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  1. Trends in absenteeism rates following psychological intervention-preliminary results.

    Article - En anglais


    To determine the relationship between absenteeism rates and psychological intervention over a 6-month period in an agency with 334 employees in Klang Valley, Malaysia, which had the highest absenteeism rates.


    The absenteeism rates were measured every 6 months between January 1991 and December 1992.

    All employees were interviewed and those who scored one positive item on the diagnosis interviewed schedule (DIS) screening, were given counselling, referrals to appropriate agencies and treatment by 2 psychiatrists.


    Between July and December 1992, the frequency of absenteeism decreased, but the severity rate of absenteeism and the mean length (of a spell and lost time percentage) were higher compared to those in the preceding 6 months.

    We found that the percentage of absenteeism rate of less than 7 days was significantly reduced between July and December 1992, as compared to July and December 1991.


    Psychological interventions were likely to have contributed to the decreased absenteeism rates of less than 7 days but not for longer periods of absenteeism, which can be attributed to more serious illness or injuries.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Absentéisme, Maladie, Taux, Etude statistique, Etiologie, Enquête, Milieu professionnel, Psychométrie, General Health Questionnaire Goldberg, Diagnostic Interview Schedule, Stress, Questionnaire, Homme, Malaisie, Asie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Absenteeism, Disease, Rate, Statistical study, Etiology, Survey, Occupational environment, Psychometrics, General Health Questionnaire Goldberg, Diagnostic Interview Schedule, Stress, Questionnaire, Human, Malaysia, Asia

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

    Cote : 99-0319924

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 16/11/1999.