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Is there a relationship between work-related injuries and opioid use (in either direction)?

Workers in certain occupations might be more likely to use opioids if their first introduction to opioids follows a workplace illness or injury. Some of those same workers may abuse the drugs due to stressors at work. Also, workers using opioids might be more likely to injure themselves at work if they are less sensitive to pain and might be slower to react or less likely to notice dangerous workplace conditions. AoU... more »

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How do contract and contingent (temporary) work arrangements affect worker health?

More than 90% of all job growth in the US from 2005-2015 occurred in “alternative work arrangements” (e.g., part-time or contract work). This has provided flexible employment opportunities, but negative effects on health. AoU could look at how contract and contingent workers cope with job insecurity, lack of health and retirement benefits, and absence of job safety policies and training, and how these affect mental health,... more »

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Are the risk factors of friction/shear forces being adequately addressed in people with Diabetes, to protect skin integrity?

Diabetes places people at risk for problems with skin integrity, and complications that can risk the patient's limbs and life. Friction and shear forces are known extrinsic factors in pressure injuries and diabetic foot wounds, but this is not consistently addressed as part of the treatment plan. This can contribute to complications, and a higher cost of care. Better understanding of this gap in treatment may allow increased... more »

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Does occupational exposure to extreme heat increase the likelihood of serious injuries?

Goal: Quantify a fuller range of heat-health risks to inform worker safety protocols as climate change increases the likelihood of extreme heat. Methods: Use a combination of worker's compensation data, surveys, and individual temperature and humidity sensors to associate heat exposure with severe injuries. Data collection could be limited to working hours, or extended to non-work hours to capture heat exposure at home.... more »

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What are the risk factors for comorbid health outcomes in persons with immobility caused by neurological injury or disease?

This would focus on incidence of health problems in the entire cohort to ask if loss of mobility or neurological impairment are separate risk factors. Demographic and pre-enrollment ICD codes will be obtained with the All of Us Core dataset. Volunteers will be followed for 5 years with annual PPI, physical exams, and blood draws. ICD codes will be obtained at any clinical encounters. Principle component analysis will... more »

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What are the risk factors for comorbid health outcomes in persons with immobility caused by neurological injury or disease?

This would focus on incidence of health problems in the entire cohort to ask if loss of mobility or neurological impairment are separate risk factors. Demographic and pre-enrollment ICD codes will be obtained with the All of Us Core dataset. Volunteers will be followed for 5 years with annual PPI, physical exams, and blood draws. ICD codes will be obtained at any clinical encounters. Principle component analysis will... more »

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