marzo 9, 2018

Latest issue of Scand J Work Environ Health, vol 44, no 2 2018

Latest issue of Scand J Work Environ Health, vol 44, no 2 2018

Before introducing the second issue of 2018, we’d like to say a big THANK YOU and farewell to Dr Michiel Kompier who has served as an Associate Editor at the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health for many years. Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Radboud University, Michiel has been an integral part of the Journal’s rising success in recent years. His expertise, commitment and detailed input during the peer-review process will be sorely missed.

In the latter half of 2017, we welcomed as new Associate Editors Dr Karin Broberg, Professor at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute with expertise in genetics and epigenetics of metal toxicology, Dr David Lombardi, epidemiologist and real-world data biostatistician who worked almost 20 years at US-based Liberty Mutual Research Institute and is currently Co-Director, Occupational Injury Prevention Training Programme at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Dr Reiner Rugulies, Professor at the Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE) who specializes in epidemiology, occupational health, and socio-psycho-physiology. Due to the increasing number of submissions, a decision was taken to expand the Associate Editor team further and in January we were joined by three more experts: Dr Carel Hulshof, Professor in Occupational Medicine at the University of Amsterdam’s Academic Medical Center and the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Dr Karl-Chris tian Nordby, Director of the Department of Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology, at Norway’s National Institute of Occupational Health, and Dr Vivi Schlünssen, Professor at NCRWE and in the Department of Public Health of Aarhus University, with an emphasis on respiratory diseases, allergies, organic dust and exposure assessment.

We look forward to an interesting year, managing the growing submissions, which present a challenge to our rigourous peer-review process, and moving toward our goal of greater accessibility in research. We are confident the experience and knowledge of the newly expanded Editorial Board will enable us to maintain our current position as the top occupational and health and safety journal and overcome the obstacles we face as an independent (non-commercial) journal operating in today’s complex and competitive environment. As always, we thank you – our readers, reviewers and sponsors – for your continued support.

Now onto the issue! We are pleased to publish two systematic reviews: one examining whether work organization interventions are effective in preventing or reducing work-related musculoskeletal disorders and a second concerning the effectiveness of workplace interventions to improve work ability. The first – available open access – is the topic of this March edition’s Editorial, which also touches on a Short Communication examining whether participatory organizational-level workplace interventions can reduce illegitimate job tasks.

Happy reading and don’t forget to interact with us on Facebook and Twitter @SJWEH.

CONTENTS — volume 44, no 2, 2018


111 Ergonomic interventions and prevention – a need for better understanding of implementation
Takala E-P


113 Are work organization interventions effective in preventing or reducing work-related musculoskeletal disorders? A systematic review of the literature
Stock SR, Nicolakakis N, Vézina N, Vézina M, Gilbert L, Turcot A, Sultan-Taïeb H, Sinden K, Denis M-A, Delga C, Beaucage C
134 Workplace interventions to improve work ability: A systematic review and meta-analysis of their effectiveness
Oakman J, Neupane S, Proper KI, Kinsman N, Nygård C-H

Original article

147 Identifying return-to-work trajectories using sequence analysis in a cohort of workers with work-related musculoskeletal disorders
McLeod CB, Reiff E, Maas E, Bültmann U
156 Prediction models to identify workers at risk of sick leave due to low-back pain in the Dutch construction industry
Bosman LC, Dijkstra L, Joling CI, Heymans MW, Twisk JWR, Roelen CAM
163 Is self-reported time spent sedentary and in physical activity differentially biased by age, gender, body mass index, and low-back pain?
Gupta N, Heiden M, Mathiassen SE, Holtermann A
171 A health economic outcome evaluation of an internet-based mobile-supported stress management intervention for employees
Ebert DD, Kählke F, Buntrock C, Berking M, Smit F, Heber E, Baumeister H, Funk B, Riper H, Lehr D
183 Do resources buffer the prospective association of psychosocial work stress with depression? Longitudinal evidence from ageing workers
Lunau T, Wahrendorf M, Müller A, Wright B, Dragano N
192 Unhealthy lifestyle and sleep problems as risk factors for increased direct employers’ cost of short-term sickness absence
Kanerva N, Pietiläinen O, Lallukka T, Rahkonen O, Lahti J
202 Objectively measured occupational and leisure-time physical activity: cross-sectional associations with sleep problems
Skarpsno ES, Mork PJ, Nilsen TIL, Jørgensen MB, Holtermann A
212 Prevention of hand eczema: effect of an educational program versus treatment as usual – results of the randomized clinical PREVEX trial
Fisker MH, Ebbehøj NE, Vejlstrup SG, Lindschou J, Gluud C, Winkel P, Bonde JP, Agner T

Short communication

219 Can illegitimate job tasks be reduced by a participatory organizational-level workplace intervention? Results of a cluster randomized controlled trial in Danish pre-schools
Framke E, Sørensen OH, Pedersen J, Rugulies R

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