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A review of health-related workplace productivity loss instruments

Authors:
Lofland, J. H., Pizzi, L., and Frick, K. D.
Abstract:
The objective of this review was to identify health-related workplace productivity loss survey instruments, with particular emphasis on those that capture a metric suitable for direct translation into a monetary figure. A literature search using Medline, HealthSTAR, PsycINFO and Econlit databases between 1966 and 2002, and a telephone-administered survey of business leaders and researchers, were conducted to identify health-related workplace productivity measurement survey instruments. This review was conducted from the societal perspective. Each identified instrument was reviewed for the following: (i). reliability; (ii). content validity; (iii). construct validity; (iv). criterion validity; (v). productivity metric(s); (vi). instrument scoring technique; (vii). suitability for direct translation into a monetary figure; (viii). number of items; (ix). mode(s) of administration; and (x). disease state(s) in which it had been tested. Reliability and validity testing have been performed for 8 of the 11 identified surveys. Of the 11 instruments identified, six captured metrics that are suitable for direct translation into a monetary figure. Of those six, one instrument measured absenteeism, while the other five measured both absenteeism and presenteeism. All of the identified instruments except for one were available as paper, self-administered questionnaires and many were available in languages other than English. This review provides a comprehensive overview of the published, peer-reviewed survey instruments available to measure health-related workplace productivity loss. As the field of productivity measurement matures, tools may be developed that will allow researchers to accurately calculate lost productivity costs when performing cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses. Using data captured by these instruments, society and healthcare decision makers will be able to make better informed decisions concerning the value of the medications, disease management and health promotion programmes that individuals receive.
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14871164
Journal:
Pharmacoeconomics
issn:
1170-7690 (Print)
Publication year:
2004
pages:
165-84
Overall quality of life:
Overall quality of life
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period and related symptoms
Certain infections and parasitic diseases and related symptoms
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities and related symptoms
Diseases of and symptoms related to the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
Diseases of and symptoms related to the circulatory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the digestive system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the ear and mastoid process
Diseases of and symptoms related to the eye and adnexa
Diseases of and symptoms related to the genitourinary system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Diseases of and symptoms related to the nervous system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the respiratory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and related symptoms
External causes of morbidity and mortality
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
Neoplasms and related symptoms
Pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium and related symptom
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
2 - Interviews
6 - Clinical rating scales
Instrument:
ALWQ - Angina-related Limitation at Work Questionnaire
EWPS - Endicott Work Productivity Scale
HLQ - Health and Labor Questionnaire
HWQ - Health and Work Questionnaire
ILQ - Illness and Labor Questionnaire
MWPLQ - Migraine Work and Productivity Loss Questionnaire
Osterhaus technique
SPS-6 - Stanford Presenteeism Scale-6 items
Unnamed Hepatitis Instrument
WLQ - Work Limitations Questionnaire (and WLQ-25 - 25 items version)   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
WPAI-AS - Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire-Allergy Specific
WPAI-GERD - Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire-Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease
WPAI-GH - Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire-General Health
WPAI-SHP - Work Productivity and Activity Impairment-Specific Health Problem
WPAI - Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
WPI- Worker Productivity Index