Comparison of employer productivity metrics to lost productivity estimated by commonly used questionnaires
Published Date:Feb 2016
Source:J Occup Environ Med. 58(2):170-177.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC5009902
Funding:T42OH008491/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
R01 OH008017/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
T42 OH008491/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
UL1 TR000448/TR/NCATS NIH HHS/United States
R01OH008017/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
To assess construct and discriminant validity of four health-related work productivity loss questionnaires in relation to employer productivity metrics, and to describe variation in economic estimates of productivity loss provided by the questionnaires in healthy workers.
58 billing office workers completed surveys including health information and four productivity loss questionnaires. Employer productivity metrics and work hours were also obtained.
Productivity loss questionnaires were weakly to moderately correlated with employer productivity metrics. Workers with more health complaints reported greater health-related productivity loss than healthier workers, but showed no loss on employer productivity metrics. Economic estimates of productivity loss showed wide variation among questionnaires, yet no loss of actual productivity.
Additional studies are needed comparing questionnaires with objective measures in larger samples and other industries, to improve measurement methods for health-related productivity loss.
You May Also Like: