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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216856/interactional-justice-at-work-is-related-to-sickness-absence-a-study-using-repeated-measures-in-the-swedish-working-population
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Constanze Leineweber, Claudia Bernhard-Oettel, Paraskevi Peristera, Constanze Eib, Anna Nyberg, Hugo Westerlund
BACKGROUND: Research has shown that perceived unfairness contributes to higher rates of sickness absence. While shorter, but more frequent periods of sickness absence might be a possibility for the individual to get relief from high strain, long-term sickness absence might be a sign of more serious health problems. The Uncertainty Management Model suggests that justice is particularly important in times of uncertainty, e.g. perceived job insecurity. The present study investigated the association between interpersonal and informational justice at work with long and frequent sickness absence respectively, under conditions of job insecurity...
December 8, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205326/clinical-features-familial-history-and-migraine-precursors-in-patients-with-definite-vestibular-migraine-the-vm-phenotypes-projects
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Roberto Teggi, Bruno Colombo, Roberto Albera, Giacinto Asprella Libonati, Cristiano Balzanelli, Angel Batuecas Caletrio, Augusto Casani, Juan Manuel Espinoza-Sanchez, Paolo Gamba, Jose A Lopez-Escamez, Sergio Lucisano, Marco Mandalà, Giampiero Neri, Daniele Nuti, Rudy Pecci, Antonio Russo, Eduardo Martin-Sanz, Ricardo Sanz, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Paola Torelli, Paolo Vannucchi, Giancarlo Comi, Mario Bussi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to assess through a questionnaire the features of vertiginous episodes, accompanying symptoms, familial history, and migraine precursors in a sample of 252 subjects with a diagnosis of definite vestibular migraine. BACKGROUND: Migraine is a common neurological disorder characterized by episodic headaches with specific features. About two-thirds of cases run in families, and patients may refer symptoms occurring in infancy and childhood, defined as episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine...
December 4, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201546/neurologists-dealing-with-sickness-certification-experiences-of-problems-and-need-of-competence
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Åsa Snöljung, Jenny Kärrholm, Elin Hinas, Kristina Alexanderson
Rationale and Aims: Most studies on physicians' sickness certification practices include general practitioners (GP) while there hardly is any knowledge on this regarding neurologists although neurological diseases often involve work incapacity and need of sick leave. Aim: The aim was to describe experiences among neurologists in Sweden concerning their work with sickness certification of patients. Method: A cross-sectional study of 265 neurologists' responses in a nationwide survey regarding their work with sickness certification of patients was conducted...
November 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173225/preventing-respiratory-viral-transmission-in-long-term-care-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-healthcare-personnel
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Caroline A O'Neil, Lindsay Kim, Mila M Prill, Nimalie D Stone, Shikha Garg, H Keipp Talbot, Hilary M Babcock
OBJECTIVE To examine knowledge and attitudes about influenza vaccination and infection prevention practices among healthcare personnel (HCP) in a long-term-care (LTC) setting. DESIGN Knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) survey. SETTING An LTC facility in St Louis, Missouri. PARTICIPANTS All HCP working at the LTC facility were eligible to participate, regardless of department or position. Of 170 full- and part-time HCP working at the facility, 73 completed the survey, a 42.9% response rate. RESULTS Most HCP agreed that respiratory viral infections were serious and that hand hygiene and face mask use were protective...
December 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141598/worklife-expectancy-in-a-cohort-of-danish-employees-aged-55-65%C3%A2-years-comparing-a-multi-state-cox-proportional-hazard-approach-with-conventional-multi-state-life-tables
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Jacob Pedersen, Jakob Bue Bjorner
BACKGROUND: Work life expectancy (WLE) expresses the expected time a person will remain in the labor market until he or she retires. This paper compares a life table approach to estimating WLE to an approach based on multi-state proportional hazards models. The two methods are used to estimate WLE in Danish members and non-members of an early retirement pensioning (ERP) scheme according to levels of health. METHODS: In 2008, data on self-rated health (SRH) was collected from 5212 employees 55-65 years of age...
November 15, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122792/understanding-the-implementation-of-sick-day-guidance-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-across-a-primary-care-setting-in-england-a-qualitative-evaluation
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Anne-Marie Martindale, Rebecca Elvey, Susan J Howard, Sheila McCorkindale, Smeeta Sinha, Tom Blakeman
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to examine the implementation of sick day guidance cards designed to prevent acute kidney injury (AKI), in primary care settings. DESIGN: Qualitative semistructured interviews were conducted and comparative analysis informed by normalisation process theory was undertaken to understand sense-making, implementation and appraisal of the cards and associated guidance. SETTING: A single primary care health setting in the North of England...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107616/chronic-pain-disrupts-ability-to-work-by-interfering-with-social-function-a-cross-sectional-study
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Elizabeth Hengstebeck, Steven Roskos, Karen Breejen, Bengt Arnetz, Judy Arnetz
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Some 100 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain. While research to date has focused primarily on pain interference with physical and psychological function and its effects on employment, few studies have examined the impact of pain interference on social functioning and its effects on employment. The aims of our study were to (1) evaluate the association between pain interference with ability to work and actual employment status among working age adults with chronic pain; and (2) evaluate pain interference with four types of functioning - cognitive, physical, psychological, and social - as possible mediators of pain interference with the ability to work...
October 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090635/depression-at-work-authenticity-in-question-experiencing-concealing-and-revealing
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Damien Ridge, Alex Broom, Renata Kokanović, Sue Ziebland, Nicholas Hill
Australia and the United Kingdom have introduced policies to protect employees who experience mental illness, including depression. However, a better understanding of the experiential issues workers face (e.g. sense of moral failure) is needed for the provision of appropriate and beneficial support. We analysed 73 interviews from the United Kingdom and Australia where narratives of depression and work intersected. Participants encountered difficulties in being (and performing as if) 'authentic' at work, with depression contributing to confusions about the self...
October 1, 2017: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048337/paid-sick-leave-and-risks-of-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality-among-adult-workers-in-the-usa
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Daniel Kim
Background: The USA is one of only a few advanced economies globally that does not guarantee its workers paid sick leave. While there are plausible reasons why paid sick leave may be linked to mortality, little is known empirically about this association. Methods: In a pooled USA nationally-representative longitudinal sample of 57,323 working adults aged 18-85 years from the National Health Interview Surveys 2000-2002, paid sick leave was examined as a predictor of all-cause and cause-specific mortality. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate the impact of paid sick leave on mortality...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988261/the-sickness-of-stigmas
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EDITORIAL
Bronwen J Ackermann
In modern medicine, approaches to healthcare no longer only encompass injury management, but increasingly focus on understanding the performance demands and health risk exposures faced by performing artists. Quantitative and qualitative scientific and health analyses by performing artists, clinicians, educators, and researchers are increasingly helping us to develop effective, targeted, and relevant health promotion and performance optimisation strategies worldwide. While such research increasingly identifies improved methods of preventing and managing potential psychological, audiological, or physical challenges faced by performing artists, we still need to work hard to address very important barriers to implementing appropriate health approaches...
September 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982815/return-to-work-intervention-versus-usual-care-for-sick-listed-employees-health-economic-investment-appraisal-alongside-a-cluster-randomised-trial
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Suzanne Lokman, Danielle Volker, Moniek C Zijlstra-Vlasveld, Evelien Pm Brouwers, Brigitte Boon, Aartjan Tf Beekman, Filip Smit, Christina M Van der Feltz-Cornelis
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the health-economic costs and benefits of a guided eHealth intervention (E-health module embedded in Collaborative Occupational healthcare (ECO)) encouraging sick-listed employees to a faster return to work. DESIGN: A two-armed cluster randomised trial with occupational physicians (OPs) (n=62), clustered and randomised by region into an experimental and a control group, to conduct a health-economic investment appraisal. Online self-reported data were collected from employees at baseline, after 3, 6, 9 and 12 months...
October 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964686/the-use-and-misuse-of-moral-distress-in-neonatology
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REVIEW
Trisha M Prentice, Lynn Gillam, Peter G Davis, Annie Janvier
The neonatal intensive care unit is recognized as a stressful environment; the nature of caring for sick babies with uncertain outcomes and the need to make difficult decisions results in a work place where moral distress is prevalent. According to the prevailing definition, moral distress occurs when the provider believes that what is "done" is not the right course of action, with an element of constraint: the provider has no choice but to act this way. This can lead to adverse outcomes, including burnout and a change of career...
September 27, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904997/development-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-is-linked-to-a-longitudinal-restructuring-of-the-gut-metagenome-in-mice
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Thomas Sharpton, Svetlana Lyalina, Julie Luong, Joey Pham, Emily M Deal, Courtney Armour, Christopher Gaulke, Shomyseh Sanjabi, Katherine S Pollard
The gut microbiome is linked to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) severity and altered in late-stage disease. However, it is unclear how gut microbial communities change over the course of IBD development, especially in regard to function. To investigate microbiome-mediated disease mechanisms and discover early biomarkers of IBD, we conducted a longitudinal metagenomic investigation in an established mouse model of IBD, where damped transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signaling in T cells leads to peripheral immune activation, weight loss, and severe colitis...
September 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858040/microbial-contamination-on-touch-surfaces-in-sick-and-well-child-waiting-rooms-in-pediatric-outpatient-facilities
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Irina Gudakova, JinYoung Kim, Jennifer F Meredith, Ginny Webb
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections are a significant public health burden resulting in approximately 1.7 million infections each year. Much work is done to study the contributing factors in inpatient settings; however, little has been done to study outpatient facilities and their roles in healthcare-associated infections. While many pediatric outpatient offices utilize separated waiting areas for sick and well children to decrease the spread of disease, research has not been done to determine whether this practice is of benefit...
December 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853368/-vaccination-can-protect-everyone
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Leony Davies qualified as an RGN from the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, in 1994. She then qualified as a registered sick children's nurse (RSCN) and specialist community public health nurse while working as a children's nurse and school nurse. Since 2010, she has been employed by Public Health Wales as a specialist nurse in immunisation with the Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme, and is studying for her master's degree in public health and health promotion at Swansea University.
August 30, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836120/return-to-work-in-employees-on-sick-leave-due-to-neck-or-shoulder-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-multidisciplinary-and-brief-intervention-with-one-year-register-based-follow-up
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Line Thorndal Moll, Ole Kudsk Jensen, Berit Schiøttz-Christensen, Christina Malmose Stapelfeldt, David Høyrup Christiansen, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Merete Labriola
Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a multidisciplinary intervention (MDI) compared to a brief intervention (BI) with respect to return to work (RTW), pain and disability in workers on sick leave because of neck or shoulder pain. Methods 168 study participants with sickness absence for 4-16 weeks due to neck or shoulder pain were enrolled in a hospital-based clinical study and randomized to either MDI or BI. The primary outcome was RTW obtained by a national registry on public transfer payments...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835112/a-framework-to-create-more-mentally-healthy-workplaces-a-viewpoint
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Katherine Petrie, Sadhbh Joyce, Leona Tan, Max Henderson, Anya Johnson, Helena Nguyen, Matthew Modini, Markus Groth, Nicholas Glozier, Samuel B Harvey
Mental illness is now the leading cause of long-term sickness absence among Australian workers, with significant costs to the individual, their employers and society more broadly. However, to date, there has been little evidence-informed guidance as to what workplaces should be doing to enhance their employees' mental health and wellbeing. In this article, we present a framework outlining the key strategies employers can implement to create more mentally healthy workplaces. The five key strategies outlined are as follows: (1) designing work to minimise harm, (2) building organisational resilience through good management, (3) enhancing personal resilience, (4) promoting early help-seeking and (5) supporting recovery and return to work...
August 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833648/the-impact-of-atopic-dermatitis-on-work-life-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
L B Nørreslet, N E Ebbehøj, J P Ellekilde Bonde, S F Thomsen, T Agner
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) has considerable multidimensional personal and societal costs. However, the extent to which the patient's work life is affected due to AD is more sparsely described in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact on work life for patients with AD, with a specific focus on choice of education and occupation, sick leave, social compensations and change of job due to AD. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science up to 7(th) February 2017 for articles on the impact on work life for patients with atopic dermatitis...
August 17, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808752/return-to-work-and-work-related-disability-among-aml-survivors
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Osai Samadi, Henriette Breunis, Joanna Sandoval, Kosalan Akilan, Narhari Timilshina, Shabbir M H Alibhai
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive, acute-onset hematological malignancy. Greater use of intensive chemotherapy (IC), supportive care, and stem cell transplantation have led to an increasing number of long-term survivors. Few studies have examined employment issues among AML survivors and to our knowledge, no study has examined the long-term effects of treatment on return to work. This study is the first to utilize a validated measure of work-related limitation and productivity (WLQ-16) to assess the long-term effects of AML treatment on employment rates, work-related limitations, and overall productivity...
October 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795227/decrease-in-work-ability-index-and-sickness-absence-during-the-following-year-a-two-year-follow-up-study
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Masanori Ohta, Yoshiyuki Higuchi, Masaharu Kumashiro, Hiroshi Yamato, Hisamichi Sugimura
PURPOSE: Using a 2-year follow-up design, we examined whether changes in work ability during 1 year predicted sickness absence in the following year. METHODS: Workers (N = 1408) from the Japanese information technology sector each completed the Work Ability Index (WAI), the Brief Job Stress Questionnaire (BJSQ), and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) in 2011 and 2012. Absence data during 2013 was obtained from employees' computerized attendance records. We used psychological distress as evaluated by the GHQ; job stress and job support calculated using the BJSQ; and job title, sex, and age as potential confounding variables...
November 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
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