-a-prospective-study-in-the-dphacto-cohort
#11
Mette Korshøj, Marie Birk Jørgensen, David M Hallman, Julie Lagersted-Olsen, Andreas Holtermann, Nidhi Gupta
Objective Low-back pain (LBP) is a massive health problem. Sitting at work has been suggested to be both a risk and protective factor for LBP. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the association between total and temporal patterns of objectively measured sitting duration and individual time course of LBP. Methods The analysis was performed among 665 participants from the DPhacto cohort of mainly blue-collar workers. Sitting at work was measured by accelerometry at baseline, expressed in total duration and temporal pattern [% of working time spent in brief bursts (≤5 minutes), moderate (>5 - ≤20 minutes) and prolonged periods (>20 minutes)] of sitting...
March 15, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542804/otoacoustic-emissions-versus-audiometry-in-monitoring-hearing-loss-after-long-term-noise-exposure-a-systematic-review
#12
Hiske W Helleman, Hilde Eising, Jacqueline Limpens, Wouter A Dreschler
Objectives The objective of this systematic review was to compare otoacoustic emissions (OAE) with audiometry in their effectiveness to monitor effects of long-term noise exposure on hearing. Methods We conducted a systematic search of MEDLINE, Embase and the non-MEDLINE subset of PubMed up to March 2016 to identify longitudinal studies on effects of noise exposure on hearing as determined by both audiometry and OAE. Results This review comprised 13 articles, with 30-350 subjects in the longitudinal analysis...
March 15, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487940/shift-work-schedule-and-night-work-load-effects-on-body-mass-index-a-four-year-longitudinal-study
#13
Hogne Vikanes Buchvold, Ståle Pallesen, Siri Waage, Bjørn Bjorvatn
Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate changes in body mass index (BMI) between different work schedules and different average number of yearly night shifts over a four-year follow-up period. Methods A prospective study of Norwegian nurses (N=2965) with different work schedules was conducted: day only, two-shift rotation (day and evening shifts), three-shift rotation (day, evening and night shifts), night only, those who changed towards night shifts, and those who changed away from schedules containing night shifts...
May 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484364/scientific-basis-of-iso-standards-on-biomechanical-risk-factors
#14
Tom J Armstrong, Alex Burdorf, Alexis Descatha, Andrea Farioli, Maggie Graf, Seichi Horie, William S Marras, Jim R Potvin, David Rempel, Giovanna Spatari, Esa-Pekka Takala, Jos Verbeek, Francesco S Violante
Among other purposes, companies and regulatory agencies from around the world often adopt International Standard Organization (ISO) standards to determine acceptable practices, equipment and criteria for preventing occupational injuries and illnesses. ISO standards are based on a consensus among individuals who participate in the process. This discussion paper examines the scientific process for the development of several ISO standards on biomechanical factors, comparing it with processes used by other professional organizations, including scientific committees working on the development of clinical guidelines...
May 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423526/long-working-hours-and-depressive-symptoms-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-published-studies-and-unpublished-individual-participant-data
#15
Marianna Virtanen, Markus Jokela, Ida Eh Madsen, Linda L Magnusson Hanson, Tea Lallukka, Solja T Nyberg, Lars Alfredsson, G David Batty, Jakob B Bjorner, Marianne Borritz, Hermann Burr, Nico Dragano, Raimund Erbel, Jane E Ferrie, Katriina Heikkilä, Anders Knutsson, Markku Koskenvuo, Eero Lahelma, Martin L Nielsen, Tuula Oksanen, Jan H Pejtersen, Jaana Pentti, Ossi Rahkonen, Reiner Rugulies, Paula Salo, Jürgen Schupp, Martin J Shipley, Johannes Siegrist, Archana Singh-Manoux, Sakari B Suominen, Töres Theorell, Jussi Vahtera, Gert G Wagner, Jian Li Wang, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Hugo Westerlund, Mika Kivimäki
Objectives This systematic review and meta-analysis combined published study-level data and unpublished individual-participant data with the aim of quantifying the relation between long working hours and the onset of depressive symptoms. Methods We searched PubMed and Embase for published prospective cohort studies and included available cohorts with unpublished individual-participant data. We used a random-effects meta-analysis to calculate summary estimates across studies. Results We identified ten published cohort studies and included unpublished individual-participant data from 18 studies...
May 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493714/prevention-of-hand-eczema-effect-of-an-educational-program-versus-treatment-as-usual-results-of-the-randomized-clinical-prevex-trial
#16
Maja H Fisker, Niels E Ebbehøj, Søren Grove Vejlstrup, Jane Lindschou, Christian Gluud, Per Winkel, Jens Peter Bonde, Tove Agner
Objective Occupational hand eczema has adverse health and socioeconomic impacts for the afflicted individuals and society. Prevention and treatment strategies are needed. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of an educational intervention on sickness absence, quality of life and severity of hand eczema. Methods PREVEX (PreVention of EXema) is an individually randomized, parallel-group superiority trial investigating the pros and cons of one-time, 2-hour, group-based education in skin-protective behavior versus treatment as usual among patients with newly notified occupational hand eczema, with follow-up after one year...
March 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493713/workplace-interventions-to-improve-work-ability-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-their-effectiveness
#17
Jodi Oakman, Subas Neupane, Karin I Proper, Natasha Kinsman, Clas-Håkan Nygård
Objective Extended working lives due to an ageing population will necessitate the maintenance of work ability across the life course. This systematic review aimed to analyze whether workplace interventions positively impact work ability. Methods We searched Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL and Embase databases using relevant terms. Work-based interventions were those focused on individuals, the workplace, or multilevel (combination). Work ability - measured using the work ability index (WAI) or the single-item work ability score (WAS) - was the outcome measure...
March 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355290/ergonomic-interventions-and-prevention-a-need-for-better-understanding-of-implementation
#18
EDITORIAL
Esa-Pekka Takala
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306961/prediction-models-to-identify-workers-at-risk-of-sick-leave-due-to-low-back-pain-in-the-dutch-construction-industry
#19
Lisa C Bosman, Lyan Dijkstra, Catelijne I Oling, Martijn W Heymans, Jos Wr Twisk, Corné Am Roelen
Objective The aim of this study was to develop a prediction model based on variables measured in occupational health checks to identify non-sick listed workers at risk of sick leave due to non-specific low-back pain (LBP). Methods This cohort study comprised manual (N=22 648) and non-manual (N=9735) construction workers who participated in occupational health checks between 2010 and 2013. Occupational health check variables were used as potential predictors and LBP sick leave was recorded during 1-year follow-up...
March 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274274/identifying-return-to-work-trajectories-using-sequence-analysis-in-a-cohort-of-workers-with-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders
#20
Christopher B McLeod, Eline Reiff, Esther Maas, Ute Bültmann
Objectives This study aimed to identify return-to-work (RTW) trajectories among workers with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and examine the associations between different MSD and these RTW trajectories. Methods We used administrative workers' compensation data to identify accepted MSD lost-time claims with an injury date between 2010-2012 in British Columbia, Canada. Cox regression analyses were used to investigate differences in time to RTW between MSD. Validated day-to-day calendar measures of four RTW states (sickness absence, modified RTW, RTW, and non-RTW) were grouped into RTW trajectories spanning a one-year period using sequence analysis...
March 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
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