Work ability of health care professional: Enhancing Productivity


Shila Rani Das1


The work ability can be conceptualized as the physical and mental well-being of workers, which enables them to develop their work according to the demands of the occupation and their state of health 1. Work ability comprises physical, psychological, and social capacities. It is influenced by demographic, socio-economic, environmental and life style factors.2 work ability should be seen from a framework that takes into account the interaction between work, lifestyle, health conditions and biological aging 3. Work ability can be considered as an important component of the broader concept of employability. It also can be a sign of person’s ability to cope with working life. The concept of work ability is defined as the ability of a worker to perform his/her job, taking into account the specific work demands, individual health condition, mental resources and work life.


  1. Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine

    Z H Sikder Women’s Medical College, Dhaka

Volume 1, Number 2, July 2019
Page: 22-24