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Performance at Work

Evaluation of a pilot fit for work service
Dr Julia Smedley, Southampton General Hospital, University of Southampton


Systematic review of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of employee assistance programmes:

The Final Report is available here:

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Health and performance at work: systematic evidence review: evaluating the impact of back, neck and upper limb pain on work performance and absence

This systematic evidence review “Evaluating the impact of back, neck and upper limb pain on work performance and absence” interrogates the database referred to on our “Performance at Work” page in order to:

  • Summarise the evidence on the overall impact of back, neck and upper limb pain on work performance and absence.
  • Assess the separate impacts of back, neck and upper limb pain on work performance and absence.
  • Describe the range of outcome measures, used to assess work performance for people with these conditions.
  • Evaluate the measures found in terms of their reliability and validity.

The Final Report is available here:

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Last Update: 28-Jul-2013