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Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Seong-Uk Baek, Myeong-Hun Lim, Taeyeon Kim, Yu-Min Lee, Jong-Uk Won, Jin-Ha Yoon
OBJECTIVES: Long working hours and overwork are growing public health concerns in the Western-Pacific region. We explored the relationship between working hours and smoking behaviors of Korean workers. METHODS: This study included 284 782 observations (50 508 workers) from four nationwide cohort studies in Korea. Using generalized estimating equations, we estimated the associations of working hours with current smoking status, smoking initiation, and smoking cessation within each cohort...
March 18, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Maria Albin, Gunnar Johanson, Christer Hogstedt
In this discussion paper, we describe the history of the science and societal action resulting in the mitigation of neurotoxic disorders from exposure to organic solvents at the workplaces in Sweden. When alkyd paints were introduced in large scale in construction painting in the 1960s and 1970s, Scandinavian unions voiced increasing concern as members reported symptoms like headache and vertigo, supported by participatory studies and case studies. Although acute and chronic neurotoxic effects were established for some specific solvents such as carbon disulphide, this was not the case for those used in the new paints...
March 14, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Alexander Jahn, Johan Hviid Andersen, Andreas Seidler, David Høyrup Christiansen, Annett Dalbøge
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the association between occupational mechanical exposures and hip osteoarthritis. METHODS: The study was registered in PROSPERO. A systematic literature search was conducted in six databases to identify relevant articles. Two authors independently excluded articles, extracted data, assessed the risk of bias of each included article, and graded the level of evidence. We conducted a meta-analysis using random-effects model and performed a sensitivity analysis stratifying articles based on the risk of bias assessment, study design, and the outcome measurement...
March 14, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Emanuele Maria Giusti, Marco Mario Ferrario, Giovanni Veronesi, Alessia D'Amato, Francesco Gianfagna, Licia Iacoviello
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the associations of pre-pandemic perceived work stressors and work satisfaction among nurses, including nurse assistants, with burnout profiles and their transitions in response to the pandemic. METHODS: Three hundred and thirty-seven nurses working in an Italian University hospital participated in a longitudinal study including a survey in August 2019 investigating perceived work stressors (assessed using the HSE Indicator Tool), work satisfaction (Work Satisfaction Scale), and burnout (Maslach Burnout Inventory), and a second survey in December 2020 assessing burnout...
March 13, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Jaehong Yoon, Ji-Hwan Kim, Yeonseung Chung, Jinsu Park, Ja-Ho Leigh, Seung-Sup Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the causal effect of a change in employment status on suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms by applying marginal structural models (MSM) with machine-learning (ML) algorithms. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 8-15th waves (2013-2020) of the Korean Welfare Panel Study, a nationally representative longitudinal dataset. Our analysis included 13 294 observations from 3621 participants who had standard employment at baseline (2013-2019)...
March 10, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Cameron A Mustard, Christa Orchard, Kathleen G Dobson, Nancy Carnide, Peter M Smith
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to estimate the influence of the adequacy of employer accommodations of health impairments in predicting permanent separation from the employment relationship in a cohort of workers disabled by a work-related injury or illness. METHODS: The study used data from a retrospective, observational cohort of 1793 Ontario workers who participated in an interviewer-administered survey 18 months following a disabling injury or illness. The relative risks (RR) of a permanent employment separation associated with inadequate employer accommodations were estimated using inverse probability of treatment weights to reduce confounding...
March 6, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Kathrine Greby Schmidt, Anders Fritz Lerche, Marie Raunkjær Christensen, Charlotte Lund Rasmussen, Leon Straker, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Andreas Holtermann
OBJECTIVE: Poor cardiorespiratory fitness and health is common among childcare workers. We designed the `Goldilocks-games` according to the Goldilocks Work principle to provide high-intensity physical activity for childcare workers. We investigated the effectiveness of this Goldilocks Work intervention in increasing occupational high-intensity physical activity and improving work-related health. METHODS: In a two-arm cluster randomized trial, 16 childcare institutions with 142 workers were randomly allocated to either an 8-week Goldilocks Work intervention or a control group...
March 4, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Benjamin Wachtler, Florian Beese, Ibrahim Demirer, Sebastian Haller, Timo-Kolja Pförtner, Morten Wahrendorf, Markus M Grabka, Jens Hoebel
OBJECTIVES: SARS-CoV-2 infections were unequally distributed during the pandemic, with those in disadvantaged socioeconomic positions being at higher risk. Little is known about the underlying mechanism of this association. This study assessed to what extent educational differences in SARS-CoV-2 infections were mediated by working from home. METHODS: We used data of the German working population derived from the seroepidemiological study "Corona Monitoring Nationwide - Wave 2 (RKI-SOEP-2)" (N=6826)...
February 12, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Jesper Medom Vestergaard, Jesper Nikolai Dietrich Haug, Annett Dalbøge, Jens Peter Ellekilde Bonde, Anne Helene Garde, Johnni Hansen, Åse Marie Hansen, Ann Dyreborg Larsen, Mikko Härmä, Sadie Costello, Henrik Albert Kolstad
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to estimate the validity of self-reported information on ever-night shift work among women with and without breast cancer and illustrate the consequences for breast cancer risk estimates. METHODS: During 2015-2016, 225 women diagnosed with breast cancer and 1800 matched controls without breast cancer employed within the Danish hospital regions during 2007-2016 participated in a questionnaire-based survey. Their reported night shift work status was linked with objective payroll register day-by-day working hour data from the Danish Working Hour Database and the Danish Cancer Registry...
February 8, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Bengt Järvholm, Alex Burdorf
OBJECTIVE: This paper discusses the failure and success of society to decrease the adverse health effects of asbestos exposure on workers' health in relation to scientific knowledge. METHODS: The findings are based on a narrative literature review. RESULTS: Early warnings of the adverse health effects of workplace exposure to asbestos were published already in the 1930s. Serious health effects, such as malignancies and fibrosis due to occupational asbestos exposure, were highlighted in major medical journals and textbooks in late 1960s...
February 7, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Reiner Rugulies, Alex Burdorf
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February 1, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Maartje C Bakhuys Roozeboom, Noortje M Wiezer, Roosmarijn M C Schelvis, Irene M W Niks, Cécile R L Boot
OBJECTIVE: Work stress is a serious problem for employees in primary education. This study evaluates the effects of a work stress prevention approach on emotional exhaustion and work stress determinants (job crafting behavior, quantitative and emotional demands, leadership, support, autonomy, team culture and feelings of competence), and the impact of implementation success (management commitment, employee involvement, communication during implementation) on these outcomes. METHODS: A quasi-experimental study was conducted with an intervention group (4 schools, N=102 employees) and a control group (26 schools, N=656 employees) using questionnaires at baseline (T0), one-year (T1) and two-year (T2) follow-up...
January 30, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Johan Ohlander, Hans Kromhout, Roel Vermeulen, Lützen Portengen, Benjamin Kendzia, Barbara Savary, Domenico Cavallo, Andrea Cattaneo, Enrica Migliori, Lorenzo Richiardi, Nils Plato, Heinz-Erich Wichmann, Stefan Karrasch, Dario Consonni, Maria Teresa Landi, Neil E Caporaso, Jack Siemiatycki, Per Gustavsson, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Wolfgang Ahrens, Hermann Pohlabeln, Guillermo Fernández-Tardón, David Zaridze, Jolanta Lissowska Jolanta Lissowska, Beata Swiatkowska Beata Swiatkowska, John K Field John K Field, John R McLaughlin, Paul A Demers, Tamas Pandics, Francesco Forastiere, Eleonora Fabianova, Miriam Schejbalova, Lenka Foretova, Vladimir Janout, Dana Mates, Christine Barul, Thomas Brüning, Thomas Behrens, Kurt Straif, Joachim Schüz, Ann Olsson, Susan Peters
OBJECTIVES: The quantitative job-exposure matrix SYN-JEM consists of various dimensions: job-specific estimates, region-specific estimates, and prior expert ratings of jobs by the semi-quantitative DOM-JEM. We analyzed the effect of different JEM dimensions on the exposure-response relationships between occupational silica exposure and lung cancer risk to investigate how these variations influence estimates of exposure by a quantitative JEM and associated health endpoints. METHODS: Using SYN-JEM, and alternative SYN-JEM specifications with varying dimensions included, cumulative silica exposure estimates were assigned to 16 901 lung cancer cases and 20 965 controls pooled from 14 international community-based case-control studies...
January 24, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Sylvia Jankowiak, Karin Rossnagel, Juliane Bauer, Andreas Schulz, Falk Liebers, Ute Latza, Karla Romero Starke, Andreas Seidler, Matthias Nübling, Merle Riechmann-Wolf, Stephan Letzel, Philipp Wild, Natalie Arnold, Manfred Beutel, Norbert Pfeiffer, Karl Lackner, Thomas Münzel, Alicia Schulze, Janice Hegewald
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine if there is an increased risk of incident cardiovascular diseases (CVD) resulting from cumulative night shift work in the German population-based Gutenberg Health Study (GHS). METHODS: We examined working participants of the GHS at baseline and after five years. Cumulative night shift work in the 10 years before baseline was assessed and categorized as low (1-220 nights ≙ up to 1 year), middle (221-660 nights ≙ 1-3 years), and high (>660 nights ≙ more than 3 years) night shift exposure...
January 23, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Pernilla Larsman, Anders Pousette, Maria Skyvell Nilsson, Christian Gadolin, Marianne Törner
OBJECTIVE: Moral distress emanating from value conflicts comprising ethical dimensions pose a threat to nurses' health and retention, as well as to the quality of care. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships between the frequency of ethical value conflicts (EVC), and the perceived distress when they occur, respectively, and nurses' work-related stress, burnout symptoms, turnover intent, team effectiveness, and patient safety. METHODS: A two-wave longitudinal cohort questionnaire study was performed among registered nurses at six hospitals in two Swedish regions...
January 17, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Joanna Gorwa, Katarzyna Nowakowska-Lipiec, Robert Michnik
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to identify the effects of ground reaction forces (GRF) recorded during landing in typical elements of three dance styles, including classical, modern, and folk dance, on injuries` topography. METHODS: The research involved a survey and measurements of GRF generated during landing after the jump. The survey involved a group of 90 professional dancers. In the questionnaire, the dancers marked areas of the human body that were affected at least once by injuries...
January 9, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Reiner Rugulies, Alex Burdorf
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January 1, 2024: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Sebastian-Edgar Baumeister, Hanna Wesselmann, Gustavo G Nascimento, Stefan Listl
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effect of retirement on self-rated oral health and dental services use. METHODS: Covering 31 countries, we used harmonized panel data from the English Longitudinal Study on Aging (ELSA), Health and Retirement Study (HRS), and the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Data comprised 485 085 observations from 112 240 individuals aged ≥50 years. Official and early retirement ages were leveraged as instruments in a fixed-effects instrumental variable approach...
December 13, 2023: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Arif Jetha, Lahmea Navaratnerajah, Sebastian Kondratowski, Meagan Parmassar, Lori B Tucker, Monique A M Gignac
OBJECTIVE: Young adults living with episodic disabilities face unpredictable disruptions to their employment and health. Our study aimed to examine the impact of employment and income support interventions on the health and well-being of young adults living with episodic disabilities. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of peer-reviewed intervention studies published in 2001-2021 in industrialized contexts. Two independent reviewers screened titles, abstracts and full-texts...
December 7, 2023: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Alex Burdorf, Reiner Rugulies
OBJECTIVE: The Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health was launched 50 years ago. In this paper we describe how research topics have changed over time. METHODS: A complete list of all 2899 articles in the past 50 years was compiled. Each article was coded for type of exposure, type of health outcome, research design, first author, and country of correspondence address. Count of citations was based on the Scopus database. RESULTS: Overall, the attention for chemical exposure in the first 30 years has shifted towards the psychosocial work environment, shift work, and physical work load...
December 6, 2023: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
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