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Impairment in work productivity and health-related quality of life in patients with IBS.
Am J Manag Care. 2005 Apr; 11(1 Suppl):S17-26.AJ

Abstract

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term and episodic medical disorder shown to have an impact on work productivity and health-related quality of life (QOL). The objective of this study was to assess the impact of IBS on work productivity and on health-related QOL in an employed population in the United States and to quantify the cost of these factors to the employer. A 2-phase survey was sent to the workforce of a large US bank to assess the presence of IBS among employees and to measure their work productivity (absenteeism [time lost from work] and presenteeism [reduced productivity at work]) and health-related QOL. Forty-one percent of the 1776 employees responding to both phases of the survey met the Rome II criteria for IBS. Employees with IBS reported a 15% greater loss in work productivity because of gastrointestinal symptoms than employees without IBS and had significantly lower Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF-36) scores than those without IBS. IBS was associated with a 21% reduction in work productivity, equivalent to working less than 4 days in a 5-day workweek. Employees with IBS also had significantly lower scores on all domains of the SF-36, indicating poorer functional outcomes. Reduced work productivity and diminished QOL of these magnitudes may have substantial financial impact on employers.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15926760

Citation

Dean, Bonnie B., et al. "Impairment in Work Productivity and Health-related Quality of Life in Patients With IBS." The American Journal of Managed Care, vol. 11, no. 1 Suppl, 2005, pp. S17-26.
Dean BB, Aguilar D, Barghout V, et al. Impairment in work productivity and health-related quality of life in patients with IBS. Am J Manag Care. 2005;11(1 Suppl):S17-26.
Dean, B. B., Aguilar, D., Barghout, V., Kahler, K. H., Frech, F., Groves, D., & Ofman, J. J. (2005). Impairment in work productivity and health-related quality of life in patients with IBS. The American Journal of Managed Care, 11(1 Suppl), S17-26.
Dean BB, et al. Impairment in Work Productivity and Health-related Quality of Life in Patients With IBS. Am J Manag Care. 2005;11(1 Suppl):S17-26. PubMed PMID: 15926760.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Impairment in work productivity and health-related quality of life in patients with IBS. AU - Dean,Bonnie B, AU - Aguilar,Daniel, AU - Barghout,Victoria, AU - Kahler,Kristijan H, AU - Frech,Feride, AU - Groves,David, AU - Ofman,Joshua J, PY - 2005/6/2/pubmed PY - 2005/6/10/medline PY - 2005/6/2/entrez SP - S17 EP - 26 JF - The American journal of managed care JO - Am J Manag Care VL - 11 IS - 1 Suppl N2 - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term and episodic medical disorder shown to have an impact on work productivity and health-related quality of life (QOL). The objective of this study was to assess the impact of IBS on work productivity and on health-related QOL in an employed population in the United States and to quantify the cost of these factors to the employer. A 2-phase survey was sent to the workforce of a large US bank to assess the presence of IBS among employees and to measure their work productivity (absenteeism [time lost from work] and presenteeism [reduced productivity at work]) and health-related QOL. Forty-one percent of the 1776 employees responding to both phases of the survey met the Rome II criteria for IBS. Employees with IBS reported a 15% greater loss in work productivity because of gastrointestinal symptoms than employees without IBS and had significantly lower Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF-36) scores than those without IBS. IBS was associated with a 21% reduction in work productivity, equivalent to working less than 4 days in a 5-day workweek. Employees with IBS also had significantly lower scores on all domains of the SF-36, indicating poorer functional outcomes. Reduced work productivity and diminished QOL of these magnitudes may have substantial financial impact on employers. SN - 1088-0224 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15926760/Impairment_in_work_productivity_and_health_related_quality_of_life_in_patients_with_IBS_ L2 - https://www.ajmc.com/pubMed.php?pii=2832 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -