Amendments and corrections

Scand J Work Environ Health 2017;43(3):289    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.3635

Re: Nabe-Nielsen K, Garde AH, Clausen T, Jørgensen MB. Does workplace health promotion reach shift workers? Scand J Work Environ Health. 2015;41(1):84–93. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3469

by Nabe-Nielsen K, Garde AH, Clausen T, Jørgensen MB

This erratum concerns the numbers in table 3 regarding participation in health promotion in a subsample of participants. The reported numbers in the original report are identical to the numbers in the whole study population reported in table 2.

The changes imply that we find a significantly lower participation in health screenings among fixed night workers (OR 0.3, 95% CI 0.1–0.8) and a significantly higher participation in health promotion activities involving contact with health professionals among employees working variable shifts without night work (OR 1.8, 95% CI 1.1–2.8).

These changes do not alter the conclusion that – contrary to our hypothesis – overall, day and shift workers did not differ systematically with respect to their participation in workplace health promotion once it was available to them.

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See also the article: 2015;41(1):84-93

This erratum concerns the numbers in table 3 regarding participation in health promotion in a subsample of participants. The reported numbers in the original report are identical to the numbers in the whole study population reported in table 2.

The changes imply that we find a significantly lower participation in health screenings among fixed night workers (OR 0.3, 95% CI 0.1–0.8) and a significantly higher participation in health promotion activities involving contact with health professionals among employees working variable shifts without night work (OR 1.8, 95% CI 1.1–2.8) (table 1).

Table 1

The table shows the association between shift work and the availability of workplace health promotion during and outside working hours compared to day workers in the sub-sample consisting of 2064 people employed in job groups undertaking shift work. The table also shows the association between shift work and participation among those to whom workplace health promotion was available. The reference group is day workers (not shown), and the analyses are adjusted for age, gender, influence, job demands, social support, smoking, fruit and vegetable intake, leisure-time physical activity, and body mass index. Significant estimates are written in bold face. The range of the number (N) for the day workers was 974–1156 (“During working hours”), 1053–1180 (“Outside working hours”), and 220–499 (“Participation”). [OR=odds ratio; 95% CI=95% confidence interval.]

N range Smoking cessation Healthy diet initiatives Exercise facilities Weekly exercise Contact to health professionals Health screening






OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Fixed evening
 During working hours 79–97 1.3 0.6–2.7 1.1 0.6–1.9 1.7 0.9–3.2 0.8 0.3–2.8 0.7 0.3–1.3 1.2 0.6–2.3
 Outside working hours 93–105 1.8 1.1–3.0 1.4 0.6–3.1 1.1 0.7–1.7 1.6 1.01–2.7 1.6 1.02–2.5 2.2 1.1–4.4
 Participation 23–49 0.2 0.03–2.0 0.4 0.2–1.1 1.1 0.6–2.2 0.5 0.2–1.6 1.2 0.6–2.4 0.8 0.3–2.0
Fixed night
 During working hours 40–52 0.2 0.03–1.5 1.3 0.6–2.7 1.0 0.3–2.8 0.8 0.2–3.7 0.6 0.3–1.5 3.4 1.8–6.6
 Outside working hours 45–55 1.9 0.9–3.7 0.3 0.04–2.5 1.5 0.8–2.6 0.9 0.4–2.0 2.1 1.2–3.8 6.1 2.9–12.5
 Participation 9–27 2.0 0.5–8.2 1.2 0.3–4.1 1.1 0.4–2.9 0.5 0.1–4.0 0.6 0.2–1.5 0.3 0.1–0.8
Variable without night
 During working hours 184–230 1.1 0.7–1.9 0.9 0.6–1.4 1.1 0.6–1.7 1.5 0.8–2.8 0.8 0.5–1.2 1.1 0.7–1.7
 Outside working hours 213–240 1.1 0.7–1.7 0.8 0.4–1.6 1.2 0.9–1.6 0.7 0.5–1.1 1.5 1.1–2.1 1.4 0.8–2.5
 Participation 41–114 1.1 0.4–3.1 1.0 0.5–1.9 1.4 0.9–2.3 0.7 0.3–1.6 1.8 1.1–2.8 0.9 0.5–1.8
Variable including night
 During working hours 119–154 2.1 1.2–3.5 1.0 0.6–1.6 1.4 0.8–2.5 2.1 0.99–4.2 0.8 0.5–1.3 1.4 0.8–2.3
 Outside working hours 135–160 1.0 0.6–1.8 0.5 0.2–1.3 1.3 0.9–1.8 1.1 0.7–1.8 0.9 0.6–1.4 1.7 0.9–3.2
 Participation 29–80 1.9 0.7–5.4 0.9 0.4–2.0 0.7 0.4–1.2 0.6 0.2–1.5 0.8 0.4–1.5 0.9 0.4–1.8

These changes do not alter the conclusion that – contrary to our hypothesis – overall, day and shift workers did not differ systematically with respect to their participation in workplace health promotion once it was available to them.