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Online-first articles

Editorial [online first; 10 February 2019]   pdf
Prevention strategies for sickness absence: sick individuals or sick populations?
Burdorf A
 
Book review [online first; 6 February 2019]   pdf
The Science and Politics of Work Disability Prevention
Brouwer S, Boot CRL
 
Review [online first; 25 January 2019]   pdf
Precarious employment and mental health: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies
Rönnblad T, Grönholm E, Jonsson J, Koranyi I, Orellana C, Kreshpaj B, Chen L, Stockfelt L, Bodin T
 
Original article [online first; 24 January 2019]   pdf
The effect of strengthening health literacy in nursing homes on employee pain and consequences of pain ‒ a stepped-wedge intervention trial
Larsen AK, Thygesen LC, Mortensen OS, Punnett L, Jørgensen MB
 
Original article [online first; 21 January 2019]   pdf
The contribution of health to educational inequalities in exit from paid employment in five European regions
Schuring M, Schram JLD, Robroek SJW, Burdorf A
 
Review [online first; 17 January 2019]   pdf
Current state of knowledge on the health effects of engineered nanomaterials in workers: a systematic review of human studies and epidemiological investigations
Schulte PA, Leso V, Niang M, Iavicoli I
 
Original article [online first; 14 January 2019]   pdf
Does increasing physical activity reduce the excess risk of work disability among overweight individuals?
Ervasti J, Airaksinen J, Pentti J, Vahtera J, Suominen S, Virtanen M, Kivimäki M
 
Original article [online first; 11 January 2019]   pdf
Neurocognitive function in relation to blood lead among young men prior to chronic occupational exposure
Yu C-G, Yang W-Y, Saenen N, Wei F-F, Zhang Z-Y, Mujaj B, Thijs L, Feng Y-M, Nawrot TS, Staessen JA
 
Original article [online first; 8 January 2019]   pdf
Cancer survivors on the process of returning to work: a Danish focus group study
Nielsen AF, Zinckernage L, Tofte JB, Timm H
 
Original article [online first; 28 December 2018]   pdf
The Danish Psychosocial Work Environment Questionnaire (DPQ): Development, content, reliability and validity
Clausen T, Madsen IEH, Christensen KB, Bjorner JB, Poulsen OM, Maltesen T, Borg V, Rugulies R
 
Original article [online first; 7 December 2018]   pdf
Labor market affiliation after deployment: Danish soldiers fare well, but face increased risk of long-term sickness absence when returning from Afghanistan
Elrond A, Stoltenberg C, Nissen L, Nielsen A, Pedersen J
 
Original article [online first; 6 December 2018]   pdf
Effectiveness of a no-cost-to-workers, slip-resistant footwear program for reducing slipping-related injuries in food service workers: a cluster randomized trial
Bell JL, Collins JW, Chiou S
 
Review [online first; 30 November 2018]   pdf
Effectiveness of psychological and educational interventions for the prevention of depression in the workplace: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Bellón JA, Conejo-Cerón S, Cortés-Abela C, Pena-Andreu JM, García-Rodríguez A, Moreno-Peral P
 
Original article [online first; 26 November 2018]   pdf
Night and rotational work exposure within the last 12 months and risk of incident hypertension
Ferguson JM, Costello S, Neophytou AM, Balmes JR, Bradshaw PT, Cullen MR, Eisen EA
 
Original article [online first; 19 November 2018]   pdf
Occupational and leisure-time physical activity differentially predict 6-year incidence of stroke and transient ischemic attack in women
Hall C, Heck JE, Sandler DP, Ritz B, Chen H, Krause N
 
Original article [online first; 18 November 2018]   pdf
Exposure‒response relationships for silicosis and its progression in industrial sand workers
Vacek PM, Glenn RE, Rando RJ, Parker JE, Kanne JP, Henry DA, Meyer CA
 
Original article [online first; 13 November 2018]   pdf
Mechanical and psychosocial work exposures: the construction and evaluation of a gender-specific job exposure matrix (JEM)
Hanvold TN, Sterud T, Kristensen P, Mehlum IS
 
Original article [online first; 5 November 2018]   pdf
Exposure to loud noise and risk of vestibular schwannoma: results from the INTERPHONE international case‒control study
Deltour I, Schlehofer B, Massardier-Pilonchéry A, Schlaefer K, Armstrong B, Giles GG, Siemiatycki J, Parent M-E, Krewski D, McBride M, Johansen, Auvinen A, Salminen T, Hours M, Montestrucq L, Blettner M, Berg-Beckhoff G, Sadetzki S, Chetrit A, Lagorio S, Iavarone I, Yamaguchi N, Takebayashi T, Woodward A, Cook A, Tynes T, Klaeboe L, Feychting M, Lönn S, Fleming S, Swerdlow AJ, Schoemaker MJ, Moissonnier M, Kesminiene A, Cardis E, Schüz J; INTERPHONE Study Group
 
Original article [online first; 5 November 2018]   pdf
Risk of childhood asthma following prenatal exposure to negative life events and job stressors: A nationwide register-based study in Denmark
Liu X, Madsen KP, Sejbaek CS, Kolstad HA, Bonde JPE, Olsen J, Hougaard KS, Hansen KS, Andersson NW, Rugulies R, Schlünssen V
 
Original article [online first; 2 November 2018]   pdf
Historical changes in chemical exposures encountered by Danish firefighters
Pedersen JE, Petersen KU, Hansen J
 
Review [online first; 29 October 2018]   pdf
The contribution of work and lifestyle factors to socioeconomic inequalities in self-rated health ‒ a systematic review
Dieker ACM, IJzelenberg W, Proper KI, Burdorf A, Ket JCF, van der Beek AJ, Hulsegge G
 
Review [online first; 29 October 2018]   pdf
Systematic literature review on the effects of occupational safety and health (OSH) interventions at the workplace
Andersen JH, Malmros P, Ebbehoej NE, Flachs EM, Bengtsen E, Bonde JP
 
Short communication [online first; 26 October 2018]   pdf
What do employers spend to protect the health of workers?
Mustard C, Tompa E, Landsman V, Lay M
 
Letter to the Editor [online first; 24 October 2018]   pdf
Positive association between job decision authority and systolic blood pressure: a statistical artifact?
Choi B, Juárez-Garcia A
 
Short communication [online first; 19 October 2018]   pdf
Early part-time sick leave results in considerable savings in social security costs at national level: an analysis based on a quasi-experiment in Finland
Viikari-Juntura E, Leinonen T, Virta LJ, Hiljanen I, Husgafvel-Pursiainen K, Autti-Rämö I, Rissanen P, Burdorf A, Solovieva S
 
Original article [online first; 18 October 2018]   pdf
Organizational change and employee mental health: A prospective multilevel study of the associations between organizational changes and clinically relevant mental distress
Fløvik L, Knardahl S, Christensen JO
 
Original article [online first; 16 October 2018]   pdf
Participatory organizational intervention for improved use of assistive devices in patient transfer: a single-blinded cluster randomized controlled trial
Jakobsen MD, Aust B, Kines P, Madeleine P, Andersen LL
 
Original article [online first; 28 September 2018]   pdf
Short time between shifts and risk of injury among Danish hospital workers: a register-based cohort study
Nielsen HB, Hansen ÅM, Conway SH, Dyreborg J, Hansen J, Kolstad HA, Larsen AD, Nabe-Nielsen K, Pompeii LA, Garde AH
 
Original article [online first; 16 September 2018]   pdf
Long-term occupational trajectories and suicide: a 22-year follow-up of the GAZEL cohort study
Azevedo Da Silva M, Younès N, Leroyer A, Plancke L, Lemogne C, Goldberg M, Rivière M, Melchior M
 
Original article [online first; 10 September 2018]   pdf
Bi-directional relation between effort‒reward imbalance and risk of neck-shoulder pain: assessment of mediation through depressive symptoms using occupational longitudinal data
Halonen JI, Lallukka T, Virtanen M, Rod NH, Magnusson Hanson LL
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Year 2018

Review 2018;44(6):557-567   pdf
Sickness absence after carpal tunnel release: a systematic review of the literature
Newington L et.al.
Review 2018;44(5):443-457   pdf full text
Content and quality of workplace guidelines developed to prevent mental health problems: results from a systematic review
Nexø MA et.al.
Review 2018;44(4):341-350   pdf full text
Precarious employment and occupational accidents and injuries – a systematic review
Koranyi I et.al.
Review 2018;44(3):229-238   pdf
Shift work and the risk of cardiovascular disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis including dose–response relationship
Torquati L et.al.
Review 2018;44(2):113-133   pdf full text
Are work organization interventions effective in preventing or reducing work-related musculoskeletal disorders? A systematic review of the literature
Stock SR et.al.
Original article 2018;44(1):16-24   pdf full text
Intervention to diminish dehydration and kidney damage among sugarcane workers
Wegman DH et.al.

Year 2017

Original article 2017;43(6):509-518   pdf full text
Breast cancer and exposure to aircraft, road, and railway-noise: a case–control study based on health insurance records
Hegewald J et.al.
Original article 2017;43(5):426-435   pdf full text
Occupational class and working beyond the retirement age: a cohort study
Virtanen M et.al.
Review 2017;43(4):294-306   pdf full text
Effort–reward imbalance at work and risk of depressive disorders. A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
Rugulies R , Aust B , Madsen IEH
Review 2017;43(3):197-209   pdf full text
Parkinson’s disease and occupational exposures: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses
Gunnarsson L-G , Bodin L
Original article 2017;43(2):117-126   pdf full text
Shift work and overall and cause-specific mortality in the Danish nurse cohort
Jørgensen JT et.al.
Original article 2017;43(1):5-14   pdf full text
Job strain and informal caregiving as predictors of long-term sickness absence: A longitudinal multi-cohort study
Mortensen J et.al.

Recent most cited articles in Scopus

The following list includes most cited articles published during the previous 36 months.

Review 2016;42(3):181-191   pdf full text
31 citationsInterventions to reduce sedentary behavior and increase physical activity during productive work: a systematic review
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Review 2017;43(4):294-306   pdf full text
26 citationsEffort–reward imbalance at work and risk of depressive disorders. A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
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Original article 2016;42(4):273-279   pdf full text
20 citationsEffects of graded return-to-work: a propensity-score-matched analysis
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Review 2016;42(5):359-370   pdf full text
16 citationsWorkplace bullying and sickness absence: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the research literature
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Original article 2016;42(4):280-290   pdf full text
15 citationsCarpal tunnel syndrome and manual work: the OCTOPUS cohort, results of a ten-year longitudinal study
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Original article 2016;42(3):237-245   pdf full text
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Discussion paper 2016;42(4):346-353   pdf full text
13 citationsLabor markets and health: an integrated life course perspective
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Original article 2016;42(5):382-394   pdf full text
13 citationsInternet- and mobile-based stress management for employees with adherence-focused guidance: efficacy and mechanism of change
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Original article 2017;43(1):59-67   pdf full text
12 citationsShort-term effects of night shift work on breast cancer risk: a cohort study of payroll data
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Original article 2017;43(2):117-126   pdf full text
12 citationsShift work and overall and cause-specific mortality in the Danish nurse cohort
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