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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792585/assessment-in-work-productivity-and-the-relationship-with-cognitive-symptoms-atworc-primary-analysis-from-a-canadian-open-label-study-of-vortioxetine-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-mdd
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Pratap Chokka, Joanna Bougie, Emmanouil Rampakakis, Jean Proulx
OBJECTIVE: The Assessment in Work Productivity and the Relationship with Cognitive Symptoms (AtWoRC) study aimed to assess the association between cognitive symptoms and work productivity in gainfully employed patients receiving vortioxetine for a major depressive episode (MDE). METHODS: Patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) and treated with vortioxetine independently of study enrollment were assessed over 52 weeks at visits that emulated a real-life setting...
May 24, 2018: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792568/physical-ergonomics-awareness-in-an-offshore-processing-platform-among-malaysian-oil-and-gas-workers
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M Hafizul Hilmi, Raja Ariffin Raja Ghazilla
INTRODUCTION: The reliability of offshore oil and gas (O&G) facilities depend on the operation and maintenance activities, where human physical intervention is involved. Workers are often exposed to ergonomics hazards due to inefficient workplace design. Ergonomics awareness among workers is a crucial factor in mitigating such hazards. OBJECTIVES: This study intends to evaluate the state of physical ergonomics awareness among Malaysian O&G workers and to assess their perception towards the criticality of physical ergonomics issues within an offshore processing facility...
May 24, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792256/uncaring-nurses-mobilizing-power-knowledge-difference-and-resistance-to-explain-workplace-violence-in-academia
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Renee Berquist, Isabelle St-Pierre, Dave Holmes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Violence among nurses and in nursing academia is a significant issue, with attention increasingly focused on damage resulting from psychological violence, such as bullying, harassment, aggression, and incivility. Each workplace's interpretation of violence will impact individual behavior within the organization. Organizational and environmental factors can contribute to violent behaviors becoming normalized in the workplace. When violent behaviors go unconstrained, they become imbedded within the workplace culture...
May 1, 2018: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792131/management-of-nursing-workplace-incivility-in-the-health-care-settings-a-systematic-review
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Nancy Armstrong
Workplace incivility is a well-documented issue in nursing in the health care setting. It has the potential to cause emotional and physical distress in victims and potentially affects the quality of care provided. The purpose of this study was to critique and summarize the most recent, available evidence related to interventions in assisting nursing staff working in health care settings in managing incivility. This systematic review of literature yielded 10 studies meeting the criteria. The studies were mostly identified as lower quality research...
May 1, 2018: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791765/resources-for-work-related-well-being-a-qualitative-study-about-healthcare-employees-experiences-of-relationships-at-work
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Sophie Schön Persson, Petra Nilsson Lindström, Pär Pettersson, Marie Nilsson, Kerstin Blomqvist
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore municipal healthcare employees' experiences of relationships with care recipients and colleagues. The specific research questions were when do the relationships enhance well-being, and what prerequisites are needed for such relationships to occur?. BACKGROUND: Employees in health and social care for older people often depict their work in negative terms, and they often take a high number of sick leaves. Despite the heavy workload, other employees express well-being at work and highlight social relationships as one reason for this...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791219/approaches-to-leadership-and-managing-change-in-the-nhs
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Melanie Lumbers
The NHS is continually changing as research evidence leads to new practices and technology transforms the workplace. Resistance to some changes may occur because of staff fears about adapting to and coping with new methods. This is where change models and leadership are important. This article discusses changes taking place in the NHS, and some theoretical models of change. Leadership styles are also discussed, including those most useful for the nurse to use when leading a team and implementing change.
May 24, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790652/preparation-for-making-clinical-referrals
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Shaun P Qureshi, Katharine Rankin, Neill Storrar, Michael Freeman
BACKGROUND: The application of prior learning within medical curricula to real patient care is challenging. Clinical assistantships support UK medical students making the transition to postgraduate practice as doctors. This paper describes a method of teaching clinical referrals: the process of clinicians contacting colleagues for advice or services. The skills required are key to medical practice, and students should be supported to develop them in order to optimally benefit from their assistantships and prepare for practice...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790487/-1-4-diaminobenzene-and-diphenylamine-induced-severe-methemoglobinaemia-treated-by-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-case-report
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Jacek Piechocki, Tomasz Janus, Robert Gałązkowski
Methemoglobin is an oxidized form of hemoglobin that is not capable of carrying oxygen. Exposure to exogenous oxidizing agents can cause severe methemoglobinemia and subsequent hypoxia. This article presents the rare case of a 23-year old patient with methemoglobinemia of 54.2% of total hemoglobin, induced by workplace exposure to 1,4-diaminobenzene and diphenylamine. Following the hyperbaric oxygen therapy the patient was discharged in good general condition and referred to a district hospital for observation...
May 22, 2018: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790445/a-study-of-deficiencies-in-teamwork-skills-among-jordan-caregivers
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Omar Al-Araidah, Nader Al Theeb, Mariam Bader, Nabeel Mandahawi
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present the deficiencies in teamwork skills at Jordan hospitals as seen by team members. The study aims to identify training needs to improve teamwork-related soft skills of caregivers to enhance staff satisfaction and improve quality of care. Moreover, the paper provides a methodology to identify the training needs in any healthcare workplace by repeating the same questionnaire. Design/methodology/approach A self-administrated questionnaire was designed to study deficiencies in teamwork and team leadership at Jordan hospitals as seen by team members...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790201/self-employed-individuals-performing-different-types-of-work-have-different-occupational-safety-and-health-problems
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Jungsun Park, Boyoung Han, Yangho Kim
INTRODUCTION: We assessed the occupational safety and health (OSH) issues of self-employed individuals in Korea. METHODS: The working conditions and OSH issues in three groups were analyzed using the Korean Working Conditions Survey of 2014. RESULTS: Among self-employed individuals, "Physical work" was more common among males, whereas "Emotional work" was more common among females. Self-employed individuals performing "Mental work" had more education, higher incomes, and the lowest exposure to physical/chemical and ergonomic hazards in the workplace...
May 22, 2018: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789491/from-evidence-based-research-to-practice-based-evidence-disseminating-a-web-based-computer-tailored-workplace-sitting-intervention-through-a-health-promotion-organisation
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Katrien De Cocker, Greet Cardon, Jason A Bennie, Tracy Kolbe-Alexander, Femke De Meester, Corneel Vandelanotte
Prolonged sitting has been linked to adverse health outcomes; therefore, we developed and examined a web-based, computer-tailored workplace sitting intervention. As we had previously shown good effectiveness, the next stage was to conduct a dissemination study. This study reports on the dissemination efforts of a health promotion organisation, associated costs, reach achieved, and attributes of the website users. The organisation systematically registered all the time and resources invested to promote the intervention...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789099/building-capacity-for-change-evaluation-of-an-organisation-wide-leadership-development-program
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Tim Schultz, Jodie Shoobridge, Gill Harvey, Libby Carter, Alison Kitson
Objective. This study evaluated Leading 4 Change, a change leadership development program designed to support healthcare middle managers through a period of significant organisational change and enhance workplace resilience. Methods. A mixed methods evaluation was conducted within the program's framework of a quality improvement activity. Quantitative measures were participant responses (n=160) to online questionnaires, which were compared before and after the program, using an uncontrolled pre-post study design...
May 23, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789017/leveraging-routine-clinical-materials-and-mobile-technology-to-assess-cbt-fidelity-the-innovative-methods-to-assess-psychotherapy-practices-imapp-study
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Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, Luana Marques, Torrey A Creed, Cassidy A Gutner, Robert DeRubeis, Paul G Barnett, Eric Kuhn, Michael Suvak, Jason Owen, Dawne Vogt, Booil Jo, Sonja Schoenwald, Clara Johnson, Kera Mallard, Matthew Beristianos, Heidi La Bash
BACKGROUND: Identifying scalable strategies for assessing fidelity is a key challenge in implementation science. However, for psychosocial interventions, the existing, reliable ways to test treatment fidelity quality are often labor intensive, and less burdensome strategies may not reflect actual clinical practice. Cognitive behavioral therapies (CBTs) provide clinicians with a set of effective core elements to help treat a multitude of disorders, which, evidence suggests, need to be delivered with fidelity to maximize potential client impact...
May 22, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788999/the-first-case-of-multiple-pulmonary-granulomas-with-amyloid-deposition-in-a-dental-technician-a-rare-manifestation-as-an-occupational-lung-disease
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Taizou Hirano, Tadahisa Numakura, Hiroshi Moriyama, Ryoko Saito, Yutaka Shishikura, Jun Shiihara, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Masakazu Ichinose
BACKGROUND: Occupational lung diseases, such as pneumoconiosis, are one of the health problems of dental workers that have been receiving increasing interest. Pulmonary amyloidosis is a heterogenous group of diseases, and can be classified into primary (idiopathic) and secondary (associated with various inflammatory diseases, hereditary, or neoplastic). To date, the development of pulmonary amyloidosis in dental workers has not been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old Japanese female presented with chest discomfort and low-grade fever that has persisted for 2 months...
May 22, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788508/governments-must-catch-up-with-workplace-non-communicable-disease-prevention
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Rodrigo Rodriguez-Fernandez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2018: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788211/particle-concentrations-in-occupational-settings-measured-with-a-nanoparticle-respiratory-deposition-nrd-sampler
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Larissa V Stebounova, Natalia I Gonzalez-Pech, Jae Hong Park, T Renee Anthony, Vicki H Grassian, Thomas M Peters
There is an increasing need to evaluate concentrations of nanoparticles in occupational settings due to their potential negative health effects. The Nanoparticle Respiratory Deposition (NRD) personal sampler was developed to collect nanoparticles separately from larger particles in the breathing zone of workers, while simultaneously providing a measure of respirable mass concentration. This study compared concentrations measured with the NRD sampler to those measured with a nano Micro Orifice Uniform-Deposit Impactor (nanoMOUDI) and respirable samplers in three workplaces...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788040/performance-comparison-of-field-portable-instruments-to-the-scanning-mobility-particle-sizer-using-monodispersed-and-polydispersed-sodium-chloride-aerosols
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Evanly Vo, Matthew Horvatin, Ziqing Zhuang
This study compared the performance of the following field portable aerosol instrument sets to performance of the reference Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS): the handheld CPC-3007, the portable aerosol mobility spectrometer (PAMS), the NanoScan scanning mobility particle sizer (NanoScan SMPS) combined with an optical particle sizer (OPS). Tests were conducted with monodispersed and polydispersed aerosols. Monodispersed aerosols were controlled at the approximate concentration of 1 × 105 particles cm-3 and four monodispersed particle sizes of 30, 60, 100, and 300 nm were selected and classified for the monodispersed aerosol test, while three different steady-state concentration levels (low, medium, and high: ~8 × 103, 5 × 104, and 1 × 105 particles cm-3, respectively) were selected for the polydispersed aerosol test...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787397/age-differences-in-health-behavior-and-weight-changes-in-japanese-workers-one-year-follow-up-study
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Machi Suka, Takashi Yamauchi, Hiroyuki Yanagisawa
OBJECTIVE: To examine one-year changes in stage of health behavior change and its associations with changes in health behavior and weight in a working population cohort. METHODS: Using annual health examination data, 57,431 eligible Japanese workers aged 18-64 years were examined for their one-year changes in stage of change, eating and exercise habits, and weight. RESULTS: The stages of change became polarized into the precontemplation and the action/maintenance (i...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786503/relationships-between-theoretically-derived-short-term-outcomes-and-support-for-policy-among-the-public-and-decision-makers
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Carol L Schmitt, Laurel Curry, Vanessa Boudewyns, Pamela A Williams, LaShawn Glasgow, Deanna Van Hersh, Jeffrey Willett, Todd Rogers
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: Policy change is a lengthy and complex process. Thus, it is important to articulate hypothesized causal pathways between advocacy activities and policy change outcomes and to identify and monitor early indicators of progress toward policy change. INTERVENTION APPROACH: The Kansas Health Foundation supports grantee efforts to address the public health effects of obesity through evidence-based policy, systems, and environmental change interventions...
May 17, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785466/effect-of-reassuring-information-about-musculoskeletal-and-mental-health-complaints-at-the-workplace-a-cluster-randomized-trial-of-the-atwork-intervention
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Tone Langjordet Johnsen, Hege Randi Eriksen, Valborg Baste, Aage Indahl, Magnus Odeen, Torill Helene Tveito
Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible difference between the Modified atWork intervention (MAW) and the Original atWork intervention (OAW) on sick leave and other health related outcomes. atWork is a group intervention using the workplace as an arena for distribution of evidence-based knowledge about musculoskeletal and mental health complaints. Methods A cluster randomized controlled trial with 93 kindergartens, comprising a total of 1011 employees, was conducted. Kindergartens were stratified by county and size and randomly allocated to MAW (45 clusters, 324 respondents) or OAW (48 clusters, 313 respondents)...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
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