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Risk factors associated with reduced work productivity among people with chronic knee pain


Agaliotis, M and Fransen, M and Bridgett, L and Nairn, L and Votrubec, M and Jan, S and Heard, R and Mackey, M, Risk factors associated with reduced work productivity among people with chronic knee pain, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21, (9) pp. 1160-1169. ISSN 1063-4584 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.joca.2013.07.005


Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common chronic musculoskeletal condition often associated with pain and physical disability. Chronic knee pain is associated with reduced quality of life.Previous large population-based surveys have shown over 30% of older people have symptomatic knee osteoarthritis with about half also reporting some level of associated disability. With an ageing population, and the growing trend to delay retirement worldwide, the number of people in the workforce affected by painful knee osteoarthritis will increase.Work productivity losses are typically measured in two ways: as days taken off work (absenteeism) or as self-reported reduced productivity, or performance while at work (presenteeism). There is increasing evidence that presenteeism, rather than absenteeism, is the major contributor to loss of work productivity

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:absenteeism, employment, longitudinal studies, knee osteoarthritis, work productivity
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:136616
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Deposited On:2020-01-10
Last Modified:2020-03-30

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