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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077115/local-mandate-improves-equity-of-paid-sick-leave-coverage-seattle-s-experience
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Jennifer L Romich
BACKGROUND: Paid sick leave allows workers to take time off work for personal or family health needs, improving health and potentially limiting infectious diseases. The U.S. has no national sick leave mandate, and many American workers - particularly those at lower income levels - have no right to paid time off for their own or family members' health needs. This article reports on outcomes of a local mandate, the City of Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, which requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave to eligible workers...
January 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073801/predictors-of-work-disability-after-start-of-anti-tnf-therapy-in-a-national-cohort-of-swedish-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-does-early-anti-tnf-therapy-bring-patients-back-to-work
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T Olofsson, I F Petersson, J K Eriksson, M Englund, J A Nilsson, P Geborek, L T H Jacobsson, J Askling, M Neovius
OBJECTIVES: To examine predictors of work ability gain and loss after anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) start, respectively, in working-age patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with a special focus on disease duration. METHODS: Patients with RA, aged 19-62 years, starting their first TNF inhibitor 2006-2009 with full work ability (0 sick leave/disability pension days during 3 months before bio-start; n=1048) or no work ability (90 days; n=753) were identified in the Swedish biologics register (Anti-Rheumatic Treatment In Sweden, ARTIS) and sick leave/disability pension days retrieved from the Social Insurance Agency...
January 10, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069020/work-outcome-in-persons-with-musculoskeletal-diseases-comparison-with-other-chronic-diseases-the-role-of-musculoskeletal-diseases-in-multimorbidity
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Antje van der Zee-Neuen, Polina Putrik, Sofia Ramiro, Andras Keszei, Rob de Bie, Astrid Chorus, Annelies Boonen
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases and multimorbidity are increasingly common among persons in working age. This study explores the impact of type, number and combinations of chronic diseases with focus on the role of MSKD on (1) adverse work status (i.e. work disability (WD), economic unemployment (UE) or receiving a living allowance (LA)) and on (2) the occurrence of sick leave. METHODS: Subjects participating in a Dutch household survey, who were ≤65 years and could have paid work, provided data on socio-demographics and nine physician diagnosed chronic diseases...
January 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064208/work-disability-in-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-patients-before-and-after-start-of-anti-tnf-therapy-a-population-based-regional-cohort-study-from-southern-sweden
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Johan K Wallman, Anna Jöud, Tor Olofsson, Lennart T H Jacobsson, Henning Bliddal, Lars E Kristensen
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess work-loss days before and after commencement of anti-TNF treatment in patients with non-radiographic axial spondylarthritis (nr-axSpA). METHODS: Bionaïve nr-axSpA patients (n = 75), aged 17-62 years, fulfilling the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society criteria for axial spondyloarthritis and starting anti-TNF treatment during 2004-11, were retrieved from the observational South Swedish Arthritis Treatment Group study...
January 7, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061507/return-to-work-after-a-stroke-in-working-age-persons-a-six-year-follow-up
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Emma Westerlind, Hanna C Persson, Katharina S Sunnerhagen
OBJECTIVES: Stroke is one of the most common and resource intensive diseases for society. Stroke in the working age population is increasing in different parts of the world. An incomplete return to work (RTW) after sick leave post stroke entails negative consequences for the affected person and an economical burden for society. The aim of this study was to explore the RTW rate and factors associated with RTW in a six-year follow up post stroke. METHODS: Data from 174 persons 63 years or younger, with first ever stroke in 2009-2010 in Gothenburg were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052318/severe-fear-of-childbirth-indicates-high-perinatal-costs-for-swedish-women-giving-birth-to-their-first-child
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Katri Nieminen, Klaas Wijma, Sanna Johansson, Emelie Kneckt Kinberger, Elsa-Lena Ryding, Gerhard Andersson, Lars Bernfort, Barbro Wijma
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to calculate costs associated with severe FOC during pregnancy and peripartum by comparing two groups of women expecting their first child and attending an ordinary antenatal program; one with low fear of childbirth (FOC) and one with severe FOC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a prospective case control cohort study one group with low FOC (Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire (W-DEQ) sum score ≤60, n=107) and one with severe FOC (W-DEQ ≥85, n=43) were followed up till three months postpartum and included in the analysis...
January 4, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047670/su-f-p-20-predicting-waiting-times-in-radiation-oncology-using-machine-learning
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A Joseph, D Herrera, T Hijal, L Hendren, A Leung, J Wainberg, M Sawaf, M Gorshkov, R Maglieri, M Keshavarz, J Kildea
PURPOSE: Waiting times remain one of the most vexing patient satisfaction challenges facing healthcare. Waiting time uncertainty can cause patients, who are already sick or in pain, to worry about when they will receive the care they need. These waiting periods are often difficult for staff to predict and only rough estimates are typically provided based on personal experience. This level of uncertainty leaves most patients unable to plan their calendar, making the waiting experience uncomfortable, even painful...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042930/three-versus-seven-days-to-return-to-work-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomised-parallel-group-trial-with-neuropsychological-assessment
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Aline M Studerus-Germann, Doortje C Engel, Martin N Stienen, Dieter von Ow, Gerhard Hildebrandt, Oliver P Gautschi
Although most patients with a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) recover within days to weeks, some experience persistent physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms, often described as postconcussion syndrome (PCS). The optimal recovery time including return-to-work (RTW) after mTBI is unclear. In this single-centre parallel-group trial, patients assigned three days (3D-group) or seven days (7D-group) sick leave were compared with a comprehensive neuropsychological test battery including the Post Concussion Symptom Scale (PCSS) within one week, after three and twelve months post-injury...
January 2, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028688/reliability-construct-and-predictive-validity-of-the-hong-kong-chinese-orebro-musculoskeletal-pain-screening-questionnaire
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Raymond Tsang Chi Chung, Jamie Lau Sau Ying, Susane Kwong So Fong, Eric So Ming Loi, Rainbow Law Ka Yee, Thomas Wong Fu Yan, Edwin Lee Wai Chi
Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability, construct validity and predictive validity of the Hong Kong Chinese version of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire (COMPSQ-HK). Methods The COMPSQ-HK was developed using the forward-backward translation. Internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach's alpha and test-retest reliability was examined using intraclass correlation coefficient with one-way random-effects model (ICC1,1), minimum detectable change (MDC) and 95% limits of agreement (LoA)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011806/nationwide-cross-sectional-study-of-the-impact-of-chronic-pain-on-an-individual-s-employment-relationship-with-the-family-and-the-social-support
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Helena de Sola, Alejandro Salazar, María Dueñas, Begoña Ojeda, Inmaculada Failde
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and the factors related to sick leave and job loss among individuals suffering from chronic pain (CP), and to analyse specifically the effect of family and social support on the individual's employment. DESIGN: Observational cross-sectional study. SETTING: Data were collected using structured computer-assisted telephone interviews between February and June 2011. PARTICIPANTS: A nationwide study of 1543 Spanish adults of working age (<65), 213 of whom suffered from CP (pain suffered at least 4 or 5 days a week during the past 3 months, according to the criteria of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP))...
December 23, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009586/measurement-properties-of-the-nordic-questionnaire-for-psychological-and-social-factors-at-work-a-rasch-analysis
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C Roe, K Myhre, G H Marchand, B Lau, G Leivseth, E Bautz-Holter
The main aim of this study was to evaluate the measurement properties of the Nordic Questionnaire for Psychological and Social Factors at Work (QPS Nordic) and the domains of demand, control and support. The Rasch analysis (RUMM 2030) was based on responses from 226 subjects with back pain who completed the QPS Nordic dimensions of demand, control, and social support (30 items) at one year follow up. The Rasch analysis revealed disordered thresholds in a total of 25 of the 30 items. The domains of demand, control and support fit the Rasch model when analyzed separately...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007760/predictive-value-of-work-related-self-efficacy-change-on-rtw-for-employees-with-common-mental-disorders
#12
Suzanne E Lagerveld, Veerle Brenninkmeijer, Roland W B Blonk, Jos Twisk, Wilmar B Schaufeli
To improve interventions that aim to promote return to work (RTW) of workers with common mental disorders (CMD), insight into modifiable predictors of RTW is needed. This study tested the predictive value of self-efficacy change for RTW in addition to preintervention levels of self-efficacy. RTW self-efficacy was measured 5 times within 9 months among 168 clients of a mental healthcare organisation who were on sick leave due to CMD. Self-efficacy parameters were modelled with multilevel analyses and added as predictors into a Cox regression analysis...
December 22, 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996342/sick-leave-in-sweden-before-and-after-total-joint-replacement-in-hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis-patients
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Kjerstin Stigmar, Leif E Dahlberg, Caddie Zhou, Helena Jacobson Lidgren, Ingemar F Petersson, Martin Englund
Background and purpose - Little is know about patterns of sick leave in connection with total hip and knee joint replacement (THR and TKR) in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Patients and methods - Using registers from southern Sweden, we identified hip and knee OA patients aged 40-59 years who had a THR or TKR in the period 2004-2012. Patients who died or started on disability pension were excluded. We included 1,307 patients with THR (46% women) and 996 patients with TKR (56% women). For the period 1 year before until 2 years after the surgery, we linked individual-level data on sick leave from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency...
December 20, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970837/sick-leave-and-disability-pension-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-compared-with-matched-general-population-comparators-a-nationwide-population-based-register-study
#14
K Büsch, F Hansson, J Kövamees, J Söderholm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941441/live-donors-of-the-initial-observational-study-of-uterus-transplantation-psychological-and-medical-follow-up-until-1-year-after-surgery-in-the-9-cases
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Niclas Kvarnström, Stina Järvholm, Liza Johannesson, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Michael Olausson, Mats Brännström
BACKGROUND: The first prospective observational study of uterus transplantation was initiated in 2013 with live donation to 9 women with absolute uterine factor infertility. We explored the medical complications and psychosocial wellbeing of the donors during the first postoperative year. METHODS: Complications were registered and graded according to the Clavien-Dindo (C-D) classification. Symptoms related to the surgery were registered. Data on length of hospital stay, sick leave, socioeconomic parameters and life events were obtained...
December 8, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941104/motivation-of-community-health-workers-in-diagnosing-treating-and-referring-sick-young-children-in-a-multicountry-study
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Armande K Sanou, Ayodele S Jegede, Jesca Nsungwa-Sabiiti, Mohamadou Siribié, IkeOluwapo O Ajayi, Asaf Turinde, Frederick O Oshiname, Luc Sermé, Vanessa Kabarungi, Catherine O Falade, Josephine Kyaligonza, Chinenye Afonne, Andrew Balyeku, Joëlle Castellani, Melba Gomes
BACKGROUND:  Community health workers (CHWs) are an important element of care provision for a wide range of conditions, but their turnover rate is high. Many studies have been conducted on health workers' motivation, focusing on formal sector staff but not CHWs. Although CHWs are easy to recruit, motivating and retaining them for service delivery is difficult. This article investigates factors influencing CHW motivation and retention in health service delivery. METHODS:  Quantitative and qualitative data were collected to identify the key factors favoring motivation and retention of CHWs as well as those deterring them...
December 15, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938629/-struggle-to-obtain-redress-women-s-experiences-of-living-with-symptoms-attributed-to-dental-restorative-materials-and-or-electromagnetic-fields
#17
Lena Mårell, Monica Lindgren, Kerstin Ternulf Nyhlin, Christina Ahlgren, Anders Berglund
The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of illness and the encounters with health care professionals among women who attributed their symptoms and illness to either dental restorative materials and/or electromagnetic fields, despite the fact that research on health effects from dental fillings or electricity has failed to substantiate the reported symptoms. Thirteen women (aged 37-63 years) were invited to the study and a qualitative approach was chosen as the study design, and data were collected using semi-structured interviews...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938361/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-a-short-course-personalized-self-management-and-intensive-spa-therapy-intervention-as-active-prevention-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-of-the-upper-extremities-muska-a-research-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Charlotte Lanhers, Bruno Pereira, Chloé Gay, Christian Hérisson, Christine Levyckyj, Arnaud Dupeyron, Emmanuel Coudeyre
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) constitute a major occupational health problem in the working population, substantially impacting the quality of life of employees. They also cause considerable economic cost to the healthcare system, with, notably, the reimbursement of treatments and compensation for lost income. MSDs manifest as localized pain or functional difficulty in one or more anatomical areas, such as the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, and wrist. Although prevalence varies depending on the region considered and the method of assessment, a prevalence of 30% is found in different epidemiological studies...
December 9, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924109/care-of-newborn-in-the-community-and-at-home
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S B Neogi, J Sharma, M Chauhan, R Khanna, M Chokshi, R Srivastava, P K Prabhakar, A Khera, R Kumar, S Zodpey, V K Paul
India has contributed immensely toward generating evidence on two key domains of newborn care: Home Based Newborn Care (HBNC) and community mobilization. In a model developed in Gadchiroli (Maharashtra) in the 1990s, a package of Interventions delivered by community health workers during home visits led to a marked decline in neonatal deaths. On the basis of this experience, the national HBNC program centered around Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) was introduced in 2011, and is now the main community-level program in newborn health...
December 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923241/-comparison-of-psychosomatic-rehabilitation-for-german-and-foreign-patients
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P Zollmann, V Pimmer, A D Rose, S Erbstößer
Aim: This study aims to comprehensively analyse the course of psychosomatic rehabilitation - from access to quantifiable rehabilitation outcomes. A comparison is made between 3 groups of patients: German citizens, patients of Turkish nationality or patients of foreign or unknown nationality. Methods: The data set used comprises routine data of the German Pension Insurance regarding psychosomatic rehabilitation from the so called Reha-Statistik-Database (RSD, database for rehabilitation statistics) over a period from 2007 to 2014...
December 2016: Die Rehabilitation
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