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Vol 71, No 1 (2020)
Review article
Submitted: 2020-02-23
Accepted: 2020-02-26
Published online: 2020-03-21
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Follow-up of citations of maritime epidemiological injury studies

Olaf Chresten Jensen123, Agnes Flores4, Fereshteh Baygi1, Despena Andrioti Bygvraa1, George Charalambous2
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2020.0013
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Pubmed: 32212150
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International Maritime Health 2020;71(1):62-70.
Affiliations
  1. Centre of Maritime Health and Society, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, N Bohrs Vej, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark
  2. Graduate School, Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus
  3. School of Medicine, University of Panama
  4. Caja Seguro Social, Rep. of Panamá, Vacamonte, Panama

open access

Vol 71, No 1 (2020)
DEVELOPMENT IN MARITIME MEDICINE Review article
Submitted: 2020-02-23
Accepted: 2020-02-26
Published online: 2020-03-21

Abstract

Background: The article is based on a review and follow-up of the citations of 13 epidemiological studies that aimed to improve maritime health and safety. While it’s well-recognised that epidemiology is needed in occupational health and safety, the main research question: “How can epidemiology help workers to return healthy from the sea” was unanswered.

Materials and methods: The 13 articles were selected as a representative sample of different epidemiological design studies intended to contribute to improving safety management in fishing, merchant shipping and offshore industry. The PubMed, Research Gate, Cochrane-Library and Google Scholar were searched for authors that had cited our articles by using full bibliographic information and the results analysed.

Results: In all, 213 citation records were identified. After duplicates and records with insufficient information were removed, 123 full-text articles were eligible for evaluation with answers to the research questions: how did other authors use the studies, how has the injury epidemiology been developed, which recommendations are given for new policies and new studies and how can epidemiology help workers return safe and healthy from the sea?

Conclusions: The answer to the main research question is yes, epidemiological studies are not only useful but a necessary component by providing the needed evidence for successful prevention programmes.

Abstract

Background: The article is based on a review and follow-up of the citations of 13 epidemiological studies that aimed to improve maritime health and safety. While it’s well-recognised that epidemiology is needed in occupational health and safety, the main research question: “How can epidemiology help workers to return healthy from the sea” was unanswered.

Materials and methods: The 13 articles were selected as a representative sample of different epidemiological design studies intended to contribute to improving safety management in fishing, merchant shipping and offshore industry. The PubMed, Research Gate, Cochrane-Library and Google Scholar were searched for authors that had cited our articles by using full bibliographic information and the results analysed.

Results: In all, 213 citation records were identified. After duplicates and records with insufficient information were removed, 123 full-text articles were eligible for evaluation with answers to the research questions: how did other authors use the studies, how has the injury epidemiology been developed, which recommendations are given for new policies and new studies and how can epidemiology help workers return safe and healthy from the sea?

Conclusions: The answer to the main research question is yes, epidemiological studies are not only useful but a necessary component by providing the needed evidence for successful prevention programmes.

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Keywords

epidemiology, injury, fishing, seafaring, citations, maritime

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Title

Follow-up of citations of maritime epidemiological injury studies

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 71, No 1 (2020)

Article type

Review article

Pages

62-70

Published online

2020-03-21

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2020.0013

Pubmed

32212150

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2020;71(1):62-70.

Keywords

epidemiology
injury
fishing
seafaring
citations
maritime

Authors

Olaf Chresten Jensen
Agnes Flores
Fereshteh Baygi
Despena Andrioti Bygvraa
George Charalambous

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