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Author Lerner, Debra ♦ Henke, Rachel Mosher
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Occup Environ Med ♦ Job Performance ♦ Work Productivity ♦ Work Impact ♦ Research Design ♦ Important Next Step ♦ Outcome Indicator ♦ Employ-ment Status ♦ Methodological Variation ♦ Presenteeism Metric ♦ Inter-vention Research ♦ Depression Impact ♦ Research Article ♦ At-work Perfor-mance Deficit ♦ Adverse Work Outcome ♦ Non-depressed Individual ♦ Multidimensional Work Impact ♦ Symptom Relief ♦ Literature Document
Abstract Objective: To assess the work impact of depression. Methods: A review of research articles published since 2002, reporting on the magnitude and/or nature of depression’s impact on work. Results: This research is characterized by the use of three outcome indicators (employ-ment status, absenteeism, and presenteeism metrics) and three research designs (population-based, workplace, and clinical). The literature documents that, compared to non-depressed individuals, those with depression have more unemployment, absences, and at-work perfor-mance deficits. Methodological variation makes it difficult to determine the magnitude of these differences. Additionally, the research suggests that the work impact of depression is related to symptom severity and that symptom relief only partly reduces the adverse work outcomes of depression. Conclusions: Research has contributed to knowledge of the multidimensional work impact of depression. Further developing inter-vention research is an important next step. (J Occup Environ Med.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study