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Document ID (ISN)104303
CIS number 05-723
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ott M.G., Zober A., Messerer P., Riemann J.F., Schilling D.
Title Illness experience before and after an initiative to identify, treat and prevent Helicobacter pylori-related diseases at the workplace
Bibliographic information Mar. 2004, Vol.46, No.3, p.227-233. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; chemical industry; programme evaluation; stomach diseases; bacterial diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; sickness absenteeism; medical examinations; peptic ulcer; economic aspects; gastritis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Workplace health promotion
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Gastrointestinal diseases