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Predictors of Presenteeism among Hospital Employees


Allemann, Alexandra; Siebenhüner, Klarissa; Hämmig, Oliver (2019). Predictors of Presenteeism among Hospital Employees. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61(12):1004-1010.

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine work- and person-related predictors of the largely "invisible" behaviour and phenomenon of presenteeism among employees in a health-care setting in German-speaking Switzerland.
METHODS: Self-reported survey data from 1,840 employees of four hospitals and two rehabilitation clinics collected in 2015 and 2016 were utilized and analyzed.
RESULTS: All studied work-related factors such as patient contact, job satisfaction, high work load, forced overtime, fear of job-loss, and particularly mental strain turned out to be significant and relevant predictors of presenteeism. Younger employees, female workers and employees with a chronic disease also were more likely to show presenteeism.
CONCLUSION: Work stress, work without patients, job dissatisfaction, a chronic disease and/or a younger age or rather less work experience seem to increase the chances of presenteeism among health-care workers.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine work- and person-related predictors of the largely "invisible" behaviour and phenomenon of presenteeism among employees in a health-care setting in German-speaking Switzerland.
METHODS: Self-reported survey data from 1,840 employees of four hospitals and two rehabilitation clinics collected in 2015 and 2016 were utilized and analyzed.
RESULTS: All studied work-related factors such as patient contact, job satisfaction, high work load, forced overtime, fear of job-loss, and particularly mental strain turned out to be significant and relevant predictors of presenteeism. Younger employees, female workers and employees with a chronic disease also were more likely to show presenteeism.
CONCLUSION: Work stress, work without patients, job dissatisfaction, a chronic disease and/or a younger age or rather less work experience seem to increase the chances of presenteeism among health-care workers.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center of Competence Multimorbidity
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Language:English
Date:1 December 2019
Deposited On:17 Oct 2019 11:30
Last Modified:04 Dec 2019 02:04
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:1076-2752
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/jom.0000000000001721
PubMed ID:31568102

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