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


Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education

Author(s): Lenneman J, Schwartz S, Giuseffi DL, Wang C

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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. This article was published in J Occup Environ Med and referenced in Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education

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