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PP13 Understanding sickness absence in the ambulance service

Simmons, Laura, Law, G., Asghar, Z., Gaunt, R. and Niroshan Siriwardena, A. (2019) PP13 Understanding sickness absence in the ambulance service. Emergency Medicine Journal, 36 (10). e6.3-e7. ISSN 1472-0205

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Ambulance service employees have high sickness absence rates compared to other National Health Service (NHS) occupations. The aim of this study was to understand factors linked to sickness absence in front-line ambulance service staff by determining whether there was an association between work and daily (non-work-related) stress, coping styles, demographic variables (health conditions, overtime hours, length of time in service, shift pattern, age and sex) and sickness absence.

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This is an abstract for a poster presentation:
PP13 Understanding sickness absence in the ambulance service (24 September, 2019)
Laura Simmons, Graham Law, Zahid Asghar, Ruth Gaunt, A Niroshan Siriwardena.
Published in:
Simmons L, Law G, Asghar Z, et alPP13 Understanding sickness absence in the ambulance service. Emergency Medicine Journal 2019;36:e6-e7.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: ambulance services, overtime, questionnaires
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Laura Simmons
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2022 12:14
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 12:14

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