Occupational health issues experienced by UK embryologists: informing improvements in clinical reproductive science practice

Priddle, Helen, Pickup, Sarah and Hayes, Catherine (2021) Occupational health issues experienced by UK embryologists: informing improvements in clinical reproductive science practice. Human Fertility . pp. 1-17. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

A consultation exercise was undertaken with UK embryologists to construct knowledge of the occupational health issues they experience in everyday practice. Data were obtained from 223 eligible survey responses. Work-related ill health was self-reported by 58.3% of respondents, 76.2% of whom reported multiple issues. The most frequently disclosed ill-health conditions were musculoskeletal disorders (45.3%) and stress and mental health problems (27.8%). Other issues with an incidence above 3% were ocular and auditory problems and needlestick and liquid nitrogen injuries. Shoulder injury or pain correspondingly increased in incidence with length of time in service. Absence from work and/or light duties were necessitated for 34.5% of those affected. Assessment of the evidence base for these work-related ill-health conditions explored contributory and ameliorating factors, which enabled a series of evidence-based recommendations to be formulated via the adoption of a GRADE-based framework.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Human Fertility
Publisher: Informa UK Limited
ISSN: 1742-8149
Departments: Departments > Institute of Health > Midwifery
Additional Information: ** From Crossref journal articles via Jisc Publications Router ** History: epub 18-01-2021; issued 18-01-2021.
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
SWORD Depositor: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2021 10:34
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2021 08:04
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5904

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