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The associations of multimorbidity with health-related productivity loss in a large and diverse public sector setting: A cross-sectional survey

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Wang, L, Cocker, F ORCID: 0000-0002-2889-2114, Kilpatrick, M ORCID: 0000-0001-6039-9154, Otahal, P ORCID: 0000-0003-4042-1769, Si, L ORCID: 0000-0002-3044-170X, Palmer, AJ ORCID: 0000-0002-9703-7891 and Sanderson, K ORCID: 0000-0002-3132-2745 2017 , 'The associations of multimorbidity with health-related productivity loss in a large and diverse public sector setting: A cross-sectional survey' , Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001243.

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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
Authors/Creators:Wang, L and Cocker, F and Kilpatrick, M and Otahal, P and Si, L and Palmer, AJ and Sanderson, K
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN: 1076-2752
DOI / ID Number: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001243
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