absenteeism

Summary

Summary: Chronic absence from work or other duty.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Sickness presenteeism: prevalence, attendance-pressure factors, and an outline of a model for research
    Gunnar Aronsson
    Department of Work and Health, National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Occup Environ Med 47:958-66. 2005
  2. ncbi School absenteeism and school refusal behavior in youth: a contemporary review
    Christopher A Kearney
    Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154 5030, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:451-71. 2008
  3. ncbi The World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ)
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:156-74. 2003
  4. ncbi Lost productive time and cost due to common pain conditions in the US workforce
    Walter F Stewart
    AdvancePCS Center for Work and Health, Hunt Valley, MD, USA
    JAMA 290:2443-54. 2003
  5. ncbi Using the World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ) to evaluate the indirect workplace costs of illness
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Polity, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:S23-37. 2004
  6. ncbi Prevention of long-term sickness absence and major depression in high-risk employees: a randomised controlled trial
    Monique A S Lexis
    CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Department of Epidemiology, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 68:400-7. 2011
  7. ncbi Association of insomnia with quality of life, work productivity, and activity impairment
    Susan C Bolge
    Consumer Health Sciences, 1 Independence Way, Suite 220, Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:415-22. 2009
  8. ncbi Health complaints and sickness absence in Norway, 1996-2003
    Camilla Ihlebaek
    Section of Occupational Health and Social Insurance Medicine, Norwegian Back Pain Network, Research Unit, Unifob helse, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:43-9. 2007
  9. pmc Food insecurity, school absenteeism and educational attainment of adolescents in Jimma Zone Southwest Ethiopia: a longitudinal study
    Tefera Belachew
    Department of Population and Family Health, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, PO Box 1104, Jimma, Ethiopia
    Nutr J 10:29. 2011
  10. ncbi Illness among schoolchildren during influenza season: effect on school absenteeism, parental absenteeism from work, and secondary illness in families
    Kathleen M Neuzil
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:986-91. 2002

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Publications317 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Sickness presenteeism: prevalence, attendance-pressure factors, and an outline of a model for research
    Gunnar Aronsson
    Department of Work and Health, National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Occup Environ Med 47:958-66. 2005
    ..Sickness presence, that is, going to work despite judging one's current state of health as such that sick leave should be taken, was investigated in relation to different work and background factors...
  2. ncbi School absenteeism and school refusal behavior in youth: a contemporary review
    Christopher A Kearney
    Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154 5030, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:451-71. 2008
    b>Absenteeism from school is a serious public health issue for mental health professionals, physicians, and educators...
  3. ncbi The World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ)
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:156-74. 2003
    ..on the relationship between individual-level HPQ reports and archival measures of work performance and absenteeism obtained from employer archives in four groups: airline reservation agents (n = 441), customer service ..
  4. ncbi Lost productive time and cost due to common pain conditions in the US workforce
    Walter F Stewart
    AdvancePCS Center for Work and Health, Hunt Valley, MD, USA
    JAMA 290:2443-54. 2003
    ..Common pain conditions appear to have an adverse effect on work, but no comprehensive estimates exist on the amount of productive time lost in the US workforce due to pain...
  5. ncbi Using the World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ) to evaluate the indirect workplace costs of illness
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Polity, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:S23-37. 2004
    ..Innovative data analysis strategies are described to address these problems...
  6. ncbi Prevention of long-term sickness absence and major depression in high-risk employees: a randomised controlled trial
    Monique A S Lexis
    CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Department of Epidemiology, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 68:400-7. 2011
    ..To examine the efficacy of early intervention on the prevention of long-term sickness absence and major depression among employees at high risk of future sickness absence and with mild to severe depressive complaints...
  7. ncbi Association of insomnia with quality of life, work productivity, and activity impairment
    Susan C Bolge
    Consumer Health Sciences, 1 Independence Way, Suite 220, Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA
    Qual Life Res 18:415-22. 2009
    ..To assess the association of insomnia with health-related quality of life (HRQOL), work productivity, and activity impairment...
  8. ncbi Health complaints and sickness absence in Norway, 1996-2003
    Camilla Ihlebaek
    Section of Occupational Health and Social Insurance Medicine, Norwegian Back Pain Network, Research Unit, Unifob helse, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:43-9. 2007
    ..From 1996 to 2003, the total number of sickness absence days increased by 65% in Norway...
  9. pmc Food insecurity, school absenteeism and educational attainment of adolescents in Jimma Zone Southwest Ethiopia: a longitudinal study
    Tefera Belachew
    Department of Population and Family Health, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, PO Box 1104, Jimma, Ethiopia
    Nutr J 10:29. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that food insecure adolescents would be more likely to be absent from school and have lower grades attained after 1 year compared to their food secure peers...
  10. ncbi Illness among schoolchildren during influenza season: effect on school absenteeism, parental absenteeism from work, and secondary illness in families
    Kathleen M Neuzil
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:986-91. 2002
    ..High attack rates of Influenzavirus among school-aged children tend to be expected to cause significant disruption of usual activities at school and at home...
  11. ncbi What does research tell us about depression, job performance, and work productivity?
    Debra Lerner
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:401-10. 2008
    ..To assess the work impact of depression...
  12. pmc Diagnosis-specific sickness absence and all-cause mortality in the GAZEL study
    J E Ferrie
    International Institute for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:50-5. 2009
    ..This study aims to examine diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a risk marker for all-cause mortality...
  13. ncbi Health, absence, disability, and presenteeism cost estimates of certain physical and mental health conditions affecting U.S. employers
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:398-412. 2004
    ..Ranges of condition prevalence and associated absenteeism and presenteeism (on-the-job-productivity) losses were used to estimate condition-related costs...
  14. ncbi Computerized cognitive behavioural therapy at work: a randomized controlled trial in employees with recent stress-related absenteeism
    Paul R Grime
    Occupational Health and Safety Unit, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 54:353-9. 2004
    ..CBT is well suited to computerization. Most employee assistance programmes have not been systematically evaluated and computerized CBT has not previously been studied in the workplace...
  15. pmc Effects of hand hygiene campaigns on incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza and absenteeism in schoolchildren, Cairo, Egypt
    Maha Talaat
    US Naval Medical Research Unit No 3 NAMRU 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:619-25. 2011
    To evaluate the effectiveness of an intensive hand hygiene campaign on reducing absenteeism caused by influenza-like illness (ILI), diarrhea, conjunctivitis, and laboratory-confirmed influenza, we conducted a randomized control trial in ..
  16. ncbi The relationship between school absence, academic performance, and asthma status
    Sheniz Moonie
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Public Health, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 453064, Las Vegas, NV 89154 3064, USA
    J Sch Health 78:140-8. 2008
    Children with asthma experience more absenteeism from school compared with their nonasthma peers. Excessive absenteeism is related to lower student grades, psychological, social, and educational adjustment...
  17. ncbi Measuring sick leave: a comparison of self-reported data on sick leave and data from company records
    M N M Van Poppel
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Med (Lond) 52:485-90. 2002
    ..Based on these results and considering the risk of missing questionnaires, data on sick leave gathered from company records are clearly preferable as an outcome measure in research...
  18. ncbi School impairment in adolescents with chronic pain
    Deirdre E Logan
    Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Pain 9:407-16. 2008
    ..Findings underscore the importance of broadly assessing school functioning in adolescents with chronic pain...
  19. pmc Impact of gastroesophageal reflux disease on work absenteeism, presenteeism and productivity in daily life: a European observational study
    Javier P Gisbert
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, Madrid, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:90. 2009
    ..This subanalysis of RANGE determined the impact of GERD on productivity in work and daily life...
  20. ncbi The assessment of chronic health conditions on work performance, absence, and total economic impact for employers
    James J Collins
    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:547-57. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and estimate total costs for chronic health conditions in the U.S. workforce for the Dow Chemical Company (Dow)...
  21. ncbi Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with somatic symptoms, health care visits, and absenteeism among Iraq war veterans
    Charles W Hoge
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:150-3. 2007
    ..The current Iraq war has posed a considerable PTSD risk, but the association with physical health has not been well studied...
  22. pmc Sickness absence due to depressive symptoms
    P C Koopmans
    Department of Occupational Health Services, ArboNed Noord Oost Nederland, PO Box 141, 9700 AC Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 81:711-9. 2008
    ..There is no information on the duration of absence of depressed Dutch workers. The aim of this study was to determine the duration of sickness absence due to depressive symptoms in the working population...
  23. pmc Physical work environment risk factors for long term sickness absence: prospective findings among a cohort of 5357 employees in Denmark
    Thomas Lund
    National Institute of Occupational Health, Lerso Parkalle 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMJ 332:449-52. 2006
    ..To examine the effects of physical work environment on long term sickness absence and to investigate interaction between physical and psychosocial risk factors...
  24. ncbi Functional dyspepsia impacts absenteeism and direct and indirect costs
    Richard A Brook
    Retrospective Analysis, The JeSTARx Group, Newfoundland, New Jersey 07435 1710, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 8:498-503. 2010
    ..Few data on absenteeism and no objective information are available...
  25. pmc Sickness absence as a risk factor for job termination, unemployment, and disability pension among temporary and permanent employees
    M Virtanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Psychology, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 63:212-7. 2006
    ..This study examined sickness absence as a risk factor for job termination, unemployment, and disability pension among temporary and permanent workers...
  26. ncbi Mandatory handwashing in elementary schools reduces absenteeism due to infectious illness among pupils: a pilot intervention study
    Inge Nandrup-Bus
    Am J Infect Control 37:820-6. 2009
    The objective of this study was to determine the effect of mandatory, scheduled handwashing on actual absenteeism due to infectious illness in elementary school pupils in Denmark.
  27. ncbi A meta-analysis of observational studies identifies predictors of sickness absence
    Saskia F A Duijts
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1105-15. 2007
    ..To implement preventive measures, it is necessary to identify predictors for this type of sickness absence...
  28. ncbi Employees with fibromyalgia: medical comorbidity, healthcare costs, and work loss
    Leigh Ann White
    Analysis Group, Inc, 111 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02199, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:13-24. 2008
    ..To compare 2005 health care resources among matched samples of employees with fibromyalgia (FM), osteoarthritis (OA), and controls...
  29. ncbi Do fear-avoidance beliefs play a role on the association between low back pain and sickness absence? A prospective cohort study among female health care workers
    Jette Nygaard Jensen
    Research Unit on Absence and Exclusion, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Occup Environ Med 52:85-90. 2010
    ..To reduce sickness absence, education about pain management must be presumed to be beneficial...
  30. ncbi The effect of occupational and workplace gender composition on sickness absence
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 54:224-30. 2012
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  31. ncbi The impact of workplace risk factors on long-term musculoskeletal sickness absence: a registry-based 5-year follow-up from the Oslo health study
    Line Foss
    National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, Norway
    J Occup Environ Med 53:1478-82. 2011
    ..To determine the influence of work-related risk factors by gender on long-term sickness absence with musculoskeletal diagnoses (LSM)...
  32. pmc Work performance of employees with depression: the impact of work stressors
    Debra Lerner
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Health Promot 24:205-13. 2010
    ..Depressed employees are vulnerable to adverse work outcomes. We hypothesized that work performance is impaired by depression and is worsened by exposure to psychosocial work stressors...
  33. ncbi Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU). Chapter 5. Risk factors for sick leave - general studies
    Peter Allebeck
    Department of Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 63:49-108. 2004
    ..However, we found moderate scientific evidence for the effects of socio-economic status, which could be explained partly by childhood experiences...
  34. ncbi Trends in sickness absence in Denmark
    Kristina Johansen
    University of Copenhagen, Institute of Public Health, Østerfarimagsgade 5, opg B, Postboks 2099, 1014 Copenhagen K, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:334-41. 2009
    ..Using sickness absence data from Denmark, we aimed to show whether this assumption holds true or not...
  35. ncbi The impact of COPD on quality of life, productivity loss, and resource use among the elderly United States workforce
    Marco daCosta Dibonaventura
    Kantar Health, New York, NY, 10010, USA
    COPD 9:46-57. 2012
    ..6% vs. 8.7%, p < .0001), overall work impairment (absenteeism and presenteeism combined) (19.3% vs. 10.0%, p < .05), and impairment in daily activities (23.9% vs. 13...
  36. pmc Breast cancer, sickness absence, income and marital status. A study on life situation 1 year prior diagnosis compared to 3 and 5 years after diagnosis
    Sonja Eaker
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e18040. 2011
    ..Improved cancer survival poses important questions about future life conditions of the survivor. We examined the possible influence of a breast cancer diagnosis on subsequent working and marital status, sickness absence and income...
  37. ncbi Assessment of indirect cost-of-illness in a subsistence farming society by using different valuation methods
    Tin Tin Su
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Policy 83:353-62. 2007
    ..Estimation of indirect cost by wage rate can also be used as a rapid estimation of indirect cost in a rural area in developing countries as an alternative for daily production value...
  38. pmc A lifecourse approach to long-term sickness absence--a cohort study
    Max Henderson
    Department of Psychological Medicine, King s College London Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e36645. 2012
    ..These provide an incomplete explanation as they do not account for other relevant factors. Such occupational risk factors may be confounded by social or temperamental risk factors earlier in life...
  39. ncbi The impact of pain on labor force participation, absenteeism and presenteeism in the European Union
    Paul Langley
    College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, MN 55455 0343, USA
    J Med Econ 13:662-72. 2010
    ..of pain, by severity and frequency, with (1) labor force participation and workforce status in five EU countries (the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy) and (2) patterns of absenteeism and presenteeism for the employed workforce.
  40. ncbi The impact of physical activity on sickness absence
    J Lahti
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:191-9. 2010
    ..The results suggest that vigorous physical activity is associated with sickness absence and may contribute to better work ability...
  41. ncbi Socio-economic differences in long-term psychiatric work disability: prospective cohort study of onset, recovery and recurrence
    Marianna Virtanen
    Unit of Expertise in Work and Organizations, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 68:791-8. 2011
    ..To examine the associations between socio-economic position (SEP) and the onset of psychiatric work disability, return to work and recurrence of disability...
  42. pmc Recurrence of sickness absence due to common mental disorders
    Petra C Koopmans
    ArboNed Occupational Health Services Statistics, PO Box 141, 9700 AC, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 84:193-201. 2011
    ..Although CMDs are known to have high recurrence rates, little is known about the recurrence of sickness absence due to CMDs. This study examines the recurrence risk of sickness absence due to CMDs...
  43. ncbi Gender differences in sickness absence--the contribution of occupation and workplace
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, Helsinki, FIN 00014, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:394-403. 2010
    ..Furthermore, we examined whether the contribution of occupation is related to different distributions of female and male jobs across the social class hierarchy...
  44. ncbi Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU). Chapter 4. Methodological aspects in sickness-absence research
    Gunnel Hensing
    The Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Department of Social Medicine, Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 63:44-8. 2004
    ....
  45. ncbi Insomnia and its relationship to health-care utilization, work absenteeism, productivity and accidents
    M Daley
    Ecole de Psychologie, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada G1K 0A6
    Sleep Med 10:427-38. 2009
    To document and provide a micro analysis of the relationship between insomnia and health problems, health-care use, absenteeism, productivity and accidents.
  46. ncbi Mental ill-health and the differential effect of employee type on absenteeism and presenteeism
    Michael F Hilton
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1228-43. 2008
    Mental ill-health results in substantial reductions in employee productivity (absenteeism and presenteeism). This paper examines the relationship between employee psychological distress, employee type and productivity.
  47. pmc Work absence after breast cancer diagnosis: a population-based study
    Melanie Drolet
    Unité de recherche en santé des populations, Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier affilié universitaire de Québec, Quebec, Que
    CMAJ 173:765-71. 2005
    ..We examined work absences of 4 weeks or more among women who had had breast cancer during the 3 years after diagnosis and compared their absences with those of women who had never had cancer...
  48. ncbi Job strain as a predictor of disability pension: the Finnish Public Sector Study
    S Laine
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:24-30. 2009
    ..To examine whether high job strain (a combination of high job demands and low job control) is a risk factor for disability pension...
  49. pmc Distribution of sickness absence in the European Union countries
    D Gimeno
    Occupational Health Research Unit, Department of Experimental Sciences and Health, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Occup Environ Med 61:867-9. 2004
    ..To determine the sickness absence frequency in European Union (EU) countries...
  50. pmc All-cause and diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a predictor of sustained suboptimal health: a 14-year follow-up in the GAZEL cohort
    Jussi Vahtera
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Lemminkäisenkatu 14 18, Turku FIN 20520, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:311-7. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate overall and diagnosis-specific sickness absences as predictors of sustained suboptimal health...
  51. pmc Work factors and occupational class disparities in sickness absence: findings from the GAZEL cohort study
    Maria Melchior
    National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Saint Maurice, France
    Am J Public Health 95:1206-12. 2005
    ..To estimate the contribution of stress-related and physical work factors to occupational class disparities in sickness absence from work...
  52. pmc How accurate are self-reports? Analysis of self-reported health care utilization and absence when compared with administrative data
    Meghan E Short
    Division of Health and Productivity Research, Thomson Reuters Healthcare, Washington, DC, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:786-96. 2009
    ..To determine the accuracy of self-reported health care utilization and absence reported on health risk assessments against administrative claims and human resource records...
  53. ncbi Sickness presenteeism today, sickness absenteeism tomorrow? A prospective study on sickness presenteeism and future sickness absenteeism
    Gunnar Bergström
    Division of Intervention and Implementation Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm SE 171 77, Sweden gunnar
    J Occup Environ Med 51:629-38. 2009
    To prospectively investigate whether sickness presenteeism (SP), ie, going to work despite illness, has an impact on future sickness absenteeism.
  54. ncbi A review of health-related workplace productivity loss instruments
    Jennifer H Lofland
    Office of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 22:165-84. 2004
    ..Of those six, one instrument measured absenteeism, while the other five measured both absenteeism and presenteeism...
  55. ncbi Economic burden and absenteeism from influenza-like illness in healthy households with children (5-17 years) in the US
    Su Li
    PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes Research Group, Medical Affairs, MedImmune Inc, One MedImmune Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA
    Respir Med 101:1244-50. 2007
    ..School children (5-17 years) function as vectors in influenza epidemics. The objective of this study was to quantify the burden of influenza-like illness (ILI) on US healthy households with school-aged children...
  56. ncbi Using administrative sickness absence data as a marker of future disability pension: the prospective DREAM study of Danish private sector employees
    Thomas Lund
    Mr T Lund, National Research Center for the Working Environment, Lerso Parkalle 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Occup Environ Med 65:28-31. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine duration of sickness absence as a risk marker for future disability pension among all private sector employees in Denmark 1998-2004...
  57. ncbi Stanford presenteeism scale: health status and employee productivity
    Cheryl Koopman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5718, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 44:14-20. 2002
    ..b>Absenteeism affects productivity; however, even when employees are physically present at their jobs, they may experience ..
  58. ncbi Cost of depression among adults in England in 2000
    Christine M Thomas
    Organon Laboratories Ltd, Cambridge, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 183:514-9. 2003
    ..The cost of depression in the UK was estimated at pound 3.5 billion almost a decade ago. The shift to community-based management for depression alongside the availability of more accurate data have allowed these estimates to be revised...
  59. pmc Does sickness absence due to psychiatric disorder predict cause-specific mortality? A 16-year follow-up of the GAZEL occupational cohort study
    Maria Melchior
    Centre de Recherche en Epidémiologie et Santé des Populations UMRS 1018, Epidémiologie des Déterminants Professionnels et Sociaux de la Santé, INSERM, Hopital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France
    Am J Epidemiol 172:700-7. 2010
    ..59, 95% CI: 0.95, 2.66) and smoking-related cancer (HR = 1.31, 95% CI: 0.85, 2.03). Psychiatric sickness absence records could help identify individuals at risk of premature mortality and serve to monitor workers' health...
  60. pmc Staying at work with chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain: a qualitative study of workers' experiences
    Haitze J de Vries
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Center for Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:126. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore why people with CMP stay at work despite pain (motivators) and how they manage to maintain working (success factors)...
  61. pmc Telephone screening, outreach, and care management for depressed workers and impact on clinical and work productivity outcomes: a randomized controlled trial
    Philip S Wang
    Division of Services and Intervention Research, National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    JAMA 298:1401-11. 2007
    ..Organized depression care programs significantly improve treatment quality, but employer purchasers have been slow to adopt these programs based on lack of evidence for cost-effectiveness from their perspective...
  62. ncbi Psychological distress, fatigue and long-term sickness absence: prospective results from the Maastricht Cohort Study
    Ute Bültmann
    National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Occup Environ Med 47:941-7. 2005
    ..Little is known about psychological distress as a risk factor for the onset of long-term sickness absence and even less about the influence of fatigue in this relationship...
  63. ncbi Frequent and long-term absence as a risk factor for work disability and job termination among employees in the private sector
    P C Koopmans
    Department of Social Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 65:494-9. 2008
    ..Frequent and long-term absentees were monitored over 5 years with regard to the risk of work disability and job termination...
  64. pmc Estimating the costs of school closure for mitigating an influenza pandemic
    Md Z Sadique
    Modelling and Economics Unit, Health Protection Agency, 61 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:135. 2008
    ..Although a number of studies have suggested that such a policy might reduce the incidence, there are no published studies of the cost of such policies. This study attempts to fill this knowledge gap..
  65. pmc Cohort profile: the GAZEL Cohort Study
    Marcel Goldberg
    INSERM Unité 687, 14 rue du Val d Osne, 99410 Saint Maurice, France
    Int J Epidemiol 36:32-9. 2007
  66. ncbi The impact of HIV/AIDS on labour productivity in Kenya
    Matthew P Fox
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 9:318-24. 2004
    ..To estimate the impact of HIV/AIDS on individual labour productivity during disease progression...
  67. ncbi Adjustment latitude and attendance requirements as determinants of sickness absence or attendance. Empirical tests of the illness flexibility model
    Gun Johansson
    Division of Occupational Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Soc Sci Med 58:1857-68. 2004
    ..As this is the first study of how illness flexibility at work affects behaviour at illness, it was concluded that more studies are needed...
  68. ncbi Who is at risk for long-term sickness absence? A prospective cohort study of Danish employees
    Thomas Lund
    National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Work 28:225-30. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to identify who is at risk for long-term sickness absence according to occupation, gender, education, age, business sector, agency size and ownership...
  69. pmc Sickness absence as a prognostic marker for common chronic conditions: analysis of mortality in the GAZEL study
    M Kivimäki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Occup Environ Med 65:820-6. 2008
    ..To determine whether sickness absence is a prognostic marker in terms of mortality among people with common chronic conditions...
  70. ncbi Examining the impact of worker and workplace factors on prolonged work absences among Canadian nurses
    Renee Louise Franche
    Solid Organ Transplant Unit, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 53:919-27. 2011
    ..To evaluate the impact of worker and workplace factors and of their relationships on work absence duration...
  71. ncbi Non-cardiac chest pain: predictors of health care seeking, the types of health care professional consulted, work absenteeism and interruption of daily activities
    G D Eslick
    Department of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 20:909-15. 2004
    To determine the predictors of health care seeking, assess the types of health care professional consulted and to calculate the work absenteeism rates and interruptions to daily activities among non-cardiac chest pain patients.
  72. ncbi Impact of the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic on Canadian health care workers: a survey on vaccination, illness, absenteeism, and personal protective equipment
    Robyn Mitchell
    Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Am J Infect Control 40:611-6. 2012
    Data are limited on the impact of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A pandemic on health care worker (HCW) vaccination, illness, absenteeism, and personal protective equipment (PPE) use.
  73. ncbi Reliability and validity of the Stanford Presenteeism Scale
    Robin S Turpin
    USHH Outcomes Research and Management, Merck and Co, Inc, West Point, Pennsylvania 19486 0004, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:1123-33. 2004
    ..This study reports the reliability and validity of the 13-item Stanford Presenteeism Scale (SPS). The SPS differs from similar scales by focusing on knowledge-based and production-based workers...
  74. ncbi Impact of a Web-based worksite health promotion program on absenteeism
    Maurice A J Niessen
    NDDO Institute for Prevention and Early Diagnostics NIPED, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 54:404-8. 2012
    To evaluate the effect of participation in a comprehensive, Web-based worksite health promotion program on absenteeism.
  75. ncbi Productivity loss due to absenteeism and presenteeism by different instruments in patients with RA and subjects without RA
    Louise M A Braakman-Jansen
    Arthritis Centre Twente, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Department of Psychology, Health and Technology, University of Twente, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:354-61. 2012
    ..To explore the impact of at-work productivity loss on the total productivity cost by different instruments in patients recently diagnosed with RA and controls without RA...
  76. ncbi Sickness absence: a review of performed studies with focused on levels of exposures and theories utilized
    K Alexanderson
    Department of Environment and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping, Sweden
    Scand J Soc Med 26:241-9. 1998
    ..Despite the major impact sickness absence has on society, companies and individuals, surprisingly little scientific knowledge has been accumulated, and the studies that have been performed vary greatly...
  77. ncbi Working conditions that contribute to absenteeism among nurses in a provincial hospital in the Limpopo Province
    M Nyathi
    University of South Africa
    Curationis 31:28-37. 2008
    b>Absenteeism results in an increased workload for nurses who stand in for colleagues and can lead to situations in which a lack of motivation among nurses and a lowering of the quality of patient care may occur...
  78. ncbi Health promotion programs, modifiable health risks, and employee absenteeism
    S G Aldana
    College of Health and Human Performance, 276 SFH, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602 2214, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 43:36-46. 2001
    ..employees to participate in fitness and health promotion programs are associated with higher rates of employee absenteeism. When determining how to manage absenteeism, employers should carefully consider the impact that health ..
  79. ncbi Effects of a stress management intervention on absenteeism and return to work--results from a randomized wait-list controlled trial
    Morten Vejs Willert
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, Building 2C, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 37:186-95. 2011
    High levels of work-related stress are associated with increased absenteeism from work and reduced work ability. In this study, we investigated the effects of a stress management intervention on absenteeism and return to work.
  80. ncbi Workplace absenteeism and alcohol use: a sequential analysis
    Susan K McFarlin
    Department of Psychology, Old Dominion University, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 16:17-21. 2002
    This investigation examined the day-to-day relationship between alcohol use and workplace absenteeism among a sample of participants (N = 280) employed in 1 of 3 large companies located in the northeastern U.S...
  81. ncbi What happens to work if you're unwell? Beliefs and attitudes of managers and employees with musculoskeletal pain in a public sector setting
    Gwenllian Wynne-Jones
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    J Occup Rehabil 21:31-42. 2011
    ..While employee attitudes and knowledge can drive absenteeism and presenteeism behaviour, managers also play an important role in influencing this via the quality of their ..
  82. ncbi Which health conditions impact on productivity in working Australians?
    Libby Holden
    School of Medicine, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 53:253-7. 2011
    ..To identify health conditions associated with productivity loss in working Australians, adjusting for comorbidity, demographics, and work-related characteristics...
  83. ncbi Drinking habits and sickness absence: the contribution of working conditions
    Aino Salonsalmi
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 37:846-54. 2009
    ..Another aim was to examine whether psychosocial and physical working conditions and work arrangements explain these associations...
  84. ncbi Overweight and obesity as predictors of absenteeism in the working population of the Netherlands
    Marielle P Jans
    TNO Quality of Life, PO Box 2215, 2301 CE Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 49:975-80. 2007
    To determine the relation between body mass index (BMI) and absenteeism.
  85. ncbi School absenteeism in a rural area in Tamil Nadu
    Shanthi Ananthakrishnan
    Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research JIPMER, Pondicherry, India
    Indian Pediatr 39:847-50. 2002
  86. ncbi Predictors of nurse absenteeism in hospitals: a systematic review
    Mandy M Davey
    Registered Nurse, Bonnyville Health Centre, Bonnyville, AB, Canada
    J Nurs Manag 17:312-30. 2009
    ..This study aimed to identify and examine predictors of short-term absences of staff nurses working in hospital settings reported in the research literature...
  87. pmc Vocational rehabilitation services for patients with cancer: design of a feasibility study incorporating a pilot randomised controlled trial among women with breast cancer following surgery
    Richard G Kyle
    Cancer Care Research Centre, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
    Trials 12:89. 2011
    ..A pilot randomised controlled trial among women with breast cancer has been designed to assess the feasibility of a larger definitive trial of VR services for people with cancer...
  88. ncbi The cost-effectiveness of a lifestyle physical activity intervention in addition to a work style intervention on recovery from neck and upper limb symptoms and pain reduction in computer workers
    Claire M Bernaards
    Research Center on Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 68:265-72. 2011
    ..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a work style (WS) intervention and a work style plus physical activity (WSPA) intervention in computer workers with neck and upper limb symptoms compared with usual care...
  89. ncbi Work productivity among employed Canadians with arthritis
    Wei Zhang
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 52:872-7. 2010
    ..To compare work productivity among employed people with arthritis to healthy controls...
  90. ncbi Nurse absenteeism and workload: negative effect on restraint use, incident reports and mortality
    Lynn Unruh
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    J Adv Nurs 60:673-81. 2007
    This paper is a report of a study to assess the impact of nurse absenteeism on the quality of patient care.
  91. pmc Effectiveness of alcohol-based hand disinfectants in a public administration: impact on health and work performance related to acute respiratory symptoms and diarrhoea
    Nils Olaf Hübner
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Walter Rathenau Strasse 49 A 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 10:250. 2010
    The economical impact of absenteeism and reduced productivity due to acute infectious respiratory and gastrointestinal disease is normally not in the focus of surveillance systems and may therefore be underestimated...
  92. pmc The impact of school building conditions on student absenteeism in Upstate New York
    Elinor Simons
    Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, New York State Department of Health, Troy, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1679-86. 2010
    We investigated Upstate New York school building conditions and examined the associations between school absenteeism and building condition problems.
  93. pmc The burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among employed adults
    Marco daCosta Dibonaventura
    Health Sciences Practice, Kantar Health, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 7:211-9. 2012
    ..To examine quality of life, work productivity, and health care resource use among employed adults ages 40-64 years with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States...
  94. ncbi Chronic pain and reduced work effectiveness: the hidden cost to Australian employers
    Marina T van Leeuwen
    Pain Management and Research Institute, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia
    Eur J Pain 10:161-6. 2006
    Cost estimates of the impact of chronic pain on work have largely focussed on absenteeism, excluding the hidden contribution of reduced work effectiveness to lost productivity...
  95. ncbi Prospective study of physical and psychosocial risk factors for sickness absence
    Merete Labriola
    Ami, Lerso Parkalle 105 Copenhagen DK 2100, Denmark
    Occup Med (Lond) 56:469-74. 2006
    ..To investigate the associations between psychosocial and physical work environment exposures and sickness absence from work taking into account health, health behaviour and employer characteristics known to affect sickness absence...
  96. ncbi The impact of hepatitis C on labor force participation, absenteeism, presenteeism and non-work activities
    Marco daCosta Dibonaventura
    Health Sciences Practice, Kantar Health, New York, NY, USA
    J Med Econ 14:253-61. 2011
    ..Although many studies have investigated the impact of HCV on direct healthcare costs, few studies have estimated the indirect costs associated with the virus using a nationally-representative dataset...
  97. pmc Randomised controlled trial of a psychiatric consultation model for treatment of common mental disorder in the occupational health setting
    Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis
    Program Diagnosis and Treatment, Trimbos Instituut, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, PO Box 725, 3500 AS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:29. 2007
    Common mental disorders are the most prevalent of all mental disorders, with the highest burden in terms of work absenteeism and utilization of health care services...
  98. ncbi Consequences of sickness presence and sickness absence on health and work ability: a Swedish prospective cohort study
    Klas Gustafsson
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Insurance Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health 24:153-65. 2011
    ..To determine whether self-reported sickness presence (SP) and self-reported sickness absence (SA) are specific risk factors for future health problems or reduced work ability in the active workforce...
  99. ncbi Does evening work predict sickness absence among female carers of the elderly?
    Finn Tuchsen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 34:483-6. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to predict the risk ratio of sickness absence lasting > or = 2 weeks due to shift work among Danish workers caring for the elderly during the evening and at night...
  100. ncbi The history of registered sickness absence predicts future sickness absence
    C A M Roelen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Med (Lond) 61:96-101. 2011
    ..The history of sickness absence has been found to predict future sickness absence...
  101. ncbi Explanations for gender differences in sickness absence: evidence from middle-aged municipal employees from Finland
    M Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 65:325-30. 2008
    ..To examine gender differences in sickness absence spells of various lengths and to explain these differences by health status, working conditions and family-related factors...

Research Grants64

  1. ASTHMA AND ALLERGIC DISEASE CENTER
    Thomas A Platts Mills; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In particular asthma has become an important cause of school absenteeism, hospitalization and mortality among populations living in poverty in the cities of the United States...
  2. Connective Tissue Mechanotransduction
    Helene M Langevin; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Chronic musculoskeletal pain resulting from acute or repetitive injuries is a major source of disability, work absenteeism and health case costs...
  3. Diet and Activity Promotion Among Older Working Adults
    Gladys Block; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Second, improvements in absenteeism and presenteeism as measured by the HPQ will be assessed and monetized based on the HPQ;this will also be ..
  4. Host-pathogen signaling in group A streptococcal infection
    Michael R Wessels; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..pharyngitis (streptococcal sore throat) and skin infections cause enormous morbidity and economic losses due to absenteeism from school and work...
  5. Molecular Dissection of Retinoic Acid Function in Leiomyoma Development
    WILLIAM HENRY CATHERINO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..leiomyomas are highly prevalent and frequently symptomatic in reproductive-aged women, resulting in extensive absenteeism, increased employer cost, and a societal cost of over $8 billion per year...
  6. JointADventure: A Worksite Activity-Diet Intervention for Chronic Knee Pain
    Rowland W Chang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Knee OA is already a major cause of work disability and work absenteeism/presenteeism, and it is responsible for more than 400,000 total knee replacements annually...
  7. Meditation and Exercise for Preventing Acute Respiratory Infection (MEPARI-2)
    Bruce P Barrett; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..models will assess effects of meditation and exercise on ARI illness, health care utilization, and work absenteeism. Psychosocial measures will be assessed as potential mediators of effects of meditation and exercise on ARI ..
  8. Trial of Asthma Self-Management Education in Patients with Depressive Symptoms
    Carol A Mancuso; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The outcomes after 1 year will be quality of life, emergency resource utilization, work absenteeism, and the need for rescue medications...
  9. Comparing focused ultrasound and uterine artery embolization for uterine fibroids
    Elizabeth A Stewart; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..1 billion annually1. However, our work reported that indirect costs (disability and absenteeism) are equivalent to direct costs for women with clinically significant fibroids ($11,720 vs...
  10. B. thuringiensis Crystal Proteins as Powerful Next-Generation Anthelmintics
    Raffi V Aroian; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..with infections leading to anemia, malnutrition, growth stunting, cognitive and learning defects, school absenteeism, and reduced future earns...
  11. Unobtrusive measurement of sleep disordered breathing in the home
    Tamara Hayes; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of treating sleep disorders has been estimated in the range of $30-50 billion per year;indirect costs including absenteeism from work and fatigue-related accidents is estimated to be $210 billion...
  12. Investigation and treatment of central nervous system dysfunction in chronic pelv
    Felipe Fregni; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..8 billion dollars in direct annual healthcare expenses, and has indirect costs associated with absenteeism, reduced productivity, and hindered performance while at work...
  13. Estimating State-Specific Potential Annual Healthcare Cost Savings from Reducing
    YUNHSIN CLAIRE WANG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will also assess the monetary values of the productivity gained (in the forms of reduced absenteeism and presenteeism) in an exploratory analysis...
  14. Oregon Child Absenteeism due to Respiratory Disease Study
    Jonathan L Temte; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ORCHARDS ORegon CHild Absenteeism due to Respiratory Disease Study SUMMARY Background: Influenza is common in school-aged children, has high attack rates, and is a leading cause of school absenteeism...
  15. Web-Based Interactive Multimedia CBT Bereavement Support Program
    VICKY GELATT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..5 billion in increased health utilization, absenteeism, reduced productivity (presenteeism), and errors/accidents due to poor concentration...
  16. Organization of Work and Self-Care Among Aging Workers with Coronary Heart Diseas
    Victoria Vaughan Dickson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..job-level risk factors, self-care, and health and productivity outcomes (health status, quality of life, absenteeism and presenteeism)...
  17. Evaluation of Value-Based Health Plan Design
    DAVID CAMPBELL GROSSMAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The primary aims of this application are to examine changes over time in self-reported health status, absenteeism due to illness, lost productivity time at the workplace...
  18. The p62/atypical PKC signaling complex in Th2 differentiation and asthma
    Jorge Moscat; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..million are children, and is considered to be the most common reason for childhood hospitalizations and school absenteeism. Epidemiological studies demonstrate that since 1980 there has been a worldwide increase in the prevalence of ..
  19. Reducing VA No-Shows: Evaluation of Predictive Overbooking Applied to Colonoscopy
    BRENNAN MASON ROSS SPIEGEL; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..However, a more cost-effective approach might be to maximize existing VA capacity by addressing patient absenteeism - a prevalent and expensive problem in VA gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy units...
  20. A randomized trial of influenza vaccination of Hutterite children
    Mark Loeb; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Secondary outcomes include influenza-like illness, otitis media, physician visits, antimicrobial prescriptions, absenteeism, lower respiratory tract infection, hospitalizations, and death...
  21. Comparative Effectiveness of Asthma Interventions Within an AHRQ PBRN
    Michael F Dulin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..three asthma management strategies on: overall healthcare consumption and medical costs;quality of life, school absenteeism and performance;asthma clinical measures;and medication utilization;and (6) Disseminate findings across the ..
  22. Using a Novel Technology to Improve Adherence: School-Based Asthma Treatment
    Jill S Halterman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..that school-based administration of preventive asthma medications improves asthma symptoms and reduces absenteeism. In order for this program to have sustainable public health impact, we must now develop the technology for ..
  23. Interventions to Control Obesity in Colleges
    Laura A Linnan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..loss behaviors, moderate-vigorous physical activity;total calories, percent body fat, fruit/vegetable intake, absenteeism, productivity, medical expenditures, and quality of life) will be assessed at baseline, 12 and 18 months...
  24. Brain Plasticity in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and its Response to Acupuncture
    Vitaly Napadow; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..syndrome (CTS), the most common entrapment neuropathy, is exceeded only by low back pain as a cause of employee absenteeism. Maladaptive neuroplasticity in the brain of CTS patients has been noted by several neuroimaging studies, and ..
  25. Web-based Supervisor Training: Dealing with Employee Drug and Alcohol Abuse
    SUSAN WELLS SCHROEDER; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Alcohol and drug (AOD) abuse by employees causes many costly problems for business and industry including absenteeism, injuries, health insurance claims, loss of productivity, employee morale, theft, and fatalities...
  26. Determinants of Multisite Musculoskeletal Pain Among Construction Workers
    Alberto Juan Caban-Martinez; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..e. worker health behaviors and demographics, health conditions, psychosocial factors) and absenteeism (secondary outcome measure) at baseline, 6-month and 12-month follow up time periods; Aim 1b: Document cohort ..
  27. DEVELOPMENT OF A UNIVERSAL INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINE
    Peter Palese; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In the longer term, the outcome of the proposed research may stimulate the economy by greatly reducing employee absenteeism due to influenza illness and eliciting the investment of vaccine companies in the optimization and manufacture ..
  28. Steps to Health: Targeting Obesity in the Health Care Workplace
    Truls Ostbye; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Further analysis will compare reductions in workplace injuries, health care utilization and claims costs, and absenteeism/presenteeism in the two trial arms during the two years following the intervention...
  29. Evaluating School-Based Influenza Vaccination Programs that Bill Health Insurance
    Judith C Shlay; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..rate during annual influenza epidemics, and illness in this age group is associated with high rates of school absenteeism. Immunizing school-age children against influenza has been shown to result in significant reductions in ..
  30. School Worksite Weight Gain Prevention Intervention Study
    Lori Pbert; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..fat intake and consumption of fruits and vegetables among employees, as well determining the effects on absenteeism and presenteeism...
  31. Evaluation of the Oregon Protective Leave Law for Victims of Violence
    NANCY E GLASS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Additionally, IPV is costly to the workplace because of absenteeism and lost productivity of both victims and perpetrators of IPV...
  32. Couple Relationship Education and Skills Training
    AMELIA J BIRNEY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..8 billion per year for U.S. businesses and industry due to absenteeism, reduction in productivity, and increased healthcare costs...
  33. Automated Connective Tissue Torque Sensor
    Robert T Davis; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Chronic musculoskeletal pain is the source of considerable disability, work absenteeism and health care costs...
  34. Telephone Linked Care: An IT Enabled Integrated System for Cancer Symptom Relief
    Kathleen H Mooney; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..perceived effectiveness, document satisfaction with the TLC system, explore impact on work productivity and absenteeism and conduct a cost-benefit analysis...
  35. Comparison of Asthma Programs for Schools
    Eileen Kae Kintner; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..will be placed to caregivers to monitor symptom days, medication use, use of healthcare services, and school absenteeism. To adjust for non-independence of observations within schools, hypotheses will be tested using the generalized ..
  36. The Effect of Risk and Side Effect Communication on Asthma Medication Adherence
    CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL GILLETTE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Such interventions have the potential to improve adherence to these medications and subsequently: (1) reduce absenteeism from school, (2) increase symptom - free days, (3) decrease asthma emergency department visits, and (4) reduce ..
  37. Web-based CBT for Opioid-treated, Chronic Pain Patients with Aberrant Behavior
    ANDREW BRUCE ROSENBLUM; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..burden in terms of disability and suffering and incurs significant economic and social costs, such as employee absenteeism and high health care utilization...
  38. Preventing Mid- and Later-Life Work Limitations: Community-Based Depression Care
    Debra Lerner; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..the primary endpoints;health-related work performance deficits (known as "presenteeism") and missed work time (absenteeism). Process of care will be evaluated using qualitative and quantitative data...
  39. Implications of the 2004-2005 Influenza Vaccine Shortage
    Srikanth Kadiyala; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Influenza vaccination protects individuals against infection, reduces absenteeism at work and missed days of school...
  40. Use of Mobile Devices and the Internet to Streamline an Asthma Clinical Trial (MI
    Kathryn V Blake; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..It is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood and is a leading cause of school absenteeism. There continues to be a great need for clinical trials in asthma but traditional clinical trials are expensive ..
  41. Monitoring cause-specific school absences to estimate influenza transmission in W
    Derek Cummings; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Mixing and Respiratory Transmission in Schools project have allowed us to fine tune surveillance systems for absenteeism and respiratory illness in the Pittsburgh area...
  42. Automated Connective Tissue Torque Sensor
    Robert Davis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Chronic musculoskeletal pain is the source of considerable disability, work absenteeism and health care costs...
  43. A+ Asthma Rural Partnership
    Arlene Butz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..the intervention on: Aim 1: quality of life, health care utilization, asthma knowledge, self-efficacy, school absenteeism, and use of asthma medications of children in grades 1-5; Aim 2: quality of life, asthma knowledge, self-..
  44. School-Based Telemedicine Enhanced Asthma Management (SB-TEAM)
    Jill S Halterman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Results from this study demonstrate reduced morbidity, decreased absenteeism, and fewer exacerbations for these very high-risk children...
  45. The FIRSTT Trial: Assessing Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Leiomyoma Therapies
    Elizabeth A Stewart; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..1 billion annually. However, our work and that of others, report that indirect costs (disability and absenteeism) are a large part of total costs for women with uterine fibroids...
  46. BIOELASTIC MATERIAL TO PREVENT POST-LAMINECTOMY ADHESION
    Jie Xu; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..pain, for which intervertebral disc pathology is the major cause, is second only to the common cold for work absenteeism in the United States; it is reported to result in more productivity loss than any other medical condition and ..
  47. Workplace Violence Nursing Health & Employment Outcomes
    Jacquelyn Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..By affecting productivity, absenteeism and job satisfaction workplace violence also may significantly affect nursing personnel retention and therefore ..
  48. Integrated Multimedia CBT Bereavement Support
    BLAIR IRVINE; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..5 billion in increased health utilization, absenteeism, reduced productivity (presenteeism) and errors/accidents due to poor concentration...
  49. Worksite Health Promotion: Private-Public Partnerships
    Ron Goetzel; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..and associated medical expenditures; improvements in employee productivity measured in terms of self-reported absenteeism and on-the-job presenteeism; and improvement in key organizational cost measures, employee attitudes toward ..
  50. Standard Worksite Health Program vs Activated Consumer
    Paul Terry; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..health care consumer intervention to reduce health risks and decrease inappropriate health care costs and absenteeism. The standard intervention assesses employee risks and interests and uses participatory research principles for ..
  51. NEW TRAINING INTERVENTION TO PREVENT BACK INJURIES
    Steven Lavender; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The primary dependent measures include: quarterly injury rates, turnover rates, absenteeism, and lost time rates for each study group...
  52. REHABILITATIVE CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH NEUROPATHIC PAIN
    Charles Berde; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..3] many patients sustained trauma or overuse injuries in sports, ballet and gymnastics, [4] school absenteeism was extensive, [5] at presentation, most were confined to crutches or wheelchairs [6] >50 percent had ..
  53. BIOELASTIC MATERIALS FOR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC RESTORATION
    Asima Pattanaik; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..pain, for which intervertebral disc pathology is the major cause, is second only to the common cold for work absenteeism in the United States; it is reported to result in more productivity loss than any other medical condition and a ..
  54. Personal Displacement Ventilation
    Xudong Yang; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Building-related symptoms, illnesses, and health complaints result in significant economic losses due to absenteeism, in addition to the direct effect on workers' health...
  55. NURSE MANAGERS, NURSE RETENTION, PATIENT OUTCOMES
    ROMA TAUNTON; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..of the intervention on retention of staff registered nurses; exploration of the relationships of retention and absenteeism of staff nurses to patient safety and satisfaction outcomes; and examination of the associations between nurse ..
  56. WORKSITE-RELATED ALCOHOL BEHAVIOR--URBAN TRANSIT DRIVERS
    June Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..consumption, including subsequent traffic collisions on the job, workers' compensation injury and costs, absenteeism, job termination, and traffic violations and accidents from the DMV; (2) use qualitative data collection ..
  57. A randomized trial of influenza vaccination of Hutterite children
    Mark Loeb; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..illness, office visits for respiratory illness, otitis media, antibiotic prescriptions, school or work absenteeism hospitalizations, and death...
  58. TRAINING PROGRAM IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
    RUSSELL FAZIO; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Drug use, employee absenteeism, domestic violence, poor diet choices, smoking, and drinking and driving all illustrate the kinds of concerns ..
  59. Laryngeal hydration aerosol for prevention of voice disorders
    Kimberly Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..vocal hygiene) has largely failed to prevent disorders so that voice loss contributes substantially to job absenteeism and social isolation...
  60. Health Promotion for Mobile Workers
    Glorian Sorensen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..outcomes indicative of worker health, including general health status and satisfaction with daily functioning, absenteeism, and attentiveness, and will assess determinants of behavior change, as measured by a set of modifying ..
  61. FLUOXETINE FOR ANXIOUS CHILDREN
    Boris Birmaher; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Potential predictors of clinical response such as age sex, duration and severity of anxiety, school absenteeism, sub-syndromal depressive symptoms, family history of anxiety or mood disorders will be explored...
  62. DYNAMIC LINKS AMONG PEER REJECTION, COGNITION & OUTCOME
    MELISSA DEROSIER; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..School records will provide data on absenteeism, academic achievement, and use of special education services...
  63. Obesity in school staff:Participatory environmental model
    Judith Siegel; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..g., dietary intake, physical activity level), and work productivity (e.g., absenteeism). 3...
  64. MODEL FOR REORGANIZING NURSING RESOURCES
    Dorothy Gordon; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..units on the following outcomes: nurses' perceived job characteristics, nursing job satisfaction, nursing absenteeism, nursing intended and actual turnover, patient satisfaction with care received, patient quality of care and ..