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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047340/occupational-blood-exposures-in-health-care-workers-incidence-characteristics-and-transmission-of-bloodborne-pathogens-in-south-korea
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Ju Hyun Lee, Junhyeon Cho, Yung Jung Kim, Sang Hyuk Im, Eun Sun Jang, Jin-Wook Kim, Hong Bin Kim, Sook-Hyang Jeong
BACKGROUND: Health care workers (HCWs) are at high risk for occupational blood exposures (OBEs) and transmission of bloodborne pathogens. This study elucidated the incidence rate and epidemiological characteristics of OBEs among HCWs and investigated the pathogen transmission rate for hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS: Self-reported OBEs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015 were obtained from the electronic recording system...
October 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043086/hepatitis-b-vaccination-coverage-and-the-determinants-of-vaccination-among-health-care-workers-in-selected-health-facilities-in-lusaka-district-zambia-an-exploratory-study
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Namwaka Mungandi, Mpundu Makasa, Patrick Musonda
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver and causes both acute and chronic disease. It is transmitted through contact with an infected person's bodily fluids. It is an occupational hazard for healthcare workers and can be prevented by the administration of a vaccine. It is recommended that healthcare workers be vaccinated against vaccine preventable diseases including hepatitis B. The study objective was to determine the prevalence and determinants of hepatitis B vaccination among healthcare workers in selected health facilities in Lusaka...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040745/the-impact-of-shift-work-on-sleep-quality-among-nurses
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K McDowall, E Murphy, K Anderson
Background: Shift work is common among nurses, and it is known to be a workplace hazard as it may cause poor sleep quality, which can impact adversely on the health and safety of nurses and their patients. Aims: To explore factors that contribute to poor sleep quality in shift working nurses (SWNs) compared with non-shift working nurses (NSWNs) and to assess the awareness of support from occupational health. Methods: Cross-sectional study of nurses at a National Health Service (NHS) foundation trust, February to March 2016...
October 10, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032590/a-scoping-approach-to-systematically-review-published-reviews-adaptations-and-recommendations
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REVIEW
Annette Schultz, Leah Goertzen, Janet Rothney, Pamela Wener, Jennifer Enns, Gayle Halas, Alan Katz
Knowledge translation is a central focus of the health research community, which includes strategies to synthesize published research to support uptake within healthcare practice and policy arenas. Within the literature concerning review methodologies, a new discussion has emerged concerning methods that review and synthesize published review articles. In this paper, our multidisciplinary team from family medicine, nursing, dental hygiene, kinesiology, occupational therapy, physiology, population health, clinical psychology and library sciences contribute to this discussion by sharing our experiences in conducting three scoping reviews of published review studies...
October 15, 2017: Research Synthesis Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030014/nurses-intention-to-resign-and-avoidance-of-emergency-department-violence-a-moderated-mediation-model
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Yu-Fang Li, Minston Chao, Chih-Ting Shih
BACKGROUND: Studies that examined the negative impact of violence in emergency departments on nurses' leave and avoidance behavior are well-documented. However, few studies provided an integrated model of how and when violence influences their leave and avoidance behavior. PURPOSE: The study adopted Affective Events Theory to propose and examine a model of violent events, negative emotions, and (leave and avoidance) behaviors on nurses in emergency departments and further analyzed whether the model is salient to nurses' occupational burnout, nursing experience, and nursing rank...
October 10, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028991/a-bayesian-procedure-for-estimating-the-causal-effects-of-nursing-home-bed-hold-policy
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Roee Gutman, Orna Intrator, Tony Lancaster
Nursing home bed-hold policies provide continuity of care for Medicaid beneficiaries by paying nursing homes to reserve beds so residents can return to their facility of occupancy following an acute hospitalization. In 2001, Michigan implemented bed-hold policies in nursing homes. We investigated the impact of these policies on mortality and hospitalizations using 1999-2004 quarterly data from nursing homes in Michigan and nursing homes in 11 states that did not implement such policies. Synthetic Control has been used to estimate the effects of policies by accounting for changes over time unrelated to the intervention...
October 3, 2017: Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025838/association-between-childhood-allergic-diseases-educational-attainment-and-occupational-status-in-later-life-systematic-review-protocol
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Laura Beate von Kobyletzki, Linda Beckman, Liam Smeeth, Martin McKee, Jennifer K Quint, Katrina Abuabara, Sinead Langan
INTRODUCTION: Childhood allergic diseases may prevent affected children from achieving their academic potential. Potential mechanisms include absence from school due to illness and medical appointments. Experience of symptoms in classes or leisure time, and stigma associated with visible signs and symptoms, including skin disease, requirements for medication during school time or the need for specific diets, may also contribute to reduced educational attainment. Studies have investigated the association between specific allergic diseases and educational attainment...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024185/development-of-a-tailored-work-related-support-intervention-for-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients
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Anne-Claire G N M Zaman, Kristien M A J Tytgat, Sanne van Hezel, Jean H G Klinkenbijl, Angela G E M de Boer, Monique H W Frings-Dresen
Aim is the development of a work-related support intervention, tailored to the severity of work-related problems of patients diagnosed with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer treated with curative intent. Two methods were used: (1) Work-related problems were identified from the literature and submitted to an expert panel during a modified Delphi study. Experts allocated work-related problems into degrees of severity: mild, severe or complex. In addition, experts indicated which health care professional should provide the tailored support: (2) These outcomes were combined with existing interventions to design the tailored intervention...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021894/occupational-stress-and-the-importance-of-self-care-and-resilience-focus-on-veterinary-nursing
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REVIEW
Ciaran Lloyd, Deirdre P Campion
BACKGROUND: Burnout and compassion fatigue are frequently mentioned in relation to veterinary work. Veterinary nursing is a caring profession and those who seek a career within this field do so because of a natural empathetic desire to care for animals. However it is the individuals who are the most caring and empathetic towards others that will be most at risk of experiencing occupational stress when they are confronted with psychologically demanding workplace roles and working environments...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021128/psychometric-properties-of-patient-facing-ehealth-evaluation-measures-systematic-review-and-analysis
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Bonnie J Wakefield, Carolyn L Turvey, Kim M Nazi, John E Holman, Timothy P Hogan, Stephanie L Shimada, Diana R Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Significant resources are being invested into eHealth technology to improve health care. Few resources have focused on evaluating the impact of use on patient outcomes A standardized set of metrics used across health systems and research will enable aggregation of data to inform improved implementation, clinical practice, and ultimately health outcomes associated with use of patient-facing eHealth technologies. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project was to conduct a systematic review to (1) identify existing instruments for eHealth research and implementation evaluation from the patient's point of view, (2) characterize measurement components, and (3) assess psychometrics...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016953/sleep-problems-among-chinese-clinical-nurses-working-in-general-hospitals
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H Dong, Q Zhang, Z Sun, F Sang, Y Xu
Background: Epidemiological data evaluating sleep problems in clinical nurses in mainland China are scarce and an association between sleep problems and occupational stress has not been investigated. Aims: To assess the prevalence of sleep problems and associated factors and determine their association with occupational stress among clinical nurses in general hospitals. Methods: Nurses were selected through random cluster sampling. They answered a self-administered questionnaire, which included sociodemographic and occupational variables, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) scoring system and the Job Content Questionnaire for evaluating occupational stress...
September 9, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016829/differential-reporting-of-work-related-mental-ill-health-in-doctors
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A Y Zhou, M Carder, L Hussey, M Gittins, R Agius
Background: Evidence suggests that the medical profession is reluctant to report mental ill-health despite its high prevalence. Aims: To compare differential reporting patterns in the incidence of work-related mental ill-health (WRMIH) affecting doctors with selected comparison occupational groups, as determined by surveillance by general practitioners (GPs), specialist psychiatrists and occupational physicians (OPs). Methods: New cases of medically reported WRMIH were reported prospectively between 2006 and 2009 by GPs, psychiatrists and OPs as part of The Health and Occupation Research (THOR) network...
August 4, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993570/competencies-required-for-occupational-health-nurses
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Keiko Kono, Yuki Goto, Junko Hatanaka, Etsuko Yoshikawa
OBJECTIVES: For occupational health (OH) nurses to perform activities effectively, not only skills and knowledge but also competencies proposed by Dr. McClelland are indispensable. This study aimed to identify competencies required for OH nurses and to show their structure diagram. METHODS: Qualitative descriptive research was conducted from October 2010 to August 2011. Eight high-performing OH nurses participated, and data were collected from semi-structured interviews held for each nurse...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993112/hospitalization-due-to-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-pain-an-intervention-study-in-a-university-hospital
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Daniel W Wheeler, Sara Kinna, Andrew Bell, Peter J Featherstone, David J Sapsford, Sam P Bass
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hospitalization as a result of acute exacerbation of complex chronic pain is a largely hidden problem, as patients are often admitted to hospital under a variety of specialities, and there is frequently no overarching inpatient chronic pain service dedicated to their management. Our institution had established an inpatient acute pain service overseen by pain physicians and staffed by specialist nurses that was intended to focus on the management of perioperative pain...
October 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990445/a-non-linear-relationship-between-the-cumulative-exposure-to-occupational-stressors-and-nurses-burnout-and-the-potentially-emotion-regulation-factors
#15
Ji-Wei Sun, Ping-Zhen Lin, Hui-Hui Zhang, Jia-Huan Li, Feng-Lin Cao
BACKGROUND: Stressful situations can increase the likelihood of nurses experiencing negative emotions, especially burnout. AIMS: To explore the association of cumulative exposure to occupational stressors and emotion regulation strategies with nurses' burnout. METHODS: Participants were 602 nurses from three general hospitals in Jinan, China. Social demographic characteristics, occupational stress, burnout, and emotion regulation strategies (cognitive reappraisal, expressive suppression, and rumination), were assessed...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987824/economic-analysis-of-a-nurse-led-programme-for-comorbidities-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Charline Mourgues, Marie Blanquet, Laurent Gerbaud, Martin Soubrier, Maxime Dougados
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cause major functional, psychological, social and occupational repercussions for patients and has important economic consequences for society. The principal objective of this work was to determine the economic pertinence of a staff nurse specialised in preventive management for these patients. METHODS: The COMEDRA multicentre randomised controlled clinical trial, conducted from March 2011 to June 2012, showed the effectiveness of a nurse-led programme dedicated to the management of comorbidities trough the promotion of 11 preventive procedures...
October 4, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982772/occupational-exposure-to-disinfectants-and-asthma-control-in-us-nurses
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Orianne Dumas, Aleta S Wiley, Catherine Quinot, Raphaƫlle Varraso, Jan-Paul Zock, Paul K Henneberger, Frank E Speizer, Nicole Le Moual, Carlos A Camargo
Disinfectant use has been associated with adverse respiratory effects among healthcare workers. However, the specific harmful agents have not been elucidated. We examined the association between occupational exposure to disinfectants and asthma control in the Nurses' Health Study II, a large cohort of female nurses.Nurses with asthma were invited in 2014 to complete two questionnaires on their current occupation and asthma (response rate 80%). Asthma control was defined by the Asthma Control Test (ACT). Exposure to major disinfectants was evaluated by a job-task-exposure matrix (JTEM)...
October 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982021/a-data-driven-synthesis-of-research-evidence-for-domains-of-hearing-loss-as-reported-by-adults-with-hearing-loss-and-their-communication-partners
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Venessa Vas, Michael A Akeroyd, Deborah A Hall
A number of assessment tools exist to evaluate the impact of hearing loss, with little consensus among researchers as to either preference or psychometric adequacy. The item content of hearing loss assessment tools should seek to capture the impact of hearing loss on everyday life, but to date no one has synthesized the range of hearing loss complaints from the perspectives of the person with hearing loss and their communication partner. The current review aims to synthesize the evidence on person with hearing loss- and communication partner-reported complaints of hearing loss...
January 2017: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981991/sleep-behaviors-in-traditional-age-college-students-a-state-of-the-science-review-with-implications-for-practice
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Heather Owens, Becky Christian, Barbara Polivka
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to examine influences affecting sleep behavior in traditional-age college students and to advocate for improved sleep behavior assessments. DATA SOURCES: A literature search of CINAHL, MEDLINE, and PubMed databases was performed using the search terms "college students" and "sleep" in the title that were published in English from 1978 to 2016. CONCLUSIONS: The circadian clock is reset in traditional-age college students leading to delayed sleep times...
October 5, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980516/the-opioid-epidemic
#20
Susan A Randolph
The opioid crisis has been declared a national emergency. A multifaceted approach is needed to reduce opioid morbidity and mortality, and occupational health nurses should be actively involved in their workplaces.
October 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
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