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dc.contributor.authorBeales, Darren
dc.contributor.authorKyaw-Myint, S.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Anne
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Peter
dc.contributor.authorPransky, G.
dc.contributor.authorLinton, S.
dc.contributor.authorJob, J.
dc.contributor.authorStraker, Leon
dc.identifier.citationBeales, D. and Kyaw-Myint, S. and Smith, A. and O'Sullivan, P. and Pransky, G. and Linton, S. and Job, J. et al. 2017. Work Productivity Loss in Young Workers Is Substantial and Is Associated with Spinal Pain and Mental Ill-health Conditions. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 59 (3): pp. 237-245.

Objective: The aim of this study was to estimate the effect of spinal pain and mental ill-health conditions on work productivity in 22-year-old workers. Methods: A cross-sectional design using data from the Raine Study cohort (n = 867) including self-reported work productivity and self-report of health practitioner diagnosed medical conditions. Result: Mean (median, 25th-percentile, 75th-percentile) annualized cost of health-related absenteeism was $AUD1899 ($0, $0, $1738) per worker. Annualized cost of presenteeism was $AUD10,674 ($6573, $4003, $13,087) per worker. Spinal pain and mental ill-health conditions were associated with increased health-related absenteeism, but not presenteeism. Conclusion: Work productivity loss in young workers is a substantial problem needing priority attention. Addressing spinal pain and mental ill-health may improve productivity of this important sector of the workforce.

dc.publisherLippincott Williams and Wilkins
dc.titleWork Productivity Loss in Young Workers Is Substantial and Is Associated with Spinal Pain and Mental Ill-health Conditions
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
curtin.departmentSchool of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
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