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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446550/impact-of-workplace-violence-against-nurses-thriving-at-work-job-satisfaction-and-turnover-intention-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shihong Zhao, Yu Shi, Zhinan Sun, Fengzhe Xie, Jinghui Wang, Shue Zhang, Tianyu Gou, Xuanye Han, Tao Sun, Lihua Fan
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: We investigated the inter-relationships between workplace violence (WPV), thriving at work, and turnover intention among Chinese nurses and explored the action mechanism among these variables. BACKGROUND: WPV is a dangerous occupational hazard globally, and it is pervasive in the health service industry. As a corollary, WPV may produce many negative outcomes among nursing staff. Consequently, it hinders nurses' professional performance and reduces nursing quality...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446318/cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-airline-pilots
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Dana Lord, Helen Acree Conlon
The health of an airline pilot is imperative to the safe travels of millions of people worldwide. Medical providers evaluate the cardiovascular risks for airline pilots and the medical requirements to obtain and maintain licensure as an airline pilot. It is the role of the occupational health nurse practitioner to evaluate and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in this population.
February 1, 2018: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446178/health-promoting-behaviours-of-iranian-nurses-and-its-relationship-with-some-occupational-factors-a-cross-sectional-study
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Hakime Mustafaei Najaf-Abadi, Behrooz Rezaei
AIM: To assess the prevalence of health-promoting behaviours (HPBs) and their associations with some occupational factors among nurses. BACKGROUND: Health-promoting behaviours are significant indicators of health status. Nurses' HPBs may have a direct impact on patients' care and safety. METHODS: A descriptive, questionnaire design was conducted among nursing staff (n = 136) in a district hospital in Iran during 2015. Data was collected using a two-part questionnaire, which included the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444179/capability-beliefs-on-and-use-of-evidence-based-practice-among-four-health-professional-and-student-groups-in-geriatric-care-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anne-Marie Boström, Disa K Sommerfeld, Annika W Stenhols, Anna Kiessling
Implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) is a complex task. This study, conducted in an acute geriatric setting, aims to compare self-reported capability beliefs on EBP between health professionals and students, and to compare the use of EBP between health professional groups. Occupational therapists, physicians, physiotherapists and registered nurses with three or more months' employment, and all students from the occupational therapy, medical, physiotherapy and nursing programs, who had conducted workplace learning at the department, were invited...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439340/implementation-of-an-occupational-therapy-program-for-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-in-france-patients-and-caregivers-perspectives
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Aline Corvol, Alix Netter, Arnaud Campeon, Dominique Somme
BACKGROUND: The French National Alzheimer Plan 2008-2012 created specialized Alzheimer teams, which provide up to 15 sessions of cognitive rehabilitation in the patient's home for 3 months. Sessions are conducted by an occupational therapist and a gerontological nursing assistant. OBJECTIVES: As the patient's experience is one determinant of successful implementation, we explored the usefulness of these teams as viewed by the patient and his or her main caregiver...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436290/psychological-risk-factors-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-workers-after-toxic-chemical-spill-in-gumi-south-korea
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Ji Young Song, Kyoung-Sook Jeong, Kyeong-Sook Choi, Min-Gi Kim, Yeon-Soon Ahn
The extent and severity of the psychological effects following chemical release disasters have not been widely reported. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of hydrogen fluoride (HF)-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to identify associated psychological risk factors. On September 2012, an estimated 8 to 12 tons of HF gas, which dissolves in air moisture to form droplets of corrosive hydrofluoric acid, escaped from an industrial complex in Gumi, South Korea. Ten months later, structured questionnaires that included items from the Impacts of Event Scale (revised Korean version) as well as questions about demographic and psychological risk factors related to PTSD were distributed to workers in the affected area...
February 1, 2018: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432397/attitudes-knowledge-and-behaviors-related-to-evidence-based-practice-in-health-professionals-involved-in-pain-management
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Vanitha Arumugam, Joy C MacDermid, Dave Walton, Ruby Grewal
BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals involved in pain management come from different disciplines, which may have different perspectives and training about evidence-based practice (EBP). A common concern for health professionals is pain management. Understanding how different professions involved in pain management view EBP forms the ideal context to study professional differences in EPP, and how this might influence pain management. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare different professions with respect to knowledge, attitudes and self-reported behavior toward EBP...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431129/cohort-profile-lifework-a-prospective-cohort-study-on-occupational-and-environmental-risk-factors-and-health-in-the-netherlands
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Marije Reedijk, Virissa Lenters, Pauline Slottje, Anouk Pijpe, Petra H Peeters, Joke C Korevaar, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, W M Monique Verschuren, Robert A Verheij, Inka Pieterson, Flora E van Leeuwen, Matti A Rookus, Hans Kromhout, Roel C H Vermeulen
PURPOSE: LIFEWORK is a large federated prospective cohort established in the Netherlands to quantify the health effects of occupational and environmental exposures. This cohort is also the Dutch contribution to the international Cohort Study of Mobile Phone Use and Health (COSMOS). In this paper, we describe the study design, ongoing data collection, baseline characteristics of participants and the repeatability of key questionnaire items. PARTICIPANTS: 88 466 participants were enrolled in three cohort studies in 2011-2012...
February 3, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430860/factors-associated-with-influenza-vaccination-among-health-care-workers-in-acute-care-hospitals-in-canada
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Hadia Hussain, Allison McGeer, Shelly McNeil, Kevin Katz, Mark Loeb, Andrew Simor, Jeff Powis, Joanne Langley, Matthew Muller, Brenda Coleman
BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccine coverage rates among health care workers (HCWs) in acute care facilities in Canada remain below national targets. OBJECTIVE: To determine factors associated with influenza vaccine uptake among HCWs. METHODS: This secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study included HCWs aged 18-69 years, working ≥ 20 hours/week in a Canadian acute care hospital. Questionnaires were administered to participants in the fall of the season of participation (2011/12-2013/14) which captured demographic/household characteristics, medical histories, occupational, behavioral and risk factors for influenza...
February 11, 2018: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426555/-role-of-the-occupational-health-nurse
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Nadine Rauch
The missions of occupational health nurses are exclusively preventive, except in the event of emergency situations. They are involved in the prevention of occupational stress, the assessment of psychosocial risks and the improvement of quality of life at work.
February 2018: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426553/-preventing-suffering-among-nursing-staff-a-public-health-challenge
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Sylvaine Gremont
Being a caregiver means seeking to ensure the wellbeing of others. However, when these members of staff are not treated well by their employers, their health can be affected. In health care facilities, to prevent occupational stress, managers must provide opportunities for listening, exchanges and dialogue between different professionals, give employees the power to act and talk, and observe working conditions as well as their reorganisation.
February 2018: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400627/relationship-of-perceived-job-strain-and-workplace-support-to-antenatal-depressive-symptoms-among-pregnant-employees-in-taiwan
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Su-Ying Tsai
Most Taiwanese women continue to work throughout pregnancy. Few studies have investigated the prevalence of antenatal depressive symptoms in employed women and their relationship with work-related factors. We explored the relations of work-related factors, including perceived job strain and workplace support, to depressive symptoms among pregnant Taiwanese employees. During 2015-2016, we interviewed 153 employees in their third trimester of pregnancy using questionnaires to collect data on demographics, pregnancy status, physical conditions, work-related factors, family function, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), and health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
February 5, 2018: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398910/integrating-participatory-ergonomic-management-in-non-weight-bearing-exercise-and-progressive-resistance-exercise-on-self-care-and-functional-ability-in-aged-farmers-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-clustered-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sang-Arun Isaramalai, Kanokwan Hounsri, Chanon Kongkamol, Pornnit Wattanapisitkul, Napaporn Tangadulrat, Tippawan Kaewmanee, Varah Yuenyongviwat
Background: Ergonomic hazards are the most important cause of knee osteoarthritis (OA) in aged para rubber farmers. Ergonomic management comprising improvement of working conditions and muscle-strengthening exercise has been well documented in terms of workers' health benefit. However, those interventions were not adequate to sustain the advantage. Few studies have demonstrated the effect of integrating participatory ergonomic management (PEM) in non-weight-bearing exercise (NWE) and progressive resistance exercise (PRE), and none has focused on aged para rubber farmers with knee OA...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385272/what-does-the-world-think-of-ankyloglossia
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Ruilin R Jin, Alastair Sutcliffe, Maximo Vento, Claudelle Miles, Javeed Travadi, Kumar Kishore, Keiji Suzuki, David Todd, Susanne Wooderson, Azanna Ahmad Kamar, Li Ma, John Smyth, Ju Lee Oei
AIM: The diagnosis of tongue-tie (or ankyloglossia) has increased more than 10-fold in some countries. Whether this is a global phenomenon or related to cultural and professional differences is uncertain. METHODS: An online survey in English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish was disseminated between May to November 2016 via 27 international professional bodies to >30 clinical professions chosen a priori to represent occupations involved in the management of neonatal ankyloglossia...
January 31, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385044/the-influence-of-supportive-and-ethical-work-environments-on-work-related-accidents-injuries-and-serious-psychological-distress-among-hospital-nurses
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Maki Tei-Tominaga, Miharu Nakanishi
The healthcare industry in Japan has experienced many cases of work-related injuries, accidents, and workers' compensation claims because of mental illness. This study examined the influence of supportive and ethical work environments on work-related accidents, injuries, and serious psychological distress among hospital nurses. Self-reported questionnaires were distributed to nurses (n = 1114) from 11 hospitals. Valid responses (n = 822, 93% women, mean age = 38.49 ± 10.09 years) were used for analyses. The questionnaire included items addressing basic attributes, work and organizational characteristics, social capital and ethical climate at the workplace, psychological distress, and experience of work-related accidents or injuries in the last half year...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374096/human-service-work-gender-and-antidepressant-use-a-nationwide-register-based-19-year-follow-up-of-752-683-women-and-men
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André Buscariolli, Anne Kouvonen, Lauri Kokkinen, Jaana I Halonen, Aki Koskinen, Ari Väänänen
OBJECTIVES: To examine antidepressant use among male and female human service professionals. METHODS: A random sample of individuals between 25 years and 54 years of age (n=752 683; 49.2% women; mean age 39.5 years). Information about each individual's filled antidepressant prescriptions from 1995 to 2014 was provided by the Social Insurance Institution. First, antidepressant use in five broad human service categories was compared with that in all other occupations grouped together, separately for men and women...
January 26, 2018: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370448/healthcare-professionals-perspective-on-return-to-work-in-cancer-survivors
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Dana Yagil, Nofar Eshed-Lavi, Rafi Carel, Miri Cohen
OBJECTIVE: Healthcare professionals play a significant role in cancer survivors' decisions regarding return to work. While there is ample research about cancer survivors' views on return to work, little is known about the views of the professionals who accompany them from diagnosis to recovery. The study explores professionals' perceptions of cancer survivors in the return to work context, as well as their views about their own role in the process. METHODS: In-depth interviews (N=26) with professionals specializing in physical or mental health working with working-age cancer survivors: occupational physicians, oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers and psychologists specializing in oncology...
January 25, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368978/experiences-of-a-student-run-clinic-in-primary-care-a-mixed-method-study-with-students-patients-and-supervisors
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Maria Fröberg, Charlotte Leanderson, Birgitta Fläckman, Erik Hedman-Lagerlöf, Karin Björklund, Gunnar H Nilsson, Terese Stenfors
OBJECTIVE: To explore how a student-run clinic (SRC) in primary health care (PHC) was perceived by students, patients and supervisors. DESIGN: A mixed methods study. Clinical learning environment, supervision and nurse teacher evaluation scale (CLES + T) assessed student satisfaction. Client satisfaction questionnaire-8 (CSQ-8) assessed patient satisfaction. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with supervisors. SETTING: Gustavsberg PHC Center, Stockholm County, Sweden...
January 25, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359645/chronic-hepatitis-c-screening-evaluation-and-treatment-update-in-the-age-of-direct-acting-antivirals
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Miranda Surjadi
Globally, hepatitis C virus (HCV), the cause of one of the most common infectious diseases, infects approximately 4 million to 5 million Americans with approximately half of infected individuals undiagnosed. Some workplaces screen employees for HCV exposure and other bloodborne pathogens (BBP) after needlestick injuries, but it is not well known whether employers screen employees for HCV without an occupational exposure. New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that all individuals born between 1945 and 1965 should be screened for HCV regardless of risk; this provides an opportunity at the worksite for HCV outreach to employees, dependents, and retirees...
January 1, 2018: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358432/longitudinal-impact-of-interprofessional-education-on-attitudes-skills-and-career-trajectories-a-protocol-for-a-quasi-experimental-study-in-new-zealand
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Ben Darlow, Melanie Brown, Peter Gallagher, Lesley Gray, Eileen McKinlay, Gordon Purdie, Christine Wilson, Sue Pullon
INTRODUCTION: Interprofessional practice is recognised as an important element of safe and effective healthcare. However, few studies exist that evaluate how preregistration education contributes to interprofessional competencies, and how these competencies develop throughout the early years of a health professional's career. This quasiexperimental study will gather longitudinal data during students' last year of preregistration training and their first 3 years of professional practice to evaluate the ongoing development of interprofessional competencies and the influence that preregistration education including an explicit interprofessional education (IPE) programme may have on these...
January 21, 2018: BMJ Open
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