Migraines Harm Work Productivity, Stigma Persists

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A new national survey finds that a significant percentage of individuals are concerned that migraines detrimentally affect work productivity, quality of life, family/relationships, and employment.

The public opinion survey queried more than a thousand Americans, both people with the disease and those without.

Respondents believe employers should make reasonable workplace accommodations for migraine sufferers. This perception was held by 76 percent of migraine suffers and 58 percent of non-sufferers agree. One study has found that a worksite migraine education program has the potential to significantly impact lost productivity and absenteeism for sufferers.

Almost half (45 percent) of migraine sufferers and nearly one-in-five non-sufferers say they know someone with the condition who has left the workforce or reduced their work hours due to the progression of their disease.

Read the full article at https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/10/12/migraines-harm-work-productivity-stigma-persists/127304.html.

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