248977 Job Characteristics, Healthy Related Behaviors and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease on Electronic Industry Workers

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chin-Lan Hu, MS , Department of Health management, SHIN KONG WU HO-SU MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Taipei, Taiwan
Jyh-Gang Leu, MD, PhD , Department of Health management, SHIN KONG WU HO-SU MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Taipei, Taiwan
Peter Y. Chen, PhD , Department of Psychology, Safety Management Applied Research Team, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Yu-Ching Huang, MS , Department of health management, Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital, SinJhuang,Taipei County, Taiwan
Fu-Li Chen, PhD , Department of Public Health, Fu Jen Catholic University, Sinjhuang,Taipei county, Taiwan
Introduction:Workers have been spending more than a third of their time each day at work in Taiwan. It has been shown, the linkage of individual lifestyle and job characteristics with chronic disease. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is emerging as the most common chronic liver condition. The aim of this study is to explore job characteristics, healthy behaviors and fatty liver disease on electronic industry workers.

Methods:685 workers who were employed in an electronic industry in New Taipei City, Taiwan were purposive selected into the study. They have accepted the health examination service in a hospital and completed the questionnaire. Data were used descriptive statistics, Chi-square test, and multiple logistic regression statistical analysis.

Results:Overall, the rate of workers' fatty liver disease was estimated to be 50.8%. The obesity rate of workers was 14.3%, and managers were above 20%. Results showed that gender, occupations, smoking behavior, obesity, and job conditions were correlation with fatty liver disease. The multiple logistic regression reveals that males suffered from fatty liver disease higher than female (OR=6.26, 95%CI:3.16-12.36), managers and machine operators suffered from the disease higher than professionals (OR=1.86, CI:1.09-3.15; OR=2.27,CI:1.12-4.59).Obesity workers suffer from the disease were significantly higher than others (OR=12.13, CI:5.05-29.11).Those who lacked of social support in workplace were more likely to suffer from liver fatty disease(OR=0.94, CI:0.84-1.05) .

Conclusion:These findings suggest that industry should supply an effective weight control program and enhances the social support in the workplace.

Learning Areas:
Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1.List the rate of fatty liver disease in eletronic industy workers,and their health behaviors,job characterstics etc. 2.Assess the correlation of fatty liver disease and job characterstics,health behaviors. 3.Analyze the predictors of the fatty liver diseas. 4.Identify a workplace health promotion programme to decrease the fatty live.r diseas work environment,and personal factors 3.

Keywords: Occupational Health, Chronic Diseases

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I am the CoPI and oversee the programs such as instrument design and data collection eyc.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.