The aim of this study was to comprehensively measure work productivity losses of employees enrolled in a pharmacist-led wellness program and assess associated risk factors.
The study sample was employees at least 18 years old with a Framingham Risk Score (FRS) at least 10% or 1+ medication-modifiable cardiovascular risk factor
(196 participants at baseline and 166 at 12-month endpoint). Total work hour losses (WHL) were measured using the Valuation of Lost Productivity questionnaire. The factors anticipated to be associated with WHL included work habits, FRS, body mass index (BMI), physical activity, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL).
Sedentary work habits, higher BMI, and lower HRQoL were significantly associated with more WHL for males. Among females, only a lower HRQoL was significantly associated with more WHL.
Our findings help identify employees at greater risk for WHL and provide insights on how workplace wellness programs can be modified.