Absenteeism: Chronic absence from work or other duty.Efficiency: Ratio of output to effort, or the ratio of effort produced to energy expended.Sick Leave: An absence from work permitted because of illness or the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay employees who are sick. (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1981)Employer Health Costs: That portion of total HEALTH CARE COSTS borne by an individual's or group's employing organization.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Schools: Educational institutions.Workplace: Place or physical location of work or employment.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Namibia: A republic in southern Africa, south of ANGOLA and west of BOTSWANA. Its capital is Windhoek.Employee Discipline: Regulations or conditions imposed on employees by management in order to correct or prevent behaviors which are counterproductive to the organization.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Health Facility Environment: Physical surroundings or conditions of a hospital or other health facility and influence of these factors on patients and staff.Employee Incentive Plans: Programs designed by management to motivate employees to work more efficiently with increased productivity, and greater employee satisfaction.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Personnel Management: Planning, organizing, and administering all activities related to personnel.Industry: Any enterprise centered on the processing, assembly, production, or marketing of a line of products, services, commodities, or merchandise, in a particular field often named after its principal product. Examples include the automobile, fishing, music, publishing, insurance, and textile industries.Influenza, Human: An acute viral infection in humans involving the respiratory tract. It is marked by inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA; the PHARYNX; and conjunctiva, and by headache and severe, often generalized, myalgia.Work: Productive or purposeful activities.Railroads: Permanent roads having a line of rails fixed to ties and laid to gage, usually on a leveled or graded ballasted roadbed and providing a track for freight cars, passenger cars, and other rolling stock. Cars are designed to be drawn by locomotives or sometimes propelled by self-contained motors. (From Webster's 3d) The concept includes the organizational and administrative aspects of railroads as well.Occupational Diseases: Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.Employee Performance Appraisal: The assessment of the functioning of an employee in relation to work.Aviation: Design, development, manufacture, and operation of heavier-than-air AIRCRAFT.Personnel, Hospital: The individuals employed by the hospital.Hand Disinfection: The act of cleansing the hands with water or other liquid, with or without the inclusion of soap or other detergent, for the purpose of destroying infectious microorganisms.Job Satisfaction: Personal satisfaction relative to the work situation.Disease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Hygiene: The science dealing with the establishment and maintenance of health in the individual and the group. It includes the conditions and practices conducive to health. (Webster, 3d ed)Facility Design and Construction: Architecture, exterior and interior design, and construction of facilities other than hospitals, e.g., dental schools, medical schools, ambulatory care clinics, and specified units of health care facilities. The concept also includes architecture, design, and construction of specialized contained, controlled, or closed research environments including those of space labs and stations.Workload: The total amount of work to be performed by an individual, a department, or other group of workers in a period of time.Cockroaches: Insects of the order Dictyoptera comprising several families including Blaberidae, BLATTELLIDAE, Blattidae (containing the American cockroach PERIPLANETA americana), Cryptocercidae, and Polyphagidae.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Personnel Turnover: A change or shift in personnel due to reorganization, resignation, or discharge.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)New HampshirePandemics: Epidemics of infectious disease that have spread to many countries, often more than one continent, and usually affecting a large number of people.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Students: Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.Respiratory Tract DiseasesSchool Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Nursing Staff, Hospital: Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in a hospital.Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Musculoskeletal Diseases: Diseases of the muscles and their associated ligaments and other connective tissue and of the bones and cartilage viewed collectively.Psychology: The science dealing with the study of mental processes and behavior in man and animals.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Humidity: A measure of the amount of WATER VAPOR in the air.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Back Pain: Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Achievement: Success in bringing an effort to the desired end; the degree or level of success attained in some specified area (esp. scholastic) or in general.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Asthma: A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).

Role of schools in the transmission of measles in rural Senegal: implications for measles control in developing countries. (1/883)

Patterns of measles transmission at school and at home were studied in 1995 in a rural area of Senegal with a high level of vaccination coverage. Among 209 case children with a median age of 8 years, there were no deaths, although the case fatality ratio has previously been 6-7% in this area. Forty percent of the case children had been vaccinated against measles; the proportion of vaccinated children was higher among secondary cases (47%) than among index cases (33%) (prevalence ratio = 1.36, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.04-1.76). Vaccinated index cases may have been less infectious than unvaccinated index cases, since they produced fewer clinical cases among exposed children (relative risk = 0.55, 95% CI 0.29-1.04). The secondary attack rate was lower in the schools than in the homes (relative risk = 0.31, 95% CI 0.20-0.49). The school outbreaks were protracted, with 4-5 generations of cases being seen in the two larger schools. Vaccine efficacy was found to be 57% (95% CI -23 to 85) in the schools and 74% (95% CI 62-82) in the residential compounds. Measles infection resulted in a mean of 3.8 days of absenteeism per case, though this did not appear to have an impact on the children's grades. Among the index cases, 56% of children were probably infected by neighbors in the community, and 7% were probably infected at health centers, 13% outside the community, and 24% in one of the three schools which had outbreaks during the epidemic. However, most of the school-related cases occurred at the beginning and therefore contributed to the general propagation of the epidemic. To prevent school outbreaks, it may be necessary to require vaccination prior to school entry and to revaccinate children in individual schools upon detection of cases of measles. Multidose measles vaccination schedules will be necessary to control measles in developing countries.  (+info)

Resource utilization and work or school loss reported by patients with diabetes: experience in diabetes training programs. (2/883)

Diabetes exerts a major economic impact on healthcare in the United States both in terms of direct and indirect costs. Diabetes management and education programs designed to assist patients in achieving more optimal glycemic control represent a potential mechanism for reducing the morbidity and costs associated with diabetes. The relationship between HbA1c and patient hospitalizations and between HbA1c and days lost from work or school related to diabetes within the past year were evaluated. A cohort of 2359 patients with diabetes (188 type I, 2171 type II) referred to a comprehensive diabetes self-management training program was included in the analyses. Overall, 350 (14.8%) patients reported hospitalization, and 212 (9.0%) reported days lost from work or school. Patients with type I diabetes reported more hospitalizations (26.1% vs 13.9% and days lost (19.2% vs 8.1%) than type II patients. For the hospitalization outcome, the multivariate analyses indicated that younger age, the number of co-morbidities, and the duration of diabetes exerted a greater influence on the reported numbers of hospitalization than glycemic control. For the days lost outcome, the multivariate analyses indicated that there was a marginally significant association between patients with poor glycemic control and reported work or school loss related to diabetes (odds ratio = 1.5; 95% confidence interval, 1.0-2.2). These data suggest that interventions that improve glycemic control may decrease indirect costs related to diabetes.  (+info)

Socioeconomic status and morbidity in the last years of life. (3/883)

OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effect of socioeconomic status, as characterized by level of education, on morbidity and disability in the last years of life. METHODS: The analysis used data from the National Health Interview Survey (1986-1990), with mortality follow-up through December 1991. RESULTS: Among 10,932 decedents 50 years or older at baseline interview, educational attainment was inversely associated with long-term limitation of activity, number of chronic conditions, number of bed days, and days of short hospital stay during the year preceding the interview. CONCLUSIONS: Decedents with higher socioeconomic status experienced lower morbidity and disability and better quality of life even in their last years of life.  (+info)

Treatment costs and loss of work time to individuals with chronic lymphatic filariasis in rural communities in south India. (4/883)

This year-round case-control study investigated treatment costs and work time loss to people affected by chronic lymphatic filariasis in two rural communities in south India. About three-quarters of the patients sought treatment for filariasis at least once and 52% of them paid for treatment, incurring a mean annual expenditure of Rs. 72 (US $2.1; range Rs. 0-1360 (US $39.0)). Doctor's fees and medicines constituted 57% and 23% of treatment costs. The proportion of people seeking treatment was smaller and treatment costs constituted a higher proportion of household income in lower income groups. Most patients did not leave work, but spent only 4.36+/-3.41 h per day on economic activity compared to 5.25+/-3.52 h worked by controls; the mean difference of 0.89+/-4.20 h per day was highly significant (P<0.01). This loss of work time is perpetual, as chronic disease manifestations are mostly irreversible. An estimated 8% of potential male labour input is lost due to the disease. Regression analyses revealed that lymphatic filariasis has a significant effect on work time allotted to economic activity (P<0.05) but not on absenteeism from work (P>0.05). Female patients spent 0.31+/-1.42 h less on domestic activity compared to their matched controls (P<0.05). The results clearly show that the chronic form of lymphatic filariasis inflicts a considerable economic burden on affected individuals.  (+info)

Validation of an asthma symptom diary for interventional studies. (5/883)

OBJECTIVE: The Pediatric Asthma Diary was developed and validated to assess efficacy of interventions in children with asthma. DESIGN, PATIENTS, AND SETTING: Diary validation was performed in a three week, prospective study of 106 children aged 6-14 years with asthma. Children were classified at baseline as either stable (requiring no additional asthma treatment) or new onset/worse (requiring either addition of or increase in anti-inflammatory treatment). RESULTS: A daytime symptom scale and "day without asthma" were defined from diary questions. Both measures demonstrated significant validity and responsiveness to anti-inflammatory treatment. The stable group experienced a higher percentage of days without asthma during week 1 compared with the new onset/worse group (39.6% v 11.6%, respectively). The new onset/worse patients experienced significant improvement in days without asthma (24.5%) compared with stable patients (6.4%). CONCLUSIONS: The Pediatric Asthma Diary daytime symptom scale and day without asthma are acceptable measures for use in asthma intervention studies of children aged 6-14 years.  (+info)

Changes at the high end of risk in cigarette smoking among US high school seniors, 1976-1995. (6/883)

OBJECTIVES: This study identified high school seniors at low, moderate and high risk for cigarette use to examine changes in the prevalence of daily smoking within risk groups from 1976 to 1995. METHODS: Data were taken from the Monitoring the Future Projects national surveys of high school seniors. Risk classification was based on grade point average, truancy, nights out per week, and religious commitment. Logistic regression models were used to estimate trends for all seniors and separately for White (n = 244,221), African American (n = 41,005), and Hispanic (n = 18,457) made and female subgroups. RESULTS: Risk group distribution (low = 45%, moderate = 30%, high = 25%) changed little over time. Between 1976 and 1990, greater absolute declines in smoking occurred among high-risk students (17 percentage points) than among low-risk students (6 percentage points). Particularly large declines occurred among high-risk African Americans and Hispanics. Smoking increased in all risk groups in the 1990s. CONCLUSIONS: Among high school seniors, a large part of the overall change in smoking occurred among high-risk youth. Policies and programs to reduce smoking among youth must have broad appeal, especially to those at the higher end of the risk spectrum.  (+info)

Measurement of fatigue in industries. (7/883)

Fatigue of workers is a complex phenomenon resulting from various factors in technically innovated modern industries, and it appears as a feeling of exhaustion, lowering of physiological functions, breakdown of autonomic nervous balance, and decrease in work efficiency. On the other hand industrial fatigue is caused by excessive workload, remarkable alteration in working posture and diurnal and nocturnal rhythms in daily life. Working modes in modern industries have changed from work with the whole body into that with the hands, arms, legs and/or eyes which are parts of the body, and from physical work to mental work. Visual display terminal (VDT) work is one of the most characteristic jobs in the various kinds of workplaces. A large number of fatigue tests have already been adopted, but it is still hard to draw a generalized conclusion as to the method of selecting the most appropriate test battery for a given work load. As apparatus for fatigue measurement of VDT work we have developed VRT (Visual Reaction Test) and the Portable Fatigue Meter. Furthermore, we have presented immune parameters of peripheral blood and splenic T cells for physical fatigue.  (+info)

Effects of mailed advice on stress reduction among employees in Japan: a randomized controlled trial. (8/883)

We conducted a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to examine the effects of mailed advice on reducing psychological distress, blood pressure, serum lipids, and sick leave of workers employed in a manufacturing plant in Japan. Those who indicated higher psychological distress (defined as having GHQ scores of three or greater) in the baseline questionnaire survey (n = 226) were randomly assigned to an intervention group or a control group. Individualized letters were sent to the subjects of the intervention group, informing them of their stress levels and recommending an improvement in daily habits and other behaviors to reduce stress. Eighty-one and 77 subjects in the intervention and control groups, respectively, responded to the one-year follow-up survey. No significant intervention effect was observed for the GHQ scores, blood pressure, serum lipids, or sick leave (p > 0.05). The intervention effect was marginally significant for changes in regular breakfasts and daily alcohol consumption (p = 0.09). The intervention effect was marginally significant for the GHQ scores among those who initially did not eat breakfast regularly (p = 0.06). The study suggests that only sending mailed advice is not an effective measure for worksite stress reduction. Mailed advice which focuses on a particular subgroup (e.g., those who do not eat breakfast regularly) may be more effective.  (+info)

Objective: To prospectively investigate whether sickness presenteeism (SP), ie, going to work despite illness, has an impact on future sickness absenteeism. Methods: Two study populations were used, one female dominated from the public sector that included 3757 employees, and one male dominated from the private sector comprising 2485 employees. Results: SP on more than five occasions during the baseline year (2000) was a statistically significant risk factor for future sick leave (2002 and 2003) of more than 30 days among both populations even after adjusting for previous sick leave, health status, demographics, lifestyle, and work-related variables (2002, public sector, relative risk = 1.40; private sector, relative risk = 1.51). Conclusions: SP may be an important phenomenon to consider when evaluating measures aimed at decreasing sickness absenteeism because more SP may lead to future sickness absence.. ...
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively investigate whether sickness presenteeism (SP), ie, going to work despite illness, has an impact on future sickness absenteeism. METHODS: Two study populations were used, one female dominated from the public sector that included 3757 employees, and one male dominated from the private sector comprising 2485 employees. RESULTS: SP on more than five occasions during the baseline year (2000) was a statistically significant risk factor for future sick leave (2002 and 2003) of more than 30 days among both populations even after adjusting for previous sick leave, health status, demographics, lifestyle, and work-related variables (2002, public sector, relative risk = 1.40; private sector, relative risk = 1.51). CONCLUSIONS: SP may be an important phenomenon to consider when evaluating measures aimed at decreasing sickness absenteeism because more SP may lead to future sickness absence.. ...
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Tuesday the availability of statewide chronic absenteeism data for the first time in California, providing a new understanding of absenteeism rates and enabling schools to see at a comprehensive level which students are missing school and in danger of falling behind.. "This is a big step forward in efforts to provide useful information to schools," said Torlakson. "This data helps us determine which schools, districts, and student groups have the largest concentration of chronic absences, allowing educators and community members to focus attention and resources and take actions needed to keep those students in class and back on the path to academic success.". The new chronic absenteeism data is available on the California Department of Education (CDE) DataQuest Web site. The reports indicate chronic absenteeism rates of schools and school districts and which student subgroups have the highest chronic absenteeism rates.. "The way ...
Figure. . Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves showing A) predictive ability of school absenteeism to detect an outbreak (z-score ≥3) of fever/influenza for the entire study period; B) fever/influenza for the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 period; C) absenteeism for the entire study period; and D) absenteeism for the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 period. ROC curves were based on observations of whether 4 absentee threshold z-score levels-1, 1.5, 2, or 2.5-were reached or exceeded for either 1 day, 2 consecutive days, or 3 consecutive days as a predictor of the school district outbreak status during the next 7 days. In the ROC curves, sensitivity on the y-axis indicates the true-positive rate, and 1- specificity on the x-axis indicates the false-positive rate. The study was conducted September 6, 2005-June 26, 2009, in New York City, New York, USA. ...
Health related absenteeism was identified as a problem in the schools in the Molopo region, needing a multi-disciplinary approach which included the parents. A conceptual framework on absenteeism was used as a guideline for the descriptive research design. Using a convenience sampling technique 426 absentees, 22 teachers and 2 school nurses filled in three separate questionnaires in ten schools selected to determine the extent of absenteeism due to health related and other problems, the control measures taken and the awareness of school personnel. Health problems were identified as the main reasons for absenteeism. Inadequate communication between the schools and parents as well as lack of guidelines on the control of absenteeism, were other problems identified. Recommendations made related to the provision of school health services that promote the health status of the pupils based on Primary Health Care principles, parental involvement in school health matters and the formulation of policies ...
The objective of this study was to investigate prevalence and factors affecting sickness absenteeism among flower farm industry workers in Bishoftu town, Ethiopia. A workplace-based cross-sectional study was conducted from March to April 2018. A sample of 444 participants were included using a stratified sampling technique. We performed binary logistic regression analysis to identify factors associated with sickness absenteeism. The entire sampled workers (N = 444) were interviewed. Of the respondents, 55.6% (N = 247) were females. The mean age was 24.2 (SD ± 6.6) years. About 54.5% (N = 242) [95% CI (50.2, 59.0)] of the participants indicated that they had experienced sickness absence of at least 3 consecutive working days in the past 12 months. A total of 1357 days were lost with an average duration of 5.6 days per worker per year. Female sex [AOR: 2.63; 95% CI (1.723, 4.036)], sickness presenteeism [AOR: 3.15; 95% CI (2.026, 4.904)], job dissatisfaction [AOR: 1.60; 95% CI (1.047, 2.462)] and
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The emergency call from a Richmond hospital came to Neal Bailey while he was working at the Allied-Bendix Aerospace factory in McLean. His mothers kidney and heart problems had taken a bad turn, her doctor said, and Bailey was told hed better come quickly.. But when Bailey asked permission to go, his supervisor told him that if he left work he would be fired. He had already accumulated 7 1/2 points of "absence occurrences" under Allied-Bendixs new absenteeism policy, and if he was charged with another half point for leaving early, his eighth point would mean termination.. Most of Baileys fellow workers, angered by the threatened discharge, went on a spontaneous work stoppage, putting down their soldering tools and walking off the job in protest. Within 20 minutes, the plant manager told Bailey he could leave without penalty.. "It was so wrong what they were doing to me . . . . Its run like a prison in here," said Bailey, 23, who had been suspended without pay for five days because of an ...
A survey of HR professionals conducted by law firm Eversheds shows swine flu is already within two-thirds of their organisations, and that most are increasing sanitation and putting in contingency plans for the expected autumn swine flu resurgence.. Eversheds survey of more than 420 HR professionals across the UK indicates the majority (72%) have already suffered absenteeism due to swine flu. The vast majority (87%) have introduced sanitation measures such as instigating extra cleaning and offering anti-bacterial products to workers. In addition, 86% are using some HR measures to protect their organisations, such as planning increasing provision for flexible/home-working and committing to spreading key worker skills and knowledge. Looking ahead, the findings reveal widespread concern over the potential future implications of employee absenteeism, with 38% of businesses believing they will lose revenue and 21% indicating they expect to have to close or part close premises. However, perhaps as a ...
Employee absenteeism is a big problem for businesses small to large. When employees miss work, it can throw off productivity and the function of the entire workplace. Its expensive, and its becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to manage these costs.. Recently a study showed that unscheduled employee absenteeism has risen to some of the highest levels in nearly 20 years, but what can employers do?. Its easy to feel helpless as an employer, but there steps that can be taken to reduce and combat employees missing work.. Encourage Employees To Be Proactive with Their Health. Its going to be less expensive in the long-run to encourage your employees to be proactive with their healthcare, as opposed to having unhealthy employees that miss a lot of work.. A good way to help encourage your employees to be healthier without spending money is to enroll in a program like SingleCare. SingleCare is a prescription and healthcare discount program, and it costs employers nothing to participate. ...
BACKGROUND: 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. Less is known about the relationship between the presence of asthma and the academic achievement in school-aged children. Since students with asthma miss more days from school, this may negatively impact their academic achievement. The goal of this study was to investigate the relationships between absenteeism, presence of asthma, and asthma severity level with standardized test level performance in a predominantly African American urban school district. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted of 3812 students (aged 8-17 years) who took the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) standardized test during the 2002-2003 academic year. RESULTS: After adjustment for covariates, a significant inverse relationship was found between absenteeism and test level performance on the MAP
Oftentimes, Hiller explains, two types of job attitudes predict absenteeism. The study looked at job satisfaction over time. Job satisfaction and organizational commitment, in combination, are attitudes found in employees who show up to work.. How could a wellness program help reduce absenteeism? What might you ask the former employer of an interviewee regarding attendance and why?. ...
National Disability Day is honored annually on December 3rd to help people become more compassionate and understanding about the challenges faced by people with mental and/or physical disabilities. Here is how you can show compassion, stay educated and support those with disabilities.
Absenteeism worries sch authoritiesMilenge, August 5, 2014, ZANIS ------ Changwe Lungo primary school authorities in Milenge district are worried at the high levels of absenteeism among pupils a
Yet despite our inability to be precise about causal relationships between poor health and the academic achievement gap, the poorer health and access to care of African Americans certainly contributes to the gap. Children with more exposure to toxins (children with lead poisoning, for example) or more nutritional inadequacies (iron deficiency anemia, for example) have inferior cognitive ability lower IQs. Children with poorer vision cannot read as well; children less likely to be immunized and more likely to be ill have higher school absenteeism rates; children with more discomfort, from ear infections or toothaches, or with labored breathing from asthmatic attacks, are less able to pay attention to classroom lessons. Parents in poor health are less able to care for their children and less likely to guide their children to good health habits. Each of these average statistical health differences between black and white children and their parents may make a tiny contribution to the achievement ...
But Mellish said: "The absence rate we expect is not ideal, but we are not feeling uncomfortable about that. By rehearsing [our contingency plan] it allowed us to deal with this as though it was not entirely new and surprising. Having planned for it we have been able to be responsive rather than reactive." ...
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Recent research, data-collection, interviews, and scientific results have demonstrated that most employees are likely to still go to work when … Continue reading "Workplace "Absenteeism"". ...
But new research on chronic absenteeism reveals a lot of surprising details can make a difference in whether students make it to class.
In the course of addressing the problem presented by asthma within the various school attendance programs, there are different stakeholders who are important to address. Some of the stakeholders include the education authorities, school staff, parents, students, and guardians. One of the greatest steps that were taken with regards to addressing the issue of asthma within the school setting is dealing with the various irritants and allergens. Working in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Environmental Health instituted measures through which air quality in the various learning institutions was to be maintained at the required safety levels. This was instituted alongside strict measures to ensure that all types of mold within the classrooms were taken care of. Any substance that was bound to either pollute the air and or trigger an asthmatic attack was taken care of effectively. A year after these measures were instituted the number of children who missed school due ...
Respiratory Exam 1. Flashcards. felton. microbiology. What is the most common infectious disease of humans?. The common cold Also, the leading cause of acute morbidity and of visits to a physician in the US Major cause of industrial and school absenteeism. Slideshow 5083141 by kobe
U.S. workers with depression miss an estimated 68 million additional days of work each year compared with those who have never been diagnosed, resulting in an estimated cost of more than $23 billion in lost productivity annually.
Well, for starters, I do think that the department has an obligation to help the students out, and at least present them with options. Thats what [institution A] did for me/my former lab, although it was actually a little circuitous. The whole debacle started when the lab started bouncing checks and the department not yet knowing about [the absentee PIs issues]. But, regardless, what they did do was offer us options, and temporary funding. To paraphrase, they basically said "we know your lab is out of funds, and [absentee PI] has bounced during grant application season. The dept has funds and can float you to do what you need to do immediately, but this is obviously not a sustainable solution. You are strongly encouraged to seek other labs, because we cannot guarantee how long we are able to fund the lab, and we certainly cannot guarantee that [absentee PI] will have funds for future research." Honestly, I was doing mostly [non-laboratory research] at that time, so it didnt really affect me ...
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When a large number of students miss school regularly, it affects learning for everyone, even the kids who show up, a new analysis says.
Stay home if you are sick for at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius) or signs of a fever (have chills, feel very warm, have a flushed appearance, or are sweating). This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medications (any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen). Staying away from others while sick can prevent others from getting sick too. ...
Nontraumatic chest pain is a common symptom in children and adolescents and is a frequent complaint in patients seeking primary, emergent, or subspecialty care. Although the etiology is benign in most cases, this symptom may lead to school absences,
We all need some salt to survive. But consuming too much sodium negatively affects our health, leading to more visits to the doctor, more absenteeism, and reduced productivity in the workplace.
Looking for information on the anime Kamisama Hajimemashita (Kamisama Kiss)? Find out more with MyAnimeList, the worlds most active online anime and manga community and database. High schooler Nanami Momozono has quite a few problems of late, beginning with her absentee father being in such extreme debt that they lose everything. Downtrodden and homeless, she runs into a man being harassed by a dog. After helping him, she explains her situation, and to her surprise, he offers her his home in gr...
This paper focuses on senior high school students and the ways that bullying affects their school attendance. Selected items from the 2008 Ghana Global School-based Student Health Survey are analysed first to explore the relationships between the duration and type of bullying and school attendance. Second, we investigate whether having emotional problems, in addition to being bullied, incrementally affects the relationship between bullying and school attendance. Third, we explore the mitigating influence of peer friendships on these relationships. In all cases we provide a gender analysis. The results show that bullying is associated with increased absenteeism for both boys and girls. The analysis of reported emotional problems, however, shows distinct gender differences. For boys, increases in emotional problems are not associated with increased absenteeism for those who are bullied. On the other hand, for girls emotional problems were strongly associated with absenteeism and more so for girls ...
Objectives Sickness absence is the outcome in many epidemiologic studies and is often based on summary measures such as the number of sickness absences per year. In this study the use of modern statistical methods was examined by making better use of the available information. Since sickness absence data deal with events occurring over time, the use of statistical models for survival data has been reviewed, and the use of frailty models has been proposed for the analysis of such data.. Methods Three methods for analyzing data on sickness absences were compared using a simulation study involving the following: (i) Poisson regression using a single outcome variable (number of sickness absences), (ii) analysis of time to first event using the Cox proportional hazards model, and (iii) frailty models, which are random effects proportional hazards models. Data from a study of the relation between the psychosocial work environment and sickness absence were used to illustrate the results.. Results ...
In situation (b) a second absence due to CMD occurs > 28 days after return to work. We define this situation as recurrent sickness absence due to CMD. As in situation a, the person-years are counted from the beginning of the first episode of sickness absence due. to CMDs until the end of the employment period. In situation (c) there is a second episode of absence due to CMDs within 28 days after return to work, which is not counted as a recurrence. In the example, the employee is employed during the entire period. In situation (d) there is an episode of sickness absence due to CMDs lasting more than 1 year. The person-years are counted until 1 year of sickness absence. Fig. 1 Calculation of recurrence Adriamycin density of sickness absence due to common mental disorders The RD of sickness absence due to CMDs in the diagnostic AZD3965 in vivo categories was calculated by dividing the number of employees with recurrent sickness absence due to CMDs by the person-years at risk in the ...
The Norwegian specialist health service has undergone many processes of reorganization during the last three decades. Changes are mainly initiated to increase the efficiency and quality of health care serving an ageing population under the condition of a diminishing labour supply. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of reorganization on long-term sickness absence among different levels of hospital staff. The study draws on panel data on employees of Norwegian public hospitals in 2005 and 2007 (N = 106,715). National register data on individual employees days of medically certified long-term (|16 days) sickness absence were linked with survey measures of actual reorganization executed at each hospital in each year. The surveys, answered by hospital administration staff, measured five types of reorganization: merging units, splitting up units, creating new units, shutting down units and reallocation of employees. The variation in sickness absence days was analysed using random and fixed
In the 2015-16 school year, nearly 102,000 students in Oregon - more than one in six children - were chronically absent from school. Nationally, Oregons chronic absenteeism rate consistently ranks within the bottom 20 percent of states. Chronic absenteeism in Oregon has a disproportionate impact on specific populations: Oregons American Indian and Alaska Native students, students with disabilities, students of color, students experiencing economic disadvantage and students who have received at least one out-of-school suspension ...
AIM: To examine if non-bullied employees at work units (WUs) with workplace bullying have more long-term sickness absence (LTSA) than employees in non-bullying WUs.. METHODS: We included 7229 public health employees from 302 WUs and 3158 responders to a questionnaire on working conditions and health in 2007. WUs were classified into three categories of WUs; 1) no bullying (0% bullied); 2) moderate prevalence of bullying (,10% bullied); and 3) high prevalence of bullying (≥10% bullied). LTSA (≥30 consecutive days of sickness absence) during the following two years was obtained by linkage to the Danish register of sickness absence compensation benefits and social transfer payments.. RESULTS: Non-bullied co-workers in WUs, where bullying was reported had 15 to 22% more LTSA compared with non-bullying WUs.. CONCLUSION: Workplace bullying may be associated with LTSA in the entire WU. ...
Conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system are the cause of approximately 25% of absenteeism from work. Fibromyalgia syndrome is an exemplary con
Work capacity correlates weakly to disease concepts, which in turn are insufficient to explain sick leave behavior. With data mainly from Sweden, a welfare state with high sickness absence rates, our aim was to develop an explanatory theory of how to understand and deal with work absence and sick leave. We used classic grounded theory for analyzing data from |130 interviews with people working or on sick leave, physicians, social security officers, and literature. Several hundreds of typed and handwritten memos were the basis for writing up the theory. In this paper we present a theory of work incentives and how to deal with work absence. We suggest that work disability can be seen as hurt work drivers or people caught in mode traps. Work drivers are specified as work capacities + work incentives, monetary and non-monetary. Also, people can get trapped in certain modes of behavior through changed capacities or incentives, or by inertia. Different modes have different drivers and these can trap the
But- some voters, including my parents & my girlfriend, might be getting their request for absentee ballots back in the mail. Apparently, they didnt check that they were democrats (despite voting as democrats in the May primary) and despite having filled out their e-mail and phone number, they were mailed additional request forms with instructions- and had to place postage on again.. UPDATE: The BOE has received appx: 4500 requests so far- and appx. 500 have had to be followed up with a letter- mostly because the voter didnt check in the RED box- for voter affiliation is (ALL THE REST OF THE REQUIRED INFO IS IN YELLOW - color joke). Thats appx a 10% FAIL rate.. If youve mailed your absentee back in and want to check if your ballot was received, they do have a crude lookup tool: http://www.mcohio.org/boe/absentee_download/absentee_tracking.cfm. The BOE could have just sent a ballot with a form 10z and saved a step…. but that would be too obvious.. I know someone is out there snickering, ...
Owner/managers of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) are an under-researched population in terms of psychological distress and the associated health and economic consequences. Using baseline data from the evaluation of the Business in Mind program, a mental health promotion intervention amongst SME owner/managers, this study investigated: (i) prevalence of high/very high psychological distress, past-month sickness absenteeism and presenteeism days in SME owner/managers; (ii) associated, self-reported lost productivity; and (iii) associations between work, non-work and business-specific factors and work attendance behaviours. In our sample of 217 SME owner/managers 36.8% reported high/very high psychological distress. Of this group 38.7% reported past-month absenteeism, 82.5% reported past-month presenteeism, and those reporting presenteeism were 50% less productive as than usual. Negative binomial regression was used to demonstrate the independent effects of socio-demographic, work-related wellbeing
This study aimed to identify the psychosocial determinants that influence the duration of work disability among socially insured patients in Belgium. We found 14 psychosocial determinants that were significantly (p,0.10) related to the time until the end of the sick leave period. This model had a predictive value for long-term sickness absence (,6 months) of 80% (C-index), which indicates good to strong discriminative ability. The external validation of the model still indicated good discriminative ability (75%).. Most of our 14 factors are supported in the literature.12 We found 10 work related-factors; previous researchers have discussed physical work demands as a burden for returning to work.12-16 Den Boer et al also discussed job satisfaction in the case of work capacity at 6-month post-surgery.13 Kausto et al, Netterstrom and Marhold et al discussed the support by colleagues and by employers as important facilitators for returning to work.14 15 17 Meanwhile, Airaksinen did not find evidence ...
This thesis is a study on group differences in alcohol-related sickness absence. It consists of four papers: The first is an extensive review article of international research on the alcohol ?? sickness absence association. The second and third articles present studies of group differences in alcohol-related sickness absence in Norway. The fourth article is a study of group differences in attitudes towards alcohol-related sickness absence and presenteeism in Norway. Paper 1 is a review of the alcohol-absence association, to my knowledge the first review of studies on this topic. Following a literature search of peer reviewed journals, our inclusion criteria were met by 27 articles testing 48 associations. The study found that empirical evidence for an association between alcohol use and both long- and short-term absence was strong. All associations with a high quality score were statistically significant. The association did not vary systematically across measures of alcohol use. The association ...
In the second paper, we studied risk factors for long-term (> 8 weeks) sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders (LSM), focusing on the influence of the psychosocial and physical work environment, and a special aim was to reveal any gender differences in the associations. We found that men and women aged 40 and 45 had an LSM risk approximately 50% greater than that of subjects aged 30. There was a strong education gradient for both genders. Low job control had a strong effect, especially in men, whereas the effect of low job security was modest. Having shift/night work or rotating hours had a strong effect on the LSM risk, particularly in men. The associations with the job exposure variables were generally stronger for men; still, the LSM risk was considerably higher for women because of the high risk in women without the studied job exposures. Adding the interaction term (having both psychosocial end physical exposure) to the analysis did not significantly improve the model, and this ...
With approximately 10% of the population suffering from migraines - according to the Migraine Research Foundation - a new biomarker test aimed at diagnosing chronic migraines could be the key to reducing absenteeism and insurance.
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Whereas women in the 1970s and 1980s increased their overall burden by combining unpaid caregiving tasks on top of working life, the struggle for gender equality has clearly led to results, both at home and in the workplace. Today, mothers have access to considerable assistance in relation to childcare, and men have taken on more of the household chores. In addition, the availability of day-care and after-school programmes has improved dramatically. New technology has also made housework an easier task.. Nonetheless, the second-shift hypothesis, as it is often called, is still often invoked to explain why women in Norway have nearly 70 per cent higher sickness absence than men.. "Our study has found no evidence to support the claim that the extra work children entail is the general cause of womens higher sickness absence. And viewed in isolation, we see that having a child in itself does not increase sickness absence among women.". ...
Downloadable! Using microdata on a sample of about 350 workers, employed at an Italian public institute, we explain individual absence rates both considering variables that may be related to health conditions and to variables that may suggest shirking behaviour. Among these variables we especially focus our attention on the influence produced by the behaviour of randomly assigned peers. To handle reflection problems we use the proportion of females in the peer group as instrument of peer absence behaviour. From Two-Stage least square estimates it emerges that social and group interactions play an important role in shaping individual absence behaviour.
Johnson reported that school absenteeism and visits to doctors office are increased for influenza-like illness as are prescriptions for anti-viral medication. Dr. Johnson said that complicating the picture is an increased incidence of strept throat and scarlet fever in Mammoth Lakes. He said that these infections can occur separately or together in the same person at the same time.. Mono County, said Johnson, has not seen an increase in EMS transports, Emergency Room visits or hospitalizations so far, but Northern Inyo Hospital has seen an increase in Emergency Room visits and hospitalizations.. On the wider scene, in the US, 22 children died last week alone from H1N1 infections. This brings the total so far to 114 children. Previously, according to Dr. Johnson, no more than 153 children have died in any one flu season. 28 pregnant women have died from H1N1 so far. Unprecedented for this time of year is the news that 48 states are reporting widespread activity.. Very little H1N1 vaccine has ...
A total of 179 Tyneside children who had suffered at least one episode of wheeze since school entry were seen at the age of 7. All but 14 had visited a doctor for chest symptoms, but a diagnosis of asthma had been offered to the parents of only 21 children, including three of the 56 children experiencing four to 12 wheezy episodes a year and 11 of the 31 children experiencing more than 12 episodes a year. Bronchodilator treatment was rarely offered in the absence of such a diagnosis, and two thirds of the children had never received a bronchodilator. Of the children experiencing four or more episodes a year, only a third had received bronchodilator drugs regularly, though half had lost more than 50 days from school because of wheeze. School absenteeism fell 10-fold in the 31 children finally offered continuous prophylactic treatment. Although many doctors had feared that use of the word "asthma" would cause anxiety, parents were uniformly relieved when given an explanation of their childs ...
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Rachel R. Basinger (March 24, 2008). "Curbing absenteeism". Daily Courier. Pennsylvania Department of Education (September 29, ...
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There are two primary anti-patterns for an Agile Leader; micromanagement and absenteeism. If a process is under control, and ...
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Absenteeism is a concern. One-third of a quorum, or 40 out of 240 members, can defeat a super-majority or 2/3 vote, including ... A report published by the Massachusetts Legislature Research Council in 1971 indicated that absenteeism in Representative Town ...
Rattner, Bambi (1997). Anxiety-based school absenteeism. p. 22. Caruth, Cathy (1995). Trauma: Explorations in Memory. p. 81. ...
Absenteeism was roughly 20%. It was read as a setback for Morales, particularly in light of the 2011 Bolivian protests. The ...
... high absenteeism among professors; no systematic process to review and update the curricula; shortage of laboratories and ...
He also supported a crackdown on absenteeism and corruption.[31] Andropov had intended to let Gorbachev succeed him in office, ...
The intensity of negative affect experienced at work often leads to work withdrawal, absenteeism, vandalism, and early exit. ... Martocchio, J.; Jimeno, D.I. (Summer 2003). "Employee absenteeism as an affectiveevent". Human Resource Management Review. 13 ( ... and absenteeism. Mood may be moderated by organizational commitment which, in turn, may affect workers' decisions to stay or ... such as work withdrawal and absenteeism, as well as job satisfaction, but it does not seem to be the deciding factor on whether ...
Absenteeism is estimated to cost the average employer $660 annually per employee. Based on productivity costs, employees ... Workplace Tai Chi programs have also proven effective as a health intervention and means of reducing absenteeism, particularly ... The impact of workplace health promotion on absenteeism is substantial since productivity is impossible if an employee is ... Navarro, Chris; Bass, Cara (2006). "The Cost of Employee Absenteeism." Compensation Benefits Review, 38.6, 26-30. Mitchell, ...
Sydney, Lady Morgan, publishes Absenteeism. 13 April - D'Arcy McGee, journalist, politician in Canada, assassinated (died 1868 ...
Music Director Fired for Absenteeism. Retrieved 2016-12-03. Alejo Perez Biography. Retrieved 2016-12-03. Carlos Miguel Prieto ...
"On Firing for Unexcused Absenteeism". Cyber USSR. Retrieved 2010-08-01. "On the Prohibition of Unauthorized Departure by ...
Mann, Kalman (1967). Sickness Absenteeism in a Medical Organization. Mann, Kalman (1965). The Progress of Disabled Veterans: A ...
"Reducing absenteeism and early school leaving. [Social Impact]. INCLUD-ED. Strategies for inclusion and social cohesion from ... in schools with high absenteeism they have managed to reduce truancy and thus contribute to the improvement of academic success ...
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Cooper C, Dewe P; Dewe (December 2008). "Well-being-absenteeism, presenteeism, costs and challenges". Occup Med (Lond). 58 (8 ... notably due to elevated levels of absenteeism, or absence from work because of illness, and presenteeism, or productivity lost ...
Staff shortages are made worse by absenteeism. On some days, as few as nine guards are on duty. Only two of the six towers on ...
Alcoholism, already at levels that alarmed officials, increased; absenteeism and declining worker discipline affected ...
People would like to participate in the work when they feel happiness, or in the converse, absenteeism might occur. Absenteeism ... Absenteeism is usually measured in two methods, the time-lost index and the frequently index respectively. The time-lost index ... Although employee absenteeism are usually associated with the job-related well-being or simply whether the employee feels ... Among the target groups, group with high cohesiveness tend to have low absenteeism rate while group with low cohesiveness tend ...
Absenteeism is typically measured by time lost (number of days absent) measures and frequency (number of absence episodes) ... 1993). "To Be There or Not To Be There? Questions, Theories and Methods in Absenteeism Research." Pp. 259-328, in Research in ... The costs of bullying include losses in productivity, higher absenteeism, higher turnover rates, and legal fees when the ... Older employees seem to exhibit less aggression, tardiness, substance abuse, and voluntary absenteeism (although sickness ...
... the most recent federal data on chronic absenteeism show. But the problem is especially concentrated in a small portion of ...
Workplace absenteeism refers to time taken off work due to illness or other reasons, such as child care or transportation ... Workplace absenteeism refers to time taken off work due to illness or other reasons, such as child care or transportation ... Absenteeism is considered significantly higher than expected in months when the lower limit of the estimates margin of error ... Often, people who are sick wont go to work, which is why absenteeism data can be a good resource for monitoring outbreaks. We ...
FACT SHEET: The White House Launches New National Effort and Ad Council Campaign to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism and Drive ... Department of Education announce two groundbreaking campaigns to address and eliminate chronic student absenteeism in this ...
"Absenteeism," August 8, 2012. *"Study: One in 10 Students Misses a Month of School," (Inside School Research Blog) May 17, 2012 ... Chronic absenteeism-missing more than 10 percent of school a year-occurs at rates three to four times higher in high-poverty ... Its a start (and an acknowledgment), on a federal level, that treating the causes of absenteeism now prevents problems later. ... Every option must be used to curb this absenteeism epidemic, even temporary removal from parents, should it come to that. ...
Workplace absenteeism refers to time taken off work due to illness or other reasons, such as child care or transportation ... How is workplace absenteeism connected to flu?. The amount of health-related absences is strongly related to the amount of ... These data show trends in workplace absenteeism during the 2017-2018 flu season. Only health-related absences are presented - ... Therefore, absenteeism can help measure the overall impact of influenza outbreaks and pandemics. ...
Chronic Absenteeism. Posted: Tue, 01/28/2014 - 9:18am Updated: Mon, 07/30/2018 - 8:06am. Chronic absenteeism and habitual ...
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Absenteeism is a habitual pattern of absence from a duty or obligation without good reason. Generally, absenteeism is unplanned ... While occasional school absenteeism may not be problematic, excessive absenteeism has shown to have a negative impact. Students ... Medical-based understanding of absenteeism finds support in research that links absenteeism for medical reasons with mental and ... This leads to even greater absenteeism and reduced productivity among other workers. Work forces often excuse absenteeism ...
"From absence to absenteeism? A qualitative cross case study of teachers views on sickness absence," Journal of Behavioral and ... "Organisational Change, Absenteeism and Welfare Dependency," HERO On line Working Paper Series 2005:9, Oslo University, Health ... Absenteeism; hazard rate model; NPMLE; JEL classification:. *C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and ... "Sickness, absenteeism, presenteeism, and sick pay," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 54(4), pages 669-687 ...
... warning that employers could face crippling absenteeism as the U.S. flu season takes hold. ... "Absenteeism will be the central issue that businesses wrestle with during this pandemic," said Ann Beauchesne, who leads the ... The chamber acknowledged that influenza rates and absenteeism are difficult to predict but said business owners and corporate ... warning that employers could face crippling absenteeism as the U.S. flu season takes hold. ...
Annotated Bibliography: Workplace Absenteeism or Anxiety and Depression. 5481 Words22 Pages ... More about Annotated Bibliography: Workplace Absenteeism or Anxiety and Depression. *. Library Management. 204752 Words , 820 ... Workplace absenteeism OR Anxiety and depression in the…show more content…. I also thought it useful to narrow down my search to ... in particularly to absenteeism in the workplace. There are other websites like SHRM.org, HRM Asia, and Acas whereby one is able ...
Absenteeism and poor work productivity are more common and potentially devastating than you might imagine. Yet while one might ...
Absenteeism often becomes worse when companies speed up the pace of work and pressure workers to produce, said Greg Tarpinian, ... Absenteeism has been cut to 4 percent while the overall productivity rate has increased 15 percent and the company has exceeded ... Absenteeism at such rates -- far above the national average, which is estimated at between 2 and 6 percent -- is highly ... Companies consistently rank absenteeism as the biggest discipline problem and, in an era of intense corporate competition, are ...
Commonly termed "indirect costs," these costs are most often associated with worker absenteeism and presenteeism. Absenteeism ... Howard K.J., Howard J.T., Smyth A.F. (2012) The Problem of Absenteeism and Presenteeism in the Workplace. In: Gatchel R., ... Roche, A. M., Pidd, K., Berry, J. G., & Harrison, J. E. (2008). Workers drinking patterns: The impact on absenteeism in the ... Hilton, M. F., Sheridan, J., Cleary, C. M., & Whiteford, H. A. (2009). Employee absenteeism measures reflecting current work ...
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Ill-health and absenteeism is extremely costly to employees, employers and insurance companies. It has a direct impact on ... The Foundations research project: Ill-health and workplace absenteeism: initiatives for prevention highlighted the need to ... Existing data on absenteeism was analysed for patterns in different EU Member States, sectors and demographic groups. National ... SMEs, which are particularly vulnerable and often lack the resources and skills to prevent absenteeism, must be supported and ...
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Chronic absenteeism impacts all students-no matter their age. Students that miss just ... Chronic absenteeism impacts all students-no matter their age. Students that miss just two days a month for any reason are more ... Each school district must identify a point of contact for all matters related to excessive absenteeism and truancy (RCW 28A. ... Guide to Using the Attendance Playbook: Smart Strategies for Reducing Chronis Absenteeism in the COVID ERA (Attendace Works) ...
Back2School - CBT Intervention for School Absenteeism (B2S). The safety and scientific validity of this study is the ... Anxiety Symptoms Depressive Symptoms Behavioral Problem School Absenteeism Behavioral: Back2School Other: Treatment As Usual ... Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention for School Absenteeism: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Actual Study Start Date :. ... If the B2S intervention proves to be effective in reducing school absenteeism, it could be implemented in other municipalities ...
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... manufacturers are taking a closer look at how to avoid wide-spread workplace absenteeism and productivity declines if faced ... industry professionals polled said they are concerned about declines in productivity at their workplace due to absenteeism or ... Manufacturers Worried About Absenteeism During Flu Season. New Survey Finds Support for Hand Hygiene Education & Preventive ... manufacturers are taking a closer look at how to avoid wide-spread workplace absenteeism and productivity declines if faced ...
... and other researchers used nationally representative health data to analyze the rates and costs of obesity-related absenteeism ... Obesity Linked to Job Absenteeism, Study Says. A recent study suggests that issues related to obesity and morbid obesity go far ... The health conditions also are associated with increased rates of work absenteeism, with estimated costs of $4.3 billion per ... Female workers accounted for about three-fourths of the total cost of obesity-related absenteeism: $3.2 billion. Among women, ...
  • Commonly termed "indirect costs," these costs are most often associated with worker absenteeism and presenteeism. (springer.com)
  • According to a recent survey conducted by Kimberly-Clark Professional, 87 percent of manufacturing industry professionals polled said they are concerned about declines in productivity at their workplace due to absenteeism or presenteeism related to a flu pandemic. (manufacturing.net)
  • Running parallel to absenteeism, presenteeism is the phenomenon of sick office workers coming in to work while being generally underproductive, and potentially spreading illness to other employees. (architectureanddesign.com.au)
  • Both absenteeism and presenteeism present their own unique sets of challenges for employers. (architectureanddesign.com.au)
  • This is the first study to quantify the total value of lost job productivity as a result of health problems - a phenomenon called presenteeism - which is more costly than medical expenditures and absenteeism. (duke.edu)
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  • Much work has already shown the high costs of obesity in medical expenditures and absenteeism, but our findings are the first to measure the incremental costs of presenteeism for obese individuals separately by BMI class and gender among full time employees," said Finkelstein, also associate research professor of global health at the Duke Global Health Institute. (duke.edu)
  • The relationship between modifiable health risk factors and medical expenditures, absenteeism, short-term disability, and presenteeism among employ. (nih.gov)
  • We found a significant and consistent association among three factors (high biometric laboratory values, cigarette and alcohol use, and poor emotional health) and increased presenteeism for both men and women and increased absenteeism for women. (nih.gov)
  • Sickness presenteeism today, sickness absenteeism tomorrow? (diva-portal.org)
  • OBJECTIVE: To prospectively investigate whether sickness presenteeism (SP), ie, going to work despite illness, has an impact on future sickness absenteeism. (diva-portal.org)
  • This conference is a key deliverable of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Initiative and is designed to support state and local efforts to address and eliminate chronic absenteeism among our nation's most vulnerable students, particularly those attending low-performing schools. (ed.gov)
  • They discovered that many managers, particularly professional managers, were not addressing the problem, with even those who acknowledged that it was their job to reduce worker absenteeism taking little action. (hsj.co.uk)
  • The United States CDC has estimated that the average school-aged child missed approximately one week annually due to illness-related absenteeism in 1995 [ 12 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the combined cost of absenteeism in Courts Service and Prison Service came to EUR9million. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Less than half of employers, the survey found, measure the cost of absenteeism. (toolbox.com)
  • Furthermore, the cost of absenteeism estimates shown in this analysis exclude other potential economic costs associated with depression, including productivity loss while on the job, healthcare utilization, workers' compensation, and turnover, among others. (gallup.com)
  • Small-business owners who allow staff to work from any location are far less likely to feel the financial impact of absenteeism, because their workers have access to the systems and services they need, whether they work from home or the office," he said. (is4profit.com)
  • A literature study, which reviewed research findings concerning absenteeism in South Africa and selected countries, provided a framework for the ensuing empirical inquiry. (unisa.ac.za)
  • A qualitative study using in-depth interviews, focus group interviews, document review and observation as data gathering techniques focused on two selected primary schools with a high rate of learner absenteeism in the Acornhoek area of Mpumalanga, South Africa. (unisa.ac.za)
  • Absenteeism exacerbates the difficulty of health service delivery in many countries where the number of nurses available is insufficient to meet all of the healthcare demands in the health care sector, in this regard South Africa is no exception to this problem. (sun.ac.za)
  • Through these efforts, school nurses provide case management, which improves chronic health conditions and reduces absenteeism (Jacobsen et al. (nasn.org)
  • ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Absenteeism is a problem all over the world and a solution cannot be easily found. (sun.ac.za)
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday offered companies new guidelines for coping with the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, warning that employers could face crippling absenteeism as the U.S. flu season takes hold. (reuters.com)
  • The incident is a dramatic example of the most troublesome and costly discipline problem in the nation's work places: absenteeism and the resulting conflicts that often arise when employers attempt to remedy high absence rates by instituting get-tough policies. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Ill-health and absenteeism is extremely costly to employees, employers and insurance companies. (europa.eu)
  • Employers' efforts to reduce absenteeism tend to concentrate on tightening up procedures and checks on absent workers. (europa.eu)
  • It aims to break the germ transmission chain by providing a host of materials to educate and engage employees as well as tools to help employers reduce absenteeism. (manufacturing.net)
  • Adrian Barnes, spokesman for DBS Law in Birmingham city centre's Broad Street, said: "Employers across the city are beginning to worry that a good run in the competition for England may lead to absenteeism as staff take unauthorised time off to watch the games or even to recover from the celebrations of the night before. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • It's quite telling that the Australian culture of absenteeism/sickies is so deeply ingrained that a Prime Minister encourages people to stay at home nursing their celebratory hangovers, much to the dismay of employers. (architectureanddesign.com.au)
  • Many health initiatives implemented by employers do not match reasons given for absenteeism and there seems to be a disconnect between the reasons why staff go on sick leave against the measures implemented to reduce sickness absence. (publicnet.co.uk)
  • 2013). School nurses also address chronic absenteeism by identifying and building on protective factors and connecting students and families with resources to mitigate barriers such as community resources for food, transportation, and housing (Jacobsen et al. (nasn.org)
  • Using a convenience sampling technique 426 absentees, 22 teachers and 2 school nurses filled in three separate questionnaires in ten schools selected to determine the extent of absenteeism due to health related and other problems, the control measures taken and the awareness of school personnel. (unisa.ac.za)
  • We know that the amount of health-related absenteeism is strongly related to the amount of influenza-like illness occurring at about the same time. (cdc.gov)
  • A systematic change programme is needed for a fundamental improvement, otherwise the healthcare sector will continue at the top of the league of absenteeism. (hsj.co.uk)
  • This is referred to as "health-related workplace absenteeism. (cdc.gov)
  • You can view the latest trends in health-related workplace absenteeism below. (cdc.gov)
  • Why is tracking health-related absenteeism important to workplace safety and health? (cdc.gov)
  • Monitoring health-related absenteeism among workers is especially useful for assessing the occurrence of some illnesses, such as influenza. (cdc.gov)
  • Health-related workplace absenteeism data add to the traditional influenza surveillance conducted by CDC, which is mainly based on disease reporting from doctors and laboratory testing. (cdc.gov)
  • Each month during flu season, NIOSH updates charts showing the amount** of health-related absenteeism among full-time workers, using CPS data from the previous month. (cdc.gov)
  • Organisational Change, Absenteeism and Welfare Dependency ," HERO On line Working Paper Series 2005:9, Oslo University, Health Economics Research Programme. (repec.org)
  • : Ill-health and workplace absenteeism: initiatives for prevention highlighted the need to give it a higher priority, focusing on health as well as on financial and economic aspects. (europa.eu)
  • SMEs , which are particularly vulnerable and often lack the resources and skills to prevent absenteeism, must be supported and encouraged in order to reduce ill-health. (europa.eu)
  • The study, which appears in the December issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, is led by John Cawley, Ph.D., of Cornell University and the National Bureau of Economic Research, Ithaca, N.Y. Cawley and other researchers used nationally representative health data to analyze the rates and costs of obesity-related absenteeism. (ehstoday.com)
  • The report, released Monday, says the average full-time Canadian worker was absent for 9.3 days in 2011 - the latest year for which figures are available - with the highest absenteeism rates found in the health-care and social assistance sector. (macleans.ca)
  • Cross-sector partnerships with local and state health agencies, community based organizations, community and business members and families must be leveraged to provide essential wraparound support to address the root causes of chronic absenteeism for all students. (oregon.gov)
  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is monitoring health-related workplace absenteeism among full-time workers in the U.S. using data received monthly from the Current Population Survey . (cdc.gov)
  • The prevalence of health-related workplace absenteeism was not higher than expected during the months of November and December 2017. (cdc.gov)
  • David Leyshon, Managing Director of CBSbutler says: "Persistent absenteeism can clearly be a sign of health issues, but worryingly, it can also mean there are underlying problems within an organisation. (hrreview.co.uk)
  • New York, New York, USA), electronic health data are collected daily on ≈70%-80% of the total nurse visits in the city's public schools, kindergarten through grade 8, and on all-cause school absenteeism. (cdc.gov)
  • It makes sense, given the role that student health plays in absenteeism. (georgetown.edu)
  • And it cites research connecting absenteeism with risky health behavior, such as cigarette use, substance abuse and teen pregnancy. (georgetown.edu)
  • Quantitatively, change of health risks and absenteeism serves as a reference to others engaging in workplace health promotion. (deepdyve.com)
  • Health related absenteeism was identified as a problem in the schools in the Molopo region, needing a multi-disciplinary approach which included the parents. (unisa.ac.za)
  • Health problems were identified as the main reasons for absenteeism. (unisa.ac.za)
  • Recommendations made related to the provision of school health services that promote the health status of the pupils based on Primary Health Care principles, parental involvement in school health matters and the formulation of policies aimed at controlling absenteeism in schools. (unisa.ac.za)
  • Absenteeism of nurses is on the increase at primary care centres in the Ethekwini municipal district and it has a negative impact on provision of health care services where the study is proposed. (sun.ac.za)
  • On the one hand, access to care may increase utilization of preventative care (in the case of well child visits) and early action care (doctor visits for mild illnesses), leading to an increased rate of absenteeism. (rti.org)
  • Unionized workers also had a higher absenteeism rate of 13.2 days compared with 7.5 days for non-unionized workers. (macleans.ca)
  • Nationally, Oregon's chronic absenteeism rate consistently ranks within the bottom 20 percent of states. (oregon.gov)
  • However, they are missing school at a greater rate than their peers, setting themselves up for the negative fallout that accompanies absenteeism. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Absenteeism and incident frequency rate data were collected over a 33 month period that covered three different roster schedules. (bmj.com)
  • She also suggests ways to cut the absenteeism rate substantially. (publicnet.co.uk)
  • As a result, this affects their quality of academic life and also absenteeism rate is increased. (scirp.org)
  • With the increasing rate of absenteeism in many traditional classrooms, creating a program that fosters engagement, as well as varying learning options, can help decrease the likelihood of absenteeism drastically. (schoolmart.com)
  • The adjusted absenteeism rate for gastrointestinal illness was significantly lower in the intervention-group subjects compared with control subjects. (ciriscience.org)
  • The adjusted absenteeism rate for respiratory illness was not significantly different between groups. (ciriscience.org)
  • The chamber acknowledged that influenza rates and absenteeism are difficult to predict but said business owners and corporate executives need to be aware of how bad the situation could become. (reuters.com)
  • Absenteeism at such rates -- far above the national average, which is estimated at between 2 and 6 percent -- is highly inefficient because production is slowed and workers often must be assigned unfamiliar tasks to replace absentees, Priftis said. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The rates of chronic absenteeism in Oregon schools is worse than in schools in many other states around the country. (opb.org)
  • Those in the professional, scientific and technical services industries had the lowest rates of absenteeism, with an average of 5.8 days. (macleans.ca)
  • Workers in Saskatchewan had the highest absenteeism rates, averaging 11 days, followed by those in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec at 10.8 days. (macleans.ca)
  • The only significant change in absenteeism rates was an increase in the maintenance sector in the third data collection period. (bmj.com)
  • Absenteeism rates in the mining and CPP sectors were not different between data collection periods. (bmj.com)
  • However, when unregulated and excessive overtime was introduced as part of the 12-hour/5-day roster, absenteeism rates were increased in the maintenance sector. (bmj.com)
  • Provides information about persistent absentees, including their number and absenteeism rates. (www.gov.uk)
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Tuesday the availability of statewide chronic absenteeism data for the first time in California, providing a new understanding of absenteeism rates and enabling schools to see at a comprehensive level which students are missing school and in danger of falling behind. (scvnews.com)
  • The calculator uses effectiveness measures (absenteeism and staff turnover rates) and change estimates sourced from 55 case studies to generate the annual savings an employer may potentially gain. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The study of more than a thousand 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the Philadelphia school system also determined that body mass index, or BMI, is as significant a factor in determining absenteeism from school as age, race, socioeconomic status and gender, formerly the four main predictors. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Today, the White House and the U.S. Department of Education announce two groundbreaking campaigns to address and eliminate chronic student absenteeism in this country: the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Success Mentors Initiative -- with 10 initial participating cities -- and a multi-million dollar Ad Council campaign to engage parents on this critical issue. (ed.gov)
  • It can ultimately make a real difference for students in the future, and establishing new patterns of teaching can excite your students, reducing the likelihood of absenteeism. (schoolmart.com)
  • The aim of this research was to identify factors that contribute to absenteeism of nurses at eight primary care centres in the Ethekwini municipal district of KwaZulu- Natal. (sun.ac.za)
  • Eversheds' survey of more than 420 HR professionals across the UK indicates the majority (72%) have already suffered absenteeism due to swine flu. (personneltoday.com)
  • Female workers accounted for about three-fourths of the total cost of obesity-related absenteeism: $3.2 billion. (ehstoday.com)
  • Absenteeism costs the Canadian economy more than $16 billion a year, according to a study by the Conference Board of Canada. (macleans.ca)
  • The survey revealed that the cost of public sector absenteeism to the taxpayer is approximately £4 billion a year. (publicnet.co.uk)
  • The annual loss to the South African economy caused by absenteeism is between R12 billion and R19.144 billion per year. (sun.ac.za)
  • Medical-based understanding of absenteeism finds support in research that links absenteeism for medical reasons with mental and behavioral disorders, diseases of the digestive system, neoplasms, and diseases of the genitourinary system.This excludes pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Back2School condition is a Modular Trans-Diagnostic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MTCBT) treating school absenteeism in youths. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Additional file 1: Performance objectives regarding four behavioral determinants in decision making on illness absenteeism: knowledge, attitude, self-efficacy and risk perception. (springermedizin.de)
  • Additional file 2: Theory-based methods to target four behavioral determinants in decision making on illness absenteeism: knowledge, attitude, self-efficacy and risk perception. (springermedizin.de)
  • She said: "It's clear that the actions we are taking to reduce absenteeism from schools in Wales are having a positive impact. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • THE Ministry of Education in Kasama has said absenteeism of girls in schools due to lack of sanitary towels was a major hindrance to development. (co.zm)
  • The findings of this research could assist the management of the basic education department in general, and in schools in particular, to understand the problem of absenteeism and thereby enabling the implementation of effective strategies that can be used to curb the practice. (mdpi.com)
  • The study concludes with recommendations to prevent learner absenteeism in order to improve teaching and learning in South African primary schools. (unisa.ac.za)
  • Absenteeism, especially in K-12 schools, can be frustrating for instructors and ultimately have a negative impact on students. (schoolmart.com)
  • Inadequate communication between the schools and parents as well as lack of guidelines on the control of absenteeism, were other problems identified. (unisa.ac.za)
  • To determine the threshold and pattern in lagged days that best predicts an outbreak of absenteeism and fever/influenza syndrome, we applied the Sasaki et al. (cdc.gov)
  • Results revealed a moderately positive in-phase correlation between absenteeism and fever/influenza syndrome by school district during the pH1N1 period (r = 0.264) but a weak correlation over the entire study period (September 6, 2005-June 26, 2009) (r = 0.086). (cdc.gov)
  • entire study period, r = 0.213), indicating that changes in absenteeism were most strongly correlated with changes in fever/influenza syndrome visits 2 days earlier. (cdc.gov)
  • The main objective of this study is to examine the efficacy of a new psychological intervention, called Back2School, in helping youths with problematic school absenteeism to return to school. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Furthermore, the study will examine how well this program fares against the treatment or interventions that are usually given to youths with school absenteeism (treatment as usual or TAU). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Trial design The study is a randomized controlled superiority trial (RCT) that compares a modular trans-diagnostic CBT intervention (Back2School), treating school absenteeism in youths aged 7-17 years with treatment as usual (TAU). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • There is no considerable effect of supervisor training on employees' stress (6 studies) or absenteeism (1 study ) when compared to no training. (cochrane.org)
  • Study confirms that living with a smoker increases absenteeism in schoo. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The objectives of this study were to measure the effectiveness of an intensive hand hygiene intervention campaign in reducing the incidence of absenteeism caused by illness and the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza in schoolchildren in Egypt. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • For women, obesity was linked to absenteeism across all occupational categories. (ehstoday.com)
  • Such interventions may be particularly cost effective when targeted to those with the highest costs of obesity-related absenteeism: the morbidly obese, women more than men, and managers more than other occupations. (ehstoday.com)
  • Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn stu. (bio-medicine.org)
  • He had already accumulated 7 1/2 points of "absence occurrences" under Allied-Bendix's new absenteeism policy, and if he was charged with another half point for leaving early, his eighth point would mean termination. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Companies consistently rank absenteeism as the biggest discipline problem and, in an era of intense corporate competition, are experimenting more than ever with approaches to reduce it, according to the private Bureau of National Affairs. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Absenteeism appears to be a universal problem. (frontiersin.org)
  • The author examines management attitudes to absenteeism, which are part of the problem. (publicnet.co.uk)
  • Tackling the problem in hindsight, as councils are doing presently, actually compounds the culture of absenteeism, making the problem increasingly complex and impossible to manage effectively. (publicnet.co.uk)
  • Absenteeism due to communicable illness is a major problem encountered by North American elementary school children. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Frequent and prolonged episodes of nonfatal diarrhea can lead to malnutrition, stunting of growth, and absenteeism in schoolage children ( 8 , 9 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)