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Economic Burden of the Inadequate Management of Allergic Rhinitis and Urticaria in Asian Countries Based on the GA²LEN Model

Kulthanan , Chusakul S, Recto MT, Gabriel MT, Aw DC, Prepageran N, Wong A, Leong JL, Foong H, Quang VT, Zuberbier

PURPOSE: Across Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, (referred to as Asia) approximately 30–53 million individuals of the 151 million employed suffer from allergic rhinitis (AR) and...
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Time Pressure, Time Autonomy, and Sickness Absenteeism in Hospital Employees: A Longitudinal Study on Organizational Absenteeism Records

Kottwitz M, Schade V, Burger C, Radlinger , Elfering A

BACKGROUND: Although work absenteeism is in the focus of occupational health, longitudinal studies on organizational absenteeism records in hospital work are lacking. This longitudinal study tests time pressure and lack...
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Sick at work: prevalence and determinants among healthcare workers, western Ethiopia: an institution based cross-sectional study

Mekonnen T, Tefera MA, Melsew YA

BACKGROUND: Going to work despite feeling sick also known as sickness presenteeism is one of the emerging global occupational health challenges. Sickness presenteeism negatively affects both health of work forces...
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Association of Amplitude and Stability of Circadian Rhythm, Sleep Quality, and Occupational Stress with Sickness Absence among a Gas Company Employees—A Cross Sectional Study from Iran

Zare R, Choobineh , Keshavarzi S

BACKGROUND: The present study was carried out to assess the relationship between sickness absence and occupational stress, sleep quality, and amplitude and stability of circadian rhythm as well as to...
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Strategies for Worksite Health Interventions to Employees with Elevated Risk of Chronic Diseases

Meng L, Wolff MB, Mattick KA, DeJoy DM, Wilson MG, Smith ML

Chronic disease rates have become more prevalent in the modern American workforce, which has negative implications for workplace productivity and healthcare costs. Offering workplace health interventions is recognized as an...
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Deleterious Effects of Shift Work in the Realm of Cognitive and Behavioral Domains : A Critical Review

Lee SL, Park CH, Ha E, Park S, Hong H, Park SH, Ma J, Kang I, Kang H, Song WB, Kim J, Kim JE

Shift workers experience a disruption in the circadian sleep-wake rhythm, which brings upon adverse health effects such as fatigue, insomnia and decreased sleep quality. Moreover, shift work has deleterious effects...
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Characterization and Predictors of Headache-Related Disability among School Children: A Population-Based Study

Rho YI, Joo JY, Chung HJ, Lee KH, Eun BL, Eun SH, Nam SO, Kim WS, Kim YO

PURPOSE: Headache is a frequent neurological symptom in school aged individuals and recurrent headache has significant disabling effects among children and adolescents that manifest as school absenteeism, decreased extracurricular activities,...
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Clinical Features of Influenza and Acute Respiratory Illness in Older Adults at Least 50 Years of Age in an Outpatient Setting in the Republic of Korea: a Prospective, Observational, Cohort Study

Kim WJ, Lee JS, Lee CK, Cheong HJ, Kim M, Monegal JS, Carneiro R, Kyaw MH, Haguinet F, Ray R, Matias G

Two prospective, multi-centre, observational studies (GlaxoSmithKline [GSK] identifier No. 110938 and 112519) were performed over 2 influenza seasons (2007–2008 and 2008–2009) in the Republic of Korea (ROK) with the aim...
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Prevalence of headache and headache-related disability in children and adolescents

Rho YI

Headache is a frequent neurological symptom in children and adolescents. Recurrent headaches have a significant disabling effect, with consequences including school absenteeism, decreased participation in extracurricular activities, and poor academic...
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A global, cross cultural study examining the relationship between employee health risk status and work performance metrics

Howarth A, Quesada J, Mills PR

BACKGROUND: Health risk assessments (HRA) are used by many organisations as a basis for developing relevant and targeted employee health and well-being interventions. However, many HRA's have a western-centric focus...
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Workplace System Factors of Obstetric Nurses in Northeastern Ontario, Canada: Using a Work Disability Prevention Approach

Nowrouzi B, Lightfoot , Carter L, Larivere M, Rukholm E, Belanger-Gardner D

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship nursing personal and workplace system factors (work disability) and work ability index scores in Ontario, Canada. METHODS: A total of...
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Awareness, Attitude and Impact of Perceived Depression in the Workplace in Korea

Hong JP, Lee D, Sim Y, Kim YH

OBJECTIVES: Depression is a common disabling psychiatric illness in the workplace and is associated with high burden to both employer and employee. Little is known about the awareness, attitude, and...
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Psychological Distress and Pain Reporting in Australian Coal Miners

Carlisle K, Parker AW

BACKGROUND: Coal mining is of significant economic importance to the Australian economy. Despite this fact, the related workforce is subjected to a number of psychosocial risks and musculoskeletal injury, and...
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Predictors of Clinical Nurses' Presenteeism

Kim M, Choi HO, Ryu E

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify factors affecting clinical nurses' presenteeism. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional design was used in which participants completed self-report questionnaires that consisted of measures...
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Presenteeism among self-employed workers: Korean working conditions survey

Kim MS, Park JB, Min KB, Lee KJ, Kwon K

OBJECTIVE: Presenteeism has become a public concern recently. Thus, we aimed to understand the relationship between self-employed workers and presenteeism using a nationally representative sample of Korean workers. METHODS: Using data...
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Classification and Epidemiology of Allergic Rhinitis

Lee SM, Lee SP

  • KMID: 2267764
  • Korean J Med.
  • 2013 Nov;85(5):445-451.
Allergic rhinitis is chronic disorder of nose which is evoked by IgE-mediated inflammation mostly triggered by contact between nasal mucosa and inhalant allergen. Allergic rhinitis can be classified according to...
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Occupational Stress and MMPI-2 Profile of Workers in Some Plants Undergoing Labor Dispute

Choi CK, Lee CG, Song HS, Yoo SK, Shin SY, Kim SH

  • KMID: 2141466
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Dec;24(4):384-396.
OBJECTIVES: To identify changes in relationships with superiors or colleagues at work and family members and social networks at home, based on occupational stress and psychological characteristics in during the...
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Association between Job Stress, Psychosocial Well-being and Presenteeism, Absenteeism: Focusing on Railroad Workers

Ryu IS, Jeong DS, Kim IA, Roh JH, Won JU

  • KMID: 2075180
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Sep;24(3):263-273.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the current status of presenteeism and absenteeism among railroad workers as well as to investigate whether or not job stress level...
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Risk Factors for Absenteeism due to Work related Musculo-skeletal Disorders among Korean Employees

Lee SG, Kim JE, Kim YK, Kwon OJ, Kang DM

  • KMID: 2075178
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2012 Sep;24(3):239-251.
OBJECTIVES: Absenteeism due to musculo-skeletal disorders (MSDs) of workers is an important index of occupational health. Since research on its causes is rare in Korea, the risk factors for absenteeism...
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Impact of allergic rhinitis in school going children

Mir E, Panjabi C, Shah A

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is the most common chronic pediatric disorder. The International Study for Asthma and Allergies in Childhood phase III found that the global average of current rhinoconjunctivitis symptoms...
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