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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344078/application-of-the-icf-based-norwegian-function-assessment-scale-to-employees-in-germany
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Sylvia Jankowiak, Uwe Rose, Norbert Kersten
Background: At the interface of the occupational setting and rehabilitation, normative values for functional ability are desirable and worthwhile. The Norwegian Function Assessment Scale (NFAS) is a 39 item self-report instrument based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). As the questionnaire was not used in a working population, we aimed to obtain functional levels of employees in Germany as measured through the NFAS. Methods: The NFAS was included in the Study on Mental Health at Work (S-MGA) 2011/12, a representative German survey of employees aged 31 to 60 years...
2018: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343233/alcohol-use-and-sickness-absence-due-to-all-causes-and-mental-or-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-nationally-representative-study
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Leena Kaila-Kangas, Aki Koskinen, Päivi Leino-Arjas, Marianna Virtanen, Tommi Härkänen, Tea Lallukka
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have not distinguished between different alcohol-use histories, which could have contributed to the current inconsistent evidence regarding the relationship between alcohol use and subsequent sickness absence. We thus examined alcohol use and subsequent diagnosis-specific sickness absence in groups with different levels of alcohol use, as well as in lifelong abstainers, former drinkers, and people with clinical alcohol use disorders. METHODS: The data of the population-based Health 2000 Survey (BRIF8901) of 3666 Finns aged 30-55 were linked with national registers on medically certified sickness absences lasting for > 10 working days (long-term) for all causes (2000 - 2010) and for mental or musculoskeletal disorders (2004-2010), as well as with registers on pensions and death (2000-2010)...
January 17, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338558/the-influence-of-masculine-norms-and-occupational-factors-on-mental-health-evidence-from-the-baseline-of-the-australian-longitudinal-study-on-male-health
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Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh, Tania King, Dianne Currier
Men employed in male-dominated occupations are at elevated risk of work-related fatalities, injuries, and suicide. Prior research has focused on associations between psychosocial and physical exposures at work and health outcomes. However, masculine norms may also contribute to mental health. We used data from the baseline survey of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health to examine whether: (a) men in male-dominated jobs report greater adherence to masculine norms; (b) being in a male-dominated occupation is associated with poorer mental health; and (c) being in a male-dominated occupation modifies the association between masculine norms and mental health...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334880/variability-in-clinical-outcomes-for-youths-treated-for-subthreshold-severe-mental-disorders-at-an-early-intervention-service
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Shane P Cross, Jan L Scott, Daniel F Hermens, Ian B Hickie
OBJECTIVE: The study assessed the longitudinal clinical and functional outcomes of young people receiving early intervention services for subthreshold manifestations of severe mental disorders at a youth mental health service in Sydney, Australia. METHODS: The six-month, prospective, longitudinal study collected data on clinical outcomes of 243 young people treated for subsyndromal presentations of putative major mental disorders. Reliable change index scores and effect sizes were calculated to compare results at baseline, three months, and six months for measures of symptoms (Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale [BPRS]), psychological distress (Kessler 10 [K10]), and social functioning (Social and Occupational Functioning Assessment Scale [SOFAS])...
January 16, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310532/a-systematic-review-of-technology-assisted-interventions-for-co-morbid-depression-and-substance-use
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Nicola A Holmes, Joseph Em van Agteren, Diana S Dorstyn
Introduction Mental health interventions disseminated via, or accessed using, digital technologies are an innovative new treatment modality for managing co-morbid depression and substance use disorder. The present systematic review assessed the current state of this literature. Methods A search of the Cochrane Library, Embase, Pubmed, PsychINFO and Scopus databases identified six eligible studies ( Nparticipants = 862), utilising quasi-experimental or randomised controlled designs. Reporting quality was evaluated and Hedge's g effect sizes (with 95% confidence intervals and p-values) were calculated to determine treatment effectiveness...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288778/child-abuse-and-work-stress-in-adulthood-evidence-from-a-population-based-study
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Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga, Wendy Nilsen, Ian Colman
The objective of this study was to examine the association between child abuse and work stress in adulthood. We used data from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) Mental Health, a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of Canadians. This study included all participants aged 20years or older who reported being employed the past 12months (N=14,581). Child physical abuse, sexual abuse, and exposure to intimate partner violence were assessed in relation to several work stress-related indicators...
December 27, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284969/musculoskeletal-disorders-and-mental-health-related-issues-as-occupational-hazards-among-dental-practitioners-in-salem-city-a-cross-sectional-study
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Vanita D Revankar, Yadav Chakravarthy, S Naveen, Arun Senthamil Selvan, Aarthi Ganapathy, A S Prasad
Background: Like in any other profession, dental surgeons are also afflicted by many occupational health hazards such as Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and mental health related issues. Aims: To assess the distribution of MSD and mental health related issues amidst dentists in Salem City according to age, sex and number of working hours per week. Objectives: A survey was organized to check the rate of occurrence of these occupational health hazards among dental practitioners in Salem city...
November 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280776/fitness-for-duty-assessments-of-industrial-firefighters-guidance-for-occupational-medicine-physicians
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Marianne Dreger, Faiyaz A Bhojani, Luis Castillejo, David Cathcart, Edward M Emmett, Steven Frangos, P Mark Glencross, Chris Herman, Kevin OʼShea, Paul Rountree, David E Turner
: Industrial firefighters share many characteristics with municipal firefighters; however, employers frequently have not addressed or characterized the unique job duties, hazards, and specific physical/mental demands associated with industrial firefighting. In addition, gaps exist in the medical literature with regard to industrial firefighter demographics, behavioral risk factors, and chronic diseases. Finally, the proper methodologies for fitness-for-duty assessment of employees acting in this capacity are lacking...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258616/exploring-diet-exercise-chronic-illnesses-occupational-stressors-and-mental-well-being-of-healthcare-professionals-in-punjab-pakistan
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Waqas Ahmad, Ahmed Waqas, Haider Ali Saleem, Sadiq Naveed
OBJECTIVE: This data set was compiled to assess mental well-being, dietary pattern and physical health parameters of health care professionals in Pakistan. DATA DESCRIPTION: The Warwick-Edinburgh mental well-being scale was first evaluated for the Pakistani population then used, along with other measures like body mass index, exercise and dietary habits to assess health and wellbeing of health care providers. The importance of the data lies in the fact that no previous records or data exists in our knowledge that used a subjective index to assess wellbeing in Pakistani population...
December 19, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245167/-are-we-really-as-happy-as-we-think-we-are-a-critical-examination-of-work-satisfaction-in-a-university-pediatric-hospital
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Andreas Hiemisch, Yve Stöbel-Richter, Gesine Grande, Elmar Brähler, Wieland Kiess
Goals Despite numerous reported deficits and an increasingly tense working environment in German hospitals, employees themselves often assess their job satisfaction as being high to very high. Hence, the board of directors does not have important arguments for sustainable improvement of working conditions. This discrepancy between working conditions and subjective satisfaction was the motivation for this work. Methods Data were acquired via an attitude survey at the University Hospital for Children and Adolescents Leipzig, with employees sub-divided into medical, nursing and administrative/technical staff...
December 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238268/the-mental-health-and-substance-misuse-needs-of-male-ex-armed-forces-personnel-in-prison
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Verity Wainwright, Charlotte Lennox, Sharon McDonnell, Jenny Shaw, Jane Senior
Ex-armed forces personnel constitute the largest known occupational group in prison but there is little evidence regarding their mental health, or substance misuse, needs. A total of 105 participants were interviewed and measures assessing symptoms of common mental health (CMH) problems and substance misuse were completed along with a review of their health care records. Forty (38%) participants screened for current CMH problems (CCMH) and high levels of dual symptomology and alcohol misuse were assessed. Thirty-nine (37%) had a mental health diagnosis recorded, most commonly for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and personality disorder...
2018: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236752/the-combined-fatigue-effects-of-sequential-exposure-to-seated-whole-body-vibration-and-physical-mental-or-concurrent-work-demands
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Marcus Yung, Angelica E Lang, Jamie Stobart, Aaron M Kociolek, Stephan Milosavljevic, Catherine Trask
Many occupations in agriculture, construction, transportation, and forestry are non-routine, involving non-cyclical tasks, both discretionary and non-discretionary work breaks, and a mix of work activities. Workers in these industries are exposed to seated whole body vibration (WBV) and tasks consisting of physical, mental, or a combination of demands. Risk assessment tools for non-routinized jobs have emerged but there remains a need to understand the combined effects of different work demands to improve risk assessment methods and ultimately inform ergonomists and workers on optimum work arrangement and scheduling strategies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236245/-relevance-of-type-of-diagnosis-and-occupational-status-for-the-results-of-psychiatric-rehabilitation
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Friedrich Riffer, Manuel Sprung, Lore Streibl, Elmar Kaiser
OBJECTIVE: The specific effectiveness of psychiatric rehabilitation has been confirmed in numerous studies. Of particular interest is to what extend different results can be observed regarding the occupational status and type of mental illness of patients. Unemployment at the start of treatment is generally deemed to be a disadvantage for treatment outcome. Weaker treatment effects have also been reported for some types of mental illnesses, such as pain- und somatoform disorders. METHODS: Results from the evaluation of a sample of 2260 patients form the psychiatric rehabilitation clinic Gars am Kamp were analyzed, with regard to the occupational status and type of mental illness of patients...
December 13, 2017: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234515/measuring-relational-security-in-forensic-mental-health-services
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Verity Chester, Regi T Alexander, Wendy Morgan
Aims and method Relational security is an important component of care and risk assessment in mental health services, but the utility of available measures remains under-researched. This study analysed the psychometric properties of two relational security tools, the See Think Act (STA) scale and the Relational Security Explorer (RSE). Results The STA scale had good internal consistency and could highlight differences between occupational groups, whereas the RSE did not perform well as a psychometric measure...
December 2017: BJPsych Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234509/assessing-the-second-hand-effects-of-a-new-no-smoking-policy-in-an-acute-mental-health-trust
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Benjamin Ian Perry, Katherine Meehan, Ashok Kumar Jainer
Aims and method To examine whether a new no-smoking policy in an in-patient mental health setting had any effects outside of smoking cessation. Our hypothesis stated that a forced smoking ban for in-patients may result in an increased susceptibility for clinical incidents, aggression and lower admission rates. All patients admitted to adult in-patient mental health services in Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust were included in the analysis. Data 6 months post-implementation of the smoking policy (1 July 2015 to 1 January 2016) were compared with the same period 1 year prior (1 July 2014 to 1 January 2015)...
December 2017: BJPsych Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186169/epidemiology-of-severe-mental-illness-in-hunan-province-in-central-china-during-2014-2015-a-multistage-cross-sectional-study
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Dongxin Wang, Jing Ma, Lihong Tan, Yan Chen, Xiaosong Li, Xuefei Tian, Xuhui Zhou, Xuejun Liu
OBJECTIVE: Severe mental illness (SMI) represents major social and public health problem in China, especially in low- or middle-income regions. We aim to assess the prevalence and distribution of SMI in Hunan province in central China. METHODS: Multistage stratified random sampling methods were used to select qualified subjects in 123 districts and counties in Hunan province. 89465 individuals were randomly identified, and 72999 (81.6%) completed the supplemental 12-Item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and Cue questionnaire of psychiatric abnormal behaviors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171842/-assessment-of-work-environment-vs-feeling-of-threat-and-aggravation-of-stress-in-job-of-a-high-risk-an-attempt-of-organizational-intervention
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Marta Stasiła-Sieradzka, Agata Chudzicka-Czupała, Damian Grabowski, Małgorzata Dobrowolska
BACKGROUND: The main purpose of this article was to examine, whether and to what extend an assessment of work environment and feeling of threat are associated with stress at work performed in health- and life-threatening conditions. Previous studies of the determinants of occupational stress have been carried out in relation to representatives of different occupational groups that are not, however, representatives of one organization. The research was also meant to provide practical guidance for a particular employer...
November 24, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168777/association-of-emotional-labor-and-occupational-stressors-with-depressive-symptoms-among-women-sales-workers-at-a-clothing-shopping-mall-in-the-republic-of-korea-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yuh-Jin Chung, Woo-Chul Jung, Hyunjoo Kim, Seong-Sik Cho
In the distribution service industry, sales people often experience multiple occupational stressors such as excessive emotional labor, workplace mistreatment, and job insecurity. The present study aimed to explore the associations of these stressors with depressive symptoms among women sales workers at a clothing shopping mall in Korea. A cross sectional study was conducted on 583 women who consist of clothing sales workers and manual workers using a structured questionnaire to assess demographic factors, occupational stressors, and depressive symptoms...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149621/the-risk-factors-related-to-bruxism-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Huaqi Guo, Tongxia Wang, Xiaohong Niu, Hui Wang, Weihan Yang, Jie Qiu, Lan Yang
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review was performed to determine the risk factors related to bruxism in children. DESIGN: This systematic review was conducted with reporting in agreement to the PRISMA statement and according to guidelines from the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. We conducted a systematic search of seven online databases, with the last search updated on 1st October 2016. The seven databases were Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library database, Web of Science, CNKI, CBM, and WF...
November 11, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135949/prevalence-of-mental-health-problems-and-associated-risk-factors-among-rural-to-urban-migrant-children-in-guangzhou-china
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Jun Wang, Ke Liu, Jing Zheng, Jiali Liu, Liming You
Rural-to-urban migration, which has achieved a huge scale during China's economic reform, is a potential risk factor for the mental health of migrant children. To test this hypothesis, this study assessed the mental health status of rural-to-urban migrant children. Guided by Andersen's behavioral model, the study explored the risk factors associated with mental health. The study recruited 1182 fifth/sixth-grade children from four private and four public primary schools in Guangzhou in 2014 in a descriptive cross-sectional design...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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