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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736451/assessing-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-municipal-waste-loaders-of-mumbai-india
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Pradeep Salve, Praveen Chokhandre, Dhananjay Bansod
OBJECTIVES: The study aims to assess the impact of municipal waste loading occupation upon developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and thereby disabilities among waste loaders. Additionally, the study has identified the potential risk factors raising MSDs and disabilities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional case-control design survey was conducted in 6 out of 24 municipal wards of Mumbai during March-September 2015. The study population consisted of municipal waste loaders (N = 180) and a control group (N = 180)...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736450/screening-survey-of-ocular-nasal-respiratory-and-skin-symptoms-in-manicurists-in-poland
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Marta Kieć-Świerczyńska, Dominika Świerczyńska-Machura, Dorota Chomiczewska-Skóra, Beata Kręcisz, Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa
OBJECTIVES: Manicurists are exposed to various chemicals in nail and skin care products and may develop ocular, nasal, respiratory or skin adverse reactions to them. To investigate the occurrence of ocular, nasal, respiratory and skin problems among manicurists and to identify their causal factors, particularly allergic etiology and occupational origin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Manicurists employed in beauty salons in the central region of Poland were invited to fill in the questionnaire and undergo medical examination, skin prick tests with common aeroallergens, patch tests with European Baseline Series and (Meth)Acrylates Series-Nails and spirometry...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730915/burnout-among-danish-prison-personnel-a-question-of-quantitative-and-emotional-demands
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Dorte Raaby Andersen, Lars Peter Andersen, Charlotte Ann Gadegaard, Annie Høgh, Annick Prieur, Thomas Lund
Objectives The objective of this follow-up study was to investigate associations between individual, occupational and work environment factors and burnout among both uniformed and non-uniformed personnel working in the Danish Prison and Probation Service. Methods The participants (N = 4808) with client contact received a questionnaire in 2010 and again in 2011. In 2010, 2843 participants responded to the questionnaire (59.1%), and in 2011, 1741 responded to the questionnaire, yielding a response rate of 61...
July 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723924/a-context-for-the-last-neandertals-of-interior-iberia-los-casares-cave-revisited
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Manuel Alcaraz-Castaño, Javier Alcolea-González, Martin Kehl, Rosa-María Albert, Javier Baena-Preysler, Rodrigo de Balbín-Behrmann, Felipe Cuartero, Gloria Cuenca-Bescós, Fernando Jiménez-Barredo, José-Antonio López-Sáez, Raquel Piqué, David Rodríguez-Antón, José Yravedra, Gerd-Christian Weniger
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Although the Iberian Peninsula is a key area for understanding the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition and the demise of the Neandertals, valuable evidence for these debates remains scarce and problematic in its interior regions. Sparse data supporting a late Neandertal persistence in the Iberian interior have been recently refuted and hence new evidence is needed to build new models on the timing and causes of Neandertal disappearance in inland Iberia and the whole peninsula...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721578/preventive-chair-massage-with-algometry-to-maintain-psychosomatic-balance-in-white-collar-workers
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Anna Cabak, Mirosław Mikicin, Marek Łyp, Iwona Stanisławska, Ryszard Kaczor, Wiesław Tomaszewski
People working at computers often suffer from overload-related muscle pain, and physical and mental discomfort. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of chair massage, conducted in the workplace among white-collar workers, in relieving symptoms of musculoskeletal strain related to prolonged sitting posture. The study was conducted in 124 white-collar workers, 55 women and 69 men, aged 33.7 ± 7.6 years. Subjects were randomly assigned to three groups: chair massage program, relaxing music sessions, and a control group, each of four-week duration...
July 19, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719922/-stigmatization-in-employed-patients-with-breast-intestinal-prostate-and-lung-cancer
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Jochen Ernst, Anja Mehnert, Sabine Taubenheim, Anke Rentsch, Beate Hornemann, Peter Esser
Background The stigma of cancer patients can lead to far-reaching consequences, both for the individual and for the society. Quantitative studies on the stigmatization of cancer patients are scarce. The present study assessed the stigma of cancer patients in relation to their status of employment, and analyzes sociodemographic, disease and occupational predictors. Methods In a bicentric study, 858 patients with breast, bowel, lung or prostate cancer were included. Of these, n=305 were employed and entered into the analyses (age average 55 years, 43% female, 47% breast cancer)...
July 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718709/bioaerosols-concentrations-in-working-areas-in-biomethanization-facilities
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Marie-Eve Dubuis, Hamza M'Bareche, Marc Veillette, Bouchra Bakhiyi, Joseph Zayed, Jacques Lavoie, Caroline Duchaine
This study sought to fill the gap in information about the type and the concentration of bioaerosols present in the air of biomethanization facilities (BF). Evaluation of bioaerosol composition and concentration was achieved in two biomethanization facilities located in Eastern Canada, during summer and winter. In order to have a thorough understanding of the studied environment, the methodology combined culture of bacteria and molds, qPCR for specific microorganisms, endotoxin quantification and NGS for bacterial diversity...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713295/women-s-reasons-for-leaving-the-engineering-field
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Nadya A Fouad, Wen-Hsin Chang, Min Wan, Romila Singh
Among the different Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields, engineering continues to have one of the highest rates of attrition (Hewlett et al., 2008). The turnover rate for women engineers from engineering fields is even higher than for men (Frehill, 2010). Despite increased efforts from researchers, there are still large gaps in our understanding of the reasons that women leave engineering. This study aims to address this gap by examining the reasons why women leave engineering. Specifically, we analyze the reasons for departure given by national sample of 1,464 women engineers who left the profession after having worked in the engineering field...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705340/-factors-of-compliance-with-the-wearing-of-elastic-compression-stockings-in-a-sub-saharan-population
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E Soya, J J N'djessan, J Koffi, E Monney, E Tano, C Konin
INTRODUCTION: Elastic venous compression is the basic treatment of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Very little data exist in sub-Saharan Africa concerning the wearing of compression stockings. AIM: To determine the factors of compliance with wearing elastic compression stockings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional descriptive and analytical study involved 200 consecutive patients (93 cases of DVT, 94 cases of CVI, 13 cases of DVT and CVI)...
July 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705295/strength-training-for-women-as-a-vehicle-for-health-promotion-at-work
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Kai Nestler, Alexander Witzki, Ulrich Rohde, Thomas Rüther, Kim Alexander Tofaute, Dieter Leyk
BACKGROUND: Women, on average, have less muscle strength than men. This anthropometric-physiological trait may make them more vulnerable to ex - cessive physical strain, injury, and inability to work. Strength training is used for preventive health maintenance and to lessen musculoskeletal symptoms. In this context, we studied whether the degree of muscle strength has any effect on women's health in everyday working life, and also the effects of strength training for women on their health in the workplace...
June 30, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703158/compliance-with-occupational-exposure-risk-management-procedures-in-a-dental-school-setting
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J O Westall, C Dickinson
Background The Dental Institute at King's College London has recently implemented changes focusing on infection control, including safety needle provision, personal protective equipment campaigns, mandatory lectures and formal assessment for students. We explored the effect of these changes over a five-year period.Methods We observed 49 clinical consultations in 2010 and 50 in 2014, examining clinician attire, personal protective equipment, dental operatory management, sharps hazards and aseptic technique.Results One hundred percent of operators wore gloves, apron and masks, 94% wore eye protection, 98% had uncovered wrists and 88% had tidy hair...
June 9, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701628/study-of-chronic-pain-and-its-associated-risk-factors-among-japanese-industry-workers-the-quality-of-working-life-influenced-by-chronic-pain-qwlic-study
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Keiko Yamada, Kenta Wakaizumi, Kyosuke Fukai, Hiroyasu Iso, Tomotaka Sobue, Masahiko Shibata, Ko Matsudaira
OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to identify the prevalence, influence, and risk factors associated with chronic pain among Japanese industry workers. METHODS: We investigated 2,544 participants working at a manufacturing company A, a manufacturing company B, and 16 branch shops of a retail chain company C. The participants responded to self-administered questionnaires related to pain. Furthermore, data obtained from the lifestyle interview sheet of an annual health screening examination and those obtained from the questionnaires were merged...
July 13, 2017: Sangyō Eiseigaku Zasshi, Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699835/professional-quality-of-life-of-adult-protective-service-workers
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Angela Ghesquiere, Stacey B Plichta, Caitlin McAfee, Geoff Rogers
Adult Protective Services (APS) workers are exposed to substantial occupational hazards and job stress, but these stressors are underdocumented. Therefore, we sought to describe APS workers' work environments and responses to occupational hazards and stressors, including compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress. Survey data were gathered with closed-ended questionnaires administered to APS workers in an urban setting. Virtually all workers (97%) reported exposure to one or more environmental hazards in their work, and 80% reported hazard exposure in past month...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697059/associations-between-age-psychosocial-work-conditions-occupational-well-being-and-telomere-length-in-geriatric-care-professionals-a-mixed-methods-study
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Caroline Chmelar, Rudolf A Jörres, Angelika Kronseder, Andreas Müller, Dennis Nowak, Matthias Weigl
OBJECTIVE: We identified associations between age, psychosocial work characteristics, occupational well-being, and-as a measure of biological age-leukocyte telomere length in geriatric care professionals. METHODS: This is a multisource study of self-reports on psychosocial work characteristics, standardized physician's evaluations of health, and relative telomere length measures of peripheral blood leukocytes. We included 141 geriatric care professionals. Telomere length was assessed by an improved polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based method...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691921/application-of-the-lany-zunger-polaron-correction-for-calculating-surface-charge-trapping
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Meisam Farzalipour Tabriz, Bálint Aradi, Thomas Frauenheim, Peter Deak
Defect calculations, using density functional theory in a local or semi-local approximation, in transition metal oxides are severely handicapped by the electron self-interaction error. The underestimation of the band gap may cause incorrect occupation of defect states and wrong formation energies, and the underestimated localization of the states disfavors the formation of small polarons. These problems can be avoided by using higher level approximations (GW or a correctly chosen hybrid functional), but those methods are computationally too expensive to be used for calculating surface defects in a periodic slab model...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687289/occupational-burnout-among-radiation-therapists-in-australia-findings-from-a-mixed-methods-study
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N Singh, C Wright, K Knight, M Baird, D Akroyd, R D Adams, M E Schneider
INTRODUCTION: Evidence demonstrates that health care professionals in the palliative care context are more burned out than other health professionals. The aims of this study were to examine: (1) occupational burnout levels among radiation therapists in Australia, (2) association between demographic factors on burnout and (3) radiation therapists' perceptions of burnout. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey including the Maslach Burnout Inventory was administered to Radiation Therapists in Australia...
August 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680796/usefulness-of-biomarkers-in-work-related-airway-disease
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Agnieszka Lipińska-Ojrzanowska, Andrzej Marcinkiewicz, Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa
Determination of biomarkers may be useful in the surveillance of occupational exposure and workers' health. The possibility of predicting development/clinical course of specific disorders or current disease, diagnosing in early steps, and health condition monitoring is a real necessity. Various agents present in the workplace environment (or their metabolites) can be measured in samples possessed from human body (blood and urine, saliva, etc.). On the other hand, inhalant exposure may induce specific or non-specific, local or systemic, acute or chronic biological response expressed by synthesis or releasing specific or non-specific substances/mediators that also can be determined in blood, nasal and bronchial lavage or sputum, tear fluid, exhaled breath, etc...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676111/a-study-on-the-epidemiological-characteristics-and-infectious-forecast-model-of-malaria-at-guangzhou-airport-among-chinese-returnees-from-africa
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Hui-Ming Wu, Zhi-Qiang Fang, Dang Zhao, Yan-Ling Chen, Chuan-Ge Liu, Xi Liang
BACKGROUND: Cross-border malaria transmission in China is a major component of Chinese imported malaria cases. Such cases mostly are travellers returning from malaria endemic countries in Africa. By investigating malaria infectious status among Chinese worker in Africa, this study analysed the malaria risk factors, in order to establish infectious forecast model. METHODS: Chinese returnees data from Africa were collected at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou, China between August 2015 and March 2016 and were included in the cross-sectional and retrospective survey...
July 4, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670457/hazards-and-health-problems-in-occupations-dominated-by-aged-workers-in-south-korea
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Jungsun Park, Soo Geun Kim, Jong-Shik Park, Boyoung Han, Kab Bae Kim, Yangho Kim
BACKGROUND: South Korea's population is aging more rapidly than any other country. Aging of the productive population will lead to shortage of labor and the decreasing quality of the labor force in South Korea. South Korea needs health care strategies to support the establishment of work environments that are appropriate for elderly workers who have reduced physical capacity. This paper aims to identify occupations that are dominated by aged workers and assess the exposure to hazards and work-related health problems of aged workers in these occupations...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666393/who-initiates-and-organises-situations-for-work-related-alcohol-use-the-wirus-culture-study
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Kristin Nordaune, Lisebet S Skarpaas, Hildegunn Sagvaag, Lise Haveraaen, Silje Rimstad, Liv G Kinn, Randi W Aas
AIMS: Alcohol is one of the leading causes of ill health and premature death in the world. Several studies indicate that working life might influence employees' alcohol consumption and drinking patterns. The aim of this study was to explore work-related drinking situations, with a special focus on answering who initiates and organises these situations. METHODS: Data were collected through semi-structured group interviews in six Norwegian companies from the private ( n=4) and public sectors ( n=2), employing a total of 3850 employees...
June 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
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