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Worker Productivity Outcome Measures: OMERACT Filter Evidence and Agenda for Future Research

Tang, Kenneth; Boonen, Annelies; Verstappen, Suzanne M. M.; Escorpizo, Reuben; Luime, Jolanda J.; Lacaille, Diane; Fautrel, Bruno; Bosworth, Ailsa; Cifaldi, Mary and Gignac, Monique A. M., et al. (2014) In Journal of Rheumatology 41(1). p.165-176
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The objective of the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Worker Productivity working group is to identify worker productivity outcome measures that meet the requirements of the OMERACT filter. At the OMERACT I I Workshop, we focused on the at-work limitations/productivity component of worker productivity (i.e., presenteeism) an area with diverse conceptualization and instrumentation approaches. Various approaches to quantify at-work limitations/productivity (e.g., single-item global and multi-item measures) were examined, and available evidence pertaining to OMERACT truth, discrimination, and feasibility were presented to conference participants. Four candidate global measures of presenteeism were put forth for a plenary vote to... (More)
The objective of the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Worker Productivity working group is to identify worker productivity outcome measures that meet the requirements of the OMERACT filter. At the OMERACT I I Workshop, we focused on the at-work limitations/productivity component of worker productivity (i.e., presenteeism) an area with diverse conceptualization and instrumentation approaches. Various approaches to quantify at-work limitations/productivity (e.g., single-item global and multi-item measures) were examined, and available evidence pertaining to OMERACT truth, discrimination, and feasibility were presented to conference participants. Four candidate global measures of presenteeism were put forth for a plenary vote to determine whether current evidence meets the OMERACT filter requirements. Presenteeism globals from the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire (72% support) and Rheumatoid Arthritis-specific Work Productivity Survey (71% support) were endorsed by conference participants; however, neither the presenteeism global item from the Health and Work Performance Questionnaire nor the Quantity and Quality method achieved the level of support required for endorsement at the present time. The plenary was also asked whether the central item from the Work Ability Index should also be considered as a candidate measure for potential endorsement in the future. Of participants at the plenary, 70% supported this presenteeism global measure. Progress was also made in other areas through discussions at individual breakout sessions. Topics examined include the merits of various multi-item measures of at-work limitations/productivity, methodological issues related to interpretability of outcome scores, and approaches to appraise and classify contextual factors of worker productivity. Feedback gathered from conference participants will inform the future research agenda of the working group. (Less)
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ABSENTEEISM, OSTEOARTHRITIS, RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY, PRESENTEEISM, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, WORK PRODUCTIVITY
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Journal of Rheumatology
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  abstract     = {The objective of the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Worker Productivity working group is to identify worker productivity outcome measures that meet the requirements of the OMERACT filter. At the OMERACT I I Workshop, we focused on the at-work limitations/productivity component of worker productivity (i.e., presenteeism) an area with diverse conceptualization and instrumentation approaches. Various approaches to quantify at-work limitations/productivity (e.g., single-item global and multi-item measures) were examined, and available evidence pertaining to OMERACT truth, discrimination, and feasibility were presented to conference participants. Four candidate global measures of presenteeism were put forth for a plenary vote to determine whether current evidence meets the OMERACT filter requirements. Presenteeism globals from the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire (72% support) and Rheumatoid Arthritis-specific Work Productivity Survey (71% support) were endorsed by conference participants; however, neither the presenteeism global item from the Health and Work Performance Questionnaire nor the Quantity and Quality method achieved the level of support required for endorsement at the present time. The plenary was also asked whether the central item from the Work Ability Index should also be considered as a candidate measure for potential endorsement in the future. Of participants at the plenary, 70% supported this presenteeism global measure. Progress was also made in other areas through discussions at individual breakout sessions. Topics examined include the merits of various multi-item measures of at-work limitations/productivity, methodological issues related to interpretability of outcome scores, and approaches to appraise and classify contextual factors of worker productivity. Feedback gathered from conference participants will inform the future research agenda of the working group.},
  author       = {Tang, Kenneth and Boonen, Annelies and Verstappen, Suzanne M. M. and Escorpizo, Reuben and Luime, Jolanda J. and Lacaille, Diane and Fautrel, Bruno and Bosworth, Ailsa and Cifaldi, Mary and Gignac, Monique A. M. and Hofstetter, Cathy and Leong, Amye and Montie, Pam and Petersson, Ingemar and Purcaru, Oana and Bombardier, Claire and Tugwell, Peter S. and Beaton, Dorcas E.},
  issn         = {0315-162X},
  keyword      = {ABSENTEEISM,OSTEOARTHRITIS,RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY,PRESENTEEISM,RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS,WORK PRODUCTIVITY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {165--176},
  publisher    = {J Rheumatol Publ Co},
  series       = {Journal of Rheumatology},
  title        = {Worker Productivity Outcome Measures: OMERACT Filter Evidence and Agenda for Future Research},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.130815},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2014},
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