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dc.contributor.authorNebiker-Pedrotti, Piera M-
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Ulrich-
dc.contributor.authorIselin, Hans-Ulrich-
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, Juan-
dc.contributor.authorPärli, Kurt-
dc.contributor.authorCaplazi, Alexandra-
dc.contributor.authorPuder, Jardena J-
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-27T14:18:33Z-
dc.date.available2018-08-27T14:18:33Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.issn1424-7860de_CH
dc.identifier.issn1424-3997de_CH
dc.identifier.issn0036-7672de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/9772-
dc.description.abstractBackground: 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.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherEMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlagde_CH
dc.relation.ispartofSwiss Medical Weeklyde_CH
dc.rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/de_CH
dc.subjectRisk factorde_CH
dc.subjectDiabetes Mellitusde_CH
dc.subject.ddc331: Arbeitsökonomiede_CH
dc.titlePerceived discrimination against diabetics in the workplace and in work-related insurances in Switzerlandde_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementSchool of Management and Lawde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitZentrum für Sozialrecht (ZSR)de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.21256/zhaw-3951-
dc.identifier.doi10.4414/smw.2009.12432de_CH
dc.identifier.pmid19234878de_CH
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.issue07-08de_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.pages.end109de_CH
zhaw.pages.start103de_CH
zhaw.publication.statuspublishedVersionde_CH
zhaw.volume139de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
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