Factors Associated With Presenteeism at Work in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Hadeel Zaghloul, Omar Omar, Maria Pallayova, Sopna Choudhury, Shahrad Taheri

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OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to identify factors associated with decreased presenteeism in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: Data were collected from 147 T2DM participants. Questionnaires were completed: Stanford Presenteeism Scale (SPS-6) assessing health status and employee productivity, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) for mental health, SF-36 for quality of life, Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) to measure diabetes-related emotional distress, and Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument for diabetic neuropathy. RESULTS: PAID score was negatively related to the SPS-6 score (r = -0.527, P < 0.001). Both anxiety and depression were negatively correlated with SPS-6 (r = -0.377, P < 0.001 and r = -0.603, P < 0.001, respectively). Seven out of eight different categories of SF-36 were significantly associated with SPS-6 score. Neuropathy was negatively related to presenteeism (r = -0.228, P = 0.07). CONCLUSION: Factors related to decreased presenteeism in T2DM include diabetes-associated stress, poor mental health, poor quality of life, and a history of neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1116-1119
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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