Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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