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PALENCIA-SANCHEZ, Francisco  and  RIANO-CASALLAS, Martha Isabel. The Problem of Chronic Illness in the Working Population: An Umbrella Review. Univ. Med. [online]. 2021, vol.62, n.4, pp.93-106.  Epub Sep 30, 2021. ISSN 0041-9095.

The demographic and epidemiological transition has led to an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases (CD) that not only affects the population over 65 years of age but also the economically active population. The purpose of this study is to analyze the approach to CD in the working population based on the models presented by Arredondo in Public Health (PH). A systematic search for literature review-type documents was performed in indexed databases and search engines during the period 2006-2019, excluding studies focused only on the exposure-effect relationship or the clinical management of CD. The AMSTAR instrument was used to assess the quality of the included studies. An analysis was made of how the problem of CD has been approached in the working population, from the SP models, which transcends the classic biomedical approach. It was shown that the approach to this problem should go beyond lifestyles, nutritional habits, and the need to deepen its study in the Latin American context.

Keywords : chronic disease; work; review literature as topic; working-age population; population dynamics.

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