The associations of multimorbidity with health-related productivity loss in a large and diverse public sector setting

Wang, Lili, Cocker, Fiona, Kilpatrick, Michelle, Otahal, Petr, Si, Lei, Palmer, Andrew J. and Sanderson, Kristy (2018) The associations of multimorbidity with health-related productivity loss in a large and diverse public sector setting. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60 (6). pp. 528-535. ISSN 1076-2752

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate absenteeism, presenteeism, and total lost productive time (LPT) associated with multimorbidity.  Methods: Cross-sectional data from 3228 state-government employees from Tasmania were collected in 2013. The validated measures of absenteeism, presenteeism, and LPT were obtained from employees' self-reported data over a 28-day period. Analyses were stratified by sex. Negative binomial models were used to estimate the associations between multimorbidity and LPT.  Results: The average health-related total LPT was 1.2 (standard deviation [SD]=2.4) and 1.7 (SD=3.5) days for men and women with multimorbidity, respectively. Women (rate ratio [RR]=2.9, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.8 to 4.9) and men (RR=4.4, 95%CI 3.0 to 6.2) with 4+ chronic conditions were significantly more likely to report LPT compared with those without any chronic conditions.  Conclusion: We found multimorbidity is of concern within the workforce, with a positive association of multimorbidity and LPT observed, and significant differences in LPT between men and women reporting multimorbidity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: absenteeism,lost productive time,multimorbidity,presenteeism,public health, environmental and occupational health ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2739
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2021 00:11
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 00:21
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81011
DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001243

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