Measuring risk online - Feasibility of using FINDRISC in an online workplace survey

Viveca Gyberg, Dan Hasson, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Lars Rydén

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalPrimary Care Diabetes
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular risk
  • Diabetes
  • Impaired glucose tolerance
  • Screening
  • Web based

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