Estimating MS-related work productivity loss and factors associated with work productivity loss in a representative Australian sample of people with multiple sclerosis
Jing Chen, Bruce Taylor, Andrew J Palmer, Andrea Kirk-Brown, Pieter van Dijk, Steve Simpson, Leigh Blizzard, Ingrid van der Mei
Multiple Sclerosis Journal | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the work productivity loss in multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVES: To quantify the MS-related work productivity loss and to compare factors associated with labour force participation and work productivity loss. METHODS: Participants were from the Australian MS Longitudinal Study. MS-related work productivity loss included absenteeism (time missed from work) and presenteeism (reduced productivity while working). Data were analysed using log-binomial and Cragg hurdle regression. RESULTS: Among 740 MS employees, 56% experienced any work productivity loss due to MS in the past 4 weeks. The mean total work productivity loss was 2.5 days (14.2% lost productive t..View full abstract
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This study was supported by Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia.