30 years of WORK

WORK: 30 Years of Advancing the Science of WORK

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation. In recognition of this achievement, we have taken a look back starting with the first issue to identify the landmark articles that have helped shape the journal’s contribution to advancing the field.

For 30 years, WORK has made significant contributions to the advancement of the science of work. I would like to personally thank the many professionals globally who have contributed to the journal, the prestigious editorial board that has helped guide its development, and the dedicated peer reviewers, who have given their time and expertise that contributed to the high quality of submissions.”  

Karen Jacobs, EdD, OT, OTR, CPE, FAOTA
Editor-in-Chief, WORK
Boston University
College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

30 Years of Keywords

These are the keywords, cornerstones in the field of work, that were used in addition to citation counts to identify the preliminary list of articles.

Human(s), Male, Female, Adult, Middle Aged, Human Engineering, Occupational Health, Bioengineering, Questionnaire, Workplace, Employment, Young Adult, Ergonomics, Psychology, Occupational Diseases, Controlled Study, Vocational Rehabilitation, Adolescent, Physiology, Task Performance, Organization And Management, Musculoskeletal Disease, Aged, Occupational Therapy, Job Satisfaction, Mental Stress, Return To Work, Occupation, Low Back Pain, Health Promotion, Pain, Anthropometry

Landmark Articles 1990-2020

Perspectives on the use of a telehealth service-delivery model as a component of school-based occupational therapy practice: Designing a user-experience by Rortvedt, D.,  Jacobs, K.
Volume 62:1 - 2019

Work-related threats and violence in human service sectors: The importance of the psycho-social work environment examined in a multilevel prospective study by Andersen, L.P., Hogh, A., Biering, K., Gadegaard, C.A.
Volume 59:1 - 2018

The application of a feasible exercise training program in the office setting by Shariat, A., Lam, E.T.C., Kargarfard, M., Tamrin, S.B.M., Danaee, M.
Volume 56:3 - 2017

Work-related musculoskeletal risks associated with nurses and nursing assistants handling overweight and obese patients: A literature review by Choi, S.D., Brings, K.
Volume 53:
2 - 2016

Economic stress in the workplace: The impact of fear of the crisis on mental health by Giorgi, G., Arcangeli, G., Mucci, N., Cupelli, V.
Volume 51:
1 - 2015

Important factors influencing the return to work after stroke by Wang, Y.-C., Kapellusch, J., Garg, A.
Volume 47:
4 - 2014

Health survey of U.S. long-haul truck drivers: Work environment, physical health, and healthcare access by Apostolopoulos, Y., Sönmez, S., Shattell, M.M., Gonzales, C., Fehrenbacher, C.

Touch-screen tablet user configurations and case-supported tilt affect head and neck flexion angles by Young, J.G., Trudeau, M., Odell, D., Marinelli, K., Dennerlein, J.T.
Volume 41:1 - 2012

Productivity of transcriptionists using a treadmill desk by Thompson, W.G., Levine, J.A.
Volume 40:4 - 2011

Using scoping literature reviews as a means of understanding and interpreting existing literature by Rumrill, P.D., Fitzgerald, S.M., Merchant, W.R.
Volume 35:
3 - 2010

Understanding the stigma of mental illness in employment by Krupa, T., Kirsh, B., Cockburn, L., Gewurtz, R.
Volume 33:4 - 2009

An exploration of social support as a factor in the return-to-work process by Lysaght, R.M., Larmour-Trodeb, S.
Volume 
30:3 - 2008

Precarious employment experiences and their health consequences: Towards a theoretical framework by Tompa, E., Scott-Marshall, H., Dolinschi, R., Trevithick, S., Bhattacharyya, S.
Volume 28:
3 - 2007

Comparing groups on latent variables: A structural equation modeling approach by Dimitrov, D.M.
Volume 26:
4 - 2006

Workplace discrimination, deafness and hearing impairment: The national EEOC ADA research project by Bowe, F.G., McMahon, B.T., Chang, T., Louvi, I.
Volume 25:
1 -  2005

Facilitators and barriers to employment: The perspectives of people with psychiatric disabilities and employment service providers by Henry, A.D., Lucca, A.M.
Volume 22:
3 - 2004

Pretest-posttest designs and measurement of change by Dimitrov, D.M., Rumrill Jr., P.D.
Volume 20:
2 - 2003

The association between children's computer use and musculoskeletal discomfort by Jacobs, K., Baker, N.A.
Volume 18:3 - 2002

Return-to-work: The importance of human interactions and organizational structures by Friesen, M.N., Yassi, A., Cooper, J.
Volume 17:
1 - 2001

Musculoskeletal symptoms among dentists in relation to work posture by Ratzon, N.Z., Yaros, T., Mizlik, A., Kanner, T. 
Volume 15:
3 - 2000

Validity of work-related assessments by Innes, E., Straker, L.
Volume 13:2 - 1999

Virtual reality applications to work by Weiss, P.L., Jessel, A.S.
Volume 11:
3 - 1998

Factors that may influence the postural health of schoolchildren (K-12) by Yeats, B.
Volume 9:
1 - 1997

Work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among construction workers in the pipe trades by Rosecrance, J.C., Cook, T.M., Zimmermann, C.L.
Volume 7:
1 - 1996

Workplace-based occupational rehabilitation in New South Wales, Australia by Innes, E. 
Volume 5:
2 - 1995

Physical fitness and occupational performance of women in the U.S. Army by Sharp, M.A.
Volume 4:
2 - 1994

Progressive resistance training program for improving manual materials handling performance by Sharp, M.A., Harma, E.A., Bouti, B.E., Bovee, M.W., Kraemer, W.J.
Volume 3:
3 - 1993

Body basics a cognitive approach to body mechanics training in elementary school back pain prevention programs by Schwartz, R.K.
Volume 2:
2 - 1992

Age changes in the older adult worker implications for injury prevention by Coy, J.A.
Volume 2:1 - 1991

Enlisting participation in an injury prevention and management program by Melnik, M.S.
Volume 1:
1 - 1990