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dc.contributor.authorKrohne, Kariannen_US
dc.contributor.authorMagnussen, Liv Heideen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: To identify and explore the factors promoting sickness presenteeism among offshore catering section workers. Methods: Twenty men and women, working in the offshore catering section onboard three offshore oil and gas production platforms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, participated in three focus groups. Data from the focus groups were analysed according to a phenomenological approach, and supported by theories on presenteeism. Results: The results show that the decision to attend work despite illness, first and foremost, was based on the severity of the health complaint. Other factors identified were; the individual’s location once the health complaint occurred, job satisfaction, the norms of the team, and experiences of how company policies on sickness absenteeism were implemented by the catering section leaders. Conclusions: Offshore working conditions may promote sickness presenteeism. The factors promoting sickness presenteeism onboard the platforms reflected experiences of a healthy work environment.en_US
dc.publisherBioMed Centraleng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.titleGo to work or report sick? A focus group study on decisions of sickness presence among offshore catering section workersen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2011 Krohne et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
dc.source.journalBMC Research Notes
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Health service and health administration research: 806eng

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