Investigators hypothesize, based on anecdotal evidence to date, that active music making
interventions conducted on a patient's neglected side will result in improved attention to
that side and that this will be measurable within session.
Source: Service de Médecine Préventive Hospitalière
The investigators will compare two groups, an intervention group with a control group. Each
employee of the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) and the University Medical Policlinic
of Lausanne (PMU) who will do his recruitment visit at the occupational medicine unit of the
CHUV between 04/25/16 (end of previous influenza epidemic) and 31/10/16 (the day before the
start of the next influenza vaccination campaign) and exert a function in regular contact
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In a previous study the investigators found that many bakery workers were sensitized to
storage mites, and many had rhinitis symptoms. The role of storage mites as an occupational
allergen with clinical relevance has been questioned, and the investigators wanted to
investigate whether a nasal provocation with a storage mite extract would trigger symptoms
and objective signs of rhinitis in bakery workers and a control group.
The hypothesis of this study is that there will be a variety of factors influencing the
musculoskeletal complaints among workers of different sectors.
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) account for more than 30% of occupational
diseases in the world. In order to organize the strategic actions that will be developed for
the prevention of MSDs, it is essential to analyze in advance the peculiar situations of the
different sectors of a workplace. ... Read More
Individuals who have a mild stroke have a 44% risk of dying from a second stroke within 10
years which is in large part due to the cyclical relationship of chronic disease, poor
health, and mild stroke which has gone largely unnoticed in the United States.
Self-management intervention has been proven to be an effective intervention to increase
healthy behaviors, improve overall health status, decrease healthcare utilization/cost,
decrease depressive ... Read More
Bladder cancer (BC) is a model disease system for evaluating the relationship of tobacco,
dietary, and occupational exposures (which are responsible for up to 90% of BCs) and
host-specific susceptibility factors. The induction of BC by arylamines (from tobacco or
occupational exposure) is one of the best understood types of carcinogenesis. There is also
substantial evidence suggesting that an individual's genetic make-up influences
susceptibility to ... Read More
The purpose of this randomized controlled study is to
1. Examine the feasibility of a home Mirror therapy (MT) program in the NYC metropolitan
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of home MT versus traditional home exercise program; and
3. Evaluate the superiority of unimanual or bimanual MT intervention protocols for chronic
stroke subjects with moderate hand deficits. Subjects from occupational therapy at the
Ambulatory Care ... Read More
This was a randomized control trial of a yoga and self-management intervention for
individuals with chronic pain. Participants were assigned to either a wait-list control
group (self-management only), or a yoga intervention (self-management and yoga).
Self-management education session occurred monthly within the community. Group yoga
intervention was delivered two times a week with a specifically designed program that was
progressively more difficult. ... Read More
Stroke is the most serious disabling condition in the United States and the developed world.
Novel stroke rehabilitation approaches, such as task-specific training, have shown promise
in improving an individual's recovery in the rehabilitation setting; however, evidence
suggests that these improvements are not generalized or transferred to the home, community,
or work settings. Thus, these interventions usually do not impact overall health and
participation ... Read More
Noise-induced hearing loss affects an estimated 5% of the worldwide population, with 30-40
million Americans exposed to hazardous sound or noise levels regularly. Sources of noise may
be occupational, blast noise, or recreational. Trauma to the inner ear can occur through
transient hearing loss or permanent hearing loss. Although hearing recovers after temporary
transient hearing loss, growing evidence suggests that repeated temporary transient hearing
loss ... Read More
The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare the effects of upper limb training with
Induced Constraint Therapy (ICT) or robotic therapy. No placebo therapy is used. Motor
function, neurological evaluations and quality of life are assessed for the comparison of
The main objective of the study is the exploration of the natural course of COPD and its
biological background. To this end, active workers without COPD and workers in functional
classes GOLD 0-III are investigated by a combined clinical and molecular approach. The study
has been designed as a prospective, intraindividual pilot in 160 male or female volunteers
of the greater Vienna Area over a period of three years for each individual volunteer.
The goal of this study is to determine whether daily assessment and feedback of workers'
noise exposures leads to more effective use of hearing protection and prevention of
noise-induced hearing loss.
The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that early independent adaptive
bimanual-to-unimanual training of arm and hand movements, assisted with specially designed
mechanical devices: the mirrored motion bimanual arm trainer (m2 BAT), will improve motor
control and function in patients with post-stroke hemiparesis.
The purpose of this study is to discover the health status of occupational drivers. The
health status includes data collection of body mass index, blood pressure, central obesity,
anxiety scale scores, smoking habit and related cessation therapy, etc.