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Personal and workplace environmental factors associated with reduced worker productivity among older workers with chronic knee pain: A Cross-Sectional Survey

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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]

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Copyright 2017 by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

DOI: doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000001000

Abstract

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 Details

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 Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Agaliotis, M (Dr Maria Agaliotis)
ID Code:136608
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Deposited On:2020-01-10
Last Modified:2020-05-18
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