Job performance associated with health status of employees
The association of two productivity measures with health risks and medical conditions in an Australian employee population. Musich S, Hook D, Baaner S, Edington DW. Am J Health Promot. 2006. 20: 353-363.
To explore the impact of health status on job performance, as measured by self-reported presenteeism and absenteeism (due to illness).
224 employees of an Australian insurance company who completed a health risk appraisal in 2004.
The prevalence of 12 health risk factors and eight chronic medical conditions were analyzed in relation to presenteeism and absenteeism.
- Individuals classified as high risk for stress and life dissatisfaction had significantly higher presenteeism rates than low-risk individuals.
Presenteeism and absenteeism were significantly higher for those with one or more medical conditions than those with none.
(hours per month)
What does this mean?
Presenteeism and absenteeism could both be reduced by improving employee health risk factors.