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Table 3 Multivariate Analysis to Identify Factors Independently Associated with Absenteeism and Poor Work Performancea

From: A cross-sectional study exploring the relationship between burnout, absenteeism, and job performance among American nurses

PredictorOR (95% CI)P-value
Absenteeismb
 Burned out (vs. not)1.03 (0.61–1.74)0.91
 Fatigue (for each point worsening)1.22 (1.10–1.37)< 0.001
 Age (each year older)0.99 (0.97–1.01)0.44
 Female (vs Male)2.86 (0.66–12.44)0.16
 Hours in last 7 days (for each additional hour)0.98 (0.96–1.00)0.05
Poor Work Performancec
 Burned out (vs. not)2.15 (1.43–3.24)0.0002
 Fatigue (for each point worsening)1.22 (1.12–1.33)< 0.0001
 Age (each year older)0.97 (0.95–0.98)< 0.0001
 Female (vs Male)0.68 (0.30–1.51)0.34
  1. aFactors in the model: age, relationship status, sex, have children, work hours/week, academic degree (undergraduate [associate or BA] vs. graduate [Maters, Doctorate, other]), practice setting [inpatient vs. not], burnout, depression, fatigue, satisfaction with work-life balance. Forward stepping logistic regression w/ backwards stepping confirmatory run. Age and sex were kept in the model because these are traditional confounders; burnout was also kept in the models
  2. bMissed ≥ 1 day of work due to personal health in the last month
  3. cSelf-rated work performance score 0–8 on the World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire