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Understanding sickness presenteeism through the experience of immigrant workers in a context of economic crisis.

Galon, Tanyse; Briones-Vozmediano, Erica; Agudelo-Suárez, Andrés A; Felt, Emily B; Benavides, Fernando G; Ronda, Elena.
Am J Ind Med ; 57(8): 950-9, 2014 Aug.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24890757


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.


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.


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.


It is important to develop strategies to protect workers from negative working conditions that are associated with deterioration of health.