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  1. How to measure sickness absence ? Literature review and suggestion of five basic measures.

    Article - En anglais


    To examine different sick-leave measures used in sickness absence research, and to suggest a systematic way of assessing sickness absence.


    A review and analysis of five major studies on sick-leave performed 1983-1988 with an epidemiological approach.


    Terminology and measures used varied in the different studies reviewed.

    The choice of a certain measure was seldom discussed in relation to the aim of the study.

    Based on the review five measures are suggested : frequency, length, incidence rate, cumulative incidence and duration.

    The definition of incidence rate is new and is a measure useful in studies of recurrent events within epidemiology.


    We have reviewed sick-leave measures previously used in the literature and suggested five basic measures for assessing sick-leave.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Absentéisme, Epidémiologie, Méthode mesure, Article synthèse, Homme, Méthodologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Absenteeism, Epidemiology, Measurement method, Review, Human, Methodology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0340173

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 27/11/1998.