Keimyung Med J.  2016 Dec;35(2):105-112. 10.0000/kmj.2016.35.2.105.

Effect of Follow-up Management on Cerebro-cardiovascular Disease Risk for Small Sized Company Workers

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  • 1Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
  • 2Department of Preventive Medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. mylee@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

To explore the effect of follow-up management after health examination for the cerebro-cardiovascular disease risk, a survey applied with the KOSHA cerebro-cardiovascular disease risk assessment tool was conducted with 500 workers in small scale enterprise less than 50 employees. They were provided two types of health services; post-examination management and health consultation, and finally compared the cerebro-cardiovascular disease risk changes between 2014 and 2015. In normal group in 2014, only 18.7% of workers who received the follow-up management had elevated risks, while 23.8% of workers who received the health consultation had elevated risks in 2015. In risk group in 2014, only 2.8% of workers who got follow-up management had elevated risks, while 7.7% of workers who got only health consultation had elevated risks in 2015. After adjustment for gender, age, exercise, body mass index, nationality and type of industry, negative correlation was found in association to the follow-up management (odds ratio = 0.87). This study shows that workers with cerebro-cardiovascular disease or who are at high cerebro-cardiovascular risk in small scale enterprise should receive early detection and management using counselling and regular follow-up after periodic health examination. Also the health counselling including preventive education for cerebro-cardiovascular disease is needed for all workers to improve their self-management for health.

Keyword

Cerebro-cardiovascular disease; Follow-up management; Periodic health examination
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