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Employment related productivity loss associated with herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia: a 6-month prospective study.

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Drolet, M; Levin, MJ; Schmader, KE; Johnson, R; Oxman, MN; Patrick, D; Fournier, SO; Mansi, JA; Brisson, M
Published in: Vaccine
March 9, 2012

We conducted a prospective multi-center study to assess productivity loss associated with herpes zoster (HZ) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). From 10/2005 to 07/2006, we recruited immunocompetent subjects aged ≥50 years with HZ within 14 days of rash onset across Canada. Of the 249 patients recruited, 88 were employed. Data on employment status, absences from work, reasons for absence and effectiveness at work were documented at recruitment, 7-14-21-30-60-90-120-150 and 180 days later. The majority (64%) of employed subjects missed work because of HZ and 76% reported decreased effectiveness at work (i.e. presenteeism) because of HZ/PHN. Mean hours of absenteeism and presenteeism per working individual were 27 and 34 h, respectively. Pain severity and duration were associated with greater productivity loss. These results provide new information about the burden of HZ and PHN, which is useful for public health planning and cost-effectiveness analyses of HZ vaccination among individuals of working age.

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Vaccine

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EISSN

1873-2518

Publication Date

March 9, 2012

Volume

30

Issue

12

Start / End Page

2047 / 2050

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Virology
  • Prospective Studies
  • Neuralgia, Postherpetic
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Female
  • Efficiency
  • Canada
 

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Drolet, M., Levin, M. J., Schmader, K. E., Johnson, R., Oxman, M. N., Patrick, D., … Brisson, M. (2012). Employment related productivity loss associated with herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia: a 6-month prospective study. Vaccine, 30(12), 2047–2050. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.01.045
Drolet, Mélanie, Myron J. Levin, Kenneth E. Schmader, Robert Johnson, Michael N. Oxman, David Patrick, Simon Olivier Fournier, James A. Mansi, and Marc Brisson. “Employment related productivity loss associated with herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia: a 6-month prospective study.Vaccine 30, no. 12 (March 9, 2012): 2047–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.01.045.
Drolet M, Levin MJ, Schmader KE, Johnson R, Oxman MN, Patrick D, et al. Employment related productivity loss associated with herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia: a 6-month prospective study. Vaccine. 2012 Mar 9;30(12):2047–50.
Drolet, Mélanie, et al. “Employment related productivity loss associated with herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia: a 6-month prospective study.Vaccine, vol. 30, no. 12, Mar. 2012, pp. 2047–50. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.01.045.
Drolet M, Levin MJ, Schmader KE, Johnson R, Oxman MN, Patrick D, Fournier SO, Mansi JA, Brisson M. Employment related productivity loss associated with herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia: a 6-month prospective study. Vaccine. 2012 Mar 9;30(12):2047–2050.
Journal cover image

Published In

Vaccine

DOI

EISSN

1873-2518

Publication Date

March 9, 2012

Volume

30

Issue

12

Start / End Page

2047 / 2050

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Virology
  • Prospective Studies
  • Neuralgia, Postherpetic
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Female
  • Efficiency
  • Canada