Economic Theory and Self-Reported Measures of Presenteeism in Musculoskeletal Disease

Cheryl Jones, Katherine Payne, Brenda Gannon, Suzanne Verstappen

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    This study had two objectives: to describe the historical
    development of self-reported presenteeism instruments
    that can be used to identify and measure presenteeism as a
    result of musculoskeletal disease (MSD) and to identify if,
    and how many of these, presenteeism instruments are
    underpinned by economic theory. Systematic search methods
    were applied to identify self-report instruments used to quantify
    presenteeism caused by MSD. A total of 24 self-reported
    presenteeism instruments were identified; 24 were designed
    for use in general health, and 1 was specifically designed for
    use in rheumatoid arthritis. One generic self-reported
    presenteeism instrument was explicitly reported to be
    underpinned by economic theory. Overtime, self-reported
    presenteeism instruments have become more differentiated
    and complex by incorporating many different contextual factors
    that may impact levels of presenteeism. Researchers are
    encouraged to further develop presenteeism instruments that
    are underpinned by relevant economic theory and informed by
    robust empirical research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number53
    JournalCurrent Rheumatology Reports
    Early online date11 Jul 2016
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016


    • Presenteeism
    • Self-Report Measures
    • Methods
    • Musculoskeletal disease


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