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Ariafar M, Ebrahimipour H, Keyvanlo Z, Heidarian Miri H, Yousefi M, Rezazadeh A et al . Productivity Loss of Diabetes in Iran (South Khorasan Province) in 2017. J Research Health. 2021; 11 (6) :6-6
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-1868-en.html
1- Master of Health Care Management, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Department of Health and Management, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. , ar7315834@gmail.com
2- Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Department of Health and Management, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
3- Master of Health Services Management, Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran.
4- Assistant professor, Departemant of Epidemiology, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences , Mashhad, Iran.
5- - Assistant Professor, Social Determinate Health Research Center, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
6- Master of Health Care Management, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Department of Health and Management, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
7- Master of Health Economics, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Department of Health and Management, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Abstract:   (73 Views)
Background: This study aimed to evaluate productivity loss in patients with diabetes in South Khorasan Province located in northeastern Iran in 2017.
Methods: This cost-of-illness, analytical study was performed on 1003 patients with diabetes referred to hospitals and healthcare centers in South Khorasan Province. After randomly selected, the subjects filled the short form-health and labor questionnaire by the human capital method to estimate the productivity loss caused by health problems. Data were collected in person and via phone interviews. The data are analyzed by data quantile regression analysis model using Stata version 11.
Results: The mean and standard deviation of productivity loss based on actual and labor law income was 19.61±46.24 and 16.61±49.39 Dollar, respectively. In addition, the results were indicative of a mean working day loss of 0.81±2.39 days.  According to the regression model, variables of gender, educational levels, marital status and employment status affected the number of working days loss at 0.25 quantile (P≤0.05).
Conclusion:  Given the complications of diabetes (especially type II) and high costs and secondary diseases of the condition, the proper policy must be established to prevent and resolve the problems of diabetes and its associated consequences in order to reduce the lost years or disability. Diabetes can directly or indirectly affect health-related life quality by increasing the financial burden on people. Given the important role of the educational levels in three regression models, informing and encouraging patients to care about their health and spreading a positive culture and attitude, as well as periodic examinations, including clinical screening and counseling for early diagnosis and control of diabetes, can partly reduce productivity loss.
     
Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Economics
Received: 2020/04/12 | Accepted: 2021/09/4 | Published: 2021/11/19

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