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P M Hulls, A Money, R M Agius, F de Vocht
Background: In the UK in 2015/16, 1.3 million workers self-reported a work-related illness (WRI) of which an estimated 41% were due to musculoskeletal disorders (incidence rate 550 cases per 100000 people) and 37% were related to stress, anxiety and depression. Little is known about the incidence of WRIs in radiographers. Aims: To analyse the medically reported incidence of WRIs among radiographers in the UK between 1989 and 2015. Methods: Incident cases reported by physicians to The Health and Occupation Research (THOR) network through its specialist schemes from 1989 to 2015 were analysed, using the Labour Force Survey as denominator where appropriate...
May 17, 2018: Occupational Medicine
Marie Leiner, Jesus Peinado, Angelica Baylon, Isis Lopez, Indu Pathak
Patient misunderstandings of healthcare-related instructions result in significant health, social and economic consequences. Pushing the boundaries of traditional academic methods may offer strategies that promote new ways to improve communication and understanding between healthcare providers, caregivers and patients. Comics can be an educational tool, offering an innovative strategy to communicate health-related information. Our study objective was to compare parents' understanding of health-related instructions (i...
April 1, 2018: Health Education Research
Golnaz Ghayyem Hassankhani, Ali Moradi, Ehsan Vahedi, Sayyed Hadi Sayyed Hoseinian, Zohreh Jahani, Maedeh Rahmani, Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh
BACKGROUND: The patient-rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) score is one of the most common clinical instruments used as an outcome measurement tool for distal radius fractures and other upper extremity conditions. The purpose of this study was to translate the PRWE into its Persian version and to evaluate its validity and reliability in patients with upper extremity conditions. METHODS: One hundred and fourthly one adult patients with upper extremity conditions participated in this ethical board approved study from August 2015 to May 2016...
July 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Atakan Yilmaz, Mustafa Serinken, Onur Dal, Serpil Yaylacı, Ozgur Karcioglu
OBJECTIVES: Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are at serious risk for work-related injuries (WRIs) during work hours. Both EMTs and paramedics have higher WRI rates, according to the literature data. This study was designed to investigate causes and characteristics of WRIs involving EMTs and paramedics staffed in Western Turkey. METHODS: All health care personnel staffed in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the city were interviewed face-to-face in their off-duty hours to inform them about the study...
October 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Bedia Gülen, Mustafa Serinken, Celile Hatipoğlu, Derya Özaşır, Ertan Sönmez, Gökhan Kaya, Güleser Akpınar
BACKGROUND: Evaluated in the present study were locations, descriptions, and results of work-related injuries (WRIs) sustained by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics in Turkey's most crowded city, İstanbul. METHODS: After the present study had been accepted by the urban health authority, a questionnaire was emailed to the healthcare personnel of İstanbul's 195 ambulance stations. RESULTS: Included in the present study were the responses of 901 members of staff (660 EMTs and 241 paramedics), with a mean age of 29...
March 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
F Katsavouni, E Bebetsos, P Malliou, A Beneka
BACKGROUND: Firefighters participate in activities with intense physical and psychological stress. AIMS: To examine the correlation between work-related injuries (WRIs), burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in firefighters. METHODS: The method used for the recording of the elements was the collection of self-report anonymous questionnaires, the completion of which was optional. The questionnaires used were: (i) a WRIs questionnaire, (ii) the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and (iii) the Impact of Event Scale-Revised-Greek version...
January 2016: Occupational Medicine
Alison Reid, Susan Peters, Nieves Felipe, Erik Lenguerrand, Seeromanie Harding
OBJECTIVE: The shift from an industrial to a service-based economy has seen a decline in work-related injuries (WRIs) and mortality. How this relates to migrant workers, who traditionally held high-risk jobs is unknown. This study examined deaths and hospital admissions from WRI, among foreign and Australian-born workers. METHODS: Tabulated population data from the 1991 to 2011 censuses, national deaths 1991-2002 and hospital admission for 2001-10. Direct age standardised mortality and hospital admission rates (DSRs) and rate ratios (RRs) were derived to examine differences in work-related mortality/hospital admissions by gender, country of birth, employment skill level and years of residence in Australia...
February 2016: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Connal Robertson-More, Bryan J Wells, Duncan Nickerson, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Chad G Ball
BACKGROUND: Work-related injuries (WRIs) represent a significant economic and logistical burden to healthcare systems. METHODS: All patients with severe WRIs (Injury Severity Score [ISS] ≥ 12) (1995 to 2013) were compared with patients with non-WRIs using standard methodology (P < .05). RESULTS: A total of 1,270 (8.5%) trauma admissions were for severe WRIs (mean age = 45 years, male:female ratio = 2.8:1, mean ISS = 22.7). Compared with patients with non-WRIs, WRI patients were younger, male, and had fewer comorbidities...
September 2015: American Journal of Surgery
Alison Reid, Susan Peters, Nieves Felipe, Erik Lenguerrand, Seeromanie Harding
OBJECTIVES: One in four of the Australian population is born abroad, with skilled migration encouraged since the mid-1990s. The shift from an industrial to a service based economy has seen a decline in recent decades of work-related injuries (WRIs) and related mortality in Australia. We examine deaths and hospital admissions from WRI, among foreign and Australian-born workers. METHOD: Work-related mortality and hospital admission rates were derived from tabulated data from the 1991 to 2011 censuses, 1991-2002 national deaths and hospital admissions for 2001-2010...
June 2014: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Yvan Touitou, Alain Reinberg, Michael H Smolensky, Marc Riedel, Benoit Mauvieux, Eric Brousse, Michel Marlot, Stephane Berrez
Circadian cognitive and physical rhythms plus 24 h patterns of accidents and work-related injuries (WRI) have been verified in numerous studies. However, rarely, if ever, have 24 h temporal differences in both work performance and risk of WRI been assessed in the same group of workers. We explored in a homogenous group of French firemen (FM) 24 h patterns of both lag time (LT) response duration to emergency calls for medical help (ECFM) for life-threatening out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), used as a non-specific index of work performance, and WRI...
May 2014: Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar, Husham Abdelrahman, Ahmad Zarour, Rafael Consunji, Ruben Peralta, Mohammad Asim, Hany El-Hennawy, Ashok Parchani, Rifat Latifi
Traumatic workplace-related injuries (WRIs) carry a substantial negative impact on the public health worldwide. We aimed to study the incidence and outcomes of WRIs in Qatar. We conducted occupational injury surveillance for all WRI patients between 2010 and 2012. A total of 5152 patients were admitted to the level 1 trauma unit in Qatar, of which 1496 (29%) sustained WRI with a mean age of 34.3 ± 10.3. Fall from height (FFH) (51%) followed by being struck by heavy objects (FHO) (18%) and motor vehicle crashes (MVC) (17%) was the commonest mechanism of injury (MOI)...
2014: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Alexandra To, Jérôme Joubès, Guillaume Barthole, Alain Lécureuil, Aurélie Scagnelli, Sophie Jasinski, Loïc Lepiniec, Sébastien Baud
Acyl lipids are essential constituents of all cells, but acyl chain requirements vary greatly and depend on the cell type considered. This implies a tight regulation of fatty acid production so that supply fits demand. Isolation of the Arabidopsis thaliana WRINKLED1 (WRI1) transcription factor established the importance of transcriptional regulation for modulating the rate of acyl chain production. Here, we report the isolation of two additional regulators of the fatty acid biosynthetic pathway, WRI3 and WRI4, which are closely related to WRI1 and belong to the APETALA2-ethylene-responsive element binding protein family of transcription factors...
December 2012: Plant Cell
Peter Smith, Amber Bielecky, Cameron Mustard
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationships between arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and back problems, and the risk of work-related injuries (WRIs) and work-related repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). METHODS: Using data from the 2003 and 2005 Canadian Community Health Surveys (n = 79,114), we examined the relationship between each chronic condition and WRIs and RSIs, adjusting for various demographic and work-related variables that may confound this relationship...
July 2012: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Mustafa Serinken, Ibrahim Türkçüer, Bekir Dağlı, Ozgür Karcıoğlu, Mehmet Zencir, Emrah Uyanık
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted as a survey including work-related injuries (WRI) of workers in the textile and clothing industry admitted to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: This prospective study included patients with WRI reportedly occurring in the textile and clothing industry over a two-year period. The study sample comprised only the casualties occurring at the workplace and while working de facto. RESULTS: A total of 374 patients were eligible for the study...
January 2012: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
Marc Riedel, Stéphane Berrez, Didier Pelisse, Eric Brousse, Coralie Forget, Michel Marlot, Michael H Smolensky, Yvan Touitou, Alain Reinberg
The first aim of the study was to assess clock-time patterning of work-related injuries (WRIs) of firemen (FM) of Saône et Loire-71 (France) during the 4-yr span of 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2007. FM of this service are legally required to log every WRI and seek its evaluation by the medical service, whether the WRI was the result of worksite duties or exercise/sport activities at the station. WRI was defined specifically as a (nonexercise, nonsport, and nonemotional/stress) work-associated trauma, verified both by log book and medical records...
October 2011: Chronobiology International
Mohammad M Amin, Joseph Anthony Parisi, Morris S Gold, Avram R Gold
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine the pattern of war-related illness (WRI) symptoms among returnees of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) living on Long Island, NY. METHODS: We conducted an anonymous mail survey of WRI symptoms of a random cohort of 786 returnees (718 male, 68 female) living on Long Island from among 5,500 who registered with the OIF/OEF Registry. RESULTS: From among the 786 returnees whom we surveyed, we subsequently excluded 111 whose surveys were either returned unopened or who changed address...
March 2010: Military Medicine
Lei Zheng, Huiyun Xiang, Xiaoqin Song, Zengzhen Wang
BACKGROUND: Work-related injuries (WRIs) among construction workers have recently emerged as an important public health issue as the construction industry is booming in China. We investigated nonfatal unintentional work-related injuries and risk factors among male construction workers in central China. METHODS: A purposive sampling method was used in 2008 to select 1,260 male workers from 24 construction sites. WRIs that occurred in the past 12 months and possible risk factors were asked about in face-to-face interviews...
June 2010: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Amy R Darragh, Wendy Huddleston, Phyllis King
Occupational therapists are at risk of work-related injuries (WRIs) because of the demanding nature of their work. However, information about WRIs and musculoskeletal disorders among occupational therapists is limited. For comparison, research indicates that up to 91% of physical therapists experience work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) and pain. The purpose of this study was to gather new information about the prevalence, severity, and characteristics of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and injuries among occupational therapists and to compare this information with physical therapists in the state of Wisconsin...
May 2009: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Angela Ryan, Jon Patrick, Robert Herkes
In order to achieve the full potential of information technology in healthcare, information systems must have the ability to share and exchange data, which requires the support of standardised medical terminology, such as Systematised Nomenclature of Medicine--Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT). The Royal Prince Alfred Intensive Care Service and the School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney have been collaborating for over two years, developing pioneering software initiatives for clinical information systems (CIS)...
2008: Health Information Management: Journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia
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