Abstract: As the expected age of survival increases, adults with CF will likely stay in the work force longer. Previous studies have reported that, in adults with CF, employment status is related to age and time spent in hospital, lung function and quality of life. While it is known that many (67%) engage in paid employment, to our knowledge there is minimal data available regarding the impact that CF has on work attendance (absenteeism) and performance (presenteeism). At Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, we recently evaluated telehealth clinics for adults with CF living in rural and remote Western Australia (WA), and, as part of our study quantified absenteeism and presenteeism.
Wood, Jamie, Jenkins, Sue, Mulrennan, Siobhain, Hill, Kylie, 2017, The impact of cystic fibrosis on work attendance and performance in adults living in rural and remote Western Australia, Volume:16, Journal Article, viewed 30 March 2020, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=12492.