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Occupational Medicine

S Pavicic Žeželj, O Cvijanovic Peloza, F Mika, S Stamenkovic, S Mahmutovic Vranic, S Šabanagic Hajric
Background: Oil and gas industry workers appear to suffer from anxiety and depression more frequently than the general population. Aims: To establish the prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms among offshore workers working for an oil and gas company and to identify the main stressors that lead to symptoms of these disorders. Methods: One thousand seven hundred and forty-seven workers employed in an offshore oil and gas company in the Middle East completed the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) and Patient Health (PHQ-9) questionnaires...
January 18, 2019: Occupational Medicine
R Bianchi, L Janin
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January 9, 2019: Occupational Medicine
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January 2, 2019: Occupational Medicine
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December 27, 2018: Occupational Medicine
M Ferraro, L Morucci, L Coppeta, G De Carolis, A Pietroiusti, E Franco, A Magrini
Background: Meningococcal disease is generally caused by A, B, C, W and Y subgroups of Neisseria meningitidis. In 2015, the Italian mass media focused on this disease due to the death of two nurses. This generated alarm in the general population, especially in healthcare workers (HCWs). The Occupational Medicine department of the Foundation PTV Polyclinic Tor Vergata (PTV) offered free MenACWY vaccine to HCWs and to students of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Aims: To analyse the prevalence of N...
November 29, 2018: Occupational Medicine
L Thomson, M Stanyon, T Dening, R Heron, A Griffiths
Background: The experience of developing dementia while in employment has been explored from the point of view of the employee, but less is known about the perspectives, experiences and needs of employers. Aims: To review systematically literature about the management of employees who develop dementia whilst in employment. Methods: Databases searched included MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, BNI, ABI Inform, ISI Web of Science, Open Grey and dementia journals database; 44 documents were identified for inclusion in the review: 22 journal papers, one PhD thesis and 21 articles, reports and webpages from the grey literature...
November 27, 2018: Occupational Medicine
E M Di Battista, R M Bracken, J W Stephens, S Rice, S P Williams, M Thomas, S D Mellalieu
Background: Across England in the UK, population screening for cardiovascular disease (CVD) primarily takes place within general practice in the form of the National Health Service Health Check. Additional screening sites such as occupational health are advocated to improve the population impact. Aims: To investigate participant experiences with cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risk assessment (RA) at occupational health and subsequent support-seeking at general practice...
November 26, 2018: Occupational Medicine
G Jackson-Koku, P Grime
Background: Burnout is a pervasive health condition affecting many doctors at various stages in their careers. Characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a reduced sense of personal accomplishment it can result in significant personal and professional consequences putting patient care at risk. Emotion regulation describes a capacity to self-modulate emotions to achieve desirable emotional outcomes. Emotional intelligence theory suggests that emotion regulation skills facilitate the maintenance of appropriate emotions, reducing or adapting undesirable emotions in oneself and others...
February 7, 2019: Occupational Medicine
Samantha Brooks, G James Rubin, Neil Greenberg
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February 7, 2019: Occupational Medicine
Stavroula Leka, Paul James Nicholson
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February 7, 2019: Occupational Medicine
A Habib, S A M Stevelink, N Greenberg, V Williamson
Background: Military service can be a traumatic experience and cause mental health problems in a minority of personnel, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is linked to negative long-term outcomes. As a result, PTSD has received significant research attention. However, post-traumatic growth (PTG) is a newer construct, with comparatively little known about its presentation and development. Aims: To qualitatively examine the experience of (PTG) in military and ex-military personnel...
December 26, 2018: Occupational Medicine
Paul Cullinan, Paul J Nicholson
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December 26, 2018: Occupational Medicine
G Wilson, M Hill, M D Kiernan
Background: Loneliness and social isolation are being increasingly recognized as influencing both physical and mental health. There is limited research carried out with military veterans and, to date, there is no review of existing evidence. Aims: To synthesize and examine the evidence exploring aspects of social isolation and loneliness of military veterans, using a systematic narrative review strategy. Methods: A database search was carried out utilizing relevant search criterion...
December 26, 2018: Occupational Medicine
C Hardy, M S Hunter, A Griffiths
Background: Recent evidence suggests that some women experience menopausal symptoms that impact on their working lives, and that work environments can impact upon the experience of menopause. As a result, guidance for employers and other key stakeholders about this potential occupational health issue has emerged. To date there has not been a review of these documents to identify their main recommendations for policy and practice. Aims: To provide a narrative overview of such guidance and summary of content...
December 26, 2018: Occupational Medicine
L Carneiro-Leão, L Amaral, D Silva, B Bartolomé, M Miranda
Background: Cassia angustifolia, or senna, is a plant belonging to the Fabaceae family, widely used as a laxative and as a colouring agent in hair dyes. Senna is rarely reported as an occupational allergic sensitizer in the current literature. Aims: To describe the case and diagnostic approach of a suspected occupational senna allergy. Case report: A male phytopharmaceutical warehouse worker reported bronchial, conjunctival and nasal symptoms immediately upon exposure to senna...
December 26, 2018: Occupational Medicine
F O Ugwu, C Ugwu, V C Njemanze, I Nwosu
Background: It has been argued that family issues in individual cultures do not correlate with fulfilment. However, the universality of these findings is unknown as they are based on data from the Western world. Aims: To examine the connection between job burnout and recovery and the moderating effects of perceived family cohesion and family size in this relationship. Methods: Moderated hierarchical regression analyses were carried out on a sample of medical practitioners working in intensive care units from federal and state-owned hospitals in Southeastern Nigeria...
November 22, 2018: Occupational Medicine
Anli Yue Zhou, Jacques Tamin, Susan Turner, Donald Menzies
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November 16, 2018: Occupational Medicine
A M Lock, D L Bonetti, A D K Campbell
Background: The issue of employee fatigue is becoming increasingly prominent, particularly in safety-critical industries. Aims: To produce an in-depth review collating the known psychological and physiological health and work effects of fatigue to guide mitigation strategies in safety-critical industries. Methods: Literature searches were conducted via scientific databases using appropriate filters and keywords. The available results were collated into a review and commentary...
November 16, 2018: Occupational Medicine
Peter Noone, Eugene Waclawski
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November 16, 2018: Occupational Medicine
H F van der Molen, L Omvlee, T Brand, M H W Frings-Dresen
Background: Information is collected worldwide on the diagnosis and assessment of occupational diseases (ODs) by occupational physicians (OPs). However, information on perceived facilitators and barriers to assessment is scarce. Aims: To evaluate the perceived barriers and facilitators in the assessment of ODs by OPs. Methods: We conducted a qualitative study, using interviews and focus groups. We held 12 interviews and two focus groups with Dutch OPs, to identify barriers and facilitators in the assessment of ODs...
November 16, 2018: Occupational Medicine
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