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The effectiveness of two occupational health intervention programmes in reducing sickness absence among employees at risk. Two randomised controlled trials
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    Response to Markku Seuri and Jukka Uitti
    • Simo Taimela, Executive Director
    • Other Contributors:
      • Malmivaara

    We thank Markku Seuri and Jukka Uitti for their interest towards our article [1] and for raising the topics for discussion in OEM (eLetter posted 16 October).

    Concerning the first topic, the intervention in the RCT1 among the High Risk subjects consisted of 1) personal feedback of the health survey results and 2) an invitation to a consultation at their local occupational health service (OHS). The main purpose...

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    What was the effective interventio?
    • Markku Seuri, Head of Occupational Health
    • Other Contributors:
      • Jukka Uitti

    Taimela et al published the results of two RCTs 1. Trials are validly conducted, but two points need further consideration. Firstly, one should ask what was the effective intervention. Occupational health carried out three actions. Firstly they identified the high-risk employees, secondly they sent a letter of the intervention program only to those in the intervention group and thirdly consultations were given to those wil...

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