Agaliotis, M and Mackey, MG and Heard, R and Jan, S and Fransen, M, Personal and workplace environmental factors associated with reduced worker productivity among older workers with chronic knee pain: A Cross-Sectional Survey, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59, (4) pp. e24-e34. ISSN 1076-2752 (2017) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2017 by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore personal and workplace environmental factors as predictors of reduced worker productivity among older workers with chronic knee pain.
Methods: A questionnaire-based survey was conducted among 129 older workers who had participated in a randomized clinical trial evaluating dietary supplements. Multivariable analyses were used to explore predictors of reduced work productivity among older workers with chronic knee pain.
Results: The likelihood of presenteeism was higher in those reporting knee pain (3/10) or problems with other joints, and lower in those reporting job insecurity. The likelihood of work transitions was higher in people reporting knee pain (3/10), a high comorbidity score or low coworker support, and lower in those having an occupation involving sitting more than 30% of the day.
Conclusion: Allowing access to sitting and promoting positive affiliations between coworkers are likely to provide an enabling workplace environment for older workers with chronic knee pain.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Osteoarthritis, Knee, Worker productivity, Cross sectional study|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical sciences|
|Research Field:||Rheumatology and arthritis|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Agaliotis, M (Dr Maria Agaliotis)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||2|
|Deposited By:||Australian Institute of Health Service Management|
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