The World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ).
Kessler, Ronald C. PhD; Barber, Catherine MPA; Beck, Arne PhD; Berglund, Patricia M.BA; Cleary, Paul D. PhD; McKenas, David MD; Pronk, Nico PhD; Simon, Gregory MD; Stang, Paul PhD; Ustun, T. Bedirhan MD; Wang, Phillip MD, ScD
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
45(2):156-174, February 2003.
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This report describes the World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ), a self-report instrument designed to estimate the workplace costs of health problems in terms of reduced job performance, sickness absence, and work-related accidents-injuries. Calibration data are presented on the relationship between individual-level HPQ reports and archival measures of work performance and absenteeism obtained from employer archives in four groups: airline reservation agents (n = 441), customer service representatives (n = 505), automobile company executives (n = 554), and railroad engineers (n = 850). Good concordance is found between the HPQ and the archival measures in all four occupations. The paper closes with a brief discussion of the calibration methodology used to monetize HPQ reports and of future directions in substantive research based on the HPQ.
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