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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645256/socioeconomic-status-is-associated-with-symptom-severity-and-sickness-absence-in-people-with-infectious-intestinal-disease-in-the-uk
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Tanith C Rose, Natalie L Adams, Benjamin Barr, Jeremy Hawker, Sarah J O'Brien, Mara Violato, Margaret Whitehead, David C Taylor-Robinson
BACKGROUND: The burden of infectious intestinal disease (IID) in the UK is substantial. Negative consequences including sickness absence are common, but little is known about the social patterning of these outcomes, or the extent to which they relate to disease severity. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis using IID cases identified from a large population-based survey, to explore the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and symptom severity and sickness absence; and to assess the role of symptom severity on the relationship between SES and absence...
June 23, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645250/labour-market-marginalisation-after-mental-disorders-among-young-natives-and-immigrants-living-in-sweden
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Magnus Helgesson, Petter Tinghög, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Fredrik Saboonchi, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the associations between mental disorders and three different measures of labour-market marginalisation, and differences between native Swedes and immigrants. METHODS: The study comprised 1,753,544 individuals, aged 20-35 years, and resident in Sweden 2004. They were followed 2005-2011 with regard to disability pension, sickness absence (≥90 days) and unemployment (≥180 days). Immigrants were born in Western countries (Nordic countries, EU, Europe outside EU or North-America/Oceania), or in non-Western countries (Africa, Asia or South-America)...
June 23, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639237/work-home-interference-perceived-total-workload-and-the-risk-of-future-sickness-absence-due-to-stress-related-mental-diagnoses-among-women-and-men-a-prospective-twin-study
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Pia Svedberg, Lisa Mather, Gunnar Bergström, Petra Lindfors, Victoria Blom
PURPOSE: Work-home interference has been proposed as an important explanation for sickness absence (SA). Previous studies show mixed results, have not accounted for familial factors (genetics and shared everyday environment), or investigated diagnosis specific SA. The aim was to study whether work-home interference and perceived total workload predict SA due to stress-related mental diagnoses, or SA due to other mental diagnoses, among women and men, when adjusting for various confounders and familial factors...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639082/socio-economic-factors-associated-with-the-1%C3%A2-year-prevalence-of-severe-pain-and-pain-related-sickness-absence-in-the-austrian-population
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Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Thomas Ernst Dorner
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to (1) investigate the relation of socio-economic status (SES), measured as education, occupation, and income, with the 12-month prevalence of severe pain and with pain-related sickness absence, and (2) analyse to what extent sociodemographic and medical factors influence these associations. METHODS: The study population comprised 8084 subjects aged between 15 and 65 years from the Austrian Health Interview Survey in 2006/07...
June 21, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638965/internalizing-and-externalizing-problems-in-childhood-and-adolescence-as-predictors-of-work-incapacity-in-young-adulthood
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Jurgita Narusyte, Annina Ropponen, Kristina Alexanderson, Pia Svedberg
BACKGROUND: There is limited information regarding the association between youth mental health problems and work incapacity in adulthood. We investigated whether internalizing (depressive, anxious, somatic complaints) and externalizing (aggressive, rule-breaking) behavior problems in childhood and adolescence were associated with sickness absence (SA) and disability pension (DP) in young adulthood. METHODS: Data were used from the population-based and prospective Twin Study of Child and Adolescent Development (TCHAD) which includes all Swedish twins born in 1985-1986 (N = 2570)...
June 21, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637132/international-employee-perspectives-on-disability-management
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Shannon Wagner, Nicholas Buys, Ignatius Yu, Thomas Geisen, Henry Harder, Christine Randall, Alex Fraess-Phillips, Benedikt Hassler, Liz Scott, Karen Lo, Dan Tang, Caroline Howe
PURPOSE: To provide an international analysis of employees' views of the influence of disability management (DM) on the workplace. METHODOLOGY: An international research team with representation from Australia, Canada, China, and Switzerland collected survey data from employees in public and private companies in their respective regions. Due to lack of availability of current measures, a research team-created survey was used and a total of 1201 respondents were collected across the four countries...
February 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623010/-influence-of-the-working-conditions-on-sickness-absence-due-to-common-diseases
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Manuel Vaquero-Álvarez, Esther Álvarez-Theurer, Manuel Romero Saldaña
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the importance of the working environment in sickness absence, as well as to show possible relationships with clinical-work variables. DESIGN: A descriptive observational study. SITE: Medical Inspection of an Andalusian province. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1016 workers on certified sick leave due to a common illness. MAIN MEASUREMENTS: A self-report questionnaire was used to collect demographic data, profession, activity, risk assessment, and perceived occupational cause, on patients who voluntarily gave their consent when they were reviewed during 2015...
June 13, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619701/effectiveness-of-a-web-based-intervention-in-reducing-depression-and-sickness-absence-randomized-controlled-trial
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Till Beiwinkel, Tabea Eißing, Nils-Torge Telle, Elisabeth Siegmund-Schultze, Wulf Rössler
BACKGROUND: Depression is highly prevalent in the working population and is associated with significant loss of workdays; however, access to evidence-based treatment is limited. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a Web-based intervention in reducing mild to moderate depression and sickness absence. METHODS: In an open-label randomized controlled trial, participants were recruited from a large-scale statutory health insurance and were assigned to two groups...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618230/anti-mosquito-activity-of-a-titanium-organic-framework-supported-on-fabrics
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Reda M Abdelhameed, Omnia M H M Kamel, A Amr, Joao Rocha, Artur M S Silva
Waste swamps, stagnant water and poor hygiene practices result in the proliferation of mosquitoes that may cause transmissible and infectious diseases, such as malaria, typhoid, cholera, and Zikavirus sickness. Composites of the traditional natural fibres cotton, viscose and linen, and a Ti-bearing metal-organic framework, NH2-MIL-125, is very effective against mosquitoes, in the absence of any conventional insecticides. Prior to coating with NH2-MIL-125 crystals, the fabrics have been modified with 3-glycidyloxypropyltrimethoxysilane...
June 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615017/protocol-for-the-effect-evaluation-of-independent-medical-evaluation-after-six-months-sick-leave-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-independent-medical-evaluation-versus-treatment-as-usual-in-norway
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Elisabeth Husabo, Karin Monstad, Tor Helge Holmås, Irene Oyeflaten, Erik L Werner, Silje Maeland
BACKGROUND: It has been discussed whether the relationship between a patient on sick leave and his/her general practitioner (GP) is too close, as this may hinder the GP's objective evaluation of need for sick leave. Independent medical evaluation involves an independent physician consulting the patient. This could lead to new perspectives on sick leave and how to follow-up the patient. METHODS/DESIGN: The current study is a randomized controlled trial in a Norwegian primary care context, involving an effect evaluation, a cost/benefit analysis, and a qualitative evaluation...
June 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598380/the-magnitude-of-occupational-class-differences-in-sickness-absence-15-year-trends-among-young-and-middle-aged-municipal-employees
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Hilla Sumanen, Eero Lahelma, Olli Pietiläinen, Ossi Rahkonen
Background: Our aim was to examine the magnitude of relative occupational class differences in sickness absence (SA) days over a 15-year period among female and male municipal employees in two age-groups. Methods: 18-34 and 35-59-year-old employees of the City of Helsinki from 2002 to 2016 were included in our data (n = ~37,500 per year). Occupational class was classified into four groups. The magnitude of relative occupational class differences in SA was studied using the relative index of inequality (RII)...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586543/acute-fatigue-predicts-sickness-absence-in-the-workplace-a-1-year-retrospective-cohort-study-in-pediatric-nurses
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Knar Sagherian, George J Unick, Shijun Zhu, Debra Derickson, Pamela S Hinds, Jeanne Geiger-Brown
AIMS: To examine the relationship between fatigue and sickness absence in nurses from a pediatric hospital over 12 months of follow-up. A secondary aim was to identify other work and personal factors that predict sickness absence. BACKGROUND: Sickness absence is often related to worker-fatigue, yet few studies have explored this relationship in nurses despite documented high fatigue levels. DESIGN: The study used retrospective cohort design...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584315/social-costs-of-loss-in-productivity-related-absenteeism-in-poland
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Agnieszka Genowska, Justyna Fryc, Jarosław Pinkas, Jacek Jamiołkowski, Krystyna Szafraniec, Andrzej Szpak, Iwona Bojar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to estimate indirect costs associated with losses in productivity due to sickness absence among registered workers in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data on sick leave durations in 2013 was obtained from the Social Insurance Institution (SII) (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych - ZUS). Based on the number of assumptions, this data was used for calculating absence durations. The costs of lost productivity were estimated on the basis of the measure of gross value added...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582941/fostering-functioning-of-workers-a-new-challenge-for-prevention-in-occupational-health
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Ludovic G P M van Amelsvoort, Carin P M de Brouwer, Yvonne F Heerkens, Guy A M Widdershoven, IJmert Kant
Given large changes in working conditions and society, occupational health care has to prioritize its efforts towards fostering health and functioning of workers and as such promote work participation. This requires that more emphasis is given on the application of biopsychological models in the care of workers. Although a biopsychological approach is often mentioned as essential part of occupational health care, it's application is often hampered in practice, by practical barriers and lack of practical knowledge...
June 1, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582940/experiences-of-occupational-physicians-with-the-implementation-of-indicated-prevention-for-long-term-sickness-absence
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C P M de Brouwer, P Verdonk, L G P M van Amelsvoort, N W H Jansen, I J Kant, G A M Widdershoven
BACKGROUND: Functioning including work participation, is an emerging challenge in occupational health. The prevention of long term sickness absence (LTSA) through a strategy involving screening and structured early consultation (preventive strategy) was proven effective and can address participation issues. Implementation of this strategy has proven difficult. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the experiences of occupational physicians (OPs) delivering a structured early consultation to office workers, in order to enhance implementation of the strategy...
June 1, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578742/applicability-of-plant-based-products-in-the-treatment-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-and-trypanosoma-brucei-infections-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-in-vivo-evidence
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Rodrigo M Pereira, Glícia M Z Greco, Andreia M Moreira, Pablo F Chagas, Ivo S Caldas, Reggiani V Gonçalves, Rômulo D Novaes
Chagas disease and sleeping sickness are neglected tropical diseases closely related to poverty, for which the development of plant-derived treatments has not been a promising prospect. Thus, we systematicaly review the preclinical in vivo evidence on the applicability of plant-based products in the treatment of Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma brucei infections. Characteristics such as disease models, treatments, toxicological safety and methodological bias were analysed. We recovered 66 full text articles from 16 countries investigating 91 plant species...
June 5, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573135/towards-a-better-understanding-of-sickness-absence-in-adolescence-a-qualitative-study-among-dutch-intermediate-vocational-education-students
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Yvonne T M Vanneste, Frans J M Feron, Marlieke A W van Mook, Angelique de Rijk
An adequate approach to sickness absence can reduce school dropout which is a major problem in Intermediate Vocational Education (IVE). This practice-based study explores the sickness absence reasons and factors influencing reporting the sickness, from a student's perspective. Semistructured interviews were held until saturation. Data were collected and analysed by a multidisciplinary research team including youth health care physicians working with IVE students. The results show that, according to the students, reasons for sickness reporting were health-related or related to problems at home or in school...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570903/the-stratifying-role-of-job-level-for-sickness-absence-and-the-moderating-role-of-gender-and-occupational-gender-composition
#18
Hannes Kröger
The study investigates whether sickness absence is stratified by job level - understood as the authority and autonomy a worker holds - beyond the association with education, income, and occupation. A second objective is to establish the moderating role of gender and occupational gender composition on this stratification of sickness absence. Four competing hypotheses are developed that predict different patterns of moderation. Associations between job level and sickness absence are estimated for men and women in three groups of differing occupational gender composition, using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)...
May 25, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549123/working-conditions-in-the-explanation-of-occupational-inequalities-in-sickness-absence-in-the-french-sumer-study
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Isabelle Niedhammer, Thomas Lesuffleur, Sarah Memmi, Jean-François Chastang
: Explanations of social inequalities in sickness absence are lacking in the literature. Our objectives were to evaluate the contribution of various occupational exposures in explaining these inequalities in a national representative sample of employees. : The study was based on the cross-sectional sample of the SUMER 2010 survey that included 46 962 employees, 26 883 men and 20 079 women. Both sickness absence spells and days within the last 12 months, as health indicators, were studied. Occupation was used as a marker of social position...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544338/alcohol-consumption-and-risk-of-unemployment-sickness-absence-and-disability-pension-in-denmark-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Maja Baeksgaard Jørgensen, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Ulrik Becker, Janne S Tolstrup
AIMS: We investigated the association between weekly alcohol consumption and binge drinking and the risk of unemployment, sickness absence and disability pension. DESIGN: Prospective register-based cohort study SETTING: Denmark PARTICIPANTS: A sample of 17,690 men and women, aged 18 to 60 years, from the Danish Health and Morbidity Survey in 2000, 2005 and 2010 participated in the study. Participants worked the entire year prior to baseline. MEASUREMENTS: Administrative registers were used to obtain information on unemployment, sickness absence and disability pension during a 5-year follow-up period...
May 21, 2017: Addiction
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