ICOH Working Group [Unemployment and Health]. Paris, FRA, 1998/09/25.
In 1994 all the 273 long-term unemployed in the municuipality Lillesand, Norway were invited to participatein a proactive health care program. 229 were included in the program, consisting of a medical examination by a general practitioner, councelling, personal support and referrals.
The job-loss aroused lots of negative emotions, mostly defensive feelings and resignations, which are likely to reduce self-esteem and coping ability.
The prevalence of somato-form symptoms and anxiety was twice as high as in the normal population, and for depression the prevalence was three times higher. 24% of the unemployed were referred to further examination.
Invitation to a health examination may be the ticket of entry for revealing some of the concealed morbidity among long-term unemployed.
Health check-ups of unemployed will probably be very cost-effective.
Mots-clés Pascal : Norvège, Europe, Chomage, Programme sanitaire, Promotion santé, Homme, Morbidité, Prévalence, Examen santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Norway, Europe, Unemployment, Sanitary program, Health promotion, Human, Morbidity, Prevalence
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Cote : 99-0186651
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 16/11/1999.