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Year 2023, Volume: 7 Issue: 1, 1 - 10, 30.04.2023
https://doi.org/10.33720/kisgd.1188839

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Assessment of the Health Complaints among White-Collar and Blue-Collar Workers Using the Electronic Health Records

Year 2023, Volume: 7 Issue: 1, 1 - 10, 30.04.2023
https://doi.org/10.33720/kisgd.1188839

Abstract

Electronic health records (EHRs) are a useful tool to determine the causes and trends of work-related diseases in terms of periodic check-ups or emergency interventions at the workplace. To detect and prevent work-related diseases, EHRs could be important determinants for assessing interactions between health complaints and work-related factors. This study aimed to address the prevalence of diseases that cause potentially work-related diseases and the relationship between blue-collar/white-collar work status, by using EHRs. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and demographic data from EHRs (46 white-collar and 94 blue-collar) by using descriptive and correlation statistic tests. We found that type 2 diabetes, influenza, acute pharyngitis, and liver fat had a higher prevalence among blue-collar workers while urinary infection and myalgia had a higher prevalence among white-collar workers. The work status had a very weak positive correlation with type 2 diabetes (r=0.236, p=0.005) and had a very weak negative correlation with myalgia (r=-0.167, p=0.048) and urinary infection (r= -0.248, p= 0.003). Consequently, the present study provided that the work status and EHRs are important determinants for assessing interactions between health complaints and work-related factors that were attributable to specific work status such as blue-collar and white-collar.

References

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  • S. L. Lusk, M. J. Kerr and D. L. Ronis, “Health-promoting lifestyles of blue-collar, skilled trade, and white-collar workers,” Nurs. Res., vol. 44, pp. 20–24, 1995.
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  • P. Butterworth, L. Leach, L. Strazdins, S. C. Olesen, B. Rodgers and D.H. Broom, “The psychosocial quality of work determines whether employment has benefits for mental health: Results from a longitudinal national household panel survey,” Occup. Environ. Med., vol.68, pp.806–812, 2011.
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  • J. H. Leslie, K. L. Braun, R. Novotny and N. Mokuau, “Factors affecting healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among multiethnic blue- and white-collar workers: A case study of one healthcare institution,” Hawaii J. Med. Public Health., vol. 72, pp. 300-306, 2013.
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Primary Language English
Journal Section Occupational Health and Safety
Authors

Veysel ALCAN 0000-0002-7786-8591

Caner DOĞRU 0000-0003-2167-5288

Publication Date April 30, 2023
Submission Date October 13, 2022
Published in Issue Year 2023 Volume: 7 Issue: 1

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IEEE V. ALCAN and C. DOĞRU, “Assessment of the Health Complaints among White-Collar and Blue-Collar Workers Using the Electronic Health Records”, kisgd, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1–10, 2023, doi: 10.33720/kisgd.1188839.