|Titulo||Understanding sickness presenteeism through the experience of immigrant workers in a context of economic crisis.|
|Autoría||Galon T, Briones-Vozmediano E, Agudelo-Suárez AA, Felt EB, Benavides FG, Ronda E.|
|Fuente||Am J Ind Med. 2014 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print]|
BACKGROUND: Previous economic recessions show that immigrant workers may experience longer periods of unemployment, a situation that may lead employees to presenteeism, the act of working in spite of a health problem. This study explored perceptions about the factors that lead to presenteeism in immigrant workers considering the context of economic crisis. METHODS:Six focus group discussions were held (February 2012), with men and women from Colombia, Ecuador, and Morocco (n = 44) living in Spain and selected by theoretical sample. A qualitative content analysis was performed. RESULTS:Four categories were identified as factors that influence the occurrence of presenteeism in a context of economic crisis: poor employment conditions, fear of unemployment, employer/employee relationship, and difficulties in finding temporary replacement workers. Furthermore, musculoskeletal, respiratory, and mental problems were related to presenteeism. CONCLUSIONS: It is important to develop strategies to protect workers from negative working conditions that are associated with deterioration of health. Am. J. Ind. Med. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
|Tipo de documento||Artículo cientifico|
|Impacto en el sistema sanitario||--|
|Impacto en la salud||--|