Occupational Medicine at IgMin Research | Medicine Group

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Occupational medicine stands at the intersection of healthcare and the workplace, focusing on the health and well-being of individuals within their professional environments. IgMin Research - STEM recognizes the critical role that occupational medicine plays in safeguarding the health of workers across various industries. Our journal's Occupational Medicine section is dedicated to advancing the understanding of occupational hazards, preventive measures, and healthcare practices tailored to the unique needs of workers.

Within this section, we explore a range of topics, including the assessment and management of occupational diseases, workplace ergonomics, exposure to harmful substances, psychological well-being at work, and strategies to promote a healthy work-life balance. Our goal is to contribute to the creation of safer and healthier workplaces, ultimately benefiting both employees and employers.

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Work-related injuries and illnesses
  • Industrial toxicology
  • Occupational exposure limits
  • Ergonomics and workplace design
  • Occupational lung diseases
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Occupational dermatology
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Occupational health regulations
  • Occupational cancer risks
  • Workplace stress and burnout
  • Shift work and circadian rhythms
  • Respiratory hazards at work
  • Occupational infectious diseases
  • Occupational health surveillance
  • Occupational health and safety policies
  • Work-related cardiovascular diseases
  • Occupational medicine research
  • Health promotion in the workplace
  • Occupational health education
  • Occupational medicine in specific industries
  • Work-related reproductive health issues
  • Remote work and telecommuting health considerations

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Research Article Article ID: igmin146

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Lifestyle and Well-being among Portuguese Firefighters
by Laura CarmonaRaquel Pinheiro, Joana Faria-Anjos, Sónia Namorado and Maria José Chambel

Background: Firefighters are subject to a variety of stressors, hence the importance of equipping them with resources that contribute to the management of these stressors. Aims: Considering that a healthy lifestyle is one of these resources, this study aimed to characterize the lifestyle of a Portuguese sample, rate their general lifestyle level, and analyze its association with their subjective well-being (i.e., flourishing). Methods: A sample of 860 firefighters responded to an adapted version of the FANTASTIC. Results: The results showed that most (72.8%) had a good lifestyle. However, regarding each habit, a significant percentage had bad habits: sometimes consuming high-calorie foods (81.2%); sometimes having difficulties sleeping (50.9%); drinking more than 4 - 5 alcoholic drinks on the same occasion (43.9%); and exceeding their ideal weight by more than 8 kg (29.7%). However, a marked percentage also had healthy habits: having people to talk to (71%) and giving and receiving affection (63.5%); exercising at least once a week (81.5%); not smoking (63.9%); almost always eating healthily (26.7%); sometimes sleeping well (50.2%); and managing stress (56.7%). As expected, the assumption that firefighters’ lifestyle is related to their flourishing was supported. Conclusion: A healthy lifestyle is an important resource to ensure the firefighters’ flourishing and should be a part of the day-to-day life of these professionals.

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