Home and Family Issues Hagerstown MD

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.

Dr. Lou Lichti
City Park Psychological Services, LLC
(301) 733-3130
370 Virginia Ave
Hagerstown, MD
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Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in Maryland
20 Years of Experience
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Child Abuse and Neglect, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
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Children of Divorce, Step Families, College Students
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Hagerstown, MD
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Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling
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Hagerstown, MD
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Melody Green
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Hagerstown, MD
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Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
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Middletown, MD
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National Certified Counselor
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Terri Lancaster
(301) 791-3045
Hagerstown, MD
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National Certified Counselor
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English

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(301) 733-0330
Hagerstown, MD
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Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
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National Certified Counselor

Christine Duewel
(304) 582-4555
Shepherdstown, WV
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Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Jill Cody
(800) 287-5866
186 Thomas Johnson Drive
Frederick, MD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Thinking Disorders
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School: Hood College
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
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Home and Family Issues

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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

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