UMMS Affiliation

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Date

1-1-2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Environmental Public Health | International Public Health | Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to understand more about pre-travel preparations and itineraries of business and occupational travelers.

METHODS: De-identified data from 18 Global TravEpiNet clinics from January 2009 to December 2012 were analyzed.

RESULTS: Of 23,534 travelers, 61% were non-occupational and 39% occupational. Business travelers were more likely to be men, had short times to departure and shorter trip durations, and commonly refused influenza, meningococcal, and hepatitis B vaccines. Most business travelers indicated that employers suggested the pre-travel health consultation, whereas non-occupational travelers sought consultations because of travel health concerns.

CONCLUSIONS: Sub-groups of occupational travelers have characteristic profiles, with business travelers being particularly distinct. Employers play a role in encouraging business travelers to seek pre-travel consultations. Such consultations, even if scheduled immediately before travel, can identify vaccination gaps and increase coverage.

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Citation: J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Jan;58(1):76-82. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000602. Link to article on publisher's site. Copyright © 2015 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License 4.0, where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially.

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/JOM.0000000000000602

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal Title

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine

PubMed ID

26479857

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