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dc.contributor.authorTurunen, Jarno
dc.contributor.authorKarhula, Kati
dc.contributor.authorRopponen, Annina
dc.contributor.authorKoskinen, Aki
dc.contributor.authorHakola, Tarja
dc.contributor.authorPuttonen, Sampsa
dc.contributor.authorHämäläinen, Kari
dc.contributor.authorPehkonen, Jaakko
dc.contributor.authorHärmä, Mikko
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-20T12:31:07Z
dc.date.available2020-11-20T12:31:07Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationTurunen, Jarno; Karhula, Kati; Ropponen, Annina; Koskinen, Aki; Hakola, Tarja; Puttonen, Sampsa; Hämäläinen, Kari; Pehkonen, Jaakko; Härmä, Mikko (2020). The effects of using participatory working time scheduling software on sickness absence : a difference-in-differences study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 112, 103716. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103716
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_41595046
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72714
dc.description.abstractBackground Participatory working time scheduling is a collaborative approach to scheduling shift work. As a potential way of improving work time control, it may provide a means to reducing sickness absence in shift work. So far, experimental and quasi-experimental studies on the effects of increased work time control on sickness absence are lacking. Objective To investigate the effects of using digital participatory working time scheduling software on ward-level sickness absence among Finnish hospital employees. Participants and methods This quasi-experimental study compared the amount of sickness absence in hospital wards using participatory working time scheduling software (n=121 wards) and those continuing with traditional working time scheduling (n=117 wards) between 2014 and 2017. We used continuous panel data from 238 hospital wards with a total number of 9000 hospital employees (89% of women, primarily nursing staff). The ward-level measures consisted of number of employees, working hours, sickness absence spells per employee, and short (1–3) sickness absence days per employee. Two-way fixed effects and event study regressions with clustered standard errors were used to estimate the effect of using participatory scheduling software on sickness absence. Results Sickness absence spells and short (1–3) sickness absence days decreased by 6% and 7%, respectively in the wards using participatory scheduling compared to those using traditional scheduling. The effect became stronger as the time measured in quarters of using the participatory working time scheduling software increased. Conclusions The effects of using participatory working time scheduling software indicated less ward-level sickness absence measured as spells and days in comparison to continuing with traditional scheduling. The encouraging findings are relevant not only to the health care sector but also to other sectors in which irregular shift work is a necessity. This study was registered with ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT02775331) before starting the intervention phase.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otherhealth care
dc.subject.othernursing
dc.subject.otherself-rostering
dc.subject.othershift work
dc.subject.othersickness absence
dc.subject.otherwork time control
dc.titleThe effects of using participatory working time scheduling software on sickness absence : a difference-in-differences study
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202011206709
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn0020-7489
dc.relation.volume112
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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dc.subject.ysosairauspoissaolot
dc.subject.ysohoitotyö
dc.subject.ysotyöaika
dc.subject.ysovuorotyö
dc.subject.ysoajanhallinta
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p24142
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p10684
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1130
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p11242
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p22168
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103716
jyx.fundinginformationThis study was funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund (114 317); NordForsk, the Nordic Program on Health and Welfare (74809); and the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 826 266).


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