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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927025/-whenever-i-can-i-push-myself-to-go-to-work-a-qualitative-study-of-experiences-of-sickness-presenteeism-among-workers-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Paula Holland, Alison M Collins
PURPOSE: UK government policy emphasizes the importance of continuing to work for recovery from poor health, yet sickness presenteeism (going to work whilst ill) is commonly regarded as having negative consequences for organizations and individuals. Our study explores experiences of working after onset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic musculoskeletal disorder characterized by high rates of work disability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An exploratory qualitative study consisting of in-depth interviews and six-month follow-up with 11 men and women with RA employed at disease onset...
December 8, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902525/going-to-work-while-sick-the-phenomenon-of-sickness-presenteeism
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Patti Rager Zuzelo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876111/the-remarkable-dr-robertson
#3
Tansy C Hammarton
Muriel Robertson (1883-1973) was a pioneering protozoologist who made a staggering number of important contributions to the fields of parasitology, bacteriology and immunology during her career, which spanned nearly 60 years. These contributions were all the more remarkable given the scientific and social times in which she worked. While Muriel is perhaps best known for her work on the life cycle and transmission of the African trypanosome, Trypanosoma brucei, which she carried out in Uganda at the height of a major Sleeping Sickness epidemic, her work on the Clostridia during the First and Second World Wars made significant contributions to the understanding of anaerobes and to the development of anti-toxoid vaccines, and her work on the immunology of Trichomonas foetus infections in cattle, carried out in collaboration with the veterinarian W...
November 23, 2016: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869247/effort-reward-imbalance-overcommitment-and-their-associations-with-all-cause-and-mental-disorder-long-term-sick-leave-a-case-control-study-of-the-swedish-working-population
#4
Ulrik Lidwall
OBJECTIVES: To investigate if effort-reward imbalance (ERI) and overcommitment (OC) are associated with all-cause and mental disorder long-term sick leave (LS), and to identify differences in associations between genders, private versus public sector employees and socioeconomic status groups. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study uses a cross-sectional case-control design with a sample of 3477 persons on long-term sick leave of more than 59 days and a control group of 2078 in employment...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855684/do-expectancies-of-return-to-work-and-job-satisfaction-predict-actual-return-to-work-in-workers-with-long-lasting-lbp
#5
Jon Opsahl, Hege R Eriksen, Torill H Tveito
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders including low back pain have major individual and socioeconomic consequences as it often leads to disability and long-term sick leave and exclusion from working life. Predictors of disability and return to work often differ, and the dominant knowledge is on predictors for prolonged sick leave and disability. Therefore it is also important to identify key predictors for return to work. The aim of the study was to assess if overall job satisfaction and expectancies of return to work predicts actual return to work after 12 months, among employees with long lasting low back pain, and to assess if there were gender differences in the predictors...
November 17, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825619/sick-of-waiting-does-waiting-for-elective-treatment-cause-sickness-absence
#6
Karin Dyrstad, Thomas Halvorsen, Karl-Gerhard Hem, Tarald Rohde
Sickness absence represents a substantial cost in most of Western Europe, whether the insurance scheme is public or private. The objective of this study was to analyse whether waiting time for elective treatment in specialist health care is associated with the length of individual sickness absence in Norway. To estimate the association between waiting time and the duration of sick leave, we used data from the working population aged 18-67 years in 2010-2012. The files combined register data from The Norwegian Patient Registry with individual characteristics and sickness absence data from Statistics Norway, and was analysed using zero-truncated negative binomial regression...
December 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779638/sickness-absence-and-permanent-work-disability-in-relation-to-upper-and-lower-body-pain-and-occupational-mechanical-and-psychosocial-exposures
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Tine Gjedde Sommer, Susanne Wulff Svendsen, Poul Frost
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine if combined pain (pain in the upper and lower body), high occupational mechanical exposures, and job strain predict sickness absence and permanent work disability, particularly if co-occurring. METHODS: This longitudinal study was based on the musculoskeletal research database at the Danish Ramazzini Centre. We linked baseline information from 2001-2004 on musculoskeletal pain, job titles, and covariates with register information on sickness absence and permanent work disability...
October 13, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760062/cognitive-interventions-and-nutritional-supplements-the-cins-trial-a-randomized-controlled-multicenter-trial-comparing-a-brief-intervention-with-additional-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-seal-oil-and-soy-oil-for-sick-listed-low-back-pain-patients
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Silje E Reme, Torill H Tveito, Anette Harris, Stein Atle Lie, Astrid Grasdal, Aage Indahl, Jens Ivar Brox, Tone Tangen, Eli Molde Hagen, Sigmund Gismervik, Arit Ødegård, Livar Fryland, Egil A Fors, Trudie Chalder, Hege R Eriksen
STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a tailored and manualized cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) or nutritional supplements of seal oil and soy oil had any additional benefits over a brief cognitive intervention (BI) on return to work (RTW). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Brief intervention programs are clinically beneficial and cost-effective for patients with low back pain (LBP)...
October 15, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752811/ergonomics-in-the-operating-room
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Shiromani Janki, Evalyn E A P Mulder, Jan N M IJzermans, T C Khe Tran
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of minimally invasive surgery, surgeons appear to be experiencing more occupational musculoskeletal injuries. The aim of this study is to investigate the current frequency and effects of occupational musculoskeletal injuries on work absence. METHODS: An online questionnaire was conducted among all surgeons affiliated to the Dutch Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, and Surgical Oncology. In addition, this survey was conducted among surgeons, gynaecologists, and urologists of one cluster of training hospitals in the Netherlands...
October 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716317/why-hospital-physicians-attend-work-while-ill-the-spiralling-effect-of-positive-and-negative-factors
#10
Fay Giæver, Signe Lohmann-Lafrenz, Lise Tevik Løvseth
BACKGROUND: Recurrent reports from national and international studies show a persistent high prevalence of sickness presence among hospital physicians. Despite the negative consequences reported, we do not know a lot about the reasons why physicians choose to work when ill, and whether there may be some positive correlates of this behaviour that in turn may lead to the design of appropriate interventions. The aim of this study is to explore the perception and experience with sickness presenteeism among hospital physicians, and to explore possible positive and negative foundations and consequences associated with sickness presence...
October 5, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671425/health-providers-perception-of-quality-of-care-for-neonates-in-health-facilities-in-a-municipality-in-southern-ghana
#11
Kokui Elikplim Pomevor, Augustine Adomah-Afari
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess available human resources for neonatal care and their skills, in order to explore health providers' perceptions of quality of neonatal care in health facilities in Ghana. Design/methodology/approach Data were gathered using qualitative interviews with health providers working in the maternity and paediatric wards and midwives; direct observation; and documentary review at a regional hospital, a municipal hospital and four health centres in a municipality in a region in Southern Ghana...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660717/gender-differences-in-reasons-for-sickness-presenteeism-a-study-among-gps-in-a-swedish-health-care-organization
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Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, Ann Fridner
BACKGROUND: It is common that physicians go to work while sick and therefore it is important to understand the reasons behind. Previous research has shown that women and men differ in health and health related behavior. In this study, we examine gender differences among general practitioners who work while sick. METHODS: General practitioners (GP's) working in outpatient care in a Swedish city participated in the study (n = 283; women = 63 %; response rate = 41 %)...
2016: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635259/risk-factors-linked-to-psychological-distress-productivity-losses-and-sick-leave-in-low-back-pain-employees-a-three-year-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Angelo Compare, Paolo Marchettini, Cristina Zarbo
Background. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common health problems worldwide. Purpose. To investigate the link between baseline demographic and occupational, medical, and lifestyle data with following psychological and occupational outcomes in a large sample of employees with LBP over a 3-year period. Study Design. Three-year prospective cohort study. Methods. Italian-speaking employees (N = 4492) with a diagnosis of LBP were included. Screening at Time 1 was done in order to collect information about severity and classification of LBP, demographic, lifestyle, and occupational status data...
2016: Pain Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610235/the-association-between-korean-workers-presenteeism-and-psychosocial-factors-within-workplaces
#14
Yun-Sik Cho, Jae Bum Park, Kyung-Jong Lee, Kyoung-Bok Min, Chul-In Baek
BACKGROUND: Presenteeism, a concept that has recently undergone active study, is the act of attending work while sick. This study investigates the association between presenteeism and various psychosocial factors within workplaces. METHODS: This study analyzed 29246 wage earners from the third Korean Working Conditions Survey (KWCS, 2011) data using the logistic regression analysis to investigate the association between presenteeism and various psychosocial factors within workplaces...
2016: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586438/doctor-who-worked-as-locum-while-on-sick-leave-is-struck-off
#15
Clare Dyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534527/work-related-medical-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-musculoskeletal-disorders-the-protocol-of-a-propensity-score-matched-effectiveness-study-eva-wmr-drks00009780
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Silke Neuderth, Betje Schwarz, Christian Gerlich, Michael Schuler, Miriam Markus, Matthias Bethge
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most important causes of work disability. Various rehabilitation services and return-to-work programs have been developed in order to reduce sickness absence and increase sustainable return-to-work. As the effects of conventional medical rehabilitation programs on sickness absence duration were shown to be slight, work-related medical rehabilitation programs have been developed and tested. While such studies proved the efficacy of work-related medical rehabilitation compared with conventional medical rehabilitation in well-conducted randomized controlled trials, its effectiveness under real-life conditions has yet to be proved...
2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27507134/the-role-of-qualitative-research-in-adding-value-to-a-randomised-controlled-trial-lessons-from-a-pilot-study-of-a-guided-e-learning-intervention-for-managers-to-improve-employee-wellbeing-and-reduce-sickness-absence
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Jill Russell, Lee Berney, Stephen Stansfeld, Doris Lanz, Sally Kerry, Tarani Chandola, Kamaldeep Bhui
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing popularity of mixed-methods studies and considerable emphasis on the potential value of qualitative research to the trial endeavour, there remains a dearth of published studies reporting on actual contribution. This paper presents a critically reflective account of our experience of the actual value of undertaking qualitative research alongside a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a guided e-learning intervention for managers in an NHS Mental Health Trust to improve employee wellbeing and reduce sickness absence...
2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417198/physicians-assessments-of-work-capacity-in-patients-with-severe-subjective-health-complaints-a-cross-sectional-study-on-differences-between-five-european-countries
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Erik L Werner, Suzanne L Merkus, Silje Mæland, Maud Jourdain, Frederieke Schaafsma, Jean Paul Canevet, Kristel H N Weerdesteijn, Cédric Rat, Johannes R Anema
OBJECTIVES: A comparison of appraisals made by general practitioners (GPs) in France and occupational physicians (OPs) and insurance physicians (IPs) in the Netherlands with those made by Scandinavian GPs on work capacity in patients with severe subjective health complaints (SHCs). SETTING: GPs in France and OPs/IPs in the Netherlands gathered to watch nine authentic video recordings from a Norwegian general practice. PARTICIPANTS: 46 GPs in France and 93 OPs/IPs in the Netherlands were invited to a 1-day course on SHC...
2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401199/district-nurses-experiences-of-musculoskeletal-wellbeing-a-qualitative-study
#19
Graham Boniface, Sudip Ghosh, Lisa Robinson
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders significantly contribute to staff sickness and absence in the NHS. District nurses are especially at risk because patient handling tasks are often carried out outside a clinical environment. STUDY AIM: To explore district nurses' lived experience of musculoskeletal wellbeing. STUDY DESIGN: An exploratory qualitative study using interpretative phenomenological analysis. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews with a purposeful sample of seven district nurses...
July 2016: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27344567/who-is-working-while-sick-nonstandard-employment-and-its-association-with-absenteeism-and-presenteeism-in-south-korea
#20
Ja Young Kim, Joohee Lee, Carles Muntaner, Seung-Sup Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine whether nonstandard employment is associated with presenteeism as well as absenteeism among full-time employees in South Korea. METHODS: We analyzed a cross-sectional survey of 26,611 full-time employees from the third wave of the Korean Working Conditions Survey in 2011. Experience of absenteeism and presenteeism during the past 12 months was assessed through self-reports. Employment condition was classified into six categories based on two contract types (parent firm and subcontract) and three contract durations [permanent (≥1 year, no fixed term), long term (≥1 year, fixed term), and short term (<1 year, fixed term)]...
October 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
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