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J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Jan;53(1):55-61. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182029110.

Productivity and health: an application of three perspectives to measuring productivity.

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HealthMedia, Inc, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. jlenneman@healthmedia.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of the study was to illustrate the meaningful relationship between self-reported measures of productivity and health status from three different perspectives.

METHODS:

Health risk data was drawn from 577,186 individuals who completed the HealthMedia Succeed Health Risk Assessment and the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire over a span of nearly four years. Analyses were conducted for 10 modifiable health risks and five chronic conditions.

RESULTS:

Productivity impairment was greater for high-risk participants for the modifiable health risks and those who had been diagnosed with a chronic condition. Improvements in health status led to significant gains in productivity. Modifiable health risks are nearly five times more costly than chronic conditions.

CONCLUSIONS:

The value in a self-report measurement approach to productivity was demonstrated by illustrating the meaningful relationships between health status and productivity as measured by the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment.

PMID:
21187787
DOI:
10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182029110
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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