Which health conditions impact on productivity in working Australians?

Holden, Libby, Scuffham, Paul A., Hilton, Michael F., Ware, Robert S., Vecchio, Nerina and Whiteford, Harvey A. (2011) Which health conditions impact on productivity in working Australians?. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53 3: 253-257. doi:10.1097/JOM.0b013e31820d1007

Author Holden, Libby
Scuffham, Paul A.
Hilton, Michael F.
Ware, Robert S.
Vecchio, Nerina
Whiteford, Harvey A.
Title Which health conditions impact on productivity in working Australians?
Journal name Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1076-2752
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31820d1007
Open Access Status
Volume 53
Issue 3
Start page 253
End page 257
Total pages 5
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To identify health conditions associated with productivity loss in working Australians, adjusting for comorbidity, demographics, and workrelated characteristics.

Methods: The Australian Work Outcomes Research Cost–benefit study cross-sectional screening data set was used to identify health-related productivity losses in a sample of approximately 78,000 working Australians. Data collected with the World Health Organisation Health and Productivity Questionnairewere analyzed using negative binomial logistic regression and multinomial logistic regression models for absenteeism and presenteeism, respectively.

Results: Health conditions impacted on both presenteeism and absenteeism. Drug and alcohol problems and psychological distress had a greater impact on absenteeism and presenteeism than other investigated health conditions. Demographic characteristics, health status (comorbidity), and work-related characteristics all impacted significantly on both absenteeism and presenteeism.

Conclusions: Mental health conditions contributed more strongly to productivity loss than other investigated health conditions.
Keyword Performance questionnaire HPQ
Chronic medical conditions
Sickness absence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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