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Psychosocial working conditions, occupational groups, and risk of disability pension due to mental diagnoses: a cohort study of 43 000 Swedish twins
Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate associations between psychosocial working conditions, occupational groups defined by sector, and disability pension (DP) with mental diagnoses while accounting for familial confounding. Methods A prospective population-based cohort study was conducted, including all Swedish twins who, in January 1993, were living and working in Sweden and not on old-age pension or DP (N=42 715). The twins were followed from 1993–2008 regarding DP. Data on DP, exposures, and covariates were obtained from national registries. Cox proportional hazards regression...
Situations de travail et trajectoires professionnelle des actifs atteints d'un cancer
La Fondation ARC et l'INCa ont lancé conjointement en 2006 un appel à projets de recherche s'inscrivant dans les orientations du premier Plan cancer et visant à explorer les conséquences de la maladie et de ses traitements sur les situations d'emploi et de travail des personnes atteintes. Les six recherches soutenues et menées dans ce cadre, présentées dans la partie II, ont permis, à travers des approches quantitatives ou qualitatives, de mesurer et de mieux comprendre l'impact de la survenue du cancer sur la vie professionnelle...
Low–Socioeconomic Status Workers: Their Health Risks and How to Reach Them
Objective: To help workplace health promotion practitioners reach low–socioeconomic status workers at high risk for chronic diseases. Methods: We describe low–socioeconomic status workers’ diseases, health status, demographics, risk behaviors, and workplaces, using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Results: Workers with household annual incomes less than $35,000, or a high school education or less, report more chronic diseases and lower health status. They tend to be younger, nonwhite, and...
Common Health Problems, Yellow Flags and Functioning in a Community Setting
Common health problems such as pain, depression and fatigue have a high impact on daily life, work and healthcare utilization. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of these complaints in a UK community setting and to establish whether psychosocial risk factors, or ‘yellow flags', moderate their impact on daily life and work. Methods 580 women and 420 men participated in a cross-sectional survey in the UK in 2007. 467 (57.2%) of the 816 working age adults in this sample reported complaints over the last month and were included in the moderator multivariate analysis. Results Women...
Vulnerable workers more likely to receive no income for work-related absence
This study aimed to find out the percentage of employees in Canada who receive workers' compensation benefits or other replacement wages after a work-related injury or illness lasting one week or longer. In particular, the researchers wanted to determine if some groups of workers were more or less likely to receive income-replacement payments following a work injury. Source:

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