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See detailRisk factors for first-ever low back pain among workers in their first employment
Van Nieuwenhuyse, A.; Fatkhutdinova, L.; Verbeke, G. et al

in Occupational Medicine-Oxford (2004), 54(8), 513-519

Background Low back pain has been estimated to be the most costly ailment of people of working age. Both work characteristics and individual factors have been identified as risk factors. The first ... [more ▼]

Background Low back pain has been estimated to be the most costly ailment of people of working age. Both work characteristics and individual factors have been identified as risk factors. The first interaction between work characteristics and individual factors occurs when workers start in their first job. Aims To investigate work-related risk factors for first-ever low back pain in young workers in their first employment. Methods A cross-sectional analysis was performed on 278 young workers in their first employment and without a history of low back pain prior to working. Work-related physical factors, psychosocial work characteristics, individual variables and first-ever low back pain were queried by means of a questionnaire. Results About half of the workers who developed low back pain after job start did so in the first year of employment. An increased risk was observed for (i) long periods of seated work [relative risk (RR) = 3.2, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.6-6.4]; (ii) more than 12 flexion or rotation movements of the trunk per hour (RR = 3.0, 95% CI = 1.4-6.4); and (iii) more than 3 years seniority in a job involving lifting more than 25 kg at least once an hour (RR = 3.7, 95% CI = 1.4-9.4). As to psychosocial work characteristics, first-ever low back pain was associated with a combination of low psychological job demands and low supervisor support. Conclusion Work-related physical factors and psychosocial work characteristics should be considered as risk factors for first-ever low back pain. First-ever episodes of low back pain are common in the first year of employment. This may reflect a lack of work experience or training. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacteristics of adolescent attempts to manage overweight
Grignard, Sophie ULg; Bourguignon, Jean-Pierre ULg; Born, Michel ULg et al

in Patient Education & Counseling (2003), 51(2), 183-189

This study evaluates the actions taken by obese adolescents in an attempt to lose weight in relation to changes in weight. Particular emphasis is put on the context surrounding the management process ... [more ▼]

This study evaluates the actions taken by obese adolescents in an attempt to lose weight in relation to changes in weight. Particular emphasis is put on the context surrounding the management process. Thirty one obese adolescents aged 14-18 participated in this study. The adolescents answered a written questionnaire, took a body-size dissatisfaction test and were interviewed. Their family physicians were interviewed by telephone. Quantitative data concerned changes in weight and body-size dissatisfaction scores. Qualitative analysis included cases analyses and building up of synthesis variables. Loss of weight is linked with continuity of management attempts as well as with medical follow-up. The most frequent management attempt is diet. Self-image is correlated with weight. The exclusive emphasis put on diet is discussed in relation to the importance of more psychosocial factors such as self-image, denial and attraction to discontinuity. Some recommendations for the management of overweight adolescents are then outlined. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailA structured strategy for assessing chemical risks, suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises
Balsat, Alain; De Graeve, Jean ULg; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in Annals of Occupational Hygiene (2003), 47(7), 549-556

BACKGROUND: A previous study carried out in 20 Belgian companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), showed that prevention advisors did not use any structured approaches to assess ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: A previous study carried out in 20 Belgian companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), showed that prevention advisors did not use any structured approaches to assess chemical risk. They used their personal judgement and the information contained in manufacturers' Safety Data Sheets to assess the risk. OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: The purpose of the Regetox network is to provide companies with a global approach for assessing chemical health risks. The structured approach proposed consists of two successive steps of increasing complexity. For the first step, we chose a method developed by the INRS (France), the 'ranking of potential risk', which allows the safety officer or staff member to identify hazards and to set priorities among all the supplied products used in the workplace. For the second step, we applied the COSHH method and EASE model established by the UK Health [less ▲]

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See detailDepistage des cancers du sein et du col de l'uterus: attitudes et comportements de la population feminine liegeoise
Escoyez, Bernadette; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(5), 319-26

Several surveys have shown that in Belgium the coverage of the female population for both breast and cervix cancers screening is too low and not evenly distributed in the target population. In order to ... [more ▼]

Several surveys have shown that in Belgium the coverage of the female population for both breast and cervix cancers screening is too low and not evenly distributed in the target population. In order to highlight modifiable behavioural factors about cancer screening and to know the profile of women who exhibit an inadequate preventive behaviour, a postal survey has been conducted in the city of Liege. A self-administrated questionnaire was sent to a randomised sample of 1.000 women from two age groups (25-37 and 45-57 years); 444 women returned the questionnaire (response rate: 45.4%). The results show that the responders who do not comply with the recommendations for cancer screening are more often unemployed women with a low educational level, women who have a poor perception of their health, or women who are not regularly followed by a gynaecologist. Those women have more often poor knowledge and wrong beliefs about prevention, a negative perception of the curability of a cancer detected early and of the efficacy of screening tests. In spite of an overrepresentation of women with an university degree among the responders, it was also observed that more than 1 woman out of 4 in the 25-37 years age group is not convinced of the pap smear efficacy. In view of these results, the design of screening campaigns for cancer prevention has to involve specific efforts targeted at under-privileged subgroups within the female population. [less ▲]

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See detailA stepwise approach for chemical risks assessment at the workplace
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg; Balsat, Alain; Dujardin, Marco et al

Scientific journal (2003)

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See detailUsing on-site observations for low back related work load assessment - Methodological issues
Somville, Pierre-René ULg; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in Strasser, H.; Kluth, K.; Rausch, H. (Eds.) et al Quality of work and products in enterprises of the future (2003)

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See detailEvaluation des risques biomécaniques pour la colonne lombaire au moyen d'un questionnaire
Somville, Pierre-René ULg; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in Médecine du Travail & Ergonomie= Arbeidsgezondheidszorg & Ergonomie (2003), 40(1), 5-17

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See detailA stepwise approach for chemical risks assessment at the workplace
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg; Balsat, Alain; Dujardin, Marc ULg et al

in Strasser, H.; Kluth, K.; Rausch, H. (Eds.) et al Quality of work and products in enterprises of the future (2003)

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See detailLombalgies et remise au travail : Quel modèle d'intervention privilégier ?
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in Médecine du Travail & Ergonomie= Arbeidsgezondheidszorg & Ergonomie (2003), XL(4), 185-188

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See detailAsthénie et troubles visuels chez un peintre de 48 ans
Pirenne, Danièle ULg; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2002), 57(12), 785-8

Tiredness is a common complaint which may have multiple causes, sometimes difficult to ascertain. As occupational activities can play a major role in the incidence of various diseases, failure to ... [more ▼]

Tiredness is a common complaint which may have multiple causes, sometimes difficult to ascertain. As occupational activities can play a major role in the incidence of various diseases, failure to investigate the patient's work history may hinder an adequate patient care. In the clinical case described hereafter, the patient symptoms could eventually be ascribed to a psycho-organic syndrome (POS) caused by the chronic exposure to organic solvents in the painting material used. This syndrome is non specific, evolves with time in an insidious manner, and, in its last stages, may cause non reversible brain damages. When facing non typical neurological symptoms in a working age adult, one has thus to consider the possibility of this diagnosis since the workers populations exposed to solvents are large in several occupations, and because the recent legal recognition in Belgium of this syndrome as an occupational disease does provide some interesting means for a better follow-up and protection of the patients concerned. [less ▲]

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See detailSoutenir des jeunes dans la gestion de leur santé : Approche individuelle et/ou collective ?
Grignard, Sophie; Lechien, Xavier; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg et al

Conference (2001, July)

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See detailFrom health needs assessment to ergonomics actions. How to intitiate a participatory change process ?
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg; Müller, Michel; Vandoorne, Chantal ULg

(2000)

A health promotion process has been launched within a large Belgian university hospital. This presentation outlines the organisational background of the whole process and the rationale underlining the ... [more ▼]

A health promotion process has been launched within a large Belgian university hospital. This presentation outlines the organisational background of the whole process and the rationale underlining the choice of the methodologies used to survey the health needs of the health care workers and to define priorities. In order to elicit effective participation from the staff members, several questions have to be addressed in the transitional phase between problem situations assessment and ergonomic intervention : which channels use to disseminate the information about the survey results, what role for the top rnanagernent of the hospital and for the ergonomic experts, which support methodologies should be provided for initiating the change process? [less ▲]

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See detailLombalgies en milieu professionnel : quels facteurs de risque et quelle prévention ?
Derriennic, Francis; Leclerc, Annette; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg et al

Book published by Les Editions INSERM (2000)

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See detailQuelles stratégies pour favoriser le retour au travail du patient lombalgique ? Enseignement des expériences étrangères
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in Médecine du Travail & Ergonomie= Arbeidsgezondheidszorg & Ergonomie (2000), 37(1), 5-12

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See detailLes besoins de santé du personnel du CHU de Liège
Müller, Michel; Vandoorne, Chantal ULg; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in Education santé (1999), (139), 41-43

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See detailLa qualité de la relation avec les patients : un des éléments du bien-être des soignants à l'hôpital
Vandoorne, Chantal ULg; Müller, Michel; Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in Bulletin d'Education du Patient à sa Maladie (1999), 18(2), 47-50

L’étude exploratoire décrite dans cet article s’intègre dans le programme du réseau belge francophone des «Hôpitaux promoteurs de santé». Elle a pour objectif général d’identifier les besoins en matière ... [more ▼]

L’étude exploratoire décrite dans cet article s’intègre dans le programme du réseau belge francophone des «Hôpitaux promoteurs de santé». Elle a pour objectif général d’identifier les besoins en matière de santé du personnel hospitalier, première étape d’un processus de mobilisation du personnel et de la hiérarchie en faveur de la promotion de la santé à l’hôpital. Une enquête qualitative a été menée au CHU de Liège sur base d’entretiens de groupe et d’entretiens individuels. Cette enquête montre que les besoins de santé du personnel sont liés au vécu quotidien du travail et impliquent essentiellement des facteurs matériels et des facteurs psychosociaux parmi lesquels on retrouve la qualité de la relation avec les patients et leur information. Les pistes d’action prioritaires émergeant de cette enquête concernent l’organisation du travail, la gestion des ressources humaines, mais aussi une politique effective de communication vers les patients. Dans le cadre du réseau francophone des «Hôpitaux promoteurs de santé», cette étude a également pour objectif la mise au point d’un instrument d’enquête généralisable aux autres hôpitaux. [less ▲]

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See detailQuelle promotion de la santé en milieu de travail ?
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

in Education Santé (1999), (139), 12-14

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