The prevalence and related factors of presenteeism among medical residents and interns in a University Hospital ความชุกและปัจจัยที่เกี่ยวข้องกับการทำงานขณะป่วยในแพทย์ประจำบ้าน

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Surawattanasakul V
Rattananupong T
Sithisarankul P


Objectives  This study aims to examine the prevalence and related factors of presenteeism among residents and interns in a University Hospital.

Methods  A cross-sectional survey was done by a self-administered electronic questionnaire. The data of prevalence were presented as percentage. Multiple logistic regression was used to determine crude and adjusted odds ratios between human factors, occupational factors, and physical and mental health factors with presenteeism.

Results 47.7% of medical residents and interns (250 people) participated in this study, and revealed that the prevalence of presenteeism among residents and interns was 58.6% (95% CI = 52.2, 64.7). Associated factors of presenteeism included the year of residency training. The second-year residents were 3.48 times more likely to be presenteeism (95% CI = 1.72, 7.05) compared to the first-year residents. Work-life balance was also contributed to presenteesim.  Those with satisfactory work-life balance were 0.30 more likely to be presenteeism (95% CI = 0.17, 0.54) compared to those with no work-life balance.

Conclusions  This study revealed that the prevalence of presenteeism among residents and interns was high. Promoting work-life balance may reduce presenteeism. The second-year residents should be focused for presenteeism reduction or further research.


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V S, T R, P S. The prevalence and related factors of presenteeism among medical residents and interns in a University Hospital: ความชุกและปัจจัยที่เกี่ยวข้องกับการทำงานขณะป่วยในแพทย์ประจำบ้าน. Chiang Mai Med J. [Internet]. 2020Apr.1 [cited 2020Sep.23];59(2):81-7. Available from:
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