Predicting Sickness Absence-Are Extended Health Check-ups of Any Value?: Comparisons of Three Individual Risk Models
2009 (English)In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ISSN 1076-2752, E-ISSN 1536-5948, Vol. 51, no 1, 104-111 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVE: To predict sickness absence by three health check-up models. METHODS: A study group of 821 participants from the public sector in Sweden where three health check-up models were compared 1) the limited variable model including smoking, body mass index, blood pressure, and cholesterol, 2) the several variable model including smoking, waist-hip ratio, blood pressure, relation between low density lipoproteins and high density lipoproteins, serum triglycerides, and fitness test, and 3) Self-rated health measured by one single question. Sickness absence data during 1 year was delivered from the employer. RESULTS: The three models served their purpose to predict sickness absence. CONCLUSIONS: The self-rated health-model with one single question has as good quality in predestination as more complicated models. This may have an implication for cost-effective procedures in occupational health services.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 51, no 1, 104-111 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-87922DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31818c306cISI: 000262452300014PubMedID: 19136879OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-87922DiVA: diva2:133922