Menoufia Medical Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1106--1111

The effect of diabetes and hypertension on work productivity and job satisfaction


Mahmoud E Abu Salema1, Nagwa N Hegazy2, Shaimaa G Mohamed3 
1 Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Tala, Menoufia, Egypt
2 Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Tala, Menoufia, Egypt
3 Resident of Family Medicine in Health Sector, Tala, Menoufia, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Shaimaa G Mohamed
Resident of Family Medicine in Health Sector, Tala, Menoufia, 32611
Egypt

Objectives The objective of this paper was to assess the effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension on work productivity and job satisfaction. Background Work is a basic human activity through which every individual realizes their own livelihood. DM and hypertension are diseases with a high prevalence of growth globally; the question of the ability of this patient's to be productive is extremely important in terms of work productivity and job satisfaction evaluation. Patients and methods The study was a nested case–control cross-sectional study. A total of 800 participants were recruited (400 patients and 400 controls). They were enrolled from urban and rural family health units as follows: 223 DM patients, 177 hypertensive patients, and 400 participants in the control group. All the participants were interviewed using a prestructured questionnaire and their medical record was revised. The questionnaire contained an Arabic validated version of work productivity and impairment, the general health version (WPAI: GH), and job satisfaction questionnaire. Results Work absenteeism, work productivity loss, and impairment were more with the diabetic patients than with the hypertensive patients (P < 0.000). There was a statistically significant difference between studied groups and job satisfaction, where job satisfaction score was lower for diabetic patients than for hypertensive patients. There was a positive correlation among the studied groups regarding job satisfaction score and work productivity score. Conclusion DM appears to reduce an individual's ability-to-work in comparison with patients with hypertension.


How to cite this article:
Abu Salema ME, Hegazy NN, Mohamed SG. The effect of diabetes and hypertension on work productivity and job satisfaction.Menoufia Med J 2016;29:1106-1111


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Abu Salema ME, Hegazy NN, Mohamed SG. The effect of diabetes and hypertension on work productivity and job satisfaction. Menoufia Med J [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Apr 4 ];29:1106-1111
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