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International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health

https://read.qxmd.com/read/38721914/did-safety-engineered-device-implementation-contribute-to-reducing-the-risk-of-needlestick-and-sharps-injuries-retrospective-investigation-of-20-years-of-observation-in-a-specialist-tertiary-referral-hospital
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Anna Szczypta, Anna Różańska, Małgorzata Siewierska, Kamil Drożdż, Mirosław Szura, Katarzyna Talaga-Ćwiertnia
OBJECTIVES: In Poland, there are numerous cases of injuries caused by sharp instruments annually, still significantly more than in other European Union countries. The aim of this study was to analyze work-related injuries among healthcare workers in a selected hospital before and after the implementation of safety-engineered devices (SED). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical documentation regarding occupational needlestick and sharps injuries (NSSI) in a tertiary referral surgical hospital in 1998-2018...
May 9, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38721915/the-role-of-innovative-human-resource-management-practices-organizational-support-and-knowledge-worker-effort-in-counteracting-job-burnout-in-the-polish-business-services-sector
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Anna Rogozińska-Pawełczyk
OBJECTIVES: This study focuses on analyzing the impact of innovative human resource management practices (IHRMP) on knowledge worker burnout, and how organizational support and employee effort help explain this relationship in the context of the business services sector. To explore the problem, investigated whether IHRMP have a significant negative impact on employee burnout, and organizational support and employee effort mediate the negative impact of IHRMP on employee burnout. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A survey was conducted, collected using the computer assisted web interview method on 1000 knowledge workers employed at business services sector (BSS) organizations in Poland...
May 8, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38721916/work-related-behavior-and-experience-patterns-of-music-educators-a-basis-for-intervention
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Beatrice Thielmann, Marieke Kirsch, Irina Böckelmann
OBJECTIVES: Music educators are subjected to many physical and psychological stresses encountered in the workplace. These stresses could be counteracted by certain work-related behavior and experience patterns as personal resources to reduce the negative consequences of stress. The aim of the study was to determine the existing work-related behavioral and experiential patterns and the characteristics of the Work-Related Behavior and Experience Patterns ( Arbeitsbezogenes Verhaltens- und Erlebensmuster - AVEM) questionnaire dimensions in the professional group of music educators according to age group...
May 7, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38651322/effects-of-participatory-action-oriented-training-paot-intervention-for-hypertension-management-among-intercity-van-drivers
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Thanawan Songprasert, Surintorn Kalampakorn, Ann Jirapongsuwan, Sirirat Leelacharas
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluated the effectiveness of participatory action-oriented training (PAOT) intervention for hypertension management among intercity van drivers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This quasi-experimental study applied concept and process of participatory actionoriented training and self-management to guide the development of the intervention addressing improvement in hypertension management behaviors. A total of 104 intercity van drivers with uncontrolled hypertension in Thailand were recruited to participate in this program...
April 18, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38634421/an-improvement-of-body-surface-area-formulas-using-the-3d-scanning-technique
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Grzegorz Redlarski, Sławomir Kozieł, Marek Krawczuk, Janusz Siebert, Marek Tałałaj, Aleksander Pałkowski, Piotr Tojza, Zuzanna Cieślikowska, Leszek Sławomir Litzbarski
OBJECTIVES: Body surface area (BSA) is one of the major parameters used in several medical fields. However, there are concerns raised about its usefulness, mostly due to the ambiguity of its estimation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Authors have conducted a voluntary study to investigate BSA distribution and estimation in a group of 179 adult people of various sex, age, and physique. Here, there is provided an extended analysis of the majority of known BSA formulas. Furthermore, it was supplement with a comparison with the authors' propositions of enhanced formulas coefficients for known formulas models as well as with new power models based on an increased number of anthropometric data...
April 16, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38577723/zoonotic-bacteria-in-the-vicinity-of-animal-farms-as-a-factor-disturbing-the-human-microbiome-a-review
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Anna Kozajda, Emilia Miśkiewicz, Karolina Jeżak
This review is aimed at summarizing the current state of knowledge about the relationship between environmental exposure to the bioaerosol emitted by intensive livestock farming and changes in the microbiome of people living in livestock farm vicinity. The PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science databases were searched by crossing keywords from the following 3 groups: a) "livestock," "animal farms," "animal breeding"; b) "microbiome," "resistome"; c) "livestock vicinity," "farm vicinity," "neighborhoods and health" in 2010-2022...
April 4, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38529760/evaluating-the-association-between-effort-reward-imbalance-and-suboptimal-health-status-among-hospital-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Leilei Yu, Weiting Liu, Jingzheng Wang, Ziyao Jin, Ruoyu Meng, Zhiyuan Wu, Yuanyuan Zheng, Zheng Guo
OBJECTIVES: Occupational stress is a common complaint in nurses, who perceived more sense of effort-reward imbalance (ERI). Suboptimal health status (SHS) is a state between health and disease. However, the correlation between ERI and SHS is unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of SHS and ERI and evaluate the relationship between ERI and SHS in clinical nurses by a cross-sectional study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The current cross-sectional study was conducted through an online survey at Dongping People's Hospital in China...
March 25, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38362945/effectiveness-of-prevention-exercises-protocol-among-office-workers-with-symptoms-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Patrycja Łach, Anna Katarzyna Cygańska
OBJECTIVES: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is common among office workers and limits functional hand ability and the ability to work. Carpal tunnel syndrome prevention programs implementation are still insufficient among office workers. In view of the fact that physical activity is the best method of preventing musculoskeletal complaints the aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention exercises protocol for hand and wrist pain among office workers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Study group consists form 62 office workers, reporting complaints of hand and wrist pain...
March 5, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38406822/occupational-daily-walking-steps-have-inverse-relationship-with-papillary-thyroid-cancer-risk-and-progression-a-retrospective-analysis
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Chunling Zhang, Li Zhang, Yan Su, Lei Xiang, Qin Zhang, Chunhong Zhang, Qin Huan
OBJECTIVES: Investigate the impact of daily occupational walking steps on the progression of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), a topic hitherto underresearched. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The authors analyzed the data from 800 individuals with PTC across stages 0-IV. Participants were evenly divided into 2 distinct occupational groups: office workers and construction workers (N = 400 each). Data included comprehensive records of daily walking steps, demographic information, and clinical indicators...
February 23, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38385199/the-association-between-air-pollutions-and-emergency-hospitalizations-due-to-copd-and-asthma-across-16-polish-cities-population-based-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Monika Ścibor, Katarzyna Leoszkiewicz, Agnieszka Micek, Karol Chomoncik, Katarzyna Dubas-Jakóbczyk, Ewa Kocot, Agata Bąk, Jolanta Kucińska, Dominik Dziurda, Roman Roman Topór-Mądry
OBJECTIVES: In recent years numerous initiatives aimed at reducing air pollution have been undertaken in Poland. The general objective was to examine the correlation between air pollution measured by the level of particulate matter ≤10 μm in diameter (PM10 ) and emergency hospitalizations due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma in 16 Polish cities (capitals of the regions). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The authors aimed to diagnose the situation across 16 cities over a 5‑year period (2014-2019)...
February 21, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38375630/effects-of-a-mobile-health-intervention-on-health-related-outcomes-in-japanese-office-workers-a-pilot-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Takumi Meguro, Fuminori Takayama, Hampus Hammarlund, Masaru Honjo
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the current study was to explore the effects of a mobile health (mHealth) intervention based on the Persuasive System Design (PSD) model on health-related outcomes among office workers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The authors conducted a trial that consisted of a 4-week baseline and an 8-week intervention period by reference to 23 office workers in a private research company. The mHealth application was developed to improve these workers' daily step count, decrease their sedentary time, and increase their sleep duration in accordance with the PSD model...
February 20, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38375631/analysis-of-the-relationship-between-emotion-intensity-and-electrophysiology-parameters-during-a-voice-examination-of-opera-singers
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Paulina Krasnodębska, Agata Szkiełkowska, Anita Pollak, Patrycja Romaniszyn-Kania, Monika Bugdol, Marcin Bugdol, Andrzej Mitas
OBJECTIVES: Emotions and stress affect voice production. There are only a few reports in the literature on how changes in the autonomic nervous system affect voice production. The aim of this study was to examine emotions and measure stress reactions during a voice examination procedure, particularly changes in the muscles surrounding the larynx. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study material included 50 healthy volunteers (26 voice workers - opera singers, 24 control subjects), all without vocal complaints...
February 16, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38362944/acknowledgments-to-reviewers-of-international-journal-of-occupational-medicine-and-environmental-health-in-2023
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February 7, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38323457/rehabilitation-of-sick-listed-lbp-patients-in-occupational-health-with-collaboration-of-the-workplace
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REVIEW
Valtteri Kokkonen, Anne Lamminpää, Kari Reijula, Fabrizio Russo, Sergio Iavicoli, Vincenzo Denaro, Jaana Kuoppala
The aim was to evaluate if rehabilitation procedures including occupational health (OH) and workplace participation increase return to work (RTW) rates among patients with subacute and chronic low back pain (LBP). A systematic review of randomized controlled trials was conducted using the PubMed and Cochrane databases. Main outcomes were RTW and days of sick leave. Interventions needed to be multidisciplinary including both OH and active workplace involvement in rehabilitation. Out of 1073 potentially eligible references, 8 met the inclusion criteria...
January 25, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38264916/assessment-of-buccal-mucosa-genotoxicity-in-insecticide-exposed-urban-fumigators-in-cali-colombia
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Elizabeth Londoño-Velasco, Helberg Asencio-Santofimio, Jose Guillermo Ortega-Avila, Aldair Beryery Rosero-Caldón, Juan Carlos Aristizabal-Grisales, Laura Rey-Henao, Jairo Andres Vargas-Rivera, Enrique Vergara-Escudero
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate cytogenetic damage in the buccal mucosa of non-exposed subjects (N = 33) and insecticide-exposed fumigators (N = 31) in the urban area of Cali, Colombia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Through a questionnaire sociodemographic data, anthropometric measurements, state of health, and lifestyle were collected. Buccal micronucleus cytome (BMCyt) assay was using for evaluate cytogenetic damage. RESULTS: The study showed that all fumigators used adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) and had low alcohol consumption...
January 23, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38240653/assessment-of-quality-of-life-job-insecurity-and-work-ability-among-nurses-working-either-under-temporary-or-permanent-terms
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Maria Katsaouni, Gregory Tripsianis, Theodoros Constantinidis, Konstantinos Vadikolias, Christos Kontogiorgis, Aspasia Serdari, Aikaterini Arvaniti, Evangelos Theodorou, Evangelia Nena
OBJECTIVES: Aim of this study was to assess and compare health, quality of life, well-being, job satisfaction and job insecurity between nurses, in a tertiary hospital in Greece, working either under permanent or temporary contract. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, consecutively recruited nurses answered a structured questionnaire, the WHO-5 Well-being Index (WHO-5), the Job Insecurity Index (JII), the Work Ability Index (WAI), and the Well-Being at Work Scale (WBWS)...
January 19, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38240502/fatigue-based-on-the-subjective-feeling-of-people-representing-selected-medical-professions
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ewa Puszczalowska-Lizis, Dominik Szymanski, Sabina Lizis, Joanna Krajewska
OBJECTIVES: Fatigue can be the result of overexertion and overload. It occurs when the burdened body does not have enough time for regeneration and biological renewal. The aim of this study was analysis of fatigue based on the subjective feeling in physiotherapists, nurses, and paramedics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research covered 193 women and 107 men aged 30-60 years, including 100 physiotherapists, 100 nurses and 100 paramedics with higher education, employed in clinics and hospitals in the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland...
January 17, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38214483/distribution-of-sleep-components-while-working-remotely
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Magdalena Janc, Agnieszka Jankowska, Zbigniew Jozwiak, Teresa Makowiec-Dabrowska, Joanna Jurewicz, Kinga Polanska
OBJECTIVES: The circadian system is the main regulator of almost all human physiological processes. The aim of this study was to assess sleep in the working population, in relation to the share of remote working. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An online survey was conducted among students and staff representing 3 universities in Łódź, Poland (N = 1209). The participants were divided into 3 groups according to the percentage of time they worked remotely. Group I consisted of respondents performing tasks remotely for ≤45% of their working time; group II included respondents performing their duties remotely for >45-75% of their working time, and group III included those working >75% of their time remotely...
January 12, 2024: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38099560/association-of-the-cytochrome-p450-and-arylamine-n-acetyltransferase-gene-polymorphisms-with-the-incidence-of-head-and-neck-cancer-in-polish-population
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Monika Gogolewska, Jacek Kabziński, Ireneusz Majsterek
OBJECTIVES: Head and neck cancer (HNC) is one of the most common cancers. Most exogenous HNC is head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Scientists are striving to develop diagnostic tests that will allow the prognosis of HNC. The aim of the study was to determine the risk of HNC. The research concerned changes caused by polymorphisms in genes encoding proteins responsible for the metabolism of xenobiotics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In group of 280 patients with HNC, the occurrence of polymorphic variants in NAT1 (rs72554606), NAT2 (rs1799930), CYP1A (rs1799814), CYP2D (rs3892097) were studied with TaqMan technique...
December 15, 2023: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38099571/association-of-the-cytochrome-p450-and-arylamine-n-acetyltransferase-gene-polymorphisms-with-the-incidence-of-head-and-neck-cancer-in-polish-populatio
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Monika Gogolewska, Jacek Kabziński, Ireneusz Majsterek
OBJECTIVES: Head and neck cancer (HNC) is one of the most common cancers. Most exogenous HNC is head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Scientists are striving to develop diagnostic tests that will allow the prognosis of HNC. The aim of the study was to determine the risk of HNC. The research concerned changes caused by polymorphisms in genes encoding proteins responsible for the metabolism of xenobiotics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In group of 280 patients with HNC, the occurrence of polymorphic variants in NAT1(rs72554606), NAT2(rs1799930), CYP1A(rs1799814), CYP2D(rs3892097) were studied with TaqMan technique...
December 7, 2023: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
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