Personal and Workplace Environmental Factors Associated With Reduced Worker Productivity Among Older Workers With Chronic Knee Pain: A Cross-Sectional Survey

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The aim of this study was to explore personal and workplace environmental factors as predictors of reduced worker productivity among older workers with chronic knee pain.


A questionnaire-based survey was conducted among 129 older workers who had participated in a randomized clinical trial evaluating dietary supplements. Multivariable analyses were used to explore predictors of reduced work productivity among older workers with chronic knee pain.


The likelihood of presenteeism was higher in those reporting knee pain (≥3/10) or problems with other joints, and lower in those reporting job insecurity. The likelihood of work transitions was higher in people reporting knee pain (≥3/10), a high comorbidity score or low coworker support, and lower in those having an occupation involving sitting more than 30% of the day.


Allowing access to sitting and promoting positive affiliations between coworkers are likely to provide an enabling workplace environment for older workers with chronic knee pain.

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