Characteristics associated with non-disclosure of type 2 diabetes at work

Timothy Skinner, Ingrid Willaing, Brian Cleal, Kasper Olsen

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    Abstract

    Aim: To explore factors associated with non-disclosure of Type 2 diabetes to employers among Danish workers with Type 2 diabetes.

    Methods: A total of 705 workers with Type 2 diabetes completed a Danish cross-sectional survey. Logistic regression models were used to estimate the associations between background characteristics and probability of non-disclosure of diabetes to the employer. The models were mutually adjusted for background characteristics, socioeconomic-, diabetesand work-related factors.

    Results: Among the participants, 23% had not disclosed their Type 2 diabetes to their current employer. Nondisclosure was associated with more sickness absence, more years with diabetes, greater use of diabetic medication, higher educational level and a perception of not being respected by superior. Personal traits such as gender, age and wellbeing were not associated with disclosure.

    Conclusions: Among the feasible targets for interventions, good psychosocial work environment was associated with disclosure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1116-1119
    Number of pages4
    JournalDiabetic Medicine
    Volume34
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

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