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2019 Sep 10

Int J Environ Res Public Health



Job Satisfaction Mediates the Association between Perceived Disability and Work Productivity in Migraine Headache Patients.


Berardelli I, Sarubbi S, Lamis DA, Rogante E, Canzonetta V, Negro A, Guglielmetti M, Sparagna A, De Angelis V, Erbuto D, Pompili M, Martelletti P
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Sep 10; 16(18).
PMID: 31510071.


Migraine headache is the cause of an estimated 250,000,000 lost days from work or school every year and is often associated with decreased work productivity. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the relationship between perceived disability, job satisfaction and work productivity in patients affected by chronic migraineurs. Participants were 98 consecutive adult outpatients admitted to the Regional Referral Headache Centre of the Sant'Andrea Hospital in Rome, Italy. Patients were administered the Italian Perceived Disability Scale, The Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire-Work Subscale and The Endicott Work Productivity Scale. Perceived disability is significantly associated with job satisfaction and work productivity. Job satisfaction is significantly related to work productivity and mediates the association between perceived disability and work productivity in patients affected by chronic migraineurs. Our results confirm that patients suffering from migraine headaches who have negative perceptions of their disability are less satisfied with their job, which in turn, decreases their work productivity.