Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-1635
Title: An investigation of self-reported health-related productivity loss in office workers and associations with individual and work-related factors using an employer's perspective
Authors : Pereira, Michelle Jessica
Johnston, Venerina
Straker, Leon Melville
Sjøgaard, Gisela
Melloh, Markus
O’Leary, Shaun Patrick
Comans, Tracy Anne
Published in : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume(Issue) : 59
Issue : 7
Pages : 138
Pages to: 144
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Philadelphia, Vereinigte Staaten
Issue Date: Jul-2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 658.3: Human resource management
Abstract: Objective: Office workers have a high prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions. This can be a significant economic burden due to health-related productivity loss. Individual and work-related factors related to office worker health-related productivity were investigated. Methods: A survey including the Health and Work Performance Questionnaire, which estimated productivity loss, also recorded individual and work-related factors with potential associations with health-related productivity. Muscle function and workstation ergonomics were examined through physical assessments. Linear models investigated the relationships between these factors and health-related productivity. Results: Significant factors identified were occupational category (0.001 < P < 0.050), job satisfaction (P < 0.001), psychological wellbeing (P = 0.031), and musculoskeletal pain (P = 0.023). Health-related productivity loss was greater in office workers working as managers, with lower job satisfaction and psychological wellbeing, and those with musculoskeletal pain. Conclusion: Office worker health-related productivity loss is represented by a combination of both individual and work-related factors.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Health Sciences (IGW)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001043
10.21256/zhaw-1635
ISSN: 1076-2752
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/2552
Restricted until : 2018-08-01
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