Occupational health

Section edited by Isabelle Niedhammer and Youcheng Liu

This section aims to publish studies on the occupational correlates of health and disease.

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  1. Research article

    Why older workers work beyond the retirement age: a qualitative study

    The aims of the present study were to: 1) gain insight into reasons for working beyond the statutory retirement age from older workers’ perspectives, and 2) explore how the domains of the research framework St...

    Ranu Sewdas, Astrid de Wind, Lennart G.L. van der Zwaan, Wieke E. van der Borg, Romy Steenbeek, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R.L. Boot

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:672

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Occupational class differences in diagnostic-specific sickness absence: a register-based study in the Finnish population, 2005–2014

    Musculoskeletal diseases and mental disorders are major causes of long-term sickness absence in Western countries. Although sickness absence is generally more common in lower occupational classes, little is kn...

    Johanna Pekkala, Jenni Blomgren, Olli Pietiläinen, Eero Lahelma and Ossi Rahkonen

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:670

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Cancer and heart attack survivors’ expectations of employment status: results from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

    Sociodemographic, health- and work-related factors have been found to influence return to work in cancer survivors. It is feasible though that behavioural factors, such as expectation of being at work, could a...

    Saskia F. A. Duijts, Allard J. van der Beek, Eveline M. A. Bleiker, Lee Smith and Jane Wardle

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:640

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Public health implications of changing patterns of recruitment into the South African mining industry, 1973–2012: a database analysis

    The triple epidemic of silicosis, tuberculosis and HIV infection among migrant miners from South Africa and neighbouring countries who have worked in the South African mining industry is currently the target o...

    Rodney Ehrlich, Alex Montgomery, Paula Akugizibwe and Gregg Gonsalves

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:93

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Illegal gold miners in French Guiana: a neglected population with poor health

    In French Guiana, a French overseas territory in South America, 6 to 10 thousands undocumented persons work illegally in gold mining sites in the Amazonian forest. Precarious life conditions lead to poor healt...

    Maylis Douine, Emilie Mosnier, Quentin Le Hingrat, Charlotte Charpentier, Florine Corlin, Louise Hureau, Antoine Adenis, Yassamine Lazrek, Florence Niemetsky, Anne-Laure Aucouturier, Magalie Demar, Lise Musset and Mathieu Nacher

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:23

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  6. Study protocol

    Stress Prevention@Work: a study protocol for the evaluation of a multifaceted integral stress prevention strategy to prevent employee stress in a healthcare organization: a cluster controlled trial

    Adequate implementation of work-related stress management interventions can reduce or prevent work-related stress and sick leave in organizations. We developed a multifaceted integral stress-prevention strateg...

    Rianne J. A. Hoek, Bo M. Havermans, Irene L. D. Houtman, Evelien P. M. Brouwers, Yvonne F. Heerkens, Moniek C. Zijlstra-Vlasveld, Johannes R. Anema, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R. L. Boot

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:26

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  7. Research article

    The relationship between socio-demographic factors, health status, treatment type, and employment outcome in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in Japan

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) constitutes a huge burden for patients and studies show that IBD patients have difficulties remaining in employment. Because there is no data about the unemployment of IBD pati...

    J Mahlich, K Matsuoka, Y Nakamura and R Sruamsiri

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:623

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Reduced egfr, elevated urine protein and low level of personal protective equipment compliance among artisanal small scale gold miners at Bibiani-Ghana: a cross-sectional study

    Mercury is a toxic metal with its effects on human health ranging from acute to chronic in a very short time of exposure. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is the main source of direct human exposur...

    Justice Afrifa, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Richard K.D. Ephraim, Daniel Nkrumah and Daniel Osei Dankyira

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:601

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  9. Study protocol

    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

    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. Indep...

    Elisabeth Husabo, Karin Monstad, Tor Helge Holmås, Irene Oyeflaten, Erik L. Werner and Silje Maeland

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:573

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Tobacco-free policies at worksites in Kansas

    This study sought to examine the relationship between tobacco-free policies at worksites to worksite demographics such as company size and geographic location.

    Elizabeth Ablah, Frank Dong and Kurt Konda

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:566

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  11. Research article

    The role of autonomy and social support in the relation between psychosocial safety climate and stress in health care workers

    Health care workers are exposed to psychosocial work factors. Autonomy and social support are psychosocial work factors that are related to stress, and are argued to largely result from the psychosocial safety...

    Bo M. Havermans, Cécile R. L. Boot, Irene L. D. Houtman, Evelien P. M. Brouwers, Johannes R. Anema and Allard J. van der Beek

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:558

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Physical working conditions as covered in European monitoring questionnaires

    The prevalence of workers with demanding physical working conditions in the European work force remains high, and occupational physical exposures are considered important risk factors for musculoskeletal disor...

    Tore Tynes, Cecilie Aagestad, Sannie Vester Thorsen, Lars Louis Andersen, Merja Perkio-Makela, Francisco Javier Pinilla García, Luz Galiana Blanco, Greet Vermeylen, Agnes Parent-Thirion, Wendela Hooftman, Irene Houtman, Falk Liebers, Hermann Burr and Maren Formazin

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:544

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Impact of a workplace ‘sit less, move more’ program on efficiency-related outcomes of office employees

    Few studies have examined the impact of ‘sit less, move more’ interventions on workplace performance. This study assessed the short and mid-term impacts of and patterns of change within, a 19-week workplace we...

    Anna Puig-Ribera, Judit Bort-Roig, Maria Giné-Garriga, Angel M. González-Suárez, Iván Martínez-Lemos, Jesús Fortuño, Joan C. Martori, Laura Muñoz-Ortiz, Raimon Milà, Nicholas D. Gilson and Jim McKenna

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:455

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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