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Tone Langjordet Johnsen, Hege Randi Eriksen, Aage Indahl, Torill Helene Tveito
AIMS: Social support is associated with well-being and positive health outcomes. However, positive outcomes of social support might be more dependent on the way support is provided than the amount of support received. A distinction can be made between directive social support, where the provider resumes responsibility, and nondirective social support, where the receiver has the control. This study examined the relationship between directive and nondirective social support, and subjective health complaints, job satisfaction and perception of job demands and job control...
August 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819083/the-forgotten-realm-of-the-new-and-emerging-psychosocial-risk-factors
#2
Francesco Chirico
In Europe, employers of all private and public enterprises have a legal obligation to protect their employers by all the different types of workplace hazards to the safety and health of workers. The most important methods developed for the work-related stress risk assessment are based on the Cox's research commissioned by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and are the Management Standard HSE for work-related stress in United Kingdom, the START method in Germany, the Screening, Observation, Analysis, Expertise (SOBANE) in Belgium, and the National Institute for Prevention and Safety at Work (INAIL-ISPESL) model in Italy, the latter based on the British Management Standard...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809866/-employee-wellbeing-in-a-university-department-italy
#3
Alessandra Sinopoli, Cristina Sestili, Bruno Lojodice, Sabina Sernia, Alice Mannocci, Maria De Giusti, Paolo Villari, Giuseppe La Torre
A serene workplace environment can provide significant benefits to employees. The aim of the present study was to assess wellbeing of employees in a university department, by administering validated questionnaires (Karasek and INAIL) and to determine any similarities and / or differences. The sample consisted of 48 employees (22.9 % male and 77.1% female) in various job categories including doctors, biologists, nurses, and technical and administrative staff. Results obtained from the Karasek questionnaire allowed us to calculate the values of Decision latidude and Job demand...
May 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802444/identifying-the-critical-physical-demanding-tasks-of-paramedic-work-towards-the-development-of-a-physical-employment-standard
#4
Steven L Fischer, Kathryn E Sinden, Renee S MacPhee
Public safety related occupations including police, fire and military commonly apply physical employment standard (PES) to facilitate job matching, an approach to evaluate if candidates demonstrate acceptable physical capabilities as required to perform the job safely and effectively. In Canada, paramedics remain as one of the few public safety occupations without an evidence-based, validated PES. The purpose of this study was to document and describe the physical demands of paramedic work and to identify the most physically demanding tasks...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800502/spotlight-on-equality-of-employment-opportunities-a-qualitative-study-of-job-seeking-experiences-of-graduating-nurses-and-physiotherapists-from-black-and-minority-ethnic-backgrounds
#5
John Hammond, Sylvie Marshall-Lucette, Nigel Davies, Fiona Ross, Ruth Harris
BACKGROUND: There is growing attention in the UK and internationally to the representation of black and minority ethnic groups in healthcare education and the workplace. Although the NHS workforce is very diverse, ethnic minorities are unevenly spread across occupations, and considerably underrepresented in senior positions. Previous research has highlighted that this inequality also exists at junior levels with newly qualified nurses from non-White/British ethnic groups being less likely to get a job at graduation than their White/British colleagues...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800354/explaining-attrition-and-decreased-effectiveness-of-experienced-teachers-a-research-synthesis
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Marjolein Torenbeek, Velibor Peters
BACKGROUND: Teacher retention and development of the full potential of teachers is important at a national level in order to be able to belong to the top world economies. A number of studies suggests that part of the group of experienced teachers with more than 20 years of experience perform didactically at a lower level than would be expected and are at a greater risk for attrition. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to find explanations for this by making use of the Job Demands Resources Model...
2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798709/the-more-the-better-multiple-vs-single-jobholders-job-satisfaction-as-a-matter-of-lacked-information
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Maria U Kottwitz, Lena Hünefeld, Benjamin P Frank, Kathleen Otto
In recent decades, the working world has changed dramatically and rising demands on flexibility make the coordination of personal and professional life more difficult. Therefore, it is important that the incumbents are in possession of all necessary information concerning their job. This might be a key issue to remain satisfied. Simultaneously, atypical forms of employment have substantially increased in the labor market; one such form is holding more than one job. While the motives might differ from needing an additional income to broadening job opportunities, practicing several jobs requires coordination and thus, being informed...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797612/decentralized-manufacturing-of-cell-and-gene-therapies-overcoming-challenges-and-identifying-opportunities
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REVIEW
Richard P Harrison, Steven Ruck, Nicholas Medcalf, Qasim A Rafiq
Decentralized or "redistributed" manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing approach for cell and gene therapies (CGTs), moving away from the "Fordist" paradigm, delivering health care locally, customized to the end user and, by its very nature, overcoming many of the challenges associated with manufacturing and distribution of high volume goods. In departing from the traditional centralized model of manufacturing, decentralized manufacturing divides production across sites or geographic regions...
August 7, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797258/work-stress-associated-cool-down-reactions-among-nurses-and-hospital-physicians-and-their-relation-to-burnout-symptoms
#9
Arndt Büssing, Zarah Falkenberg, Carina Schoppe, Daniela Rodrigues Recchia, Désirée Poier
BACKGROUND: Hospital staff experience high level of work stress and they have to find strategies to adapt and react to it. When they perceive emotional exhaustion and job dissatisfaction in response to constant work stress, one reaction might be emotional withdrawal. This emotional distancing can be seen as an adaptive strategy to keep 'functionality' in the job. Both, perception of emotional exhaustion and emotional distancing as a strategy, can be operationalized as 'Cool Down'. We assume that work stress associated variables are positively associated with Cool Down reactions, while internal and external resources are negatively associated and might function as a buffer against emotional distancing...
August 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795975/the-allure-of-tenure
#10
Katherine J Gold
The tenure track is a common career path for clinician-scientists who focus on research, but it comes at a life stage in which there are multiple competing personal and academic demands. The stakes for tenure review are high, with pretenure faculty at many institutions facing job loss if they are denied tenure. In academic medicine, the exacting requirements and intense demands of the tenure track frequently merge with a physician population carrying high and even unreasonable personal self-expectations of achievement...
August 8, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789750/exploring-the-factor-structure-of-the-job-demands-resources-measure-with-patient-violence-on-direct-care-workers-in-the-home-setting
#11
Ha Do Byon, Donna Harrington, Carla L Storr, Jane Lipscomb
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Workplace violence research in health care settings using the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) framework is hindered by the lack of comprehensive examination of the factor structure of the JD-R measure when it includes patient violence. Is patient violence a component of job demands or its own factor as an occupational outcome? METHOD: Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were conducted using a sample of direct care workers in the home setting (n = 961)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780925/motivational-mechanisms-in-the-relation-between-job-characteristics-and-employee-functioning
#12
Anja H Olafsen, Hallgeir Halvari
This study investigates the job demands-resources (JD-R) model in relation to work motivation in a self-determination theory (SDT) perspective, with the purpose of developing a model where social-contextual factors are seen in relation to psychological needs in order to explain autonomous work motivation and, in turn, self-reported work performance and somatic symptom burden. SEM-analyses of cross-sectional survey data including 405 waiters/waitresses in Norway were conducted to evaluate the hypothesized model...
August 7, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780817/-relationship-between-occupational-stress-recovery-experience-and-physiological-health-of-nurses-in-a-municipal-grade-a-tertiary-hospital
#13
L He, C L Zhang, T Yang, Y J Lan
Objective: To examine the relationship between recovery experience, occupational stress, and physiological health of nurses in a municipal grade A tertiary hospital. Methods: A total of 296 in-service nurses from 7 municipal grade A tertiary hospitals were selected from October 2015 to February 2016. Individual characteristics of the subjects were collected using a self-made questionnaire. The recovery experience, occupational stress, and physiological health of the subjects were assessed based on the physiological health dimensions in the Chinese version of Recovery Experience Questionnaire (REQ-C) , Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ) , and Quality of Work Life (QWL7-32) ...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777706/mental-and-physical-wellbeing-in-oncology-haematology-unit-personnel
#14
Nicola Magnavita, Cristina Sestili, Alice Mannocci, Elisa Ercoli, Antonia Boccia, Gloria Bonaga, Simona Sica, Massimo Maurici, Rosaria Alvaro, Alessandro Sili, Claudio Cartoni, Giuseppe La Torre
BACKGROUND: HCWs in UHUs face high job demand that can have adverse health effects. OBJECTIVE: Investigate relationship between some job stressors and health-related quality of life among HCWs of three UHUs in Rome. METHODS: Cross-sectional study. Work-related stress was measured with Demand-Control Questionnaire; health-related functioning with MCS and PCS of SF-12 Survey; positivity with Positivity Scale. RESULTS: Data of 201 respondents were analyzed...
August 4, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775183/examining-the-mediating-effect-of-work-to-family-conflict-on-the-associations-between-job-stressors-and-employee-psychological-distress-a-prospective-cohort-study
#15
Takashi Oshio, Akiomi Inoue, Akizumi Tsutsumi
OBJECTIVES: The mediating effect of work-to-family conflict (WFC) on the associations between eight types of job stressors (measured based on the job demands-control, effort-reward imbalance and organisational justice models) and psychological distress in employees was examined. DESIGN: This study employed a prospective design. SETTING: An occupational cohort study in Japan (Japanese Study of Health, Occupation, and Psychosocial Factors Related Equity; J-HOPE)...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760573/work-productivity-loss-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#16
Noah D Silverberg, William J Panenka, Grant L Iverson
OBJECTIVE: To examine the completeness of return to work (RTW) and the degree of productivity loss in individuals who do achieve a complete RTW after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). DESIGN: Multi-site prospective cohort. SETTING: Outpatient concussion clinics. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-nine patients (M=41.5 years old, 55.7% female) who sustained an MTBI and were employed at the time of the injury. Participants were enrolled at their first clinic visit and assessed by telephone 6-8 months post-injury...
July 28, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756417/the-combined-effects-of-job-demand-and-control-effort-reward-imbalance-and-work-family-conflicts-on-the-risk-of-major-depressive-episode-a-4-year-longitudinal-study
#17
Yeshambel T Nigatu, JianLi Wang
PURPOSE: Work-related psychosocial factors may precipitate the onset of depression. In occupational mental health research, there are three widely used theoretical models, namely, job demand and control (JD-C), effort-reward imbalance (ERI) and work-family conflicts (WFC). However, the interaction between these models and their combined effect on the risk of major depression in the workplace is largely unknown. The aim of this study is to examine the longitudinal combined effects of JD-C, ERI and WFC on the risk of major depression in the working population...
July 29, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756414/work-related-risk-factors-for-specific-shoulder-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Henk F van der Molen, Chiara Foresti, Joost G Daams, Monique H W Frings-Dresen, P Paul F M Kuijer
The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to examine which work-related risk factors are associated with specific soft tissue shoulder disorders. We searched the electronic databases of Medline and Embase for articles published between 2009 and 24 March 2016 and included the references of a systematic review performed for the period before 2009. Primary cross-sectional and longitudinal studies were included when outcome data were described in terms of clinically assessed soft tissue shoulder disorders and at least two levels of work-related exposure were mentioned (exposed vs less or non-exposed)...
July 29, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755472/impact-of-managers-coaching-conversations-on-staff-knowledge-use-and-performance-in-long-term-care-settings
#19
Greta G Cummings, Sarah J Hewko, Mengzhe Wang, Carol A Wong, Heather K Spence Laschinger, Carole A Estabrooks
BACKGROUND: Extended lifespans and complex resident care needs have amplified resource demands on nursing homes. Nurse managers play an important role in staff job satisfaction, research use, and resident outcomes. Coaching skills, developed through leadership skill-building, have been shown to be of value in nursing. AIMS: To test a theoretical model of nursing home staff perceptions of their work context, their managers' use of coaching conversations, and their use of instrumental, conceptual and persuasive research...
July 29, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750974/does-kinesiology-tape-increase-trunk-forward-flexion
#20
Heidi Preece, Peter White
INTRODUCTION: Non specific lower back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder in manual labourers due to the strenuous nature of their job. Fear of pain can cause restrictions in trunk movement leading to reduced flexibility. Kinesiology Tape (KT) may be an option for treating low back stiffness. The present study investigated the immediate effect of KT on trunk flexion active range of motion. METHOD: 34 male participants (mean age ± SD: 42 ± 11), in physically demanding jobs, asymptomatic of pain, with a history of non specific lower back pain were randomly assigned to: 1) KT Intervention (KTI) or 2) KT Placebo (KTP)...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
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