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The influence of the burden of nurse’s work and health problems on presenteeism
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2017;28:769-81
Published online July 31, 2017
© 2017 Korean Data & Information Science Society.

Ji Eun Lee1 · Eunjoo Lee2

1College of Nursing, Taegu Science University
2College of Nursing, Research Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University
Correspondence to: Eunjoo Lee
Professor, College of Nursing, Research Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41944, Korea. E-mail:
Received May 22, 2017; Revised July 3, 2017; Accepted July 8, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of nurses’ perceived burden from work and health problems on the presentism of nurses. The study subjects were recruited from four general and tertiary hospitals in K province and D metropolitan city. A quarter of nurses had shoulder, back, and neck pain and average number of health problems was 3.62. The nurses’ presenteeism score was 43.37±12.43 points out of 100 points. There was a statistically significant relationship between nurses’ perceived burden, numbers of health problems, and presenteeism. The numbers of health problems and perceived burden of nurses had significant effects on presenteeism of nurses while controlling demographic factors such as length of work experience, job position, types of hospital, and gender. These results suggested that the less burden from work and the lower number health problems could result in the lower level of presenteeism of nurses. Therefore, it is necessary to develop diverse strategies to reduce the burden of nurses and health problems at both individual and organizational levels as a way to increase productivity of hospital.
Keywords : Compliance rate, metabolic syndrome risk factors, health center