Wang, L and Cocker, F and Kilpatrick, M and Otahal, P and Si, L and Palmer, AJ and Sanderson, K, 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, 60, (6) pp. 528-535. ISSN 1076-2752 (2018) [Refereed Article]
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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:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||morbidity, multimorbidity, productivity loss, lost productive time, public sector, absenteeism, presenteeism|
|Research Group:||Applied Economics|
|Research Field:||Health Economics|
|Objective Group:||Health and Support Services|
|Objective Field:||Health Policy Economic Outcomes|
|UTAS Author:||Wang, L (Ms Lilli Wang)|
|UTAS Author:||Cocker, F (Dr Fiona Cocker)|
|UTAS Author:||Kilpatrick, M (Dr Michelle Kilpatrick)|
|UTAS Author:||Otahal, P (Mr Petr Otahal)|
|UTAS Author:||Si, L (Mr Lei Si)|
|UTAS Author:||Palmer, AJ (Professor Andrew Palmer)|
|UTAS Author:||Sanderson, K (Associate Professor Kristy Sanderson)|
|Year Published:||2018 (online first 2017)|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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