Jadranka Mustajbegović

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We studied 233 male workers employed in two brick-manufacturing plants and 149 matched control workers. The mean age of the brick workers was 35 years, with a mean duration of employment in this industry of 16 years. The prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms as well as acute symptoms during the work shift were recorded. Lung function was measured on(More)
AIM To assess the frequency of reported mobbing and the association among mobbing, working environment factors, stress, health outcome, personality type, and work ability index in a sample of physicians in Bosnia and Herzegovina. METHOD We conducted a questionnaire survey using a validated self-reported questionnaire among 511 physicians in national(More)
Respiratory symptoms and ventilatory capacity were studied in a group of 74 sewage workers employed in cleaning the city sewage system of Zagreb, Croatia. Workers were studied by their work stations: closed channels (N = 26), drainage (N = 31), and other sewage workers (N = 17). The prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms was higher in closed channel and(More)
OBJECTIVE to explore the sources and levels of stress at work and work ability among Croatian midwives. BACKGROUND midwives are subjected to multiple stressors. Among health-care professionals, psychological distress for a prolonged period of time has negative effects on the worker's health, work ability and quality of patient care. 'Work ability' is a(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study conducted to determine which occupational stressors are present in nurses' working environment; to describe and compare occupational stress between two educational groups of nurses; to estimate which stressors and to what extent predict nurses' work ability; and to determine if educational level predicts nurses' work(More)
BACKGROUND The playing of wind instruments has been associated with changes in respiratory function. STUDY OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of playing wind instruments on lung function and respiratory symptoms. METHODS The present study included 99 wind instrument players and a group of 41 string instrument players as a control from 3 major(More)
The respiratory function and immunological status of workers employed in the paper recycling industry were studied. The mean age of the 101 studied workers was 41 years, and the mean duration of their exposure was 17 years. A group of 87 unexposed workers of similar age, duration of employment, and smoking history was studied for the prevalence of chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Workers exposed to different organic aerosols may develop respiratory symptoms and lung function changes. OBJECTIVES To study the immunologic status and respiratory function in workers processing dried fruits and teas. METHODS The study was performed in 54 exposed and in 40 non-exposed female workers. Skin prick testing was performed with(More)
OBJECTIVES To screen for respiratory symptoms and lung function impairment in workers occupationally exposed to tobacco dust in a tobacco-processing plant. PARTICIPANTS One hundred twenty-one tobacco workers (97 women and 24 men) were included in the study. In addition, a group of 98 control workers (73 women and 25 men) were studied. METHODS Acute and(More)
A study was performed in 17 female workers employed in a latex glove manufacturing plant. The mean age of these workers was 42 years and the mean duration of their employment was 19 years. The employees were primarily nonsmokers or light smokers. The presence of chronic respiratory symptoms and acute work-related symptoms was recorded for these workers.(More)