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  1. This study aimed to find the prevalence and occupational risk factors for major psychiatric disorders among subway drivers in South Korea.

    Authors: Se-eun Kim, Hyoung-Ryoul Kim, Jong-Ik Park, Hae Woo Lee, Jongin Lee, Junsu Byun and Hyeon Woo Yim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:39

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Livestock breeders including poultry workers are exposed to various agricultural chemicals including pesticides and/or organic solvents. Multiple myeloma is a rare disease in Korea, and few reports have invest...

    Authors: Pil Kyun Jung, Inah Kim, Inhyo Park, Chinyon Kim, Eun-A Kim and Jaehoon Roh

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:35

    Content type: Case report

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  3. 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.

    Authors: Min-Su Kim, Jae Bum Park, Kyoung-Bok Min, Kyung-Jong Lee and Kimin Kwon

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:32

    Content type: Research article

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  4. This study aimed to document the trend in blood lead levels in Korean lead workers from 2003 until 2011 and blood lead levels within each of the main industries.

    Authors: Ji-Hye Kim, Eun-A Kim, Dong-Hee Koh, Kiwhan Byun, Hyang-Woo Ryu and Sang-Gil Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:30

    Content type: Research article

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  5. This study was conducted to report the course of an accidental release of chlorine gas that occurred in a factory in Gumi-si, South Korea, on March 5, 2013. We describe the analysis results of 2 patients hospi...

    Authors: Joo-An Kim, Seong-Yong Yoon, Seong-Yong Cho, Jin-Hyun Yu, Hwa-Sung Kim, Gune-Il Lim and Jin-Seok Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:29

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Vitamin D deficiency is increasing worldwide. However, few studies have attempted to examine the vitamin D status of wage workers and the correlation between vitamin D deficiency and working conditions. Hence,...

    Authors: Harin Jeong, Sujin Hong, Yunjeong Heo, Hosun Chun, Daeseong Kim, Jongtae Park and Mo-yeol Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:28

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Many studies have reported an association between overwork and hypertension. However, research on the health effects of long working hours has yielded inconclusive results. The objective of this study was to i...

    Authors: Dong Hyun Yoo, Mo-yeol Kang, Domyung Paek, Bokki Min and Sung-il Cho

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:25

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The purpose of this study is to examine relationship between an amount of key tasks and job satisfaction among caregivers and nurses in elderly care facilities.

    Authors: Shuichi Hiruta, Midori Shimaoka, Asami Tatsumi, Yuichiro Ono, Tadayuki Iida and Fumiko Hori

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:24

    Content type: Research article

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  9. This study examined the relationships between psychosocial work factors and risk of WRMSDs among public hospital nurses in the Klang Valley, Malaysia.

    Authors: Nur Azma Amin, Rusli Nordin, Quek Kia Fatt, Rahim M Noah and Jennifer Oxley

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:23

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The use of hand held devices (HHD) such as mobile phones, game controls, tablets, portable media players and personal digital assistants have increased dramatically in past decade. While sending a text message...

    Authors: Deepak Sharan, Mathankumar Mohandoss, Rameshkumar Ranganathan and Jeena Jose

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:22

    Content type: Research article

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  11. This article presents the process of workers’ problems with work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), the introduction of risk assessments (RA) for their prevention, and the consequences of this process ...

    Authors: Dongmug Kang, Youngki Kim, Young-Il Lee, Sangbaek Koh, Inah Kim and Hoonkoo Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:19

    Content type: Review

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  12. The aim of this study was to evaluate musculoskeletal and psychosocial perception and compare these conditions regarding the type of job (white or blue-collar) and the type of management model (private or publ...

    Authors: Leticia B Januario, Mariana V Batistao, Helenice JCG Coury, Ana Beatriz Oliveira and Tatiana O Sato

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:20

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Improper workstation, work procedures and tools are found to be the risk factors for the development of musculoskeletal disorders among the informal sector workers of the developing countries. Low cost ergonom...

    Authors: Somnath Gangopadhyay and Samrat Dev

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:18

    Content type: Case report

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  14. We developed an evidence-based practice guideline to support occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals in assessing the risk due to lifting and in selecting effective preventive measures for low back ...

    Authors: P Paul FM Kuijer, Jos HAM Verbeek, Bart Visser, Leo AM Elders, Nico Van Roden, Marion ER Van den Wittenboer, Marian Lebbink, Alex Burdorf and Carel TJ Hulshof

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:16

    Content type: Review

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  15. Existing methods for practically evaluating musculoskeletal exposures such as posture and repetition in workplace settings have limitations. We aimed to automate the estimation of parameters in the revised Uni...

    Authors: June T Spector, Max Lieblich, Stephen Bao, Kevin McQuade and Margaret Hughes

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:15

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Hairdressers in Korea perform various tasks and are exposed to health risk factors such as chemical substances or prolonged duration of wet work. The objective of this study is to provide descriptive statistic...

    Authors: Pil Kyun Jung, June-Hee Lee, Ji Hye Baek, Jungho Hwang, Jong-Uk Won, Inah Kim and Jaehoon Roh

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:13

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Trichloroethylene (TCE) has been widely used as a degreasing agent in many manufacturing industries. Recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer presented “sufficient evidence” for the causal rel...

    Authors: Inah Kim, Jaehyeok Ha, June-Hee Lee, Kye-mook Yoo and Jaehoon Rho

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:12

    Content type: Review

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  18. The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with sleep disorders in male firefighters working in a metropolitan city in South Korea.

    Authors: Dong-Kyun Lim, Ki-Ook Baek, In-Sung Chung and Mi-Young Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:11

    Content type: Research article

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  19. We reported a case of complicated silicosis that occurred in a glass manufacturing plant worker who had presumably been exposed to low-concentration free silica for almost 20 years. To the best of our knowledg...

    Authors: Hee-Seok Yang, Jung-Il Kim, Byeong-Jin Ye, Tae-Jun Yoo, Sun-Woo Lee and Kap-Yeol Jung

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:10

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can cause excessive daytime sleepiness and impairment of cognition. These symptoms may lead to the occurrence of occupational accidents in workers with o...

    Authors: Sukwoo Hong, Yewon Kim, Ji-Young Ryu, Sangyoon Lee, Byung-Chul Son, Chae-Kwan Lee and Dae-Hwan Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:7

    Content type: Case report

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  21. The purpose of the present study was to identify the association between presenteeism and long working hours, shiftwork, and occupational stress using representative national survey data on Korean workers.

    Authors: Sung-Hwan Jeon, Jong-Han Leem, Shin-Goo Park, Yong-Seok Heo, Bum-Joon Lee, So-Hyun Moon, Dal-Young Jung and Hwan-Cheol Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:6

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Shift work and overtime have been implicated as important work-related risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Many firefighters who contractually work on a 24-hr work schedule, often do overtime (addit...

    Authors: BongKyoo Choi, Peter L Schnall, Marnie Dobson, Javier Garcia-Rivas, HyoungRyoul Kim, Frank Zaldivar, Leslie Israel and Dean Baker

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:5

    Content type: Review

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  23. To assess the effectiveness of a comprehensive workplace stress management program consisting of participatory action-oriented training (PAOT) and individual management.

    Authors: Shin-Ae Kim, Chunhui Suh, Mi-Hee Park, Kunhyung Kim, Chae-Kwan Lee, Byung-Chul Son, Jeong-Ho Kim, Jong-Tae Lee, Kuck-Hyun Woo, Kabsoon Kang and Hyunjin Jung

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:4

    Content type: Research article

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  24. This study was conducted to determine the number of hours worked per week by full-time wage workers by using the data of the Korean Labor and Income Panel Study (KLIPS), which represents the domestic urban are...

    Authors: Jun-Taek Song, Goeun Lee, Jongho Kwon, Jung-Woo Park, Hyunrim Choi and Sinye Lim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:2

    Content type: Research article

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  25. This study aims to investigate the relationship between the total injury experience rate and socioeconomic status based on the fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES).

    Authors: Sung-Kyung Kim, Hyocher Kim, Kyungsuk Lee, Hee-Tae Kang, Sung-Soo Oh and Sang Baek Ko

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 26:1

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Korean regression models for spirometric reference values are different from those of other ethnic groups. The purpose of this study was to evaluate discordance in spirometric interpretations based on using Ko...

    Authors: Nami Kim, Mi-Hee Park, Se-yeong Kim, Chunhui Suh, Sangyoon Lee, Kun-Hyung Kim, Chae-Kwan Lee, Dae-Hwan Kim and Jong-Tae Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:42

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Sleep is essential for human beings to live and work properly. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between occupational exposures to workplace risk factors and sleep disturbance in Korean ...

    Authors: Yong-Seok Heo, Sei-Jin Chang, Shin-Goo Park, Jong-Han Leem, Sung-Hwan Jeon, Bum-Joon Lee, Kyung-Yong Rhee and Hwan-Cheol Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:41

    Content type: Research article

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  28. This study was carried out to analyze and compare the occupational factors that could influence changes in body mass index (BMI) in male manual workers stratified into short-term and long-term work experience ...

    Authors: In-Woong Song, Kuck-Hyun Woo, Jin-Seok Kim, Seong-Yong Yoon, Joo-Yong Na, Jin-Hyun Yu and Seong-Yong Cho

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:40

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Korea is well known for its long work hours amongst employees. Because workers of the manufacturing industry are constantly exposed to extended work hours, this study was based on how long work hours affect th...

    Authors: Kyoung-Hye Lee, Jong-Eun Kim, Young-Ki Kim, Dong-Mug Kang, Myeong-Ja Yun, Shin-Goo Park, Jae-Seok Song and Sang-Gil Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:38

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Lead is a metal that has no biological function useful for the human body. In Korea, non-occupational exposure to lead has mostly occurred through taking oriental medicine. However, in this paper we report a c...

    Authors: Han Hui Ye, Jae Uk Jeong, Nak Joon Baek, Chang Yul Choi, Man Joong Jeon and Joon Sakong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:37

    Content type: Case report

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  31. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between clinical status and work characteristics of firefighters and other public officers who engaged on collection duties in the site of the hydrogen fluoride spi...

    Authors: Seong-Yong Cho, Kuck-Hyun Woo, Jin-Seok Kim, Seong-Yong Yoon, Joo-Yong Na, Jin-Hyun Yu and Yong-Bae Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:36

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The purposes of this study are 1) to measure the prevalence of smoking according to weekly work hours by using data from the Korean Labor and Income Panel Study (KLIPS), and 2) to explain the cause of high smo...

    Authors: Sung-Mi Jang, Eun-hee Ha, Hyesook Park, Eunjeong Kim and Kyunghee Jung-Choi

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:35

    Content type: Research article

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  33. To prevent the occurrence of CV events such as MI and stroke among professional drivers in Korea, bus drivers were compared to other occupations through the Framingham risk scoring system (FRS) or metabolic sy...

    Authors: Seung Yong Shin, Chul Gab Lee, Han Soo Song, Sul Ha Kim, Hyun Seung Lee, Min Soo Jung and Sang Kon Yoo

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:34

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  34. This study aimed to determine identify any association between shift work and the metabolic syndrome by comparing the prevalence rates of the metabolic syndrome in shift work groups and daytime work groups for...

    Authors: Han Hui Ye, Jae Uk Jeong, Man Joong Jeon and Joon Sakong

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:33

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  35. Although multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a well-known disorder caused by environmental exposures, MCS caused by occupational exposure has been reported in Korea. Therefore, we report a MCS case caused b...

    Authors: Myeong-Ja Yun, Dong-Mug Kang, Kyoung-Hye Lee, Young-Ki Kim and Jong-Eun Kim

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:32

    Content type: Case report

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  36. We report a case of a spray painter who developed malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the maxillary sinus following long-term exposure to chromium, nickel, and formaldehyde, implying that these agents are ...

    Authors: Seok-Hwan Choi, Se-Yeong Kim, Man-Ki Son, Hui-Seok Yang, Sun-Woo Lee, Jung-Il Kim and Kap-Yeol Jung

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:30

    Content type: Case report

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  37. This study aims to investigate the relationship between waist circumference and work-related injury in reference to the fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

    Authors: Sung-Kyung Kim, Ji-Min Son, Jae-Young So, Hyocher Kim, Kyungsuk Lee, Sung-Soo Oh and Sang Baek Ko

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:29

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Uric acid concentration is known to increase the prevalence of metabolic syndrome by affecting its components, resulting in increased risk of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases, and long-term lead exp...

    Authors: Deul Lee, Won-Jun Choi, Jae-Seok Oh, Min-Kee Yi, Sung-Woo Han, Jong-Wan Yun and Sang-Hwan Han

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 25:27

    Content type: Research article

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