Mianzhen Wang

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BACKGROUND Few data were available to address cause-specific mortality in asbestos miners in China. This study observed a cohort of workers from the largest chrysotile asbestos mine to evaluate the association between asbestos exposure and cause-specific mortality. METHODS The cohort consisting of 1,539 male workers was observed from 1981 to 2006.(More)
AIM This article is a report of a study of occupational burnout among nurses in China. BACKGROUND Burnout is described as feelings of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment. It is well-known that burnout is a major problem for many professions. Nurses are considered to be particularly susceptible to this. Measuring(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the longitudinal changes in pulmonary function associated with exposure to asbestos in a group of highly exposed workers. METHODS Pulmonary diffusing capacity (DLco) and spirometry of 243 Chinese asbestos workers were measured and remeasured after 5 and 10 yr. Their annual changes in relation to cumulative asbestos exposure and(More)
OBJECTIVES This 37-year prospective cohort study was undertaken to provide additional evidence for mortality risks associated with exposure to chrysotile asbestos. METHODS 577 asbestos workers and 435 control workers in original cohorts were followed from 1972 to 2008, achieving a follow-up rate of 99% and 73%, respectively. Morality rates were determined(More)
OBJECTIVE To confirm the association between exposure to chrysotile asbestos and lung cancer risk and to demonstrate the combined effect of smoking and asbestos exposure. METHODS A case-control study of 1139 asbestos workers identified 41 male lung cancer cases in 2001; each case was matched by age (±5 years) with five controls. Workers in seven workshops(More)
BACKGROUND The Work Ability Index (WAI) is a validated and widely used research tool. Reference data for Chinese workers by age, gender and work content are poorly documented or lacking. OBJECTIVE To provide reference data for work ability among workers in western China. METHODS A random sample of 10 218 workers (including manual, professional, clerical(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between occupational stress and psychological health state among oil workers. METHODS 1,230 oil workers in 122 work types of oil industry were selected and written occupational stress questionary(OSQ) and symptom check list (SCL-90). RESULTS Petroleum workers' psychological health states were poor with increasing(More)
INTRODUCTION The carcinogenic potency of chrysotile asbestos remains a contentious topic, and more data are needed to address this issue. We examine cause-specific mortality, especially lung cancer, and its association with chrysotile-asbestos exposure in a Chinese cohort. METHODS A cohort of 577 workers from a chrysotile-textile plant was followed(More)
OBJECTIVE Investigating the status of work ability and occupational stress in 1030 chemistry workers at levels of chemical materials and explore their relationship and influence factors (481 workers of study group, 549 workers of control group). METHODS Work ability and occupational stress were measured with the work ability index (WAI) and occupational(More)
This study was to explore the relationship among mental ability, occupational stress, and psychological work performance in Chinese workers, and to identify relevant modifiers of mental ability and psychological work performance. Psychological Stress Intensity (PSI), psychological work performance, and mental ability (Mental Function Index, MFI) were(More)