Pain in the workplace
A recent article promoted by Change Pain examines the relationship between pain and the working environment based on three dimensions: belonging to the employed population, reduced performance in the workplace and absenteeism by analyzing data derived from the survey, "National Health and Wellness Survey" Kantar Health.
According to Dr. Miguel Angel Ruiz Iban, Service of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, "This study allows us, for the first time, accurate data on the influence of pain on the working habits of the Spanish and labor activity in our country. This gives the opportunity for specialists to know the real impact of pain on the job. "
Regarding the participation in the labor market, one in five Spanish pain sufferers unable to work because of this pain, forcing many of them out of the market. Among people with this type of pain and work, a greater percentage than do part-time because the pain prevents them from working full time. In addition, rare are those who work as freelancers.
Moreover, Dr. Ruiz Iban notes that "the current economic situation means that people with mild pain to moderate continue to maintain a similar activity to the general, for fear of losing their jobs."
In fact, analyzing the data regarding the presence in the workplace with a low yield, it is concluded that people with severe pain reduced work performance 6 times more than people who do not have pain or suffer from mild to moderate .
Similarly, statistics relating to absenteeism provide the most telling data. People with severe pain every day they leave their job up to 16 times more than other respondents.