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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534604/the-influence-of-expectations-on-improvements-in-pain-and-function-in-patients-with-neck-back-shoulder-complaints-a-cohort-study
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Sigrid Skatteboe, Cecilie Røe, Morten W Fagerland, Lars-Petter Granan
BACKGROUND: In musculoskeletal research, patients' expectations have recently received increased attention. However, few prospective studies have investigated these expectations or their prognostic significance and possible clinical value. AIM: To investigate the influence of patients' expectations on improvements in pain and functional status six months after an outpatient physical medicine assessment. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. SETTING: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) outpatient clinic...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530171/the-implications-of-psychological-symptoms-for-length-of-sick-leave
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Antonius Schneider, Sven Hilbert, Johannes Hamann, Svenja Skadsem, Jürgen Glaser, Bernd Löwe, Markus Bühner
BACKGROUND: In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to determine the relation between sick leave duration, burnout symptoms, depression, anxiety, and somatization in a primary care setting. METHODS: Patients receiving a sickness certificate in one of 14 participating primary care practices were consecutively asked by their primary care physician to fill in a questionnaire comprising the Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey (MBI-GS) and the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) containing the depression (PHQ-9), somatization (PHQ-15), and anxiety (GAD-7) scales...
April 28, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526310/working-with-influenza-like-illness-presenteeism-among-us-health-care-personnel-during-the-2014-2015-influenza-season
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Sophia Chiu, Carla L Black, Xin Yue, Stacie M Greby, A Scott Laney, Angela P Campbell, Marie A de Perio
BACKGROUND: Health care personnel (HCP) working while experiencing influenza-like illness (ILI) contribute to influenza transmission in health care settings. Studies focused on certain HCP occupations or work settings have demonstrated that some HCP often continue to work while ill. METHODS: Using a national nonprobability Internet panel survey of 1,914 HCP during the 2014-2015 influenza season, we calculated the frequency of working with self-reported ILI (ie, fever and cough or sore throat) and examined reasons for working with ILI by occupation and work setting...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521731/working-in-dissonance-experiences-of-work-instability-in-workers-with-common-mental-disorders
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Louise Danielsson, Monica Bertilsson, Kristina Holmgren, Gunnel Hensing
BACKGROUND: Common mental disorders have a negative impact on work functioning, but less is known about the process when the functioning starts to destabilize. This study explores experiences of work instability in workers with common mental disorders. METHODS: A grounded theory study using a theoretical sampling frame, individual in-depth interviews and a constant comparative analysis conducted by a multidisciplinary research team. The sample involved 27 workers with common mental disorders, currently working full or part time, or being on sick leave not more than 6 months...
May 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515945/exposure-to-occupational-hazards-for-pregnancy-and-sick-leave-in-pregnant-workers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jean-Bernard Henrotin, Monique Vaissière, Maryline Etaix, Mathieu Dziurla, Stéphane Malard, Dominique Lafon
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the association between exposure to occupational hazards for pregnancy and sick leave (SL) in pregnant workers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in French occupational health services in 2014. Occupational hazards for pregnancy were assessed by occupational health physicians (OHPs). After delivery and at the time of returning to work, 1,495 eligible workers were interviewed by OHPs. Information on SL was self-reported...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508460/treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-of-stage-iiib-iiic-melanoma-in-france-germany-and-the-uk-a-retrospective-and-prospective-observational-study-melabis
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Mark Harries, Peter Mohr, Florent Grange, Rainer Ehness, Laure Benjamin, Obukohwo Siakpere, Janina Barth, Ceilidh Stapelkamp, Sylvie Pfersch, Lori McLeod, Sorrel Wolowacz, James A Kaye, Ilias Kontoudis
AIM: Real-world data on treatment patterns/outcomes in patients with advanced melanoma, while scarce, are useful for health technology assessments that govern patient access in many countries. We collected retrospective data on treatment patterns among patients in France, Germany and the UK with Stage IIIB/IIIC melanoma with macroscopic lymph node involvement, whose primary melanoma and regional lymph node metastases had been completely resected. METHODS: Patients ≥18 years were diagnosed between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2011...
May 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506954/epxmedtracking-feasibility-evaluation-of-an-sms-based-medication-adherence-tracking-system-in-community-practice
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Christopher Tricarico, Robert Peters, Avik Som, Kavon Javaherian, Will Ross
BACKGROUND: Medication adherence remains a difficult problem to both assess and improve in patients. It is a multifactorial problem that goes beyond the commonly cited reason of forgetfulness. To date, eHealth (also known as mHealth and telehealth) interventions to improve medication adherence have largely been successful in improving adherence. However, interventions to date have used time- and cost-intensive strategies or focused solely on medication reminding, leaving much room for improvement in using a modality as flexible as eHealth...
May 15, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505161/effect-on-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-of-spinal-manual-therapy-for-acute-low-back-pain-in-routine-care-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Jochen Walker, Ulf Kai Mertens, Carsten Oliver Schmidt, Jean-François Chenot
Spinal manual therapy (SMT) is a popular treatment option for low back pain (LBP). The aim of our analysis was to evaluate the effects of manual therapy delivered by general practitioners and ambulatory orthopedic surgeons in routine care on follow up consultations, sick leave, health service utilization and costs for acute LBP compared to matched patients not receiving manual therapy. This is a propensity score matched cohort study based on health claims data. We identified a total of 113.652 adult patients with acute LBP and no coded red flags of whom 21...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497357/socioeconomic-inequalities-in-treatment-of-individuals-with-common-mental-disorders-regarding-subsequent-development-of-mental-illness
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Thomas E Dorner, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz
PURPOSE: Socioeconomic differences appear to be reflected in both, the development and the treatment of common mental disorders (CMDs, i.e. depressive, anxiety and stress-related disorders). Underlying mechanisms of these inequalities are to date not fully understood. This study aimed to investigate if (1) there are socioeconomic differences with regard to type of treatment and (2) if the socioeconomic status modifies the association between treatment and subsequent inpatient care or suicide attempt, respectively, in individuals with CMDs...
May 11, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495222/job-characteristics-associated-with-self-rated-fair-or-poor-health-among-u-s-workers
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Sara E Luckhaupt, Toni Alterman, Jia Li, Geoffrey M Calvert
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 60% of the U.S. adult population is employed. Many aspects of a person's job may influence health, but it is unclear which job characteristics are most strongly associated with health at a population level. The purpose of this study was to identify important associations between job characteristics and workers' self-rated health in a nationally representative survey of U.S. workers. METHODS: Data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey were used to calculate weighted prevalence rates for self-reported fair/poor health for five categories of job characteristics: occupation; pay/benefits (economic); work organization; chemical/environmental hazards; and psychosocial factors...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494753/preventing-sickness-absenteeism-among-employees-with-common-mental-disorders-or-stress-related-symptoms-at-work-design-of-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-problem-solving-based-intervention-versus-care-as-usual-conducted-at-the-occupational-health
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G Bergström, M Lohela-Karlsson, L Kwak, L Bodin, I Jensen, M Torgén, L Nybergh
BACKGROUND: Common mental disorders (CMDs) are among the leading causes of sick leave in Sweden and other OECD countries. They result in suffering for the individual and considerable financial costs for the employer and for society at large. The occupational health service (OHS) can offer interventions in which both the individual and the work situation are taken into account. The aim of this paper is to describe the design of a study evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention given at the OHS to employees with CMDs or stress-related symptoms at work...
May 12, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490328/process-evaluation-of-an-interorganizational-cooperation-initiative-in-vocational-rehabilitation-the-dirigo-project
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Christian Ståhl, Åsa Andersén, Ingrid Anderzén, Kjerstin Larsson
BACKGROUND: This study analyzes the process of establishing and developing a cooperative vocational rehabilitation project with special focus on organizational and professional aspects. In the project, officials from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency and the Swedish Public Employment Service worked cooperatively with participants on long-term sick leave, youths with disability benefits, and people receiving social allowances. The officials used Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a method when meeting participants, and were able to offer flexible and tailored case management...
May 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489651/the-impact-of-cervical-musculoskeletal-disorders-on-uk-consultant-plastic-surgeons-can-we-reduce-morbidity-with-applied-ergonomics
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Yvette Godwin, Christopher R Macdonald, Sarbjit Kaur, Li Zhelin, Christopher Baber
BACKGROUND: Based on anecdotal and observational evidence, we hypothesized that the prevalence of cervical musculoskeletal disorder (C-MSD) would be high among plastic surgeons. A questionnaire review was undertaken to test this hypothesis. Ergonomic assessment was undertaken to assess causal factors of C-MSD. METHOD: An anonymous questionnaire recording demographics, physical symptoms and behavioral responses to C-MSD was distributed to UK Plastic Surgery consultants...
June 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488184/costs-of-illness-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-sweden-a-population-based-register-study-of-people-of-working-age
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Hanna Gyllensten, Michael Wiberg, Kristina Alexanderson, Anders Norlund, Emilie Friberg, Jan Hillert, Olivia Ernstsson, Petter Tinghög
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) causes work disability and healthcare resource use, but little is known about the distribution of the associated costs to society. OBJECTIVES: We estimated the cost of illness (COI) of working-aged individuals with MS, from the societal perspective, overall and in different groups. METHODS: A population-based study was conducted, using data linked from several nationwide registers, on 14,077 individuals with MS, aged 20-64 years and living in Sweden...
May 9, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486653/examination-of-the-double-burden-hypothesis-a-systematic-review-of-work-family-conflict-and-sickness-absence
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Wendy Nilsen, Anni Skipstein, Kristian A Østby, Arnstein Mykletun
Women consistently have higher sickness absence than men. The double-burden hypothesis suggests this is due to higher work-family burden in women than men. The current study aimed to systematically review prospective studies of work-family conflict and subsequent sickness absence. A systematic search was conducted in the electronic databases Medline, PsycINFO, and Embase with subject heading terms and keywords with no language or time restrictions. Two reviewers independently screened abstracts and read full-texts with pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
May 9, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482864/the-effect-of-pre-and-post-operative-physical-activity-on-recovery-after-colorectal-cancer-surgery-physsurg-c-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Aron Onerup, Eva Angenete, David Bock, Mats Börjesson, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Elin Grybäck Gillheimer, Stefan Skullman, Sven-Egron Thörn, Eva Haglind, Hanna Nilsson
BACKGROUND: Surgery for colorectal cancer is associated with a high risk of post-operative adverse events, re-operations and a prolonged post-operative recovery. Previously, the effect of prehabilitation (pre-operative physical activity) has been studied for different types of surgery, including colorectal surgery. However, the trials on colorectal surgery have been of limited methodological quality and size. The aim of this trial is to compare the effect of a combined pre- and post-operative intervention of moderate aerobic physical activity and inspiratory muscle training (IMT) with standard care on post-operative recovery after surgery for colorectal cancer...
May 8, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475587/two-studies-in-one-a-propensity-score-matched-comparison-of-fingolimod-versus-interferons-and-glatiramer-acetate-using-real-world-data-from-the-independent-german-studies-pangaea-and-pearl
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Jonathan Alsop, Jennie Medin, Christian Cornelissen, Stefan Viktor Vormfelde, Tjalf Ziemssen
BACKGROUND: This study compared outcomes following fingolimod or BRACE treatments (beta-interferons/glatiramer acetate) in patients with active MS (≥ 1 relapse in the previous year) following previous BRACE treatment. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Patients with active MS who previously received BRACE were identified from German prospective, observational studies, PANGAEA and PEARL. A novel methodology was developed to compare outcomes between propensity-score-matched cohorts (3:1 ratio) from the independent single-arm studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473795/self-rated-health-and-sick-leave-among-nurses-and-physicians-the-role-of-regret-and-coping-strategies-in-difficult-care-related-situations
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Stéphane Cullati, Boris Cheval, Ralph E Schmidt, Thomas Agoritsas, Pierre Chopard, Delphine S Courvoisier
Moral distress - such as feeling strong regret over difficult patient situations - is common among nurses and physicians. Regret intensity, as well as the coping strategies used to manage regrets, may also influence the health and sickness absence of healthcare professionals. The objective of this study was to determine if the experience of regret related to difficult care-related situations is associated with poor health and sick leave and if coping strategies mediate these associations. Two cross-sectional surveys were conducted in Switzerland (Geneva, 2011 and Zurich, 2014)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472846/-the-prognostic-validity-of-the-functional-capacity-evaluation-ela-in-work-related-medical-rehabilitation
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David Bühne, Torsten Alles, Christian Hetzel, Ingo Froböse
The aim of the study was to determine the ability of FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation) to predict sustained return-to-work (RTW). A multicentric prospective cohort study was conducted in cooperation with 4 outpatient rehabilitation clinics. The sample consisted of 198 patients. Sustained RTW was defined as a combination of employment at 3-month follow-up with a low level of sick leave (dependent variable 1) resp. with a moderate or better rating of the current work ability with respect to the physical demands at work (dependent variable 2)...
May 4, 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472741/working-fulltime-throughout-pregnancy-the-norwegian-women-s-perspectives-a-qualitative-approach
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Siv-Tonje Selboe, Ann-Karin Skogås
OBJECTIVE: the purpose of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of aspects that influence healthy women's ability to work fulltime throughout the pregnancy, considering women's experiences and individual perspectives, as well as understanding health resources available to them. DESIGN/SETTING: a qualitative approach was selected for the data collection, and the data presented is derived from in-depth interviews. Ten pregnant Norwegian women with uncomplicated pregnancies, aged 24-40, working fulltime throughout their pregnancies with no sick leave, were interviewed during pregnancy week 37-39...
April 27, 2017: Midwifery
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