Sickness Absence Reasons Guidelines



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The University has a grouped all types of sickness absence into 26 categories. These groupings are line with the Institute of Occupational Medicine and in collaboration with HSE.

Category

Diagnosis

Anxiety/Stress/Psychiatric

Anxiety

Behavioural disorder

Bipolar disorder

Depression

Eating disorder

Insomnia


Manic disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Panic attacks

Personality disorder

Phobic disorders

Psychosis

Schizoaffective disorder

Schizophrenia

Self-harm

Stress


Other psychiatric illnesses

Asthma

Non-allergic (intrinsic) asthma

Allergic (extrinsic) asthma

Exercise-induced asthma

Seasonal asthma

Nocturnal asthma

Combination of two or more of the above types of asthma



Back Problems

Back ache/pain

Disc problems

Lumbago

Sciatica


Scoliosis

Spinal stenosis

Spondylitis

Spondylosis

Other back problems


Blood disorders

Anaemia

Sickle-cell disorders

Other blood disorders


Burns/Poisoning/Frostbite/

Hypothermia



Burns from air and hot gases

Burns from hot objects

Chemical burns

Chilblains

Electrical burns

Frostbite

Hypothermia

Poisoning by wrong medication

Poisoning by wrong substance

Poisoning by venomous animals

Scalds

Sunburn


Other burns/poisoning

Cardiac/Circulation

Angina

Cardiovascular disease

Cardiomyopathy

Cerebrovascular disease

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Disease of the arteries

Endocarditis

Heart failure

Hypercholesterolemia

Hyperlipidemia

Hypertensive disease

Hypotension

Mitral valve disorder

Myocardial infarction

Myocarditis

Pericarditis

Pulmonary heart disease

Renal disease

Rheumatic fever

Stroke


Thrombosis

Chest/Respiratory

Breathing problems

Chronic bronchitis

Chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Emphysema

Lower respiratory tract infection

Pleurisy

Pneumoconiosis

Pneumonia

Tracheitis

Upper respiratory tract infection


Cold/Cough/Flu

Cold

Cough


Flu Influenza

Other cough cold flu



Dental/Oral Problems

Broken/chipped tooth

Dental abscess

Mouth infection

Mouth ulcer

Toothache

Tooth extraction

Other dental and oral problems


Diabetes/Glandular

Adrenal disorders

Cystic fibrosis

Diabetes - Insulin dependent

Diabetes - non-insulin dependent

Parathyroid disorders

Pituitary gland disorders

Thyroid disorders

Other endocrine disorders



Ear/Nose/Throat

Allergic rhinitis

Blocked eustachian tubes

Blocked nose

Hay fever (seasonal rhinitis)

Hearing loss

Laryngitis

Meniereís disease

Nose bleed

Otitis externia

Otitis media (glue ear)

Perforated ear drum

Pharyngitis

Septic throat

Sinusitis

Sore throat

Throat infection

Tinnitus

Tonsillitis

Vertigo

Other ear/nose/throat problems



Eye problems

Blurred vision

Cataract


Conjunctivitis

Detached retina

Double vision

Eye strain

Glaucoma

Keratitis

Tunnel vision

Other eye problems



Gastrointestinal

Abdominal pain

Appendicitis

Cirrhosis of the liver

Coeliac disease

Colitis

Constipation



Crohns disease

Diarrhoea

Diverticulitis

Duodenal ulcer

Food allergy

Gall bladder disease

Gastric ulcer

Gastro-intestinal disorder

Gastroenteritis

Hiatus hernia

Irritable bowel syndrome

Inflammatory bowel syndrome

Lactose intolerance

Liver disease

Malnutrition

Oesophagitis

Pancreatitis

Peptic ulcer

Stomach ache

Ulcerative colitis

Upset stomach

Vomiting


Other gastrointestinal problems

Genitourinary/Gynaecological

Epididymitis (M only)

Orchitis (M only)

Prostatic (prostrate) problems (M only)

Testicular problems (M only)

Cervical problems (F only)

Endometriosis (F only)

Fibroids (F only)

Hysterectomy (F only)

Uterine problems (F only)

Vaginal problems (F only)

Menstrual problems (F only)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (F only)

Problems with fallopian tubes (F only)

Ovarian problems (F only)

Bladder infection

Cystitis


Kidney stones

Kidney failure

Mastitis

Sexually transmitted (venereal) disease (STD)

Urinary obstruction

Urinary tract infection

Other genitourinary or gynaecological problems


Headache/Migraine

Headache

Migraine


Infectious Diseases

Chickenpox

E coli infection

Glandular fever

Hepatitis (A, B, C, E)

HIV

Listeria


Malaria

Measles


Meningitis

Mumps


Rubella

Scarlet Fever

Shingles

Tetanus


Tuberculosis

Typhoid fever

Whopping cough

Other infectious disease



Injury/Fracture

Animal bite

Broken arm

Broken back

Broken foot

Broken leg

Broken toe

Complications of surgery

Cut


Dislocation

Electric shock

Fractured ankle

Fractured hip

Fractured knee

Fractured nose

Fractured pelvis

Fractured rib

Fractured shoulder

Fractured skull

Fractured wrist

Injury to elbow or fore arm

Injury to foot or ankle

Injury to hip or thigh

Injury to knee or lower leg

Injury to shoulder or upper arm

Injury to wrist or hand

Insect bite

Laceration

Sprain


Strain

Whiplash


Musculoskeletal not back

Arthritis

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Cartilage disorder

Frozen shoulder

Ganglion

Hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)

Ligament disorder

Neck ache/pain

Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis

Pinched/trapped nerve

Pulled muscle

Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

Rheumatism

Rheumatoid arthritis

Shoulder ache/pain

Tendon problem

Tennis elbow

Vibration white finger

Whole body vibration



Nervous system

Alzheimers disease

Dementia


Epilepsy

Huntingtons disease

Motor Neuron Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular dystrophy

Parkinson’s disease

Sleep disorders

Other disorders of the nervous system



Pregnancy related

Amniotic fluid disorders

Bladder infection

Ectopic pregnancy

Gestational diabetes

Infection of urethra

Infection of urinary tract

Gestational diabetes

Haemorrhaging

Kidney infection

Miscarriage

Morning sickness

Placental disorders

Pre-eclampsia

Other pregnancy related conditions



Skin disorders

Cellulitis

Contact dermatitis

Eczema

Hives


Impetigo

Pruritis


Psoriasis

Ring worm

Seborrhoea

Skin allergy

Urticaria

Other skin disorders



Substance abuse

Alcoholism

Drug dependence



Other substance abuse





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