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Combined effects of shiftwork and individual working time control on long-term sickness absence: a prospective study of Finnish employees.

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Source
J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jul;56(7):732-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-2014
Author
Jouko Nätti
Tomi Oinas
Mikko Härmä
Timo Anttila
Irja Kandolin
Source
J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jul;56(7):732-8
Date
Jul-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Absenteeism
Adolescent
Adult
Female
Finland
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Questionnaires
Risk factors
Sick Leave
Work - statistics & numerical data
Work Schedule Tolerance - psychology
Young Adult
Abstract
To investigate whether the effects of shiftwork on long-term sickness absence vary according to the level of individual working time control (WTC).
A representative sample of Finnish employees (1447 men and 1624 women) was combined with a register-based follow-up. A negative binomial model was used in the analysis of long-term sickness absence days. The results were adjusted for various background and work-related factors.
Individual WTC decreased long-term sickness absence. The higher rate of sickness absences in shiftwork was mainly due to the lower level of WTC. Working time control decreased sickness absence equally in day work and shiftwork.
The negative health effects of shiftwork may be decreased by offering sufficient WTC. Establishments that use WTC as a human resource instrument may benefit from reduced absenteeism.
PubMed ID
24988101 View in PubMed
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