According to HR.BLR.com, the study, which included interviews with 29,000 workers and is published in the January issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that 26% of workers without fatigue reported health-related lost productivity.
In terms of lost time, workers with fatigue averaged 5.6 hours, compared to 3.3 hours for those that did not report fatigue.
The study found that 38% of workers had experienced “low levels of energy, poor sleep, or a feeling of fatigue” during the past two weeks.
According to HR.BLR.com, fatigue that stems from health conditions such as depression or anxiety accounts for only a small part of lost productivity at work, with more of the lost productive time being attributed to a range of other physical and mental health problems that may occur when fatigue is present.
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