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Certified Nursing Assistants in nursing homes at high risk of work-related injuries
Work-related injuries can negatively impact job satisfaction, contribute to job shortages and affect the overall quality of care provided
From the RTI International media release:
Additional authors of "Work-Related Injuries Among Certified Nursing Assistants Working in U.S. Nursing Homes" are Joshua Wiener, Ph.D., and Wayne Anderson, Ph.D., of RTI International.
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Study examines impact of workplace, financial stress on health behavioursStudies highlight the negative impact workplace and financial stress can have on health behaviours
Study suggests higher-activity jobs tied to sleep extremesWorkers in jobs that are more physically demanding tend to be either shorter sleepers (fewer than 6 hours a night) or longer sleepers (longer than 9 hours)
Depression indicators predict work disabilty more than disease activity or response to therapyFocus on well-being could keep patients with arthritis in workforce, when a single depression statement identified those patients more likely to request disability pension
Universal paid sick leave reduces spread of fluUniversal access to paid sick days would reduce flu cases in the workplace by nearly 6% and estimated it to be more effective for small, compared to large, workplaces
Study links workplace daylight exposure to sleep, activity, and quality of lifeDay-shift office workers quality of life and sleep may be improved via emphasis on light exposure and lighting levels in current offices as well as in the design of future offices
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