Home and Family Issues East Meadow NY

When home and family issues interfere with work, employees take more sick days, a new study has found. Belgian researchers assessed work-family conflict among nearly 3,000 workers and found that absenteeism was higher for those who reported that problems at home were interfering with work.

Local Companies

Mrs. Zarna Shah
516-921-0985
Two Hillside Ave. Bldg E
Williston Park, NY
Mrs. Edith McNabb
Edith Paula McNabb, LCSW, BCD

516-466-7363
81 Wooleys Lane
Great Neck, NY
Mrs. Sheila Schechtman
Sheila A. Schechtman, LCSW, BCD

631-543-1001
340 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, NY
Ms. Suzanne Hecht
Suzanne L. Hecht Corporation Inc.

888-319-6673
100 Manetto Hill Road Suite 205
Plainview, NY
Ms. Randi Waxman
Randi Waxman, L.C.S.W.-R

516-868-8867
124 North Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY
Mrs. Winsome Brown-Cooke
Counseling Associates of Long Island

516-797-4851
707 Broadway
Massapequa, NY
Ms. Barbara Neuman
516-883-3175
12 Roger Drive
Port Washington, NY
Ms. Teresa Simeone
Teresa Simeone

631-495-5958
707 Third Ave
East Northport, NY
Ms. Lisa Haas
Lisa Haas Counseling

631-328-1651
1295 Boston Ave
Bay Shore, NY
Ms. Michele Kabas
516-822-2494
26 Berry Hill Road
Syosset, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

FRIDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- When home and family issues interfere with work, employees take more sick days, a new study has found.

Belgian researchers assessed work-family conflict among nearly 3,000 workers and found that absenteeism was higher for those who reported that problems at home were interfering with work. These employees felt the demands they faced at home made them tired at work.

Workers with high levels of home-work interference were more likely to have at least three sick leave episodes per year and to take 10 or more sick days per year, the study authors found.

Although some workers reported work interference at home, this did not increase use of sick days.

The findings suggest that companies seeking ways to reduce employee absenteeism might want to consider "family-friendly employment policies or specific strategies that enable a better harmony between private and work life, such as flexible work schedules," according to lead study author Els Clays of Ghent University and colleagues.

But more research is needed to assess whether such policies actually reduce sick leave, they noted.

The study appears in the August issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

More information

Mental Health America has more about home and work balance.

SOURCE: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, news release, August 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

Related Articles
- Natural Health Products East Meadow NY
One of the best ways of getting your head around a new concept AND extending your knowledge is to subscribe to a good, regular ezine (online newsletter) which discusses various ailments, a multitude of the natural health products which will help resolve these symptoms, and the whereabouts of where you can purchase these, wherever you are in the world.
- Treatment for Children with Autism East Meadow NY
- Natural Cleaning Products East Meadow NY
- Family Well Test East Meadow NY
- Areas Preparation For Bird Flu East Meadow NY
- Pediatrician Visits East Meadow NY
- Finding Family Practice Doctors East Meadow NY
- Continuing Care Assistance East Meadow NY
- Home Delivery Diet East Meadow NY
- Limb Amputation East Meadow NY