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Online-first articles

Original article [online first; 7 January 2021]   pdf
Efficacy of an indicated prevention strategy on sickness absence and termination of the employment contract: a 5-year follow-up study
Klasen SH, van Amelsvoort LGPM, Jansen NWH, Slangen JJM, Tjin A Ton G, Kant I
 
Review [online first; 6 January 2021]   pdf
Is job strain associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus? A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
Li W, Yi G, Chen Z, Dai X, Wu J, Peng Y, Ruan W, Lu Z, Wang D
 
Original article [online first; 5 January 2021]   pdf
Effects of changes in early retirement policies on labor force participation: the differential effects for vulnerable groups
Oude Hengel KM, Riumallo-Herl C, Schram JLD, Nieboer D, van der Beek AJ, Burdorf A
 
Original article [online first; 22 December 2020]   pdf
The influence of chronic diseases and multimorbidity on entering paid employment among unemployed persons – a longitudinal register-based study
Yildiz B, Burdorf A, Schuring M
 
Amendments and corrections [online first; 17 December 2020]   pdf
Re: Sasaki N, Kuroda R, Tsuno K, Kawakami N. The deterioration of mental health among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak: A population-based cohort study of workers in Japan. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2020;46(6):639–644. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3922
Sasaki N, Kuroda R, Tsuno K, Kawakami N
 
Editorial [online first; 11 December 2020]   pdf
How qualitative studies can strengthen occupational health research
Boot CRL, Bosma AR
 
Original article [online first; 7 December 2020]   pdf
Changes in precarious employment in the United States: A longitudinal analysis
Oddo VM, Zhuang CC, Andrea SB, Eisenberg-Guyot J, Peckham T, Jacoby D, Hajat A
 
Original article [online first; 4 December 2020]   pdf
Two-year neurocognitive responses to first occupational lead exposure
Yu Y-L, Thijs L, Saenen N, Melgarejo JD, Wei D-M, Yang W-Y, Yu C-G, Roels HA, Nawrot TS, Maestre GE, Staessen JA, Zhang Z-Y
 
Review [online first; 1 December 2020]   pdf
Harmonized definition of occupational burnout: A systematic review, semantic analysis, and Delphi consensus in 29 countries
Guseva Canu I, Marca SC, Dell'Oro F, Balázs Á, Bergamaschi E, Besse C, Bianchi R, Bislimovska J, Koscec Bjelajac A, Bugge M, Busneag CI, Çağlayan Ç, Cernițanu M, Costa Pereira C, Dernovšček Hafner N, Droz N, Eglite M, Godderis L, Gündel H, Hakanen JJ, Iordache RM, Khireddine-Medouni I, Kiran S, Larese-Filon F, Lazor-Blanchet C, Légeron P, Loney T, Majery N, Merisalu E, Mehlum IS, Michaud L, Mijakoski D, Minov J, Modenese A, Molan M, van der Molen H, Nena E, Nolimal D, Otelea M, Pletea E, Pranjic N, Rebergen D, Reste J, Schernhammer E, Wahlen A
 
Original article [online first; 25 November 2020]   pdf
Shift work, work time control, and informal caregiving as risk factors for sleep disturbances in an ageing municipal workforce
Virtanen M, Myllyntausta S, Ervasti J, Oksanen T, Salo P, Pentti J, Kivimäki M, Ropponen A, Halonen JI, Vahtera J, Stenholm S
 
Original article [online first; 17 November 2020]   pdf
Effect of long work hours and shift work on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels among Korean workers
Lee W, Kang S-K, Choi W-J
 
Original article [online first; 17 November 2020]   pdf
Long working hours and psychiatric treatment: A Danish follow-up study
Hannerz H, Albertsen K, Nielsen ML, Garde AH
 
Original article [online first; 9 November 2020]   pdf
Industry mobility and disability benefits in heavy manual jobs: A cohort study of Swedish construction workers
Söderberg M, Stattin M, Robroek SJW, Burdorf A, Järvholm B
 
Original article [online first; 4 November 2020]   pdf
Non-standard employment and mortality in Belgian workers: A census-based investigation
Balogh R, Gadeyne S, Vanroelen C
 
Original article [online first; 20 October 2020]   pdf
The effects of bright light treatment on subjective and objective sleepiness during three consecutive night shifts among hospital nurses – a counter-balanced placebo-controlled crossover study
Bjorvatn B, Pallesen S, Waage S, Thun E, Blytt KM
 
Original article [online first; 19 October 2020]   pdf
Dust exposure and the impact on hospital readmission of farming and wood industry workers for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Vested A, Kolstad HA, Basinas I, Burdorf A, Elholm G, Heederik D, Jacobsen GH, Kromhout H, Omland Ø, Schaumburg I, Sigsgaard T, Vestergaard JM, Wouters IM, Schlünssen V
 
Original article [online first; 7 October 2020]   pdf
Breast cancer among Danish women occupationally exposed to diesel exhaust and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, 1964–2016
Pedersen JE, Strandberg-Larsen K, Andersson M, Hansen J
 
Original article [online first; 4 October 2020]   pdf
A longitudinal study of changes in interactional justice and subsequent short-term sickness absence among municipal employees
Koskenvuori M, Pietiläinen O, Elovainio M, Rahkonen O, Salonsalmi A
 
Original article [online first; 30 September 2020]   pdf
Exploring multidimensional operationalizations of precarious employment in Swedish register data – a typological approach and a summative score approach
Jonsson J, Matilla-Santander N, Kreshpaj B, Orellana C, Johansson G, Burström B, Alderling M, Peckham T, Kjellberg K, Selander J, Östergren P-O, Bodin T
 
Original article [online first; 20 August 2020]   pdf
Working conditions and health behavior as causes of educational inequalities in self-rated health: an inverse odds weighting approach
Schram JLD, Oude Groeniger J, Schuring M, Proper KI, van Oostrom SH, Robroek SJW, Burdorf A
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Year 2021

Original article 2021;47(1):5-14   pdf full text
The influence of occupational class and physical workload on working life expectancy among older employees
Schram JLD et.al.

Year 2020

Discussion paper 2020;46(6):557-569   pdf full text
How to schedule night shift work in order to reduce health and safety risks
Garde AH et.al.
Original article 2020;46(5):469-479   pdf full text
The mediating effect of work-life interference on the relationship between work-time control and depressive and musculoskeletal symptoms
Albrecht SC , Kecklund G , Leineweber C
Review 2020;46(4):339-349   pdf full text
Work-related exposure to violence or threats and risk of mental disorders and symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Rudkjoebing LA et.al.
Original article 2020;46(3):302-310   pdf full text
Do gender and psychosocial job stressors modify the relationship between disability and sickness absence: An investigation using 12 waves of a longitudinal cohort
Milner A et.al.
Review 2020;46(2):127-142   pdf full text
Health economic evaluations of interventions to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behavior at the workplace: a systematic review
Lutz N et.al.
Original article 2020;46(1):43-49   pdf full text
Risk factors of hospitalization for carpal tunnel syndrome among the general working population
Hulkkonen S et.al.

Year 2019

Original article 2019;45(6):600-609   pdf full text
Glyphosate use and associations with non-Hodgkin lymphoma major histological sub-types: findings from the North American Pooled Project
Pahwa M et.al.
Original article 2019;45(5):465-474   pdf full text
Associations between shift work and use of prescribed medications for the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia: a prospective cohort study
Tucker P et.al.
Review 2019;45(4):324-332   pdf full text
Effectiveness of psychological and educational interventions for the prevention of depression in the workplace: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Bellón JA et.al.
Review 2019;45(3):217-238   pdf full text
Current state of knowledge on the health effects of engineered nanomaterials in workers: a systematic review of human studies and epidemiological investigations
Schulte PA et.al.
Review 2019;45(2):103-113   pdf full text
Systematic literature review on the effects of occupational safety and health (OSH) interventions at the workplace
Andersen JH et.al.

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