Impact of schistosomiasis on quality of life and productivity of workers
AbstractThe effect of schistosomiasis on quality of life [QOL] and productivity of workers was examined. In a textile factory in Alexandria, Egypt, personal, occupational and sociodemographic data were collected from 172 workers with schistosomiasis and 172 workers without schistosomiasis. Several indicators of productivity and the World Health Organization QOL brief were used to determine the impact of schistosomiasis. The disease affected the general, physical and independence, psychological and spiritual, and social domains of QOL. Although the productivity score of workers with schistosomiasis did not differ significantly from the control group, they had significantly lower additional hours of work and lower total incentives/month. A significant relationship was found between severity of schistosomiasis and QOL domains and productivity indicators
Kamel, M.I., Moustafa, Y.A., Foda, N., Khashab, S., Moemen, M. et al. (2002). Impact of schistosomiasis on quality of life and productivity of workers. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119174
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (2-3), 354-362, 2002
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