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Publikationstyp: Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
Art der Begutachtung: Peer review (Publikation)
Titel: Perceived discrimination against diabetics in the workplace and in work-related insurances in Switzerland
Autor/-in: Nebiker-Pedrotti, Piera M
Keller, Ulrich
Iselin, Hans-Ulrich
Ruiz, Juan
Pärli, Kurt
Caplazi, Alexandra
Puder, Jardena J
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3951
10.4414/smw.2009.12432
Erschienen in: Swiss Medical Weekly
Band(Heft): 139
Heft: 07-08
Seiten: 103
Seiten bis: 109
Erscheinungsdatum: 2009
Verlag / Hrsg. Institution: EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag
ISSN: 1424-7860
1424-3997
0036-7672
Sprache: Englisch
Schlagwörter: Risk factor; Diabetes Mellitus
Fachgebiet (DDC): 331: Arbeitsökonomie
Zusammenfassung: Background: To investigate the prevalence and risk factors of perceived diabetes-related discrimination in the workplace and in work-related insurances in persons with diabetes mellitus in Switzerland. Methods: 509 insulin-treated diabetic subjects representative of the northwestern Swiss population responded to a self-report questionnaire on perceived diabetes-related discrimination in the workplace and in work-related insurances (salary loss insurance, supplementary occupational plan). Discrimination was defined as being treated differently at least once in relation to diabetes. Results: The reported rates of different aspects of discrimination in the workplace and in work-related insurances ranged between 5-11% and 4-15% respectively. Risk factors that independently increased the risk of not being hired due to diabetes were the presence of at least two severe hypoglycaemic events/year and relevant diabetic complications (OR 5.6 and OR 2.6 respectively; both p <0.05). The presence of at least two severe hypoglycaemic events/year was also associated with an increased risk of losing one’s job (OR 6.5, p <0.01). Overweight or obesity were related to increased discrimination in work-related insurances (OR for denial 2.1-2.4; OR for reserve 3.9-4.4; all p <0.05). Conclusions: Perceived diabetes-related dis- crimination in the workplace and by work-related insurances is a common problem. In the light of our findings the introduction of effective non-discrimination legislation for patients with chronic illnesses appears to be desirable.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/9772
Volltext Version: Publizierte Version
Lizenz (gemäss Verlagsvertrag): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisationseinheit: Zentrum für Sozialrecht (ZSR)
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