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Sickness-related absence among employees at a tertiary care center in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Rahme D.V.
dc.contributor.author Razzouk G.N.
dc.contributor.author Musharrafieh U.M.
dc.contributor.author Rahi A.C.
dc.contributor.author Akel M.M.
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dc.date Nov-2006
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dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier 10.3200/AEOH.61.6.279-284
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dc.identifier.issn 19338244
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/15519
dc.description.abstract The authors studied the rate of sickness-related absence of employees at a tertiary care center. They examined sickness-related absence records of employees, including nurses, food service workers, housekeeping, and security personnel, in a university teaching hospital in Lebanon over a period of 1 year. These departments included 1,010 employees, of which 47percent took sickness absences during the study period. In all, 49.02percent of the nursing employees, 43.67percent of the food service workers, 37.79percent of the housekeeping employees, and 47.5percent of the protection-security workers took sickness-related absences. Employees in younger age groups took the majority of sickness-related absences; in general, these constituted short-duration sickness-related absences (relative to those taken by emploees in older age groups; dietary personnel were the exception to this pattern). Principal causes of sickness-related absences were respiratory illness and musculoskeletal problems. The authors observed that distribution of sickness-related absences among the departments studied was similar to the actual distribution of employees. They considered reasons for sickness-related absences as pertinent to each category. Copyright © 2007 Heldref Publications.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (279-284)
dc.language English
dc.publisher WASHINGTON
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health; Publication Year: 2006; Volume: 61; no. 6; Pages: (279-284);
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dc.title Sickness-related absence among employees at a tertiary care center in Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Rahme, D.V., Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon, American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Razzouk, G.N., Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Musharrafieh, U.M., Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Rahi, A.C., Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Akel, M.M., Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Rahme, D.V.; American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon; email: dr171@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Family Medicine;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Family Medicine
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dc.contributor.authorEmail dr171@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Rahme, DV
dc.contributor.authorInitials Razzouk, GN
dc.contributor.authorInitials Musharrafieh, UM
dc.contributor.authorInitials Rahi, AC
dc.contributor.authorInitials Akel, MM
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dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Rahme, DV (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Med Ctr, Fac Med, Dept Family Med, POB 1136044, Beirut, Lebanon.
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Arch. Environ. Occup. Health
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 6
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dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Archiv. Environ. Occup. Health
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dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Employees
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Nurses
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Sickness-related absence
dc.subject.otherChemCAS
dc.subject.otherIndex absenteeism
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex catering service
dc.subject.otherIndex controlled study
dc.subject.otherIndex employee
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex hospital service
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex musculoskeletal disease
dc.subject.otherIndex nurse
dc.subject.otherIndex occupational disease
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex respiratory tract disease
dc.subject.otherIndex tertiary health care
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Age Factors
dc.subject.otherIndex Documentation
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Hospitals, University
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Personnel, Hospital
dc.subject.otherIndex Sick Leave
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus WHITEHALL-II
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ABSENTEEISM
dc.subject.otherWOS Environmental Sciences
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health


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