|Document ID (ISN)||104303|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ott M.G., Zober A., Messerer P., Riemann J.F., Schilling D.
||Illness experience before and after an initiative to identify, treat and prevent Helicobacter pylori-related diseases at the workplace
||Mar. 2004, Vol.46, No.3, p.227-233. Illus. 8 ref.
||This study used aggregate medical claims data to evaluate the illness experience of 5160 employees at a chemical plant in Germany during the two years after and the two years before an intervention to identify, treat, and prevent Helicobacter pylori-related illnesses. Across all participants, a 2.1 fold reduction in ulcer-related illness episodes and a 1.1 fold reduction in episodes due to other stomach and duodenal diseases were achieved. Improvement in claims experience was most notable among 250 employees with ulcer findings on the screening examination. The H. pylori health initiative appears to have contributed to a cost-effective reduction in subsequent illness episodes due to ulcer and possibly due to other stomach and duodenal diseases.
||health programmes; chemical industry; programme evaluation; stomach diseases; bacterial diseases
||Germany; sickness absenteeism; medical examinations; peptic ulcer; economic aspects; gastritis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Workplace health promotion
Bacterial and parasitic diseases