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Title: Impact of schistosomiasis on quality of life and productivity of workers
Authors: Kamel, M.I.
Moustafa, Y.A.
Foda, N.
Khashab, S.
Moemen, M.
Abo El Naga RM.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: The 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
Description: 354-362
Keywords: Absentism
Activities of Daily Living
Analysis of Variance
Attitude to Health
Cost of Illness
Occupational Health
Subject: Schistosomiasis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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