Fibromyalgia: A common nonarticular rheumatic syndrome characterized by myalgia and multiple points of focal muscle tenderness to palpation (trigger points). Muscle pain is typically aggravated by inactivity or exposure to cold. This condition is often associated with general symptoms, such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, stiffness, HEADACHES, and occasionally DEPRESSION. There is significant overlap between fibromyalgia and the chronic fatigue syndrome (FATIGUE SYNDROME, CHRONIC). Fibromyalgia may arise as a primary or secondary disease process. It is most frequent in females aged 20 to 50 years. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1494-95)Absenteeism: Chronic absence from work or other duty.Efficiency: Ratio of output to effort, or the ratio of effort produced to energy expended.Musculoskeletal System: The MUSCLES, bones (BONE AND BONES), and CARTILAGE of the body.Musculoskeletal Diseases: Diseases of the muscles and their associated ligaments and other connective tissue and of the bones and cartilage viewed collectively.Musculoskeletal Physiological Phenomena: Processes and properties of the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.Musculoskeletal Development: The morphologic and physiological changes of the MUSCLES, bones (BONE AND BONES), and CARTILAGE of the body, i.e., MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, during the prenatal and postnatal stages of development.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Syndrome: A characteristic symptom complex.Health Planning Organizations: Organizations involved in all aspects of health planning activities.Superstitions: A belief or practice which lacks adequate basis for proof; an embodiment of fear of the unknown, magic, and ignorance.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.Commerce: The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype: A subtype of INFLUENZA A VIRUS with the surface proteins hemagglutinin 1 and neuraminidase 1. The H1N1 subtype was responsible for the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.Swine: Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).Pandemics: Epidemics of infectious disease that have spread to many countries, often more than one continent, and usually affecting a large number of people.Influenza Vaccines: Vaccines used to prevent infection by viruses in the family ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE. It includes both killed and attenuated vaccines. The composition of the vaccines is changed each year in response to antigenic shifts and changes in prevalence of influenza virus strains. The vaccine is usually bivalent or trivalent, containing one or two INFLUENZAVIRUS A strains and one INFLUENZAVIRUS B strain.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Araliaceae: The ginseng plant family of the order Apiales, subclass Rosidae, class Magnoliopsida. Leaves are generally alternate, large, and compound. Flowers are five-parted and arranged in compound flat-topped umbels. The fruit is a berry or (rarely) a drupe (a one-seeded fruit). It is well known for plant preparations used as adaptogens (immune support and anti-fatigue).Aerospace Medicine: That branch of medicine dealing with the studies and effects of flight through the atmosphere or in space upon the human body and with the prevention or cure of physiological or psychological malfunctions arising from these effects. (from NASA Thesaurus)Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems: The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.WashingtonEmployment, Supported: Paid work for mentally or physically disabled persons, taking place in regular or normal work settings. It may be competitive employment (work that pays minimum wage) or employment with subminimal wages in individualized or group placement situations. It is intended for persons with severe disabilities who require a range of support services to maintain employment. Supported employment differs from SHELTERED WORKSHOPS in that work in the latter takes place in a controlled working environment. Federal regulations are authorized and administered by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.Workplace: Place or physical location of work or employment.Leptospermum: A plant genus of the family MYRTACEAE. The common name of tea tree is also used for MELALEUCA and KUNZEA.Ambulances: A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.National Library of Medicine (U.S.): An agency of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to advancement of medical and related sciences. Major activities of this institute include the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information important to the progress of medicine and health, research in medical informatics and support for medical library development.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Eligibility Determination: Criteria to determine eligibility of patients for medical care programs and services.Medically Uninsured: Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.Medical Assistance: Financing of medical care provided to public assistance recipients.Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.Aid to Families with Dependent Children: Financial assistance provided by the government to indigent families with dependent children who meet certain requirements as defined by the Social Security Act, Title IV, in the U.S.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Weight Reduction Programs: Services providing counseling and activities that help overweight individuals to attain a more healthy body weight.Weight Loss: Decrease in existing BODY WEIGHT.Obesity: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).Diet, Reducing: A diet designed to cause an individual to lose weight.Overweight: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".Behavior Therapy: The application of modern theories of learning and conditioning in the treatment of behavior disorders.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Body Mass Index: An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Migraine Disorders: A class of disabling primary headache disorders, characterized by recurrent unilateral pulsatile headaches. The two major subtypes are common migraine (without aura) and classic migraine (with aura or neurological symptoms). (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)Migraine with Aura: A subtype of migraine disorder, characterized by recurrent attacks of reversible neurological symptoms (aura) that precede or accompany the headache. Aura may include a combination of sensory disturbances, such as blurred VISION; HALLUCINATIONS; VERTIGO; NUMBNESS; and difficulty in concentrating and speaking. Aura is usually followed by features of the COMMON MIGRAINE, such as PHOTOPHOBIA; PHONOPHOBIA; and NAUSEA. (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)Insurance Claim Reporting: The design, completion, and filing of forms with the insurer.Migraine without Aura: Recurrent unilateral pulsatile headaches, not preceded or accompanied by an aura, in attacks lasting 4-72 hours. It is characterized by PAIN of moderate to severe intensity; aggravated by physical activity; and associated with NAUSEA and / or PHOTOPHOBIA and PHONOPHOBIA. (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)Foundations: Organizations established by endowments with provision for future maintenance.Insurance Claim Review: Review of claims by insurance companies to determine liability and amount of payment for various services. The review may also include determination of eligibility of the claimant or beneficiary or of the provider of the benefit; determination that the benefit is covered or not payable under another policy; or determination that the service was necessary and of reasonable cost and quality.Nuclear Warfare: Warfare involving the use of NUCLEAR WEAPONS.Headache Disorders: Various conditions with the symptom of HEADACHE. Headache disorders are classified into major groups, such as PRIMARY HEADACHE DISORDERS (based on characteristics of their headache symptoms) and SECONDARY HEADACHE DISORDERS (based on their etiologies). (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)Zambia: A republic in southern Africa, south of DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and TANZANIA, and north of ZIMBABWE. Its capital is Lusaka. It was formerly called Northern Rhodesia.Schools: Educational institutions.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.School Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with health and nursing care given to primary and secondary school students by a registered nurse.Schools, Medical: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of medicine.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)Schools, Dental: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of dentistry.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.
(1/883) Role of schools in the transmission of measles in rural Senegal: implications for measles control in developing countries.

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

(7/883) Measurement of fatigue in industries.

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)

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

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)

*  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 ...
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Rachel R. Basinger (March 24, 2008). "Curbing absenteeism". Daily Courier. Pennsylvania Department of Education (September 29, ...
*  Agile leadership
There are two primary anti-patterns for an Agile Leader; micromanagement and absenteeism. If a process is under control, and ...
*  Mountain Youth School
Reduction in absenteeism. Accountability standards are difficult to meet for many students. Additional metal building for ...
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"On Irish absenteeism". Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland. Dublin: Statistical and Social Inquiry ...
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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 ...
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Rattner, Bambi (1997). Anxiety-based school absenteeism. p. 22. Caruth, Cathy (1995). Trauma: Explorations in Memory. p. 81. ...
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Absenteeism was roughly 20%. It was read as a setback for Morales, particularly in light of the 2011 Bolivian protests. The ...
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... high absenteeism among professors; no systematic process to review and update the curricula; shortage of laboratories and ...
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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 ...
*  Workplace health promotion
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, ...
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Sydney, Lady Morgan, publishes Absenteeism. 13 April - D'Arcy McGee, journalist, politician in Canada, assassinated (died 1868 ...
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Music Director Fired for Absenteeism. Retrieved 2016-12-03. Alejo Perez Biography. Retrieved 2016-12-03. Carlos Miguel Prieto ...
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"On Firing for Unexcused Absenteeism". Cyber USSR. Retrieved 2010-08-01. "On the Prohibition of Unauthorized Departure by ...
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Mann, Kalman (1967). Sickness Absenteeism in a Medical Organization. Mann, Kalman (1965). The Progress of Disabled Veterans: A ...
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"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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... late arrivals and absenteeism of students; student progress; student subject selection and transition; student promotion; and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Alcoholism, already at levels that alarmed officials, increased; absenteeism and declining worker discipline affected ...
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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 ...
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Absenteeism, or non-attendance, is another outcome of perceived injustice related to equity theory (Johns, 2001). Failure to ... Johns, G. (2001). The psychology of lateness, absenteeism, and turnover. In N. Anderson, D. S. Ones, H. P. Sinangil, & C. ... absenteeism is diminished. Additionally, withdrawal, or leaving the organization, is a more extreme outcome stemming from the ... absenteeism, turnover, and emotional exhaustion. The relationship between trust and organizational justice perceptions is based ...
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He was expelled from this school for absenteeism. He later joined the French Prehistoric Society, where he met the renowned ...
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In 1913, the Railways fired him for absenteeism. That same year Meschi left Italy for California. Official records show he ...
What is fibromyalgia?What are the signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia?What are the diagnostic considerations in fibromyalgia?Which lab tests are used in the workup of fibromyalgia?Which patient questionnaires are used in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia?Which psychometric tests are used in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia?How is fibromyalgia managed?Which nonpharmacologic techniques are used in the management of fibromyalgia?Which medications are used in the treatment of fibromyalgia?Which medications may help sleep problems in fibromyalgia that does not respond to other treatments?Which OTC drugs are used to treat fibromyalgia?How is fibromyalgia characterized?Which syndromes overlap with fibromyalgia?What is required to successfully care for patients with fibromyalgia?What is involved in the management of fibromyalgia?What is the historical background on fibromyalgia?How often is fibromyalgia correctly diagnosed?What is the nomenclature for fibromyalgia?What is the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia?How ...
Fibromyalgia symptoms include widespread body pain, fatigue, poor sleep and mood problems. But all of these symptoms are common to many other conditions. And because fibromyalgia symptoms can occur alone or along with other conditions, it can take time to tease out which symptom is caused by what problem. To make things even more confusing, fibromyalgia symptoms can come and go over time.. Thats why it can take a long time to go from fibromyalgia symptoms to a fibromyalgia diagnosis.. Fibromyalgia cant be easily confirmed or ruled out through a simple laboratory test. Your doctor cant detect it in your blood or see it on an X-ray. Instead, fibromyalgia appears to be linked to changes in how the brain and spinal cord process pain signals.. Because there is no test for fibromyalgia, your doctor must rely solely on your group of symptoms to make a diagnosis.. In the American College of Rheumatology guidelines for diagnosing fibromyalgia, one of the criteria is widespread pain throughout your ...
Article from Fibromyalgia News Today (FNT) - Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients Could Provide Disease Clue Id like to share this interesting, but short article that has expanded my opinion about the link between Fibro, inflammatory/autoimmune disorders and Connective Tissue/Collagen Disorders. Via this link: Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients Could Provide Disease Clues Via: Fibromyalgia News Today.…
According to an article I read on Immune Support, most Fibromyalgia dysfunction involves the muscles. Fibromyalgia patients not only need physical therapy, but they also need muscle therapy.. It may take a while to find a therapist who can properly treat Fibromyalgia muscle pain. Asking other Fibromyalgia patients may help ease your search for a proper therapist that will work well with you.. Here are some tips on what to look for when selecting a muscle therapist:. - Are they certified or licensed to practice what they claim to practice?. - Do they really know what Fibromyalgia is a muscle and nervous system problem?. - How does their technique for treating Fibromyalgia differ from their technique for treating healthy individuals?. Deep and vigorous massages will usually worsen Fibromyalgia symptoms, as well as long sessions. If pressure is directly applied to the trigger points this can also cause a flare. Gentle, soft tissue massage provides the greatest benefits for FM patients.. ...
About fibromyalgia. National Fibromyalgia Association website. Available at: http://www.fmaware.org/about-fibromyalgia. Accessed May 6, 2016.. Buckhardt CS, Goldenberg D, Crofford L, et al. Guideline for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome pain in adults and children. Glenview (IL): American Pain Society (APS); 2005. as summarized in National Guideline Clearinghouse 2005;19:7298.. Carville SF, Arendt-Nielsen S, Bliddal H, et al. EULAR evidence-based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome. Ann Rheum Dis. 2008;67:536-541.. Fibromyalgia. American College of Rheumatology website. Available at: http://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Fibromyalgia. Updated May 2015. Accessed May 6, 2016.. Fibromyalgia. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116339/Fibromyalgia. Updated September 18, 2016. Accessed September 28, 2016.. Fibromyalgia. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases ...
The Missing Pieces of the Fibromyalgia Puzzle is the book that changes everything for patients, healthcare providers, and everyone with an interest in truly understanding fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain. The Missing Pieces of the Fibromyalgia Puzzle is the most ground-breaking and transformational book ever written on fibromyalgia and chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain. It does what no other book or publication has ever been capable of doing. Through original, cutting edge clinical research results and evidence-based analysis, it actually identifies the cause of pain in fibromyalgia, the mechanism by which it evolves, how it is modulated, and how to effectively treat it.
Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome (JPFS) is a debilitating chronic pain condition that occurs in adolescence and is characterized by persistent pain, multiple tender points, sleep difficulty, and fatigue. The cause of JPFS is unknown and there is no known cure. Children and adolescents with JPFS have difficulty with daily functioning, miss a great deal of school, and experience increased emotional distress compared to their peers. Fibromyalgia syndrome appears to be resistant to treatment in adulthood, so early behavioral treatment for JPFS with long-term beneficial effects would be useful. This study will evaluate the efficacy of coping skills training (CST) when combined with usual medical care in reducing functional disability, pain intensity, and depressive symptoms in adolescents with JPFS. This study will also determine whether improvements can be sustained long-term.. This study will last 34 weeks. Participants will be recruited from three pediatric rheumatology clinics. Patients ...
ABSTRACT: Background. Albeit exercise is currently advocated as one of the most effective management strategies for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS); the implementation of exercise as a FMS treatment in reality is significantly hampered by patients poor compliance. The inference that pain catastrophizing is a key predictor of poor compliance in FMS patients, justifies considering the alteration of pain catastrophizing in improving compliance towards exercises in FMS patients. The aim of this study is to provide proof-of-concept for the development and testing of a novel virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) program as treatment for exercise-related pain catastrophizing in FMS patients. Methods. Two interlinked experimental studies will be conducted. Study 1 aims to objectively ascertain if neurophysiological changes occur in the functional brain areas associated with pain catastrophizing, when catastrophizing FMS subjects are exposed to visuals of exercise activities. Study 2 aims to ascertain the ...
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Researchers found that educating fibromyalgia patients in pain physiology improved their bodies natural ability to inhibit pain.
Calcifediol (also known as calcidiol, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol, or 25-hydroxyvitamin D (OH)D) is a prehormone produced in the liver by the enzyme cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). Calcifediol is then converted to calcitriol (1,25-(OH)2D3), which is the active form of vitamin D. The concentration of calcifediol in blood is considered the best indicator of vitamin D status. Researchers hypothesized that vitamin D supplementation would reduce the degree of chronic pain experienced by FMS patients with low levels of calcifediol and also might improve other symptoms. "Low blood levels of calcifediol are especially common in patients with severe pain and fibromyalgia. But although the role of calcifediol in the perception of chronic pain is a widely discussed subject, we lack clear evidence of the role of vitamin D supplementation in fibromyalgia patients," says lead investigator Florian Wepner, MD, of the Department of Orthopaedic Pain Management, Spine Unit, Orthopaedic Hospital, Speising, Vienna, ...
BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a persistent and debilitating disorder estimated to impair the quality of life of 2-4% of the population, with 9:1 female-to-male incidence ratio. FMS is an important representative example of central nervous system sensitization and is associated with abnormal brain activity. Key symptoms include chronic widespread pain, allodynia and diffuse tenderness, along with fatigue and sleep disturbance. The syndrome is still elusive and refractory. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on symptoms and brain activity in FMS. METHODS AND FINDINGS A prospective, active control, crossover clinical trial. Patients were randomly assigned to treated and crossover groups: The treated group patients were evaluated at baseline and after HBOT. Patients in the crossover-control group were evaluated three times: baseline, after a control period of no treatment, and after HBOT. Evaluations consisted of physical examination, including
The present invention provides a method of treating fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and pain in an animal subject. The method generally involves administering a therapeutically effective amount of a dual serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein said dual serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor compound is characterized by a non-tricyclic structure and an equal or greater inhibition of norepinephrine reuptake than serotonin reuptake. In particular, the use of milnacipran to treat FMS, CFS, and pain is disclosed.
Results show that the prevalence of restless legs syndrome was about 10 times higher in the fibromyalgia group (33 percent) than among controls (3.1 percent). After statistical adjustments for potential confounders such as age, gender and ethnicity, participants with fibromyalgia were 11 times more likely than controls to have RLS (odds ratio = 11.2). As expected, considerable sleep disruption was reported by participants with fibromyalgia using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Insomnia Severity Index and Epworth Sleepiness Scale. In the fibromyalgia group these sleep problems were more severe among people who also had RLS ...
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterised by muscle pain, tender spots throughout the body and a number of other symptoms including fatigue, headaches, brain fog, difficulty sleeping, and for women, painful menstruation.. The current criteria for a diagnosis are that a patient must have experienced pain in all four quadrants of the body for a minimum of three months. Unfortunately, this syndrome is more prevalent among women and is associated with several other conditions. So in addition to Fibromyalgia, a patient may have two or more from a list including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and for women, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, and Vulvodynia (chronic discomfort and pain in the Vulva with no identifiable cause).. With an estimated one in twenty Australians suffering from this syndrome it is unsurprising that patients with Fibromyalgia often seek help from the team at Eastland Family Chiropractic after being ...
The aim of the present study was to verify cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and somatostatin, both measured by sensitive immunoassay, in: 16 chronic migraine (CM) patients, 15 patients with an antecedent history of migraine without aura diagnosed as having probable chronic migraine (PCM) and probable analgesic-abuse headache (PAAH), 20 patients affected by primary fibromyalgia syndrome (PFMS), and 20 control subjects. Significantly lower levels of GDNF and somatostatin were found in the CSF of both CM and PCM + PAAH patients compared with controls (GDNF =P , 0.001, P , 0.002; somatostatin = P , 0.002, P , 0.0003), without significant difference between the two groups. PFMS patients, with and without analgesic abuse, also had significantly lower levels of both somatostatin and GDNF (P , 0.0002, P , 0.001), which did not differ from those of CM and PCM + PAAH patients. A significant positive correlation emerged between CSF values of GDNF and ...
Well I just had some good news regarding a FIBROMYALGIA HOSPITAL BEING BUILT?! (see bottom of page) I received this from a blog writer while I was looking up Sodium oxybate and it efficacy for Fibromyalgia Syndrome.. It is a very, very sad state of affairs and I am not impressed at all at the way medicine is being handled either here or over in America. After an impressive clinical trials of Sodium oxybate that worked so well that pateients were balling tears over the relief the morons on the FDA panel did that which I absolutely hate, actually took these positive trials and said they were shit and not proof!. Why?. Because this drug can be used like a drug and has drug like effects on people?! ARe they for fecking real?! Lol, I have never heard anyone sound so bloody stupid in all my life! What is a moron like that doing on a board to decide what drugs get approved or not?!. If this is because of drugs "getting out there" then your doing something very wrong and to refuse patients like me who ...
We have been particularly interested in the association of certain chronic infectious agents in CFS, FMS and GWI, because these microorganisms can potentially cause most or essentially all of the signs and symptoms found in these patients.(1,14) One type of infection that elicited our attention was microorganisms of the class Molecutes, small bacterial mycoplasmas, lacking cell walls, that are capable of invading several types of human cells and are associated with a wide variety of human diseases.(14). We have examined the presence of mycoplasmal blood infections in GWI, CFS, and FMS patients. The clinical diagnosis of these disorders was obtained from referring physicians according to the patients major signs and symptoms. Since the signs and symptoms of CFS and FMS patients completely overlapped, these patients were therefore considered together (CFS/FMS).(1) Blood was collected, shipped over night at 4°C and processed immediately for PCR after purification of DNA using a Chelex ...
Doctor answers on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and More: Dr. Hardin on fibromyalgia and acupuncture and acupressure: According to world health organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, >>>. for topic: Fibromyalgia And Acupuncture And Acupressure
Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Book) : Skelly, Mari : Mainstream medicine, however useful in other areas of healing, has failed to effectively treat the complexities of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. This useful book focuses on alternative therapies for these prevalent diseases. Patients from around the world describe their experiences and coping strategies, while dozens of experts in fields ranging from naturopathy, ayurveda, and reflexology, to guided imagery, hypnosis, and guaifenesin therapy, share their knowledge. With 70 percent new material, this guide offers both insight and inspiration for those dealing with these challenging conditions.
With one eye we see the world at all. With one eye we see the world as two-dimensional. With a second eye we can perceive three dimension i. Time-to be able to Low Price What Is Carisoprodol Soma 350mg South Carolina view the space-time continuum as a continuum as a continuum as a necromancer. Lyrica is currently the only one eye you have no depth perception. So what about the metaphorical figurative "third eye" may well be true-I dont always work at relieving your pain threshold. It is available over the counter and at higher doses by prescription. Common Acetaminophen and the NSAIDs are the only FDA approved to treat seizures. They also have the ability to sense pain. Common Tricyclic antidepressants: Tricyclic AntidepressantsAntidepressants: Tricyclic antidepressants help Fibromyalgia symptoms differently 2 FDA approved for Fibromyalgia symptoms. Each of these people go to treat their Fibromyalgia varies because each patient experience (which is inherently 2 FDA approved SNRIs for ...
Prevalence of fibromyalgia in fourteen Korean tertiary care university hospital pain clinics Ho-Jin Lee,1 Eunjoo Choi,1 Francis Sahngun Nahm,1 Seong-Soo Choi,2 Young-Hoon Kim,3 Jee Youn Moon,4 Shin Hyung Kim,5 Chan-Woo Cho,6 Pyung Bok Lee1,7 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea; 2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 3Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 4Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 5Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Severance Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 6Seoul Chan Pain Clinic, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 7Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea Purpose: We aimed to investigate the prevalence of fibromyalgia (FM) in patients who visited
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A Mayo Clinic study shows acupuncture can relieve fatigue and anxiety in fibromyalgia patients for up to seven months after treatment.Acupuncture Good for Fibromyalgia?. Continue Reading. ...
Melissa: How did fibromyalgia initially change your life?. Devin: I was usually rejected and isolated. I was not a wanted child and was misunderstood.. Melissa: What changes have you had to make in your life?. Devin: I dont do karate and play ice hockey anymore. I did. I do martial arts (Yang traditional) tai chi, including some weapons forms. It takes me a lot longer to learn sequencing and to get my body to do the 108 forms. Spatial things are tough. It is tough for me to get letters of a word in order and I have written five books and hundreds of articles. I do a lot of mind work as well as self-physical therapy. I am an Episcopal lay minister and have graduated the four-year program. I had to learn pacing.. Melissa: How is your relationship with your family and friends?. Devin: I am very close to my sister and have the best son in the world. He married the perfect women for him. I feel very fortunate. I am blessed with many friends all over the world.. Melissa: What are your biggest ...
In classical homeopathy , there are many possible homeopathic treatments for fibromyalgia, to be chosen based on various specific details of the person seeking treatment. For instance, if you feel bruised as if you slept on a very hard bed and you are physically restless and irritable, as well as fatigued, then you may fit the symptom picture of Arnica montana . In addition, the use of Arnica is said to be particularly indicated when the cause of your current complaints can be attributed to a previous injury. If you want to lie still because even a slight movement makes the pain worse and you prefer cool applications to warm ones, then your symptom picture may fit the remedy Bryonia . Other characteristics associated with this remedy include feeling extremely grumpy and not wanting anyone to disturb you. Homeopathic Rhus tox is used under circumstances similar to those that indicate Bryonia . However, unlike the Bryonia recipient, who wants to lie still and is made worse by the least motion, the ...
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Chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia often coexist with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and affects mostly women. Studies have shown lower pressure pain thresholds (PPT) in these patients indicating that hyperalgesia is involved. The aim for this study was to investigate the effect of topical anesthesia on PPT for jaw muscles in patients with widespread pain. The hypothesis was that the PPT in these patients would increase after applying topical anesthetic cream. Ten women (aged 25-64 years, median: 50 years) diagnosed with TMD associated with widespread pain, reported from at least three different anatomical sites apart from the jaw region and pain to palpation according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria 1990, were included in the study. The double blind randomized trial was based on measurements of PPT with an Algometer before and after the application of anesthetic cream (EMLA) or placebo cream. The chosen measurement sites were the anterior part of the temporal muscle ...
ME/FM Action Network is a Canadian, registered, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the recognition and understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) through education, advocacy, support, and research. Copyright 2011 National ME/FM Action Network
Introduction. Bacterial and viral infections are commonplace in a variety of autoimmune and chronic illnesses such as the chronic fatigue syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis), fibromyalgia syndrome, Gulf War illnesses and rheumatoid conditions1-3. Much attention is focused at present on the role of bacteria and the possible mechanisms of their involvement in the pathogenesis of several diseases. The route of infection and penetration and the immune responses of the host can not only make any bacterial infection pathogenic but probably can also determine the aggressiveness of the disease and the chance for full recovery. Therefore the two basic elements addressed here are the association between bacterial infection and autoimmune disease and the involvement of the immune system in the disease process. Bacterial infections in rheumatoid conditions. A wide variety of bacterial infections have been associated with rheumatoid conditions. Rheumatic diseases might have a manifold aetiology with varying ...
Results The 49 patients mean age was 54.41±15.9 years. They were 28 males and 21 females. The dialysis duration was 3±2.31 years. Comorbidities were present as diabetes (45%), hypertension (96%), cardiovascular (33%), cerebrovascular stroke (6%), hyperuricemia (37%), hepatitis C (16%) and amyloidosis (8%). The following musculoskeletal findings were present in descending frequency: fibromyalgia syndrome (51%), myalgias (37%), arthralgia (37%), flexor tenosynovitis (29%), cramps (29%), ectopic calcifications (25%), flexion deformity of the elbow (16%), carpal tunnel syndrome (14%), and destructive spondyloarthritis (8%). Vasculitis was present in 2. Positive anti-CCP was present in 1 female and rheumatoid factor in 4 females and 1 male. Otherwise, there was a tendency to a higher frequency of musculoskeletal findings in males. Vitamin D insufficiency (25.1±14.6ng/ml) and reduced bone mineral density were present. The DXA t-score at lumbosacral spine was -1.51±1.77, hip (-1.65±1.59) and ...
Arthritis may be joint inflammation and is now used to describe a great many other rheumatic diseases. Phrase Arthritis covers OsteoArthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, wide spread lupus, gout and fibromyalgia syndrome, to name but below are. The most common form Arthritis is OsteoArthritis in most cases affects older people as it is a degenerative condition. Only can affect younger i actually, particularly if a joint had been injured or is distorted. There is no known treating OsteoArthritis but general deterioration of the joints is a contributing factor to developing the disease. OsteoArthritis affects cartilage which provides coverage for bone between the joints and provides for a shock absorber. When the cartilage goes away bones rub against each other which can cause excruciating pain. OsteoArthritis attacks people in a different. It generally develops slowly over the years but in some people it may develop extremely quickly. Sometimes the disease can be very mild whereas in other cases it ...
The limited number of studies of serum proteins and paraproteins in women with silicone implants, and the lack of a controlled study taking into account CTD as an additional possible risk factor for serum protein abnormalities, prompted this case-controlled investigation. Paraproteinemia is most often associated with MGUS, which in turn may be a precursor of MM, macroglobulinemia, amyloidosis, or related diseases [21]. Subjects with MGUS often have autoantibodies [22] or autoimmune manifestations [23], and subjects with rheumatic diseases are reported to have higher rates of MGUS [15]. A critical aspect of our case-control study design was therefore to match subjects not only by age, but also by CTD diagnosis to minimize possible confounding. We also used highly sensitive agarose gel electrophoretic and immunofixation electrophoresis methods to maximize detection of serum paraproteins. Because it is possible that FMS patients may differ from inflammatory CTD in the risk of paraproteinemia, we ...
Increasingly prevalent chronic pain conditions are known to be underdiagnosed - and new research sheds more light on how they may also be related.
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Adams D, Wu T, Yang X, Tai S, Vohra S. Traditional Chinese herbs for the treatment of idiopathic chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009(4):CD006348.. Buskila D. Pediatric fibromyalgia. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2009;35(2):253-261.. Engleberg NC. Chronic fatigue syndrome. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 131.. Fuller-Thomson E, Nimigon J. Factors associated with depression among individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome: findings from a nationally representative survey. Fam Pract. 2008;25:414-422.. Haig-Ferguson A, Tucker P, Eaton N, Hunt L, Crawley E. Memory and attention problems in children with CFS/ME. Arch Dis Child. 2008 Nov 11 [Epub ahead of print].. Heim C, Nater UM, Maloney E, Boneva R, Jones JF, Reeves WC. Childhood trauma and risk for chornic fatigue syndrome: association with neuroendocrine dysfunction. Arch Gen Psychiatry; ...
What is the real reason why the mycoplasma and lyme epidemics are being covered up? Government, namely the Department of Defense, wants to minimize public awareness regarding this issue, to cover the fact that The United States sold to Iraq, before and during the war, many of the biological and chemical agents that were used against our troops.. What Chronic Disease Have You Been Labeled With?. by Marjorie Tietjen Common Cause Medical Research Foundation [email protected] There are an extraordinary number of citizens being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, ALS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimers, Bipolar Depression, Fibromyalgia, Parkinsons...and the list goes on. I do not believe that this epidemic of diseases is naturally occurring. More and more disease labels are being invented for conditions that may be variations of only several causes. Each person may present with a slightly different symptom complex according to genetic factors, past bodily insults, or what coinfections ...
Posted by Peter Meyer. Oct15. Lyrica is currently FDA approved anticonvulsant for Fibromyalgia pain because we have stereoscopic vision-two eyes. So with no eyes we are completely blind whereas previously its vision was already pretty limited as it had only one eye we see the world as four-dimensional. So what about the metaphorical figurative "third eye" of Cheapest online online pharmacy for valium and soma Hindu mythology? What does it mean to have only one eye. So it got me thinking-what was Homer talking about something as esoteric mystical clairvoyance but rather to the ability to arrive instantaneously arriving at a conclusions were supposedly gives Arjuna the power of "second sight. In the Rudolph Valentino film The Young Rajah in a dramatization of the mysterious "third eye. Ndu Best online pharmacy for valium and soma tradition-the market but due to an increased risk of heart attack only Celebrex remains. Narcotics (Opioids)Opioids work by blocking pain. Selective Serotonin Reuptake ...
Chronic non-cancer pain conditions included neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and mixed chronic pain. Cannabinoids possessed "significant analgesic effects" and were "well tolerated" in the majority of studies reviewed.. "We conclude that it is reasonable to consider cannabinoids as a treatment option in the management of chronic neuropathic pain with evidence of efficacy in other types of chronic pain such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis as well," the authors from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, and the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, wrote.. "Of special importance is the fact that two of the trials examining smoked cannabis demonstrated a significant analgesic effect in HIV neuropathy, a type of pain that has been notoriously resistant to other treatments normally used for neuropathic pain. In the trial examining cannabis based medicines in rheumatoid arthritis a significant reduction in disease activity was also noted, ...
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From PRLog:. Survey Gives Patients with Invisible Illnesses a Chance to Speak Out About How They Are Treated. Patients who suffer with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, pelvic pain, TMJ, migraines, chemical sensitivities, and more can speak out in an anonymous survey about how the medical community treats them.. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. PRLog (Press Release) - Oct 02, 2010 - Patients with "invisible" illnesses, such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pelvic pain, and a host of other pain and inflammatory disorders have tremendous difficulty finding the help and treatment they need; even finding a diagnosis is a challenge. Doctors often dismiss their symptoms as being imaginary, which further demoralizes an already suffering patient.. Now, as part of the research for a new book on how the medical community treats patients with "invisible" illnesses, patients can express their feelings and speak out through an anonymous ...
Moreover, ursolic acid is also present in thyme which has the ability to increase muscle mass and brown fat while decreasing diet-induced obesity, thus improving glucose intolerance and reserving fatty liver disease.. Thyme contains another potent compound called rosmarinic acis which has anti-inflammatory properties that are able to reduce symptoms of arthritis and lupus.. In order to treat conditions like tinnitus, vertigo, multiple sclerosis, fatigue syndrome, hashimotos thyroiditis and fibromylagia, you should drink thyme tea on a regular basis.. How To Make Thyme Tea. Make sure to drink a cup of thyme tea in the morning if you are dealing with chronic inflammation or an inflammatory condition.. Youll need:. ...
These are the 5 key areas that need to be treated for your circuit breaker to turn back on and for fatigue and pain to resolve:. 1-Sleep. Because the hypothalamic "circuit breaker" that is offline controls sleep, most patients need a mix of natural and prescription sleep treatments. For you to get well and pain free it is critical that you take enough of the correct natural & prescription sleep treatments to get 8 to 9 hours sleep at night! I prefer to start with natural therapies. An excellent one (which I developed -Revitalizing Sleep Formula by Enzymatic Therapies - 100 percent of my royalties for all products I develop are donated to charity) includes theanine, Jamaican Dogwood, wild lettuce, valerian, passionflower, and hops. Take 1 - 4 capsules 1 hour before bedtime. If the correct ones are used, prescription sleep aids are also appropriate in this setting. [Sarah: if I need extra sleep, I like to take 3 mg melatonin, a hormone that is naturally produced by our bodys pineal gland. ...
Thought this was some very a interesting and thought provoking discussion about I found very informative as two of my family members suffer from this malady. Obstetric epidurals and adhesive arachnoiditis.. It has been suggested that developing adhesive arachnoiditis after an obstetric epidural pain block is a very rare event, with less than 1000 cases ever diagnosed.. Yet when we look at the adhesive arachnoiditis community, women with the disease are far more common than men. Why is that? Dr. Antonio Aldrete suggests that this is because 2/3 of women in childbirth opt to have spinal or epidural anesthesia, and he estimates that 4% develop adhesive arachnoiditis as a result of complications from epidural anesthesia. If that is true, there are many woman suffering from this complication. With an estimated 70,000,000 children born in the last 20 years, this could result in 2,800,000 women who were totally disabled with this incurable disease, that is IF the rate is 4%. There are other sources ...
The final dataset included 38 subjects, 26 in the bupivacaine group and 12 in the saline group. A repeated measures analysis of variance showed that subjects receiving treatment with bupivacaine experienced a significant reduction in the numeric rating scale scores compared with those receiving saline at baseline (M = 3.78 vs M = 3.18, P = .10), 15 minutes (M = 3.51 vs M = 2.53, P , .001), 30 minutes (M = 3.45 vs M = 2.41, P , .001), and 24 hours after treatment (M = 4.20 vs M = 2.85, P , .001), respectively. Headache Impact Test-6 scores were statistically significantly decreased in subjects receiving treatments with bupivacaine from before treatment to the final treatment (Mdiff = -4.52, P = .005), whereas no significant change was seen in the saline group (Mdiff = -1.50, P = .13). CONCLUSION: SPG blockade with bupivacaine delivered repetitively for 6 weeks with the Tx360® device demonstrates promise as an acute treatment of headache in some subjects with CM. Statistically significant ...
Over 2 million Americans suffer from a condition known as plantar fasciitis. The cause continues to be debated, although it said to be associated with inflammation of the plantar fascia and/or the result of degenerative changes in the connective tissue around a bone in the foot called the calcaneus (heel). Some of the contributing factors include: improper footwear, obesity, extensive standing, walking, and running in addition to other anatomical and biomechanical factors.. With so many people being affected by this disorder it is imperative that effective treatments are available. For example, evidence suggests that chiropractic care can provide great relief for patients.. Case Study: A 23-year old female with plantar fasciitis in the right foot sought chiropractic evaluation and intervention. Her primary complaint was severe bilateral foot pain that had been present for a month and a half prior to her consultation. More specifically, the patient experienced sharp pain at the base of her right ...
The final dataset included 38 subjects, 26 in the bupivacaine group and 12 in the saline group. A repeated measures analysis of variance showed that subjects receiving treatment with bupivacaine experienced a significant reduction in the numeric rating scale scores compared with those receiving saline at baseline (M = 3.78 vs M = 3.18, P = .10), 15 minutes (M = 3.51 vs M = 2.53, P , .001), 30 minutes (M = 3.45 vs M = 2.41, P , .001), and 24 hours after treatment (M = 4.20 vs M = 2.85, P , .001), respectively. Headache Impact Test-6 scores were statistically significantly decreased in subjects receiving treatments with bupivacaine from before treatment to the final treatment (Mdiff = -4.52, P = .005), whereas no significant change was seen in the saline group (Mdiff = -1.50, P = .13). CONCLUSION: SPG blockade with bupivacaine delivered repetitively for 6 weeks with the Tx360® device demonstrates promise as an acute treatment of headache in some subjects with CM. Statistically significant ...
Saffron. - contains more than 150 volatile and aroma-yielding compounds. - also has many nonvolatile active components, many of which are carotenoids, including:. 1) zeaxanthin. 2) lycopene. 3) various ?- and ?-caratenoids. However, saffrons golden yellow-orange colour is primarily the result of ?-crocin. [2]. So lets take a look at Saffrons history:. Until now, the earliest known use was around 1000 B.C., with visual and written evidence for the myrtle, the lily, the poppy and others. Now, scholars say, the dating of a volcanic eruption and botanically accurate wall paintings indicate that saffron has been a versatile medicine since 3,500 years ago. They base their case on frescoes at Thera, a Greek island in the Aegean, that have been thought to depict a goddess overseeing the production of perfume or spice. Instead, the scholars say, the frescos, from 1500 or 1600 B.C. - the exact date is a topic of debate - show the goddess presiding over the manufacture and use of a drug from the saffron ...
Guaifenesin. Guaifenesin protocol is an unapproved treatment for fibromyalgia suggested in the 1990s by R. Paul St. Amand. The protocol involves three parts: titrating the guaifenesin dosage, avoiding salicylates, and following a low-carbohydrate diet if the patient is hypoglycemic. Guaifenesin has not been approved by the FDA for the treatment of fibromyalgia, and the protocol has not been shown to be effective in clinical trials. Despite the demonstrated lack of clinical efficacy, the protocol has been adopted by many due to anecdotal evidence of success.. Contents 1 Treatment details 1.1 Guaifenesin dosage 1.2 Avoiding salicylates 2 Hypothesis 3 Lack of Efficacy 4 History 5 References. Treatment details Guaifenesin dosage. The dosage is individually determined by slowly titrating the dosage up until a worsening of symptoms is noticed and there is a decrease of the lesions that can be palpated in the muscles. Patients begin with 300 mg twice a day and increase from there. The guaifenesin ...
Background: The knowledge of underlying mechanisms for the maintenance and spread of musculoskeletal pain is limited. Pain is a complex subjective experience influenced by a variety of factors. The focus of the present thesis is on possible mechanisms associated with chronic generalized musculoskeletal pain, and factors of importance for the variation in reports of pain intensity and sensory symptoms in subjects with localized and generalized musculoskeletal pain. Aims: The specific aims were to investigate: 1) whether sympathoadrenal and cortisol responses were attenuated and associated with pain intensity and muscle fatigue during exercise in subjects with fibromyalgia (FM) compared with healthy controls; 2) the reliability and validity of two different pain assessment strategies of recalled pain intensity in subjects with localized (LP) and generalized (GP) musculoskeletal pain; 3) whether pain intensity, number of painful body areas and emotional distress were associated with neuropathic ...
Unlabelled: Patients with chronic pain syndromes, like fibromyalgia (FM) complain of widespread pain and tenderness, as well as non-refreshing sleep, cognitive dysfunction, and negative mood. Several lines of evidence implicate abnormalities of central pain processing as contributors for chronic pain, including dysfunctional descending pain inhibition. One form of endogenous pain inhibition, diffuse noxious inhibitory controls (DNIC), has been found to be abnormal in some chronic pain patients and evidence exists for deficient spatial summation of pain, specifically in FM. Similar findings have been reported in patients with localized musculoskeletal pain (LMP) disorders, like neck and back pain. Whereas DNIC reduces pain through activation of nociceptive afferents, vibro-tactile pain inhibition involves innocuous A-beta fiber. To assess whether patients with localized or widespread chronic pain disorders have dysfunctional A-beta related pain inhibition we enrolled 28 normal pain-free controls ...
Kyle Wellband and I departed for the field on May 30, 2008. Since that time, weve only had two rain days (this is one of them and I am currently typing from the public library in Edmundston). Weve been lucky enough to get a lot of atlassing done and have been able to point count nearly every day (weve completed point counts in 16 squares so far and hope to get a lot more done by the July 3rd deadline). There have been many highlights along the way-far too many to list them all here but Ill mention a few. Kyle has developed a true talent for finding White-throated Sparrow nests and has already found three nests-two with eggs and one with young. Weve also found a Spotted Sandpiper nest with four eggs, a Hermit Thrush nest with eggs and a few Eastern Phoebe, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Hairy Woodpecker nests as well. Weve also found Cliff Swallow colonies (one right in the parking lot of Irvings Deersdale camp) and also a likely Chimney Swift breeding and roosting site (a big hollow tree in ...
Milnacipran (trade names Ixel, Savella, Dalcipran, Toledomin) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) used in the clinical treatment of fibromyalgia. It is not approved for the clinical treatment of major depressive disorder in the USA, but it is in other countries. In a pooled analysis of 7 comparative trials with imipramine, milnacipran and imipramine were shown to have comparable efficacy while milnacipran was significantly better tolerated. A pooled analysis of studies comparing milnacipran and SSRIs concluded a superior efficacy for milnacipran with similar tolerability for milnacipran and SSRIs. A more recent meta-analysis of 6 studies involving more than 1,000 patients showed no distinction between milnacipran and SSRIs in efficacy or discontinuation rates, including discontinuation for side effects or lack of efficacy. A meta-analysis of a total of 16 randomized controlled trials with more than 2200 patients concluded that there were no statistically significant ...
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Breaking a major bone is likely to increase the risk of a widespread chronic body pain later in life, says a study. Women experiencing a hip fracture are more than twice as likely to suffer a long-term widespread pain in the whole body than those without a fracture, the findings showed.. The risk is similar for men and women with a spine fracture, the study said.. "This is the first study to demonstrate an association with the past fracture. If confirmed in further studies, these findings might help us to reduce the burden of chronic pain following such fractures," said lead researcher Nicholas Harvey, professor at University of Southampton in Britain.. To investigate the associations between a past history of fracture affecting upper and lower limb, spine or hip and the presence of chronic widespread body pain, the researchers analysed data involving 500,000 adults between ages 40 and 69.. They found that the risk of chronic widespread body pain increased in the case where ...
Fibromyalgia, IBS, unrelenting limb pain, chronic penile pain, pelvic floor syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy are central pain syndromes (CPS). All of them are conditions sufferers are told they must live with and hopefully control with medication.. Central pain syndrome is caused by damage or malfunction in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). This is the patient that has unrelenting pain in, lets say, their leg that wont go away and all testing is "normal". Instead of looking to the central nervous system for the cause the practitioners then attempt to treat the peripheral location of the pain or dysfunction. For example, if the urinary bladder "hurts" (as in interstitial cystitis) practitioners are trained to first look at the bladder itself. MRIs, CAT scans, etc. Then they would perform a urinalysis and blood panel to look for bacteria. If your penis hurts the PCP will look at it and do testing to determine if you have a sexually transmitted ...
This indicates a large unmet need to diagnose and treat migraine in GWI and CFS" Could chronic fatigue syndrome be a form of migraine? That might not be so wacky an idea as it sounds. About ten years ago Puri and Chaudhuri suggested chronic fatigue syndrome was similar to migraine. In the last two years not only have Baraniuks studies indicated high rates of migraine are present in ME/CFS but other studies have found that many people with migraine meet the criteria for ME/CFS. Are similar central nervous system problems contributing to both migraine and chronic fatigue syndrome? Finding similar incidences of migraine in Gulf War Syndrome and ME/CFS in their latest study, Baraniuk and Rayhan smushed the two together and then added fibromyalgia to the mix as they proposed GWI, ME/CFS, FM and migraine are kind of like kissing cousins. "Similar patterns of gray and white matter abnormalities and altered brain energetics in GWI, CFS, FM, and migraine suggest that common central mechanisms may ...
This indicates a large unmet need to diagnose and treat migraine in GWI and CFS" Could chronic fatigue syndrome be a form of migraine? That might not be so wacky an idea as it sounds. About ten years ago Puri and Chaudhuri suggested chronic fatigue syndrome was similar to migraine. In the last two years not only have Baraniuks studies indicated high rates of migraine are present in ME/CFS but other studies have found that many people with migraine meet the criteria for ME/CFS. Are similar central nervous system problems contributing to both migraine and chronic fatigue syndrome? Finding similar incidences of migraine in Gulf War Syndrome and ME/CFS in their latest study, Baraniuk and Rayhan smushed the two together and then added fibromyalgia to the mix as they proposed GWI, ME/CFS, FM and migraine are kind of like kissing cousins. "Similar patterns of gray and white matter abnormalities and altered brain energetics in GWI, CFS, FM, and migraine suggest that common central mechanisms may ...
PMID: 9656903 The McGill Pain Questionnaire is an instrument that is widely used to assess the multidimensional experience of pain. Although it was introduced more than 20 years ago, limited information is available about its use in patients suffering from persistent facial pain. The aim of this study was to investigate the response patterns of persistent facial pain patients to the McGill Pain Questionnaire, to correlate these patterns with patients beliefs about the seriousness of the condition, and to compare the findings with data reported from other painful conditions. The study sample consisted of 200 consecutive female patients referred to a tertiary care facial pain clinic. The Pain Rating Index scores of the McGill Pain Questionnaire subscales and the total number of words chosen by these patients closely matched the summary scores reported by Wilkie et al, who pooled data from seven pain conditions (cancer, chronic back, mixed chronic, acute/postoperative, labor/gynecological, dental, ...
Exercise has numerous health benefits. Yet, exercise can exacerbate pain for individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions such as myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and fibromyalgia (FM). The exacerbation is out of proportion to the activity performed and lasts for long periods of time even after the cessation of activity. This pain acts as a barrier to healthy exercise and physical rehabilitation, which, when applied consistently, are effective treatments for MPS and FM--two diseases that produce substantial suffering and disability. The goal of the proposed studies is to determine the underlying peripheral mechanisms that contribute to enhanced pain following exercise. A better understanding of these mechanisms will lead to better pain management and prevention for these diseases. Previous data show that two hours of running wheel activity lowers the threshold necessary to induce muscle pain by acidic saline injection, producing robust pain behaviors to normally innocuous stimuli. Muscle
There is substantial empirical evidence that attention to cognitive and behavioral factors, in addition to physiological factors, is necessary for the successful treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain [4, 5]. Empirically supported multimodal therapies that incorporate cognitive and behavioral strategies now exist for many chronic pain conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and low back pain [6-10]. These therapies aim to enhance the ability of patients to successfully self-manage their pain, using a variety of techniques. Related approaches and strategies are described under the rubrics "cognitive-behavioral therapy" (CBT), "psycho-educational" or "educational," and "self-management" or "self-help." Although there are variations among these approaches, they share some or all of the following components: education about pain, instruction in the identification and modification of negative thoughts, exercise, communication skills, relaxation training, and physical ...
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musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPC) such as jaw pain, bladder pain, abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome, the psychology of pain, treatment of chronic pain syndrome treatment, multiple conditions in general medicine, psychosomatics, consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatry, behavioral medicine, health psychology, somatoform disorders (SSD, repeated presentation of physical symptoms). Hans M. Nordahl ...
By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.. "People at risk for depression are dealing with a lot of negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs about themselves and this can easily slide into a depressive relapse. MBCT helps them to recognize thats happening, engage with it in a different way and respond to it with equanimity and compassion." - Willem Kuyken. We all have to deal with pain. Its inevitable, but hopefully mild and short lived. But, for a wide swath of humanity pain is a constant in their lives. At least 100 million adult Americans have chronic pain conditions. Chronic pain accompanies a number of conditions. The most common form of chronic pain is low back pain affecting between 6% to 15% of the population. Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative joint disease that is the most common form of arthritis. It produces pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. In the U.S., osteoarthritis affects 14% of adults over 25 years of age and 34% of those over 65. Fibromyalgia is a mysterious disorder whose ...
Alexandria, Va., USA - The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a special issue of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) on orofacial pain. Ronald Dubner, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA, served as the guest editor of this special issue.. Today, pain is a health problem that requires a broader perspective than in the past. Millions of people suffer from overlapping chronic pain conditions that share co-morbid behavioral, physiological and psychological characteristics as well as genetic determinants. Many of these conditions affect the orofacial region uniquely or have accompanied widespread systemic manifestations. This includes temporomandibular disorders (TMD), headache, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, to name just a few.. The recognition of the above issues and their importance to students, dental scientists and practitioners has led to this special issue, which highlights the latest developments in the field of chronic orofacial pain. ...
OBJECTIVE: Health-related websites have developed to be much more than information sites: they are used to exchange experiences and find support as well as information and advice. This paper documents the development of a tool to compare the potential consequences and experiences a person may encounter when using health-related websites. METHODS: Questionnaire items were developed following a review of relevant literature and qualitative secondary analysis of interviews relating to experiences of health. Item reduction steps were performed on pilot survey data (n=167). Tests of validity and reliability were subsequently performed (n=170) to determine the psychometric properties of the questionnaire. RESULTS: Two independent item pools entered psychometric testing: (1) Items relating to general views of using the internet in relation to health and, (2) Items relating to the consequences of using a specific health-related website. Identified sub-scales were found to have high construct validity, internal
Over the period of 2009 to 2011, an estimated 102.5 million persons annually reported a musculoskeletal disease in the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS). The annual average proportion of the United States population with a musculoskeletal disease has increased by more than five percentage points between 1996 to 1998 and 2009 to 2011, from 28.0% to 33.2%. Musculoskeletal disease now includes about one-third of the population. The growth in the number of cases of musculoskeletal disease is more a function of the number of persons in the ages of increased incidence than in overall increase in all age groups. (Reference Table 10.1 PDF CSV ...
Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence. A new article published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), explores the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advises healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy. The reason for the medical interest in herbal cannabis is that the human body has an extensive cannabinoid system comprising molecules and receptors that have effects on many functions including pain modulation. Medical cannabis is commonly used to self-treat severe pain associated with arthritis and musculoskeletal pain. In fact, previous research reports that 80% of marijuana users in a U.S. ...
This issue of Reviews on Environmental Health consists of invited papers on several syndromes of uncertain etiology but ones that pose serious and severe debilification and interference with quality of life for those affected. Often in aggregate called "idiopathic environmental intolerance" they include electromagnetic hypersensitivity, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Gulf War Illness and likely some others less well defined. All have in common fatigue, pain (especially headaches and joint and muscle pain), often altered cognitive function, cardiac problems, and impaired mobility and balance. Often, but not always, some specific event or exposure triggers the initiation of the syndrome. Because the symptoms are relatively non-specific, patients may unfortunately be referred to psychiatric rather than medical care. There are few effective treatments other than reducing exposure to triggering environmental factors. There is increasing world-wide awareness ...
This article was written by Eleanor Cox and was first printed in the Landowner Magazine.. May was Lyme Disease Awareness Month world-wide. This disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia Burgdorferi, and is commonly transmitted to humans by ticks. Some people develop an expanding, reddish rash a few days after the tick bite. If a rash develops, it may look like a bulls eye, but it can also be a uniform reddish colour. It is very important to get early treatment, so that the bacteria do not become established in deep-seated tissues in the body.. If left untreated, the most common Lyme disease symptoms are fatigue, joint and muscle ache and pain, tingling numbness, burning sensations, forgetfulness, poor short-term memory and disturbed sleep. Lyme disease can mimic other diseases such as MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and even Alzheimers disease.. When hiking or camping, it is important to stay on groomed trails where ticks are unlikely to be hiding. If walking in the bush, wear ...
This 5-day, 40-hour certification course is a careful balance between lecture topics and hands-on lessons. This course is ideally suited to serve as an introduction to the techniques and applications of the treatment known as Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), as developed by Emil Vodder, Ph.D. This course will assist therapists in developing treatment sequences for the management of edema of various geneses including post-traumatic and post-surgical edema; as well as several pathologies such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, chronic pain reduction and others. During this course, the participants will learn to perform techniques that will assist patients and clients in general relaxation, health support and detoxification.. ...
We are pleased to introduce the addition of a new product, itis-for inflammation. Comprised of bromelain, boswelia serrata, cats claw, devils claw, feverfew tanacetum, tumeric (curcumin), and tart cherry fruit, itis is formulated to relieve the inflammation specific to Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, arthritis, and inflammatory conditions of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Over the next few weeks, we will take a closer look at each of these ingredients in turn, beginning with bromelain.. Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme that inhibits the migration of white blood cells to sites of injury or infection, and removes the chemical receptor necessary for inflammation to occur. In a study of 77 individuals with knee pain, daily doses of 200-400mg effectively reduced pain and increased reported perceptions of well-being. In addition, Bromelain acts as an immunomodulator against tumor cells, via the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines-chemical ...
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to the editor: I was pleased to read the article1 on management of nonmalignant pain. The undertreatment of pain is a widespread issue in the United States, and helping to educate practicing family physicians in the most current pain management techniques is an important, even critical, goal.. I was disappointed, however, by the relative lack of information in the article on the two newest classes of oral analgesics: (1) tramadol (Ultram) and (2) cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, which represent a new type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).. Tramadol has been available in the United States for five years. It is effective not only for an acute episode of neuropathic pain (as suggested in the article), but also for chronic neuropathic pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis pain2 and chronic low back pain.3 Tramadol may be most notable for what it is not-tramadol is not an NSAID, nor is it a typical opioid. Tramadol has a dual mechanism of action: it acts centrally at ...
A new committee appointed yesterday by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will coordinate pain research activities across the federal government with the goals of stimulating pain research collaboration, fully leveraging the government resources dedicated to supporting pain research, and providing an important avenue for public involvement. The Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee members include leading federal officials, including an individual from the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development; 6 nonfederal scientists; physicians; other health professionals; and 6 members of the general public who are representatives of leading research, advocacy, and service organizations. Appointees include organizations that advocate for people with fibromyalgia, chronic vulvar pain and related pain disorders, and peripheral neuropathies. Created through the Affordable Care Act, the committee also will explore ...
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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 ...
School absenteeism has grown nationally and internationally as a serious issue that affects the long-term functioning of adolescents. Researchers have grappled with the problem of school absenteeism for decades and, while much knowledge has been gained, a great disparity exists across professional fields. School absenteeism and school refusal behavior are associated with myriad behavior problems and contextual variables, though some researchers have developed effective clinical and systemic intervention strategies. A summary of key findings and issues in this area is presented in this essay. ...
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 ...
Absenteeism and truancy does not result in student achievement and success. Mesa Public Schools is committed to helping students achieve, and regular attendance at school is key to their success. The district is increasing its enforcement efforts to reduce absenteeism and truancy, which is defined as unexcused absences.. Parents are expected to notify the school if their child is going to be absent. Procedures are in place that track student attendance and trigger enforcement efforts. If your child has excessive absences or is truant, you will receive a warning letter. An attendance officer may visit or call your home to discuss ways of improving attendance and explain possible consequences for parents as well as the student.. Elementary Schools count each half day a student is absent as one absence for truancy purposes. The school principal has the authority to determine if an absence is excused. Students are habitually truant if they have five or more unexcused absences. They are excessively ...
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. ...
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 ...
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
High absenteeism at coal mines can seriously affect safety and hamper productivity. Several effective strategies for achieving high attendance which mine operators may not have considered are presented, and a method is proposed for implementing programs for minimizing absenteeism among coal miners. The best strategies for improving attendance will vary according to the needs and circumstances of
Few have investigated how the organisational culture-that is, the behavioural and attitudinal characteristics of the people in the organisation,58 is related to sickness absence. In the present study, perceived lack of encouraging and supportive culture in the work unit was the most important work factor, in terms of predicting sickness absence. In addition, sickness absence was lower in cultures that were perceived as suspicious. The associations showed threshold effects; step by step dose-response relations were not observed. The association between perceived suspicious organisational culture and low rates of sickness absence may be due to varying levels of social control in different workplaces, but the association was weak and should be interpreted with caution.. Low social support at work, albeit not as a characteristic of the organisational culture, has been found to predict sickness absence in civil servants,6,8 municipal employees,14 industrial employees,17 and transit operators.22 In a ...
Objective: To objectively assess the economic impact of insomnia on direct medical and prescription costs and indirect absence-related salary replacement costs and on absences and to compare the prevalence and costs of comorbidities in employees with and without insomnia.. Method: A retrospective analysis was performed on employee data from the Human Capital Management Services Research Reference Database (January 2001-September 2007). Employees were identified as having insomnia (ICD-9 criteria) based on history of receiving medications used to treat insomnia or physicians diagnosis of insomnia. Control employees had no history of medications used to treat insomnia and no insomnia diagnosis. Annual costs and number of absences were compared using 2-part regression models, controlling for demographics, job information, geographic region, comorbid disorders, and the Charlson Comorbidity Index score. Comorbidity prevalence, costs, and services were compared.. Results: Data were collected for ...
Downloadable! In this paper we analyze the impact an emergency social assistance program, PANES, on school attendance and child labour. The program was carried out in Uruguay from April 2005 to December 2007. Specifically, we analyze the effects of the cash transfer component of the plan (Ingreso Ciudadano), and explore potential explanatory channels such as labour market outcomes, income and awareness of conditionalities. This research is based on a panel of successful and unsuccessful applicants to PANES. The first wave uses the administrative records of the program and the second wave is a follow-up survey that was gathered two months after the program ended and was specifically designed to carry out the impact evaluation of the program. In order to check the robustness of our results, we provide evidence based on two different identification strategies: a regression discontinuity approach using data from the second wave of the panel, and a difference-in-difference approach that exploits the
Data Dictionary - Survey ACS 2006 (1-Year Estimates); American Community Survey Tables: 2006 (1-Year Estimates) (ACS06); Sensory Disability By Sex By Age By Employment Status For the Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 16 to 64 Years; B18021001; Universe: Civilian noninstitutionalized population 16 to 64 years
On Methodologies for Analysing Sickness Absence Data: An Insight into a New Method. Xiaoshu Lu; Leino-Arjas, Päivi; Piha, Kustaa; Aittomäki, Akseli; Saastamoinen, Peppiina; Rahkonen, Ossi; Lahelma, Eero // Proceedings of World Academy of Science: Engineering & Technolog;Jul2008, Vol. 43, p423 Sickness absence represents a major economic and social issue. Analysis of sick leave data is a recurrent challenge to analysts because of the complexity of the data structure which is often time dependent, highly skewed and clumped at zero. Ignoring these features to make statistical inference... ...
Influenza has now been reported in 397 counties, including 68 counties which appear to have community-wide spread. Active epidemics are occurring in several large metropolitan areas such as Chicago, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington, New York, and Boston. The first evidence of epidemic influenza in these cities was increased school absenteeism, and there is reason to believe that high and junior high schools were first involved. The new industrial absentee reporting system, inaugurated in this report, shows an increase in absenteeism in a number of cities, which thus far seems to follow the onset of school epidemics in these cities by one or two weeks. Evidence of increased mortality from influenza or pneumonia appears somewhat later. Several regions show excess mortality this week, and it is probable that this excess will prevail until the epidemic has run its course. Through October 7, a total of 15,628, 921 ml of Asian strain vaccine has been released. This includes ...
Greater communication between school nurses and families on how to manage asthma could help reduce the number of school absences for children afflicted with the chronic disease, according to preliminary data from an ongoing study in Hartford.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease caused by airway inflammation. Asthma is the most common pediatric chronic disease [1, 2] affecting 7.1 million (9.6 %) of American children [3, 4]. Asthma is the primary diagnosis for 1/3 of pediatric emergency department visits [5], and the most frequent reason for preventable pediatric hospitalization [6] and school absenteeism due to chronic conditions [7]. In 2008, 9.3 billion dollars, or 8 % of the total direct healthcare cost for all children, were spent on pediatric asthma [1].. About 80 % of pediatric asthma patients have symptom onset before age six [8, 9], most of them before age three [10-12]. However, only about 1/3 of children with at least one episode of asthmatic symptoms by age three will have asthma at age six and over [10, 13-18]. Asthma is under-diagnosed in 18-75 % of asthmatic children [19-23]. Overdiagnosis of asthma is also prevalent. Eleven percent of patients in primary care using inhaled corticosteroids, the most potent and consistently ...
Study Purpose: The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency in Nashville, Tennessee, received a National Institute of Justice grant to study the effectiveness of Nashvilles Juvenile Court Truancy Reduction Program (TRP). The TRP was a collaboration among the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, the public housing authority, Nashville/Davidson County Juvenile Court, Davidson County public schools, and the Nashville/Davidson County Police Department. The goals of the TRP were to increase attendance and to get children safely to and from school, while habitual truancy, also referred to as chronic absenteeism, was legally defined under the Juvenile Offender Act of the State of Tennessee as five or more aggregate, unexcused absences in the course of a school year. The TRP operationally defined students at risk of truancy as those who had three unexcused absences in a school year. The intent of TRP was to intervene before the student was adjudicated habitually truant. Once a student had a ...
Background: The aim of the study was to describe school attendance and participation in physical education in school among children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).. Methods: Consecutive cases of JIA from defined geographical areas of Finland, Sweden and Norway with disease onset in 1997 to 2000 were followed for 8 years in a multi-center cohort study, aimed to be as close to population-based as possible. Clinical characteristics and information on school attendance and participation in physical education (PE) were registered.. Results: Participation in school and in PE was lowest initially and increased during the disease course. Eight years after disease onset 228/274 (83.2%) of the children reported no school absence due to JIA, while 16.8% reported absence during the last 2 months due to JIA. Full participation in PE was reported by 194/242 (80.2%), partly by 16.9%, and none by 2.9%. Lowest participation in PE was found among children with ERA and the undifferentiated categories. ...
The cost of ankle sprains and repeated (recurrent) sprains is the focus of a recent study from The Netherlands. Though this comes from across the ocean, the information is still very easily applied to the American population as well. Everyday 23,000 Americans sprain their ankles. The cost in terms of work absenteeism, lost productivity, and medical expenses is in the millions each year. With health care reform being a hot topic these days, researchers are turning their focus and attention on finding ways to cut costs. One of those ways is to prevent re-injuries like ankle sprains. Early efforts to investigate this particular problem has shown that a program of proprioceptive training can reduce the risk of repeated ankle sprains by 50 per cent or more. Proprioceptive exercises are designed to restore the joints sense of position change. Finely tuned proprioception is important so that the foot and ankle respond to tiny changes in position. Good proprioception allows the ankle to readjust its ...
Many chronic illnesses that affect the working population can cause losses in productivity. The extent to which these productivity losses can be reduced by pharmacological treatment is of particular interest to employers, who bear the productivity costs and subsidize the cost of employees health care. In the past several years, the effects of pharmaceuticals on productivity losses have been tested in numerous studies, including randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. In this article, we summarize and critically review these studies and, where appropriate, provide quantitative overviews. The evidence is very good for about a dozen drug classes that pharmaceuticals reduce productivity losses caused by respiratory illnesses (ie, asthma, allergic disorders, bronchitis, upper respiratory infections, and influenza) diabetes, depression, dysmenorrhea, and migraine. We also discuss the calculation of productivity costs, reductions in which may partially or completely offset the costs of treatment.
The latest issue of the journal American Health & Drug Benefits includes a valuable mix of studies and articles of interest to decision makers. Topics include health reform, bundled payment, drug pricing, benefit design, Medicaid, medication therapy, and specific clinical conditions.. The Health Reform Law: Key Changes to Be Implemented in 2010. By Kip Piper, MA, FACHE. Federal Drug Price Controls in Medicaid: Expansion of Mandated Rebates under Health Reform Law. By Kip Piper, MA, FACHE. Prevalence of Treated Bipolar Disorders and Associated Comorbidities in Managed Care and Medicaid Populations. By Jeff J. Guo, PhD; Nick C. Patel, PharmD, PhD; Hong Li, PhD; and Paul E. Keck Jr, MD. With Stakeholder Perspective by Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH. Impact of Etanercept Treatment on Absenteeism and Productivity: The Work Loss and Productivity Survey. By Denise Globe, PhD; Peter Mazonson, MD, MBA; Chris Santas, MBA; Regina Murphy, MBA; Annie Cheng; Xingyue Huang, BPharm, PhD; and Arthur Kavanaugh, MD. With ...
Influenza. Action requested: Implement practices to prevent spread of influenza.. Background & Recommendations:. The influenza season is upon us in earnest. As of 1/9/16, the Health District had received reports of only four influenza-related hospitalizations and no influenza-related deaths, heightened school absenteeism, or outbreaks in long term care facilities. However, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett has reported more influenza-related hospitalizations in the past week and The Everett Clinic has reported marked increase in testing and positive results for influenza. Nationally, rates remained low as of last week, but reports are increasing. Public health laboratories have most frequently reported influenza A, with influenza A (H1N1) viruses predominating.. All health care facilities should implement practices to prevent the spread of influenza. All health care providers and ancillary staff who come in direct contact with patients should be vaccinated against influenza; health care ...
In order to evaluate the Japanese nationwide school absenteeism surveillance system for pediatric influenza in comparison with the national sentinel surveillance for influenza, we used surveillance guidelines (Centers for Disease Control and Preventi
Functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs), such as irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia, are highly prevalent around the world. In children, these disorders are associated with multiple comorbidities, poor quality of life, school absenteeism and enormous costs of care.. A recent multinational study evaluated the prevalence of FAPDs in children with celiac disease (CD) and controls and found surprising results suggesting that not all types of gastrointestinal inflammation lead to FAPDs in children.. "The pathogenesis of FAPDs is not completely understood, and numerous studies in adults and children have shown that FAPDs are frequently preceded by intestinal inflammation," says Miguel Saps, MD, an attending gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Childrens Hospital and leader of the study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics. "Approximately one in three children who have a bacterial acute gastroenteritis develop FAPDs that ...
INFLUENZA PROSPECTUS-1966-67-UNITED STATES. Influenza was reported in 49 of the 50 States during the winter and spring of 1965-66 with laboratory confirmations in 47. The season was noteworthy in that sometimes sharp and extensive outbreaks both of types A and B influenza occurred. Type A2 virus was recognized in most of the western States while type B predominated east of the Mississippi River, particularly in States along the Atlantic Coast. In 20 States, activity of both types of influenza viruses was demonstrated.. Although school absenteeism associated with type B influenza was elevated in New England, and to a lesser extent ...
With the assistance and cooperation of local health officers and the coordinating efforts of Local Information Network and Communications System (LINCS) local health agencies, the New Jersey Department of Health has recruited selected schools and nursing homes statewide which will be reporting absenteeism rates and flu-like illness rates, respectively weekly. In addition, NJDOH has requested all New Jersey hospital emergency departments to report weekly the flu-like activity that they are seeing. This information will assist NJDOH to answer the frequently asked question "Is flu here yet?" It will give a measure of the seriousness of the activity, and it will also assist New Jerseys physicians on intensifying vaccination efforts and prescribing anti-influenza virus medications which may be prescribed while the virus is circulating in the state. To learn more visit Sussex County School Influenza like Illness Surveillance System and New Jerseys Active Influenza Surveillance System ...
They highlight that having healthy teeth means brushing teeth twice daily, flossing every day, eating nutritious foods, limiting snacks and visiting their dentists regularly.. Referrals for dental work are sent home when necessary and the public health hygienists assist with finding a dentist for families, when needed.. "Developing good habits at an early age and receiving regular screening helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums," said Dental Hygienist Linda Conti.. Dental screenings and education at an early age are an important public health service. Dental caries (decay) is the most prominent chronic childhood disease and is one of the major causes of school absenteeism. Untreated tooth decay can lead to problems with nutrition, growth, school readiness and speech. Children can also easily see that it is important to have healthy teeth to have a nicer smile.. The Greenwich Department of Health supports National Childrens Dental Health Month. For more ...
Background Dysmenorrhoea is found to be the leading cause of short term school absenteeism from 38% - 45% mentioned in different studies, 58% reported decreased daily activities and socialization 46%. In a view these facts, it was felt necessary by the investigator to give foot reflexology for dysmenorrhoea among adolescent girls and assessment of its effectiveness for reducing dysmenorrheal. Objectives The study aimed at the assessing the severity of pain and to know the effect of foot reflexologyon dysmenrrhoea, finding the association between the pre intervention intensity of dysmenorrhoea with their selected socio demographic variables of adolescent girls Materials and methods The assessment of severity of pain was done by Numerical Pain Rating Scale and is followed by administration of foot reflexology and the effect of foot reflexology was found out by using Numerical Pain Rating Scale after giving the massage. Results The pain score was high in the pre test than post test. Mean pre test ...
As a pediatric neurologist with a busy outpatient practice, children suffering from headaches make up about a third of my office visits. Recurrent headaches can be disabling for children. Headaches are the third most common cause of school absenteeism and often result in limitation of sports and other extracurricular activities. Migraine is the most common primary headache syndrome. A comprehensive program to treat migraines may include lifestyle changes with trigger identification and avoidance, medications, complementary and alternative medicine treatments, and strong family/mental health support.. Generally by the time families end up in my office, some effort at lifestyle changes with headache trigger identification and avoidance strategies have been attempted. When families come to see me, I always spend some time educating them and reinforcing adequate lifestyle changes before launching into a discussion of pharmacotherapy. I put together some valuable resources for families including ...
This is the first national, cross-sectional, school-based survey conducted in Côte dIvoire that investigated Plasmodium infection patterns, malaria morbidities and peoples preventive and curative measures. The study was carried out over a four-month period in the dry season towards the end of 2011 and early 2012. This timing allowed the minimisation of logistic and operational challenges, such as high rate of school absenteeism and inaccessibility to the most isolated localities during the rainy season. Plasmodium falciparum was the predominant species with a very high overall prevalence (73.9%), despite efforts in place by the national malaria control programme. A decade of socio-political crisis, which further deteriorated an already weak health system, is likely to have played a major role in this finding [22].. In the current study, microscopy revealed a slightly higher prevalence than RDT (69.1 versus 66.9%) suggesting a small proportion of false negative results revealed by RDT. This ...
Sabrina was tortured and starved by her family. When she died at age 16 after being drop-kicked down the stairs by her adoptive brother and subsequently starving to death, she weighed 56 pounds and looked like an eight-year-old child.. Her death may have saved the lives of her two adopted sisters, who were also abused and were rescued from the home and taken to the hospital when Sabrina was found dead.. Perpetrator: Marc Ray (Adoptive father), charged with child endangerment and child neglect; Misty Ray (Adoptive mother), charged with child endangerment and child neglect; Carla Bousman (Adoptive grandmother), arrested as an accomplice; Josie Raye Bousman (Niece), arrested; Justin Dale Ray (Adoptive brother), charged with child endangerment and willful injury.. Source ...
Medicaid Commissioner Pledges Support for Expanded Telehealth Services. Officials from the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services and Kentucky Telecare on Tuesday addressed members of the e-Health Network Board about a pilot program to provide health care services in schools across the state. Through the program, health care providers use videoconferencing technology to treat patients. Three medical facilities, St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Glasgow Family Practice Residency Program and the Lewis County Primary Care Center, are equipped with the technology and currently are serving elementary, middle and high schools in their regions. "This is going to increase access for our kids," said Medicaid Commissioner Shannon Turner. "Its partnering with schools to provide what we hope will be a successful program, cutting down on absenteeism and providing medical care on site." The Telehealth Network, which is administered by a board of professionals in health care, technology and ...
12th October of every year is observed as World Arthritis Day. This is to raise awareness about arthritis amongst patients and the general public. Arthritis affects the vast majority of people worldwide and is a major cause of suffering and disability. Arthritis societies world over, have come together to raise awareness about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases on this day.. There are more than 100 to 150 types of arthritis. People of all age groups, including children can be affected by Arthritis. Certain types of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis affect women more commonly than men. Whereas, ankylosing spondylitis, which affects the spine, is more common in men. Arthritis can be chronic, severely disabling and cause deformities if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Not only does it affect their quality of life and social life, but it may also lead to sickness absenteeism, loss of pay, and hence cause a huge economic burden to family and society. Certain types of arthritis also reduce ...
Such chronic diseases as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol impact nearly 70% of working-age adults in the United States. While research has demonstrated the impact of medication adherence on reducing overall healthcare costs, there has been less evidence available to date on whether adherence improves employee productivity. However, the new research, published on Monday in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that employees with chronic conditions who were adherent to their prescribed medications had up to seven fewer days away from work annually (including absenteeism and short-term disability days) than those who were not adherent. This translated into estimated annual savings of up to nearly $1,700 per adherent employee.. These research findings clearly show that employees who receive appropriate medical care and follow their doctors directions about taking their medication are healthier and more productive, stated Troyen Brennan, EVP ...
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I did not receive an absentee ballot for the recent revote of the school vote. Apparently none were sent? Or did you receive one and mine was omitted? I prefer to vote at home. I signed the paper for absentee ballots. The Secretary of state said it is up to me to enforce the election rules. It is up to me to ask the town clerk to explain, go to court if need be. No, my body cannot take any more of that. My vote was not counted. If you like that policy, carry on. Just dont presume to know all the reasons I do not want to vote out in public. I thought that is what absentee ballots were all about.. update 5.19.15 follow up post to front porch forum. Several issues back I inquired if others in Monkton did not receive absentee ballots for the town school budget re-vote. I got no response. I do not interpret that as apathy or a conspiracy against me, although I am sorely tempted to take the easy way out. It is stuck in my craw, the assistant town clerk (why did we need an assistant?) said we talked ...
Abstract: We examine the retirement behavior of federal civil service workers. This research contributes to the literature that more generally examines how retirement behavior responds to financial incentives. The civil service workers in our study provide an interesting case study because they do not participate in the Social Security system, they are only covered by a defined benefit pension plan, and this pension plan is significantly different from the Social Security system in the structure of its incentives. Moreover, there is widespread concern among policy makers of a pending retirement crisis in the federal civil service. Relying on an option value framework, our main results suggest that federal civil service workers respond to their retirement incentives in a manner that is quite similar to the responses that others have found looking at much different retirement systems. Such a result provides important additional evidence regarding the generality of previous results. On the other ...
The benefits of exercise have become so important to such an extent that companies have now started their own fitness programmes. Worksites play a crucial role in influencing the health of their employees. Most of the adults walk more at their workplace than anywhere else, making it a prime venue for promoting healthier habits. Absenteeism due to bad health will reduce companys productivity. Regular workouts and health awareness would reduce work related stress and other diseases to a greater extent. Spending on a corporate wellness program can produce a healthy return on investment, according to multiple surveys and case studies cited by organizations such as, the Wellness Council of America. Corporate Fitness has assumed a lot of significance in Melbourne. Companies are advocating many fitness regimens in their daily activities including yoga, Pilates and breathing exercises. The in-work fitness culture is becoming popular in Melbourne city and in other parts of the world. The Benefits of ...
OHAs can contribute by helping managers to manage sickness absence more effectively. The nurse may be involved in helping to train line managers and supervisors in how to best use the OH service, in how to refer staff, what type of information will be required, what to expect from occupational health. By developing transparent referral procedures, ensuring that medical confidentiality is maintained and that the workers rights are respected the OHA can do much to ensure that employees referred for assessment due to sickness absence are comfortable with the process.. OH nurses, with their close relationship with workers, knowledge of the working environment and trends in ill-health in the company are often in a good position to advise management on preventing sickness absence. In my experience referral to General Practitioners have a limited use for work related issues, and gain best results by as well as keeping the GP aware, referring to a specialist occupational physician.. Planned ...
Proper intake of vitamins and minerals can mean the difference between a healthy, productive life, and a life fraught with illness. Micronutrient deficiencies, which affect over two billion people around the globe today, are the leading cause of intellectual disability in children (due to iodine deficiency), preventable blindness (due to vitamin A deficiency), maternal death during childbirth (due to iron deficiency), and severe and often fatal birth defects known as neural tube defects (due to folic acid deficiency). Diminished mental capacity and increased absenteeism (due to iodine and iron deficiency), lead to lower academic achievement, with lifelong consequences.. A lack of these important vitamins and minerals also has a profound impact on the bodys immune system. A persons chances of dying from measles or diarrhea are between 30 - 50%. With adequate micronutrient intake, this percentage can be lowered significantly due to the effects vitamins and minerals have on bolstering the immune ...
Thank you for contacting our campaign with your questionnaire about the important issue of cancer patient care. Our responses follow:. Question 1: Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits. If elected, will your government:. Recognizethatthereisaneedforanewprocessthatrecognizesthatsomepatients,including cancer patients, experience extended periods of treatment and recovery, and hold open consultations with Canadians about how this process will be developed and implemented?. Use the results of these consultations to lengthen sickness benefits for Canadians undergoing treatment for cancer as well as other serious illnesses that require long periods of treatment or recovery so that Canadians who are ill are not penalized by the current limit of 15 weeks of sickness benefits?. Cancel the two-week waiting period for EI Sickness Benefits so that sick Canadians are not penalized?. When the Paul Martin Liberals overhauled EI, 4 out of 10 unemployed Canadians lost their benefits. Now, under Stephen Harpers ...
Between 1988 and 2009, a probable ILI outbreak in a school was defined by MDH as a doubled absence rate with all of the following primary influenza symptoms reported among students: rapid onset, fever, illness lasting 3 or more days, and at least one secondary influenza symptom (e.g., myalgia, headache, cough, coryza, sore throat, or chills). A possible ILI outbreak in a school was defined as a doubled absence rate with reported symptoms among students, including two of the primary influenza symptoms and at least one secondary influenza symptom. Prior to the 2009-2010 influenza season, the number of schools reporting probable influenza outbreaks has ranged from a low of 38 schools in 20 counties in 1996-1997 to 441 schools in 71 counties in 1991-1992. The definition of ILI outbreaks changed beginning with the 2009-2010 school year. Schools reported when the number of students absent with ILI reaches 5% of total enrollment, or when three or more students with ILI are absent from the same ...
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4. The person did not have a fever.. In addition to the surveys, the Dental Fluoridation Unit and a Los Lunas School District electrician investigated the school water system and the fluoridator on Friday evening, Nov 17. Their efforts continued throughout the weekend.. RESULTS. Absenteeism from school during the weeks of Oct 30 to Nov 3 and Nov 6-10 was examined to determine whether the fact that 15 students left school in one day because of illness was unusual. When students who left for reasons other than illness were excluded from the totals, we found that six students left school during each of the two "normal" weeks, for an average of 1.5 students leaving school because of sickness per day. Thus, 15 ill students in a single day (Nov 17) represented a marked increase in absenteeism.. In all, 207 of 265 (78.1%) persons were interviewed, and 34 of these (16.4%) met all of the case criteria and were considered to have acute fluoride poisoning. We ascertained the water drinking habits of 148 of ...
In this large prospective study, employees representing occupations from the municipalities and county councils as well as the Swedish industry were included. A limitation is the restriction to those employees who reported sickness absence to AFA Insurance. The response rate in our study was relatively low (60%). In an analysis of a potential selection bias, we tested the proportion of employees with disability pension (,0 day) for the years 2000/2001 for those included in the study who answered the questionnaire, compared with those who did not. We found significantly higher levels of disability pension for the non-responders compared with the responders. This is in line with previous research30 indicating poorer health of persons not participating in health studies.. The measures on treatments and change of occupation as well as most baseline-measures were self-reported, and might therefore be subject to recall bias. Moreover, we could not establish exactly when the treatments took place. ...
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Adjustment disorders are quite common in children and adolescents. They occur equally in males and females. While adjustment disorders occur in all cultures, the stressors and the signs may vary based on cultural influences. Adjustment disorders occur at all ages, however, it is believed that characteristics of the disorder are different in children and adolescents than they are in adults. Differences are noted in the symptoms experienced, severity and duration of symptoms, and in the outcome. Adolescent symptoms of adjustment disorders are more behavioral such as acting out, while adults experience more depressive symptoms.. ...
MassDOT officials today joined students, teachers, and parents in a "walking school bus" from Ash Street in Brockton to the Kennedy School to celebrate International Walk to School Day 2011, a worldwide event with participation by over 6 million people in over 40 countries. Thousands of elementary and middle school-aged children joined hundreds of walking events today across the Commonwealth.. Walking to school is a great way to incorporate some exercise into your daily routine, and gives students some time with their friends before the start of the school day, said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard Davey.. In Massachusetts, Walk to School Day is promoted through MassDOTs Safe Routes to School Program, which works with students, parents, school staff, and local police in 124 communities and over 400 schools to promote walking and bicycling to school in order to improve students health, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality.. MassDOTs Safe Routes to School program provides ...
Did you know the American Lung Association lists household cleaning products as a major indoor air pollutant and contributor to chronic respiratory problems such as asthma? Johns Hopkins also released a study showing that childrens exposure to antibacterial products can make them more prone to a wide range of food and environmental allergies.. If you go green, youll greatly reduce the chance that there will be chemicals absorbed into the skin or breathed in by the person cleaning. Chemicals can linger in the air, also affecting other persons in the home.. Studies have shown that using a household cleaning spray, even as little as once a week, raises the risk of developing asthma. Using green cleaning products can potentially reduce the chances of developing asthma. Asthma has been reported as the most common chronic illness and the leading cause of school absences due to chronic illness across the country today.. ...
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have not distinguished between different alcohol-use histories, which could have contributed to the current inconsistent evidence regarding the relationship between alcohol use and subsequent sickness absence. We thus examined alcohol use and subsequent diagnosis-specific sickness absence in groups with different levels of alcohol use, as well as in lifelong abstainers, former drinkers, and people with clinical alcohol use disorders. METHODS: The data of the population-based Health 2000 Survey (BRIF8901) of 3666 Finns aged 30-55 were linked with national registers on medically certified sickness absences lasting for , 10 working days (long-term) for all causes (2000 - 2010) and for mental or musculoskeletal disorders (2004-2010), as well as with registers on pensions and death (2000-2010 ...
On the basis of the current findings, would mental health services, particularly those in primary care settings, be justified in adding a befriending option for people with depressive symptoms and distress? Is this a service that practice-based commissioners should perhaps be considering as one part of the overall mental healthcare system? After all, depression and emotional distress are common and costly. The World Health Organization multi-country survey of 2000-2001 found that major depression affects around 5% of women and 3% of men per year. Around three times as many people have symptom levels below the cut-off for major depression which, although relatively mild, are still associated with significant distress and impairment of social functioning.45 Cross-sectional surveys have shown an increasing prevalence, prompting talk of an epidemic of depression.46 Depression is a leading cause of long-term sickness absence in the UK,47 and all high-income countries have seen year-on-year ...
Paid sick leave gives workers an opportunity to regain their health, return to full productivity at work, and avoid spreading disease to their co-workers, all of which reduces employers overall absence expense. When used to care for sick children, it helps them get well faster and reduces job turnover of working parents. Workers who care for adult relatives, including the elderly, need paid sick leave to take care of their loved ones chronic and acute medical problems. However, new analysis of data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals the inadequacy of paid sick leave coverage: more than 59 million workers have no such leave. Even more -- nearly 86 million -- do not have paid sick leave to care for sick children. Full-time workers, those in the public sector, and union members have the best sick leave coverage, while part-timers and low-wage workers have very low coverage rates. Expansion of paid sick leave and integration of family caregiving activities into authorized uses of
A new Public Service Sick Leave Scheme was introduced on 31st March 2014. The new scheme provides that employees who are absent on sick leave may receive up to a maximum of 3 months on full pay followed by 3 months on half pay in a rolling 4 year period. These new provisions apply to all health service employees (both officer and support staff grades) and supersede all existing arrangements. Details of the new arrangements are set out in HR Circular 020/2013 and HR Circular 005/2014 below.. Further information on sick leave arrangements can be found by clicking on the links below.. HR Circular 005 2014 re Public Service Management (Sick Leave) Regulations 2014. HR Circular 020 2013 re New Public Service Sick Pay Scheme 1st January 2014. HR Circular 020 2012 re Self Certified Paid Sick Leave Arrangements. Long Term Absence Benefit Schemes Guidelines December 2012. To view the HSE Managing Attendance Policy (2009), please click here.. ...
Back pain is one of the biggest causes of time off work in the UK. Indeed, in 2015, statistics show that 10 million work days were lost due to back pain. This costs the country £1 billion in lost earnings a year, according to the British Chiropractic Association. But for the individual, it is a case of being unable to do normal everyday things without pain interfering. And this issue covers all age groups. The statistics show that 1.89 million of the days lost were from 25-34 year olds.. Most episodes of back pain are unable to be sourced to a specific anatomical issue, so these are termed as non-specific back pain. It is rare that a person only suffers a single episode of back pain in their life. One episode can lead to chronic pain later on, although medical science is still trying to understand the conditions or factors that lead to the pain escalation. Read more on this article: ...
Nationally, 28.3 percent of teachers in traditional public schools are chronically absent, meaning they miss more than ten school days a year for sick and personal leave," David Griffith wrote in Teacher Absenteeism in Charter and Traditional Public Schools, released in September 2017. "In contrast, only 10.3 percent of teachers in charter schools are chronically absent.". "School systems have been generous in supplying teachers with excused absences," Griffith wrote. "On average, teachers get more than twelve sick and personal days per year, though only one-third of US workers are entitled to ten or more sick days, even though the latter have a longer work year (up to 60 days more). For the most part, these generous leave policies are negotiated by teacher unions and school boards and incorporated into contracts (or sometimes state law). These policies explain why more than one-quarter of public school teachers in the United States are chronically absent-meaning they miss more than ten days ...
Authors: Backinger CL, Lawrence D, Swan J, Winn DM, Breen N, Hartman A, Grana R, Tran D, Farrell S. Title: Using the National Health Interview Survey to understand and address the impact of tobacco in the United States: past perspectives and future considerations.. Journal: Epidemiol Perspect Innov 5:8-. Date: 2008 Dec 04. Abstract: OBJECTIVE: The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is a continuous, nationwide, household interview survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States. This annual survey is conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 1965, the survey and its supplements have provided data on issues related to the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products. This paper describes the survey, provides an overview of peer-reviewed and government-issued research that uses tobacco-related data from the NHIS, and suggests additional areas for exploration and directions for future ...
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the workplace is an important setting for health protection, health promotion and disease prevention programs. On average, Americans working full-time spend more than one-third of their day, five days per week at the workplace. The following information was taken from the CDC Workplace website:. While employers have a responsibility to provide a safe and hazard-free workplace, they also have abundant opportunities to promote individual health and foster a healthy work environment for more than 159 million workers in the United States (Accessed US Bureau of Labor Statistics April 12, 2016).. The use of effective workplace programs and policies can reduce health risks and improve the quality of life for American workers.. Maintaining a healthier workforce can lower direct costs such as insurance premiums and workers compensation claims. It will also positively impact many indirect costs such as absenteeism and worker productivity.1, ...
These findings, consistent with previous research, paint a stark picture of employees struggling to find good quality behavioral health care.. "Employees with behavioral health needs are really hurting," explains David Hines, CEO of ConsumerMedical. "And employers are feeling the pain, too. The reality is that health care costs, such as medical and pharmacy claims, are only the tip of the iceberg for employers; they are dwarfed by the productivity, absenteeism and health care expenses that result from employees with behavioral health concerns. ". In 2015, after looking at data for over 100 employers, Mercer concluded that the mental health and substance abuse cost trend was rising at 11 percent per-member-per-year (compared to 3.5 percent for other medical issues per-member-per-year).. "All of this points to the fact that employees are in deep need of additional support finding well-qualified behavioral health professionals," explains Hines.. About ConsumerMedical - ConsumerMedical is a leading ...
Aid investments in WASH are implemented in different development contexts across the region. Access to basic WASH services remains a priority in the Pacific and fragile states. In Asia, support for budget and policy reform are critical to encourage greater engagement with the private sector, innovation and capacity building of institutions to deliver affordable services, including to the poor.. We work with government partners, civil society organisations and multilateral partners to strengthen institutions, undertake policy reform, promote good hygiene behaviors, and support infrastructure investment. This includes projects that improve access to WASH facilities in schools and health centres, especially benefiting women and girls, and contributing to increased school attendance.. DFAT country programs work closely with partner governments to assist them to implement their national WASH strategies. For example, in Indonesia, we support the innovative Water and Sanitation Hibah program, which ...
Chronic Absenteeism | IDOE  Chronic Absenteeism | IDOE
Chronic Absenteeism. Posted: Tue, 01/28/2014 - 9:18am Updated: Mon, 07/30/2018 - 8:06am. Chronic absenteeism and habitual ...
more infohttps://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/attendance/chronic-absenteeism
Organisational Change, Absenteeism and Welfare Dependency  Organisational Change, Absenteeism and Welfare Dependency
"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 ...
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Abstract: Fibromyalgia and work absenteeism  Abstract: Fibromyalgia and work absenteeism
... of absenteeism from work. Fibromyalgia syndrome is an exemplary con ... of absenteeism from work. Fibromyalgia syndrome is an exemplary condition of chronic widespread pain which most physicians ...
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U.S. business group warns of swine flu absenteeism  U.S. business group warns of swine flu absenteeism
... 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. ...
more infohttp://www.ibtimes.com/us-business-group-warns-swine-flu-absenteeism-184185
U.S. business group warns of swine flu absenteeism - Reuters  U.S. business group warns of swine flu absenteeism - Reuters
... 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. ...
more infohttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-flu-businesses-sb/u-s-business-group-warns-of-swine-flu-absenteeism-idUSTRE58H2WN20090921
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Chronic Absenteeism , Carbon Neutral Buildings , Micah Camden. by Julie Sabatier Follow , Connor Kwiecien, Allison Frost Follow ... The rates of chronic absenteeism in Oregon schools is worse than in schools in many other states around the country. A new plan ...
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Work Place Conflicts Arise Over Rules on Absenteeism - The Washington Post  Work Place Conflicts Arise Over Rules on Absenteeism - The Washington Post
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 ...
more infohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1986/06/23/work-place-conflicts-arise-over-rules-on-absenteeism/1658dafd-8169-4c6f-b18b-b4f3c0c612ba/
Childrens public health insurance and maternal absenteeism | RTI  Children's public health insurance and maternal absenteeism | RTI
Robinson, C., & Coomer, N. (2013). Childrens public health insurance and maternal absenteeism. The Journal of Economics ( ... leading to an increased rate of absenteeism. On the other hand, it is this type of care that may reduce the total number of ... Data File to identify how participation in the two programs affects a mothers work performance measured by absenteeism. The ...
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The Problem of Absenteeism and Presenteeism in the Workplace | SpringerLink  The Problem of Absenteeism and Presenteeism in the Workplace | SpringerLink
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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Using Technology To Reduce Sick Leave and Absenteeism  Using Technology To Reduce Sick Leave and Absenteeism
One thought on "Using Technology To Reduce Sick Leave and Employee Absenteeism". * Peter Fretty May 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm. Great ... Using Technology To Reduce Sick Leave and Employee Absenteeism. Posted on May 9, 2012. by Mandira Srivastava in Internet, ... Home / Social and Online Content / Internet / Using Technology To Reduce Sick Leave and Employee Absenteeism ...
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Absenteeism | definition of absenteeism by Medical dictionary  Absenteeism | definition of absenteeism by Medical dictionary
... absenteeism explanation free. What is absenteeism? Meaning of absenteeism medical term. What does absenteeism mean? ... Looking for online definition of absenteeism in the Medical Dictionary? ... absenteeism. Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia. absenteeism. [ab′səntē′izəm] ... absenteeism. (ab″sĕn-tē′izm) [ absentee + -ism] Prolonged or repeated absence from work, school, or assigned duties. ...
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Obesity Linked to Job Absenteeism, Study Says | EHS Today  Obesity Linked to Job Absenteeism, Study Says | EHS Today
... 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, ...
more infohttps://www.ehstoday.com/health/ehs_imp_77367
Absenteeism - Wikipedia  Absenteeism - Wikipedia
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 ...
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Menstruation and school absenteeism: Evidence from rural Malawi |  Population Council  Menstruation and school absenteeism: Evidence from rural Malawi | Population Council
We find no evidence for school-level variance in menstruation-related absenteeism, suggesting that absenteeism due to ... menstruation accounts only for a small proportion of all female absenteeism and does not create a gender gap in absenteeism. ... and school-level factors associated with menstruation-related school absenteeism. Although one-third of female students ...
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Absenteeism Levels High - CIPD Survey Shows  Absenteeism Levels High - CIPD Survey Shows
Less than half of employers, the survey found, measure the cost of absenteeism. Those organizations that actively manage ... that sector more often uses strategies to promote good health in an effort to reduce absenteeism. None the less, the global ...
more infohttps://hr.toolbox.com/blogs/busperf/absenteeism-levels-high-cipd-survey-shows-032911
Back2School - CBT Intervention for School Absenteeism - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov  Back2School - CBT Intervention for School Absenteeism - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
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 ...
more infohttps://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03459677?term=thastum&rank=1
Corporate Weight Loss Program Helps Employees to Lead Healthier Lives and Reduces Absenteeism  Corporate Weight Loss Program Helps Employees to Lead Healthier Lives and Reduces Absenteeism
One study estimated that every severely obese worker costs the economy $1,627 per year as a result of absenteeism. In 2008, ... Corporate Weight Loss Program Helps Employees to Lead Healthier Lives and Reduces Absenteeism. ... reduce absenteeism, attract new employees and ultimately boost the bottom line. ... our partnership with Slimming World is making in the lives of our employees and how it has begun to reduced our absenteeism ...
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Misdiagnosis of Absenteeism - RightDiagnosis.com  Misdiagnosis of Absenteeism - RightDiagnosis.com
Misdiagnosis of Absenteeism including rare causes, self assessment, alternative diagnoses, differential diagnoses, and ... Conditions listing medical symptoms: Absenteeism:. The following list of conditions have Absenteeism or similar listed as a ... Conditions listing medical complications: Absenteeism:. The following list of medical conditions have Absenteeism or similar ... Absenteeism: Related Misdiagnoses. Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been ...
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Canadian economy lost $16.6B due to absenteeism: Conference Board  Canadian economy lost $16.6B due to absenteeism: Conference Board
Absenteeism costs the Canadian economy more than $16 billion a year, according to a study by the Conference Board of Canada. ... Absenteeism costs the Canadian economy more than $16 billion a year, according to a study by the Conference Board of Canada. ... "Absenteeism is more than a human resources issue," wrote author Nicole Stewart in the 12-page report called Missing in Action: ... Unionized workers also had a higher absenteeism rate of 13.2 days compared with 7.5 days for non-unionized workers. ...
more infohttp://www.macleans.ca/news/canadian-economy-lost-16-6b-due-to-absenteeism-conference-board/
Staff absenteeism highest in NHS, study shows | News | Health Service Journal  Staff absenteeism highest in NHS, study shows | News | Health Service Journal
Employee absenteeism in the NHS is failing to be adequately addressed by managers, despite the fact that the organisation has ... Employee absenteeism in the NHS is failing to be adequately addressed by managers, despite the fact that the organisation has ... Absenteeism also represents the biggest threat to productivity in the NHS.. The study, carried out by researchers from ... The researchers reviewed previous studies on employee absenteeism and investigated the issue at two trusts. ...
more infohttps://www.hsj.co.uk/workforce/staff-absenteeism-highest-in-nhs-study-shows/5033769.article
  • Chronic absenteeism and habitual truancy are important predictors of school performance, including high school graduation. (in.gov)
  • The rates of chronic absenteeism in Oregon schools is worse than in schools in many other states around the country. (opb.org)
  • The Allied-Bendix solution, after 10 years of chronic absenteeism that reached as high as 16 percent, was a so-called "no-fault" attendance policy started last year. (washingtonpost.com)
  • 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. (health24.com)
  • 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)
  • By catalyzing nationwide action to implement and strengthen effective cross-sector early warning and response systems, which are proving integral to addressing chronic absenteeism, we can more effectively improve student achievement and other critical youth outcomes. (ed.gov)
  • New 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection data find that chronic absenteeism puts as many as six million students each year at risk of falling behind or dropping out of school. (ed.gov)
  • Click here to view a new data story website about chronic absenteeism. (ed.gov)
  • Chronic absenteeism or missing at least 10 percent of school days in a school year for any reason, excused or unexcused is a primary cause of low academic achievement and a powerful predictor of those students who may eventually drop out of school. (ed.gov)
  • Chronic absenteeism is also an equity issue, and it is particularly prevalent among students who are low-income, students of color, students with disabilities, students who are highly mobile, and/or juvenile justice-involved youth in other words, those who already tend to face significant challenges and for whom school is particularly beneficial. (ed.gov)
  • Moreover, chronic absenteeism is often confused with truancy, which can lead to disproportionate suspensions and expulsions from school and inappropriate referrals of students and families to law enforcement. (ed.gov)
  • Employers may incur costs related to absenteeism among employees who have chronic diseases or unhealthy behaviors. (cdc.gov)
  • We examined the association between employee absenteeism and 5 conditions: 3 risk factors (smoking, physical inactivity, and obesity) and 2 chronic diseases (hypertension and diabetes). (cdc.gov)
  • We used zero-inflated Poisson regression to estimate excess absenteeism as the difference in the number of days missed from work by those who reported having a risk factor or chronic disease and those who did not. (cdc.gov)
  • Absenteeism estimates ranged from 1 to 2 days per individual per year depending on the risk factor or chronic disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Absenteeism costs associated with chronic diseases and health risk factors can be substantial. (cdc.gov)
  • Among studies that analyzed multiple conditions, some did not separately estimate absenteeism or account for other employee characteristics that may confound the relationship between chronic conditions and missed workdays. (cdc.gov)
  • Chronic absenteeism puts students at risk for academic failure with effects that can last a lifetime and negatively impact education, health, financial stability, and employment (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation [RWJF], 2016). (nasn.org)
  • Chronic absenteeism, commonly defined as missing 10 % or more of school days for any reason (excused or unexcused), detracts from learning and is a proven early warning sign of academic risk and school dropout (Jacob & Lovett, 2017). (nasn.org)
  • While there are many contributing factors, addressing health-related chronic absenteeism for students is key to closing the achievement gap (National Forum on Education Statistics, 2018). (nasn.org)
  • Experts in chronic absenteeism recommend a 5-part strategy to improve school attendance: engage students and parents, recognize good and improved attendance, monitor school attendance data and practice, provide personalized early outreach, and develop programmatic response to barriers (Attendance Works, 2018). (nasn.org)
  • Through these efforts, school nurses provide case management, which improves chronic health conditions and reduces absenteeism (Jacobsen et al. (nasn.org)
  • 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)
  • I may add, you might have some difficulties in putting across your observations into the causes of habitual absenteeism due to various reasons, may be your immediate boss is placed in a high position that it's not possible for you to approach him/her directly and so on. (citehr.com)
  • Absenteeism is a habitual pattern of absence from a duty or obligation without good reason. (wikipedia.org)
  • Absenteeism is a habitual pattern correlated with emotional labor and personal reasoning, but there are resolutions to finding ways to alleviate the cause. (wikipedia.org)
  • Primary objective The main objective of this study is to examine the efficacy on school attendance and wellbeing of a modular trans-diagnostic CBT intervention for youths with problematic school absenteeism in a randomized controlled trial. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • For example, people tend to hold negative stereotypes of absentees, under report their own absenteeism, and believe their own attendance record is better than that of their peers. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) is an integral member of the school team, promoting school attendance and combating student absenteeism by addressing the physical, mental, and social needs of the student. (nasn.org)
  • The Back2School condition is a Modular Trans-Diagnostic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MTCBT) treating school absenteeism in youths. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Absenteeism refers to the absence of a worker due to illness (either a personal illness or as a caretaker for a sick dependent). (springer.com)
  • We cannot simply dismiss absenteeism with the catch-phrase "no work, no pay"--the "savings" of not paying someone who is absent without permission are massively outweighed by the costs of their absence including lower productivity, poor customer service, wasted management time, inconvenienced co-workers and lower morale. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • 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)
  • Less than half of employers, the survey found, measure the cost of absenteeism. (toolbox.com)
  • 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)
  • For women, obesity was linked to absenteeism across all occupational categories. (ehstoday.com)
  • Female workers accounted for about three-fourths of the total cost of obesity-related absenteeism: $3.2 billion. (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)
  • This bulletin examines the relationship, as far as Australia's 2001 National Health Survey (NHS) allows, between obesity and absenteeism from work in almost 10,000 employed men and women who participated in that survey. (aihw.gov.au)
  • This study employs data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File to identify how participation in the two programs affects a mother's work performance measured by absenteeism. (rti.org)
  • Absenteeism varies according to job assignments, with professional and managerial personnel taking average annual sick leave of 4 days, whereas unskilled workers claim an average of 18 days of sick leave during the year. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The health conditions also are associated with increased rates of work absenteeism, with estimated costs of $4.3 billion per year in the United States. (ehstoday.com)
  • One study estimated that every severely obese worker costs the economy $1,627 per year as a result of absenteeism. (prweb.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 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)
  • The psychological model that discusses this is the "withdrawal model", which assumes that absenteeism represents individual withdrawal from dissatisfying working conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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 are considerable negative long-term consequences related to youths with school absenteeism. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • If the B2S intervention proves to be effective in reducing school absenteeism, it could be implemented in other municipalities in Denmark, and help to systematically treat and help youths with school absenteeism. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The Treatment As Usual condition (TAU) consist of an array of interventions that the municipality is required to give youths presenting school absenteeism. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Nationally, each risk factor or disease was associated with annual absenteeism costs greater than $2 billion. (cdc.gov)
  • Absenteeism is more than a human resources issue," wrote author Nicole Stewart in the 12-page report called Missing in Action: Absenteeism Trends in Canadian Organizations. (macleans.ca)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Absenteeism increased with the number of risk factors or diseases reported. (cdc.gov)
  • Numerous studies have quantified the effect of diseases and risk factors on absenteeism (9-12,15-17). (cdc.gov)
  • Organisational Change, Absenteeism and Welfare Dependency ," HERO On line Working Paper Series 2005:9, Oslo University, Health Economics Research Programme. (repec.org)
  • It may be cultural in the sense there is no culture permits frequent absenteeism and does not inculcate value of commitment and sincerity in the employees. (citehr.com)
  • Another matter in which employees' absenteeism can be reduced is involving the employees' personal matters (i.e. children at home, ill family, etc.) and the willingness of the company to be flexible. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Absenteeism will be the central issue that businesses wrestle with during this pandemic, said Ann Beauchesne, who leads the chamber's national security and emergency preparedness program. (ibtimes.com)
  • 2)first call a meeting of the staff and put them on notice about your observations about absenteeism and advise them to be punctual and regular in attending office. (citehr.com)