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Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30400124/work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-greek-hospital-nursing-professionals-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
#1
Christina Passali, Dionysia Maniopoulou, Ioannis Apostolakis, Iraklis Varlamis
BACKGROUND: The serious shortages of nurses are related to increased risk for musculoskeletal disorders during work. The complexity of patient care places nurses at high-risk for injury and high in the list of occupations with risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD). OBJECTIVE: The current study evaluated the association of personal, professional and health factors with the development of WMSD in the nursing staff of hospitals in the capital of Greece...
October 29, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30400123/returning-to-work-after-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-reviews
#2
R A Cocchiara, I Sciarra, V D'Egidio, C Sestili, M Mancino, I Backhaus, A Mannocci, A De Luca, Federico Frusone, M Monti, G La Torre, O Di Bella, F Di Murro, V Palmeri, L Lia, V Aceti, A Libia
BACKGROUND: Due to improvements in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, the healthcare system faces a growing number of cancer survivors. Breast cancer survivors experience many difficulties when returning to work, including discrimination at work and lack of support by employers and colleagues. OBJECTIVE: To point out the knowledge in literature up to date about return to work (RTW) after breast cancer, the factors influencing it and the interventions to facilitate it...
October 29, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373996/factors-associated-with-neck-disorders-among-university-student-smartphone-users
#3
Suwalee Namwongsa, Rungthip Puntumetakul, Manida Swangnetr Neubert, Rose Boucaut
BACKGROUND: In our digital society, the use of smartphones has increased rapidly. Parallel with the growing use of smartphones, musculoskeletal problems associated with intensive smartphone use have also increased. Neck flexion is the most commonly adopted posture by smartphone users while looking at the visual display terminals of smartphones for extended periods; this posture may lead to neck disorders. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to investigate musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in smartphone users in Thailand in order to confirm high prevalence of neck pain...
October 27, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373991/the-relationship-between-pain-psychological-factors-and-job-stress-in-rehabilitation-workers-with-or-without-chronic-pain
#4
Yuta Sakamoto, Takashi Amari, Satoshi Shimo
BACKGROUND: Pain is affected by pain psychological factors (PPFs), whereas relationship between PPFs and job stress are unclear. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to elucidate the relationship between PPFs and job stress in workers. METHODS: The study participants were the staff of the rehabilitation department of a core hospital. After undergoing a preliminary survey (38/43, 88% response rate), the rehabilitation workers were divided into the chronic pain group (CPG, n = 18) and the nonpain group (NPG, n = 13)...
October 26, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373995/prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-pains-and-effect-of-work-related-factors-among-employees-on-offshore-oil-and-gas-installations-in-iran
#5
Haji Omid Kalte, Amir Hossein Khoshakhlagh, Nahid Rahmani
BACKGROUND: Work-related musculoskeletal pain is usually caused by poor physical conditions, repetitive motion, and adverse environmental and psychological situations. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and their work-related factors among employees on offshore oil and gas installations in Iran. METHODS: Standardized Nordic Questionnaire was used to collect data. The relationship of musculoskeletal pain with job type, rest breaks, exercise, shift program, and work period was studied among employees on offshore installations...
October 25, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373994/perceptions-of-working-with-chronic-knee-pain-a-qualitative-study
#6
Maria Agaliotis, Martin G Mackey, Stephen Jan, Marlene Fransen
BACKGROUND: People with chronic knee pain may opt to continue to work without seeking specific ergonomic adaptations or disclose the existence or severity of their pain to work colleagues or supervisors due to the pressures of maintaining employment. To gain a deep personal perspective on how people with chronic knee pain cope while working [7, 8, 17, 18], qualitative research methods are a useful way of in encouraging meaningful discussion amongst workers with chronic knee pain of potential work-related strategies to minimize their work-related disability...
October 25, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373993/effects-of-whole-body-vibration-on-spinal-proprioception-in-healthy-individuals
#7
D H K Chow, T Y Lee, M H Pope
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a common health problem with high reoccurrence rate. As patients with LBP are often found to be proprioception impaired, new proprioception exercises should be explored. Whole body vibration (WBV) has been proven to improve muscle function and proprioception. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of WBV on spinal proprioception when WBV was administered in standing and seated postures. METHODS: Twenty healthy male individuals (mean age: 23...
October 25, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373992/study-related-mental-health-symptoms-and-their-correlates-among-allied-health-professions-students
#8
Khader A Almhdawi, Saddam F Kanaan, Yousef Khader, Zeid Al-Hourani, Fidaa Almomani, Mohammad Nazzal
BACKGROUND: Allied health professions (AHP) students are subject to critical levels of study-related stressors including mental health symptoms (MHS) and musculoskeletal pain. Few studies recruited AHP students of multiple academic majors simultaneously. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated and compared the prevalence of MHS severity and their associated factors among students of nine AHP majors. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used with a sample of nine AHP academic majors (n = 838)...
October 25, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373988/a-pilot-study-exploring-the-musculoskeletal-risk-exposure-associated-with-drying-laundry-using-the-public-housing-pipe-socket-system-amongst-women-in-singapore
#9
Lee Hong Rui, Therma Wai Chun Cheung, Yang Zixian, Anna L Pratt
BACKGROUND: The biomechanics of homemakers has been minimally studied. The way laundry-drying is performed in Singapore public-housing, using the pipe-socket-system (PSS), could expose the homemakers to musculoskeletal disorder risk. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to quantify the musculoskeletal risk exposure (MRE) associated with laundry-drying amongst female homemakers using the PSS in Singapore public-housing. METHODS: Using snowball sampling approach, five female homemakers familiar with the described laundry-drying method were recruited...
October 24, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373987/students-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-while-performing-cognitive-tasks-at-education-institutions-in-northern-and-northeastern-brazil
#10
Adriana G L de Souza, Luiz Bueno da Silva, Elisa B de Leon, Renata Trimer, Ayrles S G B Mendonça
BACKGROUND: The use of information and communication technologies improves the versatility of learning environments by broadening the scope of educational practices, allowing students to communicate with other institutions and providing access to information in real time. However, these tools, in addition to environmental characteristics, can increase the internal thermal load, which is directly influenced by the external environment, with a consequent impact on body physiology. OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated the relationship between air temperature and blood pressure and heart rate among students performing cognitive tasks at computer laboratories in four public universities (three in Northeastern Brazil and one in Northern Brazilian)...
October 24, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373986/strengths-based-rehabilitation-assessment-adapted-inventory-of-virtues-and-strengths
#11
Jeong Han Kim, Phillip S Keck, Megan C McMahon, Abigail Vo, Rene Gonzalez, Dong-Hun Lee, Lara Barbir, Krysta Maree
BACKGROUND: The Values in Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS) operationalizes 24 character strengths that compose the six virtues proposed in Peterson and Seligman's classification theory. Though the utility of the VIA-IS has been demonstrated in the general population, its applicability to the study of psychosocial adaptation in rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities has been controversial. OBJECTIVE: The present study was to develop a measure of rehabilitation clients' positive traits, the Adapted Inventory of Virtues and Strengths (AIVS) designed to complement the applicability issues of the VIA-IS...
October 23, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373985/optimizing-implementation-of-interventions-in-agriculture-for-occupational-upper-extremity-musculoskeletal-disorders-results-of-an-expert-panel
#12
Lucas M Bosch, Henk F van der Molen, Monique H W Frings-Dresen
BACKGROUND: Upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UEMSD) is reported worldwide as the second-largest occupational musculoskeletal disorder in agriculture. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to identify facilitators and barriers for employers and workers for implementing interventions to reduce work-related risk factors associated with occupational UEMSD in the agricultural sector, according to health and safety consultants. METHODS: An expert panel was used comprising nine health and safety consultants from the Dutch agricultural sector...
October 23, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373990/single-item-presenteeism-question-reliability-and-validity-of-persian-version-in-participants-with-low-back-pain
#13
Mohammadreza Khanmohammadi, Soofia Naghdi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Mohammad Reza Hadian, Ramin Kordi, Scott Hasson
BACKGROUND: Single item presenteeism question (SIPQ) is a rating scale to assess the impact of low back pain (LBP) on presenteeism. OBJECTIVE: To translate the SIPQ into Persian language (SIPQ-P) and evaluate the reliability and validity of the SIPQ-P in participants with LBP. METHODS: In the first stage, the English SIPQ was translated into Persian language in a cross-sectional design following standard forward-backward approach with expert panel review and pilot testing...
October 22, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373989/development-of-preventive-behavior-at-work-description-of-occupational-therapists-practice
#14
Alexandra Lecours, Pierre-Yves Therriault
BACKGROUND: Integrating more accident prevention interventions into different workplace settings as a component of the role of occupational therapists has a significant relevance recognized by the occupational therapy professional community. Even if some studies suggested that occupational therapists already provide prevention interventions, and that other studies showed the efficacy of such interventions, the literature does not offer a comprehensive understanding of the specific practice of occupational therapists engaging in accident prevention in workplace settings...
October 22, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30373984/from-the-editor
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October 22, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30248066/types-and-factors-affecting-injury-rates-of-mechanical-contractors
#16
Pramen P Shrestha, Kishor Shrestha, Eric Becerra
BACKGROUND: In the United States, about 38,000 cases of nonfatal workplace injuries were reported in 2015, in the category of 'mechanical work' (plumbing, heating, and air conditioning); this is nearly identical to the number of cases reported under 'building construction'. OBJECTIVE: This paper analyzes the types and rates of injuries and illnesses of mechanical contractors of southern Nevada, including the nature of the injuries and illnesses, body parts affected by injuries, causes of injuries, and factors affecting the injury rates...
September 17, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30223420/young-vulnerable-and-uncertain-young-workers-perceptions-of-work-health-and-safety
#17
L Clarkson, V Blewett, S Rainbird, J L Paterson, H Etherton
BACKGROUND: Young workers are at an increased risk of work place injury, and are less likely to report hazards or injuries, or apply for workers' compensation even though they are over-represented in workers' compensation statistics in comparison with their older peers. OBJECTIVE: To identify young workers' perceptions of work health and safety (WHS), why and how they report (or do not report) hazards and injuries, and examine where they source WHS information. This paper reports on the first stage of a larger, mixed methods study on WHS and young workers in South Australia...
September 11, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30223419/development-and-experimental-verification-of-an-ergonomic-shopping-bag-handle
#18
Mohammed S Alkahtani, Mohamed Z Ramadan, Khaled A Alshaikh, Abdullah A Aljaweeni, Ahmad S Altuwaijri
BACKGROUND: Plastic shopping bags are used world over. However, users may suffer pain in or injury to their fingers because of the relatively thin plastic handles of those bags. Due to such drawbacks of the available bag handles, new designs are needed. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a handle that can be used to carry many bags simultaneously. This handle was ergonomically designed and manufactured with soft grip. Then, an experiment was performed to test the usefulness of the developed handle...
September 11, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30223418/a-tentative-efficiency-index-for-pointing-device-use-in-computer-aided-design-a-pilot-study
#19
Denis A Coelho, Miguel L Lourenço
BACKGROUND: Focusing on the efficiency aspect of computer pointing devices' usability, this paper reports on a novel and tentative empirically derived efficiency index for 3D CAD. OBJECTIVE: Three commercially available computer pointing devices were compared: a standard horizontal computer mouse, a vertical device (supporting neutral pronation of the forearm) and a slanted device. METHODS: Pilot structured observations of 10 subjects' activity were carried out to estimate the proportion of each unique computer mouse operation during CAD modelling with a 3D parametric software...
September 11, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30223416/variation-companionship-and-manageability-important-for-recovery-during-working-hours-a-qualitative-focus-group-study
#20
Lina Ejlertsson, Bodil Heijbel, Margareta Troein, Annika Brorsson
BACKGROUND: Lack of recovery from everyday strains and demands is connected to increased levels of stress-related problems and development of ill-health. There is much research on how to handle and prevent fatigue and stress in leisure time, but research on working time is more scarce. A recent study found that employees' experience of recovery during working hours was related to high self-rated health. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the concept of recovery during working hours among primary health care workers...
September 10, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
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