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Measuring risk online-Feasibility of using FINDRISC in an online workplace survey
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stress Research Institute.
2012 (English)In: Primary care diabetes, ISSN 1751-9918, Vol. 6, no 2, 103-107 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIMS: With the globally increasing prevalence of diabetes and the knowledge on how to prevent the disease there is a high demand for an effective way of identifying people at risk. The hypothesis behind this investigation was that incorporation of the FINnish Diabetes Risk SCore (FINDRISC) questionnaire in a regular workplace survey would be a feasible way to identify individuals and groups at risk for diabetes that could benefit from preventive interventions.

METHOD: The eight FINDRISC questions were slightly modified and incorporated to Webb-QPS, an online work place survey, and distributed by e-mail to 5166 employees at Karolinska University Hospital (KUH).

RESULTS: The total number of responders to Webb-QPS was 3581 (69%). Of those responding 3029 (84%) replied to the FINDRISC section which comprises 59% of the original population. A group of 1082 high risk individuals could be considered for intervention whereof 298 (9.8%) are expected to develop diabetes the upcoming 10 years if left without intervention.

CONCLUSION: It is feasible to incorporate a diabetes risk score such as the FINDRISC in a workplace survey. A group that could be subject to preventive intervention programs was identified.

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2012. Vol. 6, no 2, 103-107 p.
Keyword [en]
Diabetes, Impaired glucose tolerance, Screening, Cardiovascular risk, Web based
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-77021DOI: 10.1016/j.pcd.2011.12.003ISI: 000305378300003PubMedID: 22261412Local ID: P2909OAI: diva2:528995
Available from: 2012-05-28 Created: 2012-05-28 Last updated: 2012-11-07Bibliographically approved

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