Research Plus archive

February/March 2017

  • PTSD therapy
  • Exercise for chronic fatigue syndrome 
  • Preventing burnout in mental health workers 
  • Medical students’ emotional wellbeing
  • Pre-placement carpal tunnel screening
  • Respiratory protective equipment training 
  • Interventions for common mental health problems
  • Night nurses’ increased mortality risk

December/January 2017

  • Pilot fatigue study
  • Wearable technology did not improve weight-loss regime
  • Benefits of peer support following occupational trauma
  • Impact of atopic dermatitis on skin absorption 
  • Bullied nurses react poorly to stress
  • Low-back pain sickness absence
  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy – treatment and return to work
  • Fire fighters’ cancer risk
  • Cleaners’ lung cancer risk

October/November 2016

  • Flu vaccine for healthcare workers
  • TB in healthcare workers
  • Violence de-escalation strategies in acute care 
  • Weight loss by diet reduces muscle strength 
  • Mindfulness training for managers
  • Alleviating shift workers’ sleep problems
  • Occupational hearing loss in railway workers
  • Impact of mid-life physical limitations on later life
  • Workaholics suffer sleep problems

August/September 2016

  • Colour vision testing
  • Can personalised online interventions achieve weight loss?
  • No breast cancer link to engine exhaust at work
  • Soldiers’ suicide risk 
  • Complex work associated with higher cognitive function in later life
  • Workplace mindfulness
  • Ischaemic heart disease – psychosocial risks
  • PTSD risk for terror attack rescue workers
  • Bullying associated with sickness absence
  • Very early interventions to reduce sick leave

June/July 2016

  • Protective clothing used against highly infectious diseases
  • Measures to reduce time spent sitting at work
  • Organisational change and wellbeing
  • Re-employment for people with mental health problems
  • Mind your back
  • Workplace interventions for depression and anxiety
  • Nightshift nurses at greater risk of heart disease
  • Psychosocial factors predict early retirement
  • Impact of multisite pain on work ability 
  • Participatory interventions to reduce absence

April/May 2016

  • Pre-employment examinations
  • Reducing sedentary behaviour
  • Carpal tunnel post-operative rehab 
  • Low-back pain prevention
  • HIV status has no impact on work ability
  • Social capital protects against sickness absence
  • Job insecurity predicts depressive symptoms
  • Does poor mental health predict absence?
  • Reproductive risks for hairdressers and cosmetologists
  • Mental health interventions at work

February/March 2016

  • Preventing upper limb disorders
  • Obesity linked to poor future work ability
  • Presenteeism linked to weight gain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Doctors in training at risk of depression
  • Anaesthetic gases 
  • Exercise benefits people with dust-related respiratory disease 
  • Hepatitis B treatment
  • Hepatitis C treatment

December/January 2016

  • COPD in construction workers
  • Workplace interventions reduce chronic-disease sickness absence
  • Improving return to work in cancer patients
  • Does excessive sitting increase risk of death? 
  • Intensive leisure-time physical activity improves work ability
  • Return to work for those with chronic disease
  • HCV prevalence in healthcare workers
  • Needlestick injuries and psychosocial factors
  • Work-focused CBT with IPS job support

October/November 2015

  • Combination approach to back pain
  • PTSD screening
  • Management style affects health at work 
  • Economic impact of corporate wellness programmes
  • Better pregnancy outcomes for employed women
  • Pilates for back pain
  • Workplace exercise – a randomised trial
  • Predicting return to work in upper-limb cases
  • Firefighters’ cancer risk 

August/September 2015

  • Under threat of dismissal
  • Work engagement 
  • Work-to-family conflict
  • Decline in CBT efficacy 
  • Problem-solving and CBT – impact on absence
  • RTW from depressive and anxiety disorders 
  • Fighting fit
  • Jury still out on height-adjustable workstations
  • Shiftwork review
  • Learning disabilities

June/July 2015

  • Occupational disease reporting
  • Cardiac patients returning to work
  • Stress raises risk of recurrent heart disease
  • Weight predicts absence
  • Indoor air pollutants and asthma risk
  • Onsite physical activity programmes
  • Addressing teachers’ stress
  • Musculoskeletal conditions – intermediate care
  • Psychosocial factors in work-related injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

April/May 2015

  •  Long hours raise risk of unhealthy level of drinking
  • Work-related sleep problems
  • Home versus workplace for musculoskeletal exercises
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • MetS not influenced by long working hours
  • Moderate activity pays dividends
  • Motivating exercise for chronic health conditions
  • Recurrent sickness absence due to depression
  • HAVS sufferers delay seeking treatment
  • Occupational and personal factors associated with doctors’ burnout

February/March 2015

  • Hepatitis C treatment review
  • HCV treatment without interferon
  • Arthritis and return to work 
  • Depression and return to work
  • Stress and the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Stress reduction in healthcare workers
  • Bricklayers’ lung cancer risk
  • Law enforcement increases police officers’ risk of sudden cardiac death
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome review
  • Asleep at the wheel

December/January 2015

  • Whole-body vibration 
  • Recovery expectations and return to work: systematic review
  • Recovery expectations and return to work: cohort study 
  • Ageing workers
  • Psychological work factors increase MSD risk in nursing care staff
  • Lifestyle counselling for overweight male workers
  • Workplace adjustments 
  • Psychotherapy for PTSD
  • Internet-based CBT reduces absence rates
  • Physical activity reduces depression risk in adults

October/November 2014 

  • Hand washing for outdoor work
  • Return to military work after cancer
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Respirable quartz 
  • Supportive leadership key to preventing long-term absence
  • Pre-placement nerve conduction studies for CTS
  • Improving sleep after nightwork
  • Pilots have double the risk of melanoma 
  • Antineoplastic drugs 
  • Visual impairment reduces chances of being in work
  • Returning to work after joint replacement surgery

August/September 2014

  • Can physical activity help cut absence?
  • Wellness programmes for smaller firms 
  • Smart CBT?
  • Epilepsy, diabetes and risk of injury 
  • Hepatitis C treatment options
  • Sleep problems may hinder return to work
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Chronic knee pain
  • Mitigating the ill-health effects of nightwork

June/July 2014

  • No stress link to irritable bowel disease
  • Double gloving works!
  • Safer needles need better quality research
  • Psychosocial job factors can raise blood pressure
  • Physical work can increase risk of preterm birth
  • No clear links for preterm birth risk with shiftwork or long hours
  • Work is generally good for mental heath 
  • Bullying risks long-term absence
  • Hearing protection ineffective in practice
  • Prehabilitation may improve post-operative outcomes

April/May 2014

  • Ageing pilots’ risk of incapacitation
  • Offshore shift work – effects on sleep and health
  • Work scheduling could reduce HGV crashes
  • Chromium VI cancer risk at work 
  • COPD causally linked to occupational exposure
  • Worksite exercise – no effect on psychosocial factors or job satisfaction
  • Germany loses €2.18 million in weight-related sick leave
  • Work can protect against cognitive impairment and dementia
  • Work tasks may risk hand osteoarthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome not linked to computer use

February/March 2014

  • Back injury link to daily patient transfers 
  • Modifiable risk factors for sciatica
  • Back pain absence variability
  • Feeling poorly predicts employment exit
  • Trainee nurses’ wet work risks hand eczema
  • Head injury increases PTSD risk in military personnel
  • Return to work after injury
  • Work-related upper limb disorders
  • Occupational asthmagens
  • No lung cancer link in baking industry

December/January 2014

  • Occupational lifting during pregnancy 
  • Sleep quality
  • Cost of occupational hand eczema
  • Less power to elbow evidence
  • Upper limb injuries
  • Problem solving reduces recurrent mental health absence 
  • Cost-effective intervention
  • Long working hours 
  • National return-to-work programme
  • Successful weight-loss programme has no impact on absence

October/ November 2013

  • Unemployment predicts future absence
  • Organisational justice improves attendance
  • Job insecurity – a risk factor for heart disease
  • Chronic fatigue recovery
  • Trichloroethylene link to NHL
  • Latex allergy solutions
  • No traction for low back pain cure
  • Work hardening 
  • Smoking cessation
  • Nursing tasks cause low back pain

August/September 2013

  • Early exit for obese workers
  • Psychosocial factors and weight gain
  • Fat fighters
  • Integrated RTW programmes 
  • Pedometers
  • Prognosis screening tool 
  • Psychosocial factors in the development of MSDs
  • Cataracts from exposure to ionising radiation 
  • Nightshift and breast cancer


June/July 2013

  • PTSD prevention
  • PTSD treatment
  • Asthma risk rises with cumulative exposure to latex 
  • Occupational exposure link to adult-onset asthma 
  • Sickness absence from respiratory symptoms
  • Melatonin levels in nightworkers
  • Greater flu risk at lower humidity
  • Unhealthy return
  • Patient lifting device impact assessment
  • Work participation with arthritis

April/May 2013

  • No evidence for EMF link to motor neuron or Alzheimer disease
  • GPs’ job demands predict stress
  • Return to work
  • Pregnancy outcomes and work activity
  • Nightwork link to ovarian cancer, but no dose effect
  • Depression leads to poor employment outcomes 
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Work stress and cancer
  • Probiotics to prevent common cold
  • No gain from OH obesity programme 
  • Telephone-based physio


February/March 2013

  • Hepatitis C treatment
  • Active interventions to reduce sickness absence
  • Return to work after angioplasty
  • Miscarriage systematic review
  • Lifting risks during pregnancy
  • No benefit from general health checks
  • Acupuncture for chronic pain
  • Bullying meta-analyses
  • Knee pain therapy 
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Can training improve psychosocial work factors?

December/January 2013

  • H1NI vaccine 90% effective in hospital staff
  • Back pain recovery – weak link to workplace support
  • Job strain and heart disease
  • Work–family conflict in healthcare workers
  • Promoting healthy eating at work
  • Working with cancer
  • Electronic aids to smoking cessation
  • Healthcare workers’ hand eczema
  • Nightwork cancer risk in male workers
  • Sub-chronic back pain – a precursor for work-related chronic pain

October/November 2012

  • Strenuous healthcare work predicts absence
  • Shiftwork link to healthcare worker absence
  • Physical work and pregnancy
  • Awkward postures and the risk of back pain
  • Low back pain risks
  • Neck pain
  • Upper limb disorder prevention
  • Shiftwork increases coronary risks
  • Cost-effectiveness of worksite mental health programmes
  • Patient handling

August/September 2012

  • Occupational asthma
  • Occupational asthma host factors
  • Medical screening for work-related asthma
  • Non-specific neck pain
  • Organisational justice
  • Depression risk factors
  • Healthcare workers’ dermatitis remains a problem
  • Control over working time
  • Can hernia be work related?
  • Vitality at work

June/July 2012

  • RTW interventions
  • In pain but in work
  • Safer needles
  • Hepatitis C prevalence
  • Organisational change
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Does work improve health?
  • Mental health absence
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Self-reported work-related illness
  • Melatonin levels and nightwork
  • Healthcare workers’ eczema

April/May 2012

  • Measuring social support in RTW
  • Mental health functional impairment in nurses
  • Functional capacity testing
  • Workplace wellness guidelines
  • Presenteeism 
  • Nightshift work and breast cancer
  • Work stress not linked to diabetes risk
  • Double gloving
  • The cost of worksite wellness

February/March 2012

  • Blunt suture needles
  • Aspirin: no impact on cancer mortality
  • Age and surgical performance
  • Unhealthy behaviour in hospital workers
  • Common mental health conditions
  • Weight-loss programmes
  • Early intervention
  • OSH training
  • Flu vaccine uptake
  • Infectious disease job matrix

December 2011/January 2012

  • Acute low back pain
  • Partial return to work
  • Does pain predict absence in healthcare workers?
  • Doctors’ self medication
  • Asbestos – lung impairment in absence of disease
  • Dermatitis in healthcare workers
  • Mouldy workplaces
  • Yoga v stretching for back pain
  • Does pain predict absence in general workers?
  • Mental health and return to work

October/November 2011

  • Burnout in junior doctors
  • Nurses’ breast cancer risk
  • Stress link to hospital workers’ skin disorders
  • Nurses’ work-related sickness absence
  • Predicting return to work
  • Manual handling
  • Reducing exposure through behavioural change
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Remote and mobile workers

August/September 2011

  • Occupational asthma interventions
  • Differentiating occupational asthma
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shift work and body weight
  • Work stress and CVD
  • No link to low back pain
  • e-CBT for chronic back pain
  • Work-focused back pain counselling
  • Bright light can help shift workers
  • Anxiety disorders

June/July 2011

  • Junior doctors’ working hours
  • Cognitive behavioural approach to sickness absence
  • Functional capacity testing
  • Workplace interventions to tackle depression
  • Workers’ health monitoring
  • Pregnancy, work and stress
  • Ergonomic interventions need theoretical basis
  • Treating chronic HCV infection
  • Longer hours associate with poor diabetes management
  • Nursing errors – predictive factors

April/May 2011

  • Pre-employment TB testing
  • Shiftwork, nightwork and safety
  • Cancer recovery and return to work
  • Bullying, work and mental health
  • Workplace bullying and sleep
  • Adult anxiety disorder guidelines
  • Empowerment training
  • Participatory RTW plan
  • Predictive power of previous absence
  • Better relationships promote RTW

February/March 2011

  • Upper-limb disorders – evidence review
  • Return to work after cancer
  • Nursing errors
  • Does past absence predict future absence?
  • Economic benefits of integrated care
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Supervisor training in mental health at work
  • Management stress training RCT
  • Work–family conflict
  • Memory training for older workers?
  • Long-term neurological conditions
  • Blood lead and pregnancy

December 2010/January 2011

  • Early intervention for workers with depression
  • Cycling schemes
  • Depression and CHD double whammy
  • Mouldy work causes asthma
  • Hospital workers’ recovery from MSDs
  • Men’s health – PSA screening
  • Neck pain and long-term absence
  • Predicting future disability and return to work
  • Resistance to common colds
  • Ionising radiation and risk of leukaemia – meta-analysis

October/November 2010

  • Presenteeism in trainee doctors
  • Formaldehyde cancer risk
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome at work
  • Bladder cancer meta-analysis
  • Undiagnosed conditions
  • Diagnosing depression
  • Putting a value on OH
  • Physical conditioning for back pain
  • Assessing physical activity
  • Healthcare worker injuries
  • Barriers to HIV testing

August/September 2010

  • Economic evaluations are methodologically poor
  • Pregnancy outcomes among childcare workers
  • Psychosocial work environment
  • Patient handling
  • Multiple site musculoskeletal pain
  • Preventing musculoskeletal injuries in healthcare
  • Neck pain guidelines
  • Shiftworking linked to errors
  • Caffeine use in shiftworkers
  • Supporting healthcare workers

June/July 2010

  • Retirement options
  • Overtime raises CHD risk
  • Double gloving reduces needlestick risks
  • Mental-health absence
  • Shouldering the burden
  • Ergonomic interventions
  • Healthy lifestyles reduce mortality
  • IHD risk due to work pressure
  • Depression and work disability
  • Anxiety RCT

April/May 2010

  • Hepatitis C meta-analysis
  • Influenza face masks
  • Work-related MSDs
  • Does OHS training work?
  • Low back pain and exercise
  • Integrated care can reduce LBP disability
  • GPs do not follow LBP guidelines
  • Exercise training to treat anxiety
  • Controlling your working patterns
  • Cancer risk in painters

February/March 2010

  • OH interventions should target at-risk workers
  • Assessing biomechanical exposure
  • Vocational interventions
  • Weight loss reduces apnoea
  • Shiftwork adds to risk of metabolic syndrome
  • Eye injuries
  • Upper extremity disorders, work and productivity
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Small business interventions

December 2009/January 2010

  • Hospital workers’ pregnancy outcomes
  • Age and experience predict delayed RTW
  • Do OH interventions reduce MSDs?
  • Economic case?
  • Massage for back pain
  • Business case
  • Returning to work after brain injury
  • Surgical masks and flu
  • Shouldering the burden
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Post disc surgery rehab

 

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