Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 4, 2016

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Manual Work: The OCTOPUS Cohort, Results of a Ten-Year Longitudinal Study
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), determined by the compression of the median nerve within the carpal canal at the wrist, is broadly recognized as the most common mononeuropathy (1). It may adversely affect the quality of life of the patient (sleep disruption...
Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Danish Version of the 19-Item Return-to-Work Self-Efficacy (RTWSE-19) Questionnaire
Long-term sickness absence from work is a significant public health problem in Western countries because of the relatively high risk of permanent labor market exclusion and the increasing inflow into benefit dependency (1-3). Considering the implications...
Effectiveness of Very Early Workplace Interventions to Reduce Sickness Absence: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Meta-Analysis
Sickness absence (SA) remains a significant problem globally, notably in developed countries (1). For example, in the UK (2014-2015), 23.3 million days were lost due to work-related ill health, 4.1 million due to workplace injuries (2), and it has been...
Effects of Graded Return-to-Work: A Propensity-Score-Matched Analysis
Work disability has rising direct and indirect costs to societies (1). In Germany, current levels of sickness absence are estimated to equate to 568 million days lost per annum. This corresponds to an annual loss in production of around euro59 billion....
Improving Safety Climate through a Communication and Recognition Program for Construction: A Mixed-Methods Study
Recent decades have brought large improvements to health and safety conditions in the construction industry, yet the number of fatal and non-fatal injuries remains extremely high (1). To combat this, some employers have implemented safety incentive programs,...
Joint Association of Sleep Problems and Psychosocial Working Conditions with Registered Long-Term Sickness Absence. A Danish Cohort Study
Long-term sickness absence is an important public health issue. At the societal level, long-term sickness absence is associated with substantial economic costs related to production loss and benefit claims (1-3). For the persons afflicted, sickness absence...
Labor Markets and Health: An Integrated Life Course Perspective
Maintaining and maximizing a healthy life including a healthy working life, is important for individuals and societies (1, 2). To promote health throughout the working life course and extend healthy working lives, a life course perspective must be integrated...
Overcommitment as a Predictor of Effort-Reward Imbalance: Evidence from an 8-Year Follow-Up Study
The role of personal characteristics in an employee's experience of job strain has been the focus of growing research interest in recent years (eg, 1, 2, 3). Two crucial questions are, firstly, which personal characteristics function as risk factors...
Self-Reported Occupational Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Importance for Cardiovascular Disease and All-Cause Mortality
A classic notion in occupational medicine is that the combination of high occupational physical activity (OPA) and low cardiorespiratory fitness imposes an excessive physiological strain (1), which may lead to endothelium dysfunction, atherosclerosis...
The Influence of and Change in Procedural Justice on Self-Rated Health Trajectories: Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health Results
The association between organizational justice perceptions and work outcomes has received considerable attention for the past three decades (1). Organizational justice perceptions have been shown to be positively related to job satisfaction, organizational...
To RCT or Not to RCT: Evidence on Effectiveness of Return-to-Work Interventions
The randomized controlled trial (RCT) is considered the gold standard in evaluative medical research for drawing causal inferences about the effects of the intervention under study. For several reasons, in occupational health research, an RCT is neither...
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