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The association between body mass index class, sickness absence, and presenteeism

Heidi Janssens UGent, Els Clays UGent, France Kittel, Dirk De Bacquer UGent, Annalisa Casini and Lutgart Braeckman UGent (2012) JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE. 54(5). p.604-609
abstract
Objective: To examine the relationship between body mass index class, presenteeism, and prospective registered sickness absence. Methods: Data were collected from 2983 Belgian workers. Presenteeism was assessed by a single question, evaluating the frequency of being at work, despite illness, during the preceding year. Sickness absence data were registered during 12 months' follow-up. Multiple logistic regression analysis was conducted. Results: Body mass index class was positively and significantly associated with presenteeism (at least two occasions of working despite illness) in the male employees and was a significant predictor of high sickness absence (at least 10 sick leave days) in the female population. A final multivariate model demonstrated that these relations were only partly mediated by self-rated health. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest a gender difference concerning absenteeism and presenteeism in overweight and obese employees.
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OBESITY, HEALTH, RISK-FACTOR, WHITEHALL-II, PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY, PRODUCTIVITY LOSS, WORKING POPULATION, CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS, OVERWEIGHT, ABSENTEEISM
journal title
JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE
J. Occup. Environ. Med.
volume
54
issue
5
pages
604 - 609
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000303919100015
JCR category
PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
JCR impact factor
1.845 (2012)
JCR rank
66/157 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
1076-2752
DOI
10.1097/JOM.0b013e31824b2133
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2101799
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2101799
date created
2012-05-08 14:56:18
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2012-09-21 11:23:05
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  abstract     = {Objective: To examine the relationship between body mass index class, presenteeism, and prospective registered sickness absence.
Methods: Data were collected from 2983 Belgian workers. Presenteeism was assessed by a single question, evaluating the frequency of being at work, despite illness, during the preceding year. Sickness absence data were registered during 12 months' follow-up. Multiple logistic regression analysis was conducted.
Results: Body mass index class was positively and significantly associated with presenteeism (at least two occasions of working despite illness) in the male employees and was a significant predictor of high sickness absence (at least 10 sick leave days) in the female population. A final multivariate model demonstrated that these relations were only partly mediated by self-rated health.
Conclusion: The results of this study suggest a gender difference concerning absenteeism and presenteeism in overweight and obese employees.},
  author       = {Janssens, Heidi and Clays, Els and Kittel, France and De Bacquer, Dirk and Casini, Annalisa  and Braeckman, Lutgart},
  issn         = {1076-2752},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE},
  keyword      = {OBESITY,HEALTH,RISK-FACTOR,WHITEHALL-II,PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY,PRODUCTIVITY LOSS,WORKING POPULATION,CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS,OVERWEIGHT,ABSENTEEISM},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {604--609},
  title        = {The association between body mass index class, sickness absence, and presenteeism},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e31824b2133},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Janssens, Heidi, Els Clays, France Kittel, Dirk De Bacquer, Annalisa Casini, and Lutgart Braeckman. 2012. “The Association Between Body Mass Index Class, Sickness Absence, and Presenteeism.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 54 (5): 604–609.
APA
Janssens, H., Clays, E., Kittel, F., De Bacquer, D., Casini, A., & Braeckman, L. (2012). The association between body mass index class, sickness absence, and presenteeism. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 54(5), 604–609.
Vancouver
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Janssens H, Clays E, Kittel F, De Bacquer D, Casini A, Braeckman L. The association between body mass index class, sickness absence, and presenteeism. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE. 2012;54(5):604–9.
MLA
Janssens, Heidi, Els Clays, France Kittel, et al. “The Association Between Body Mass Index Class, Sickness Absence, and Presenteeism.” JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE 54.5 (2012): 604–609. Print.