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Comparing work productivity in obesity and binge eating.
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PMID:  23044632     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To examine productivity impairment in individuals with obesity and/or binge eating. METHOD: Based on current weight and eating behavior, 117,272 employees who had completed a health risk appraisal and psychosocial functioning questionnaire were classified into one of four groups. Gender-stratified analyses compared groups on four measures: absenteeism, presenteeism, total work productivity impairment, and (non-work) activity impairment. RESULTS: Overall group differences were statistically significant for all measures with lowest impairment in non-obese men and women without binge eating (n = 34,090, n = 39,198), higher levels in individuals without binge eating (n = 15,570, n = 16,625), yet higher levels in non-obese men and women with binge eating (n = 1,381, n = 2,674), and highest levels in obese men and women with binge eating (Group 4, n = 2,739, n = 4,176). DISCUSSION: Health initiatives for obese employees should include screening and interventions for employees with binge eating. © 2012 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2012).
Authors:
Ruth H Striegel; Richard Bedrosian; Chun Wang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-108X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. rstriegel@wesleyan.edu.
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