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Chapter 1. Aim, background, key concepts, regulations, and current statistics
This chapter presents a brief description of the dramatic increase in sickness absence that has occurred in Sweden in recent years and hypotheses concerning the consequences of being sick listed and a review of the key factors concerning the physician’s role in conjunction with sick listing and key concepts such as disease, the sick role, and insurance. Expand
Exposure to parental mortality and markers of morbidity, and the risks of attempted and completed suicide in offspring: an analysis of sensitive life periods
Parental morbidity and parental suicidal behaviour show the most detrimental effects on completed suicide among offspring when they appear early in life, and early interventions in families at risk are necessary. Expand
Risk factors for disability pension in a population-based cohort of men and women on long-term sick leave in Sweden.
Besides socio-demographic risk factors, the sick-leave diagnoses constitute an important both medium and long-term predictor of disability pension among both men and women on long- term sickness absence. Expand
Be the fairest of them all: challenges and recommendations for the treatment of gender in occupational health research.
Some ways that gender can be and has been handled in studies of occupational health, as well as some of the consequences, are described and specific research practices that avoid errors are suggested. Expand
How to measure sickness absence? Literature review and suggestion of five basic measures
Five basic measures for assessing sick-leave are suggested: frequency, length, incidence rate, cumulative incidence and duration, which are new and is a measure useful in studies of recurrent events within epidemiology. Expand
Multidisciplinary interventions: review of studies of return to work after rehabilitation for low back pain.
Although long-term sick leave due to low back pain represents a large problem for the community and multidisciplinary interventions are often advocated, surprisingly few published studies have return to work as an outcome. Expand
Sickness absence: a review of performed studies with focused on levels of exposures and theories utilized
  • K. Alexanderson
  • Medicine
  • Scandinavian journal of social medicine
  • 1 October 1998
It is known that factors at ``higher'' structural levels have a substantial effect on sickness absence, but these were seldom taken into account, or even mentioned, in the reports scrutinized. Expand
Frequency and nature of problems associated with sickness certification tasks: A cross-sectional questionnaire study of 5455 physicians
Sickness certification should be recognized as an important task also for physicians other than general practitioners and these varied considerably between types of clinics. Expand
Diagnosis-specific sick leave as a risk marker for disability pension in a Swedish population
Sick leave may provide an important risk marker for identifying groups at high risk of a disability pension, especially for psychiatric diagnoses. Expand
Sickness Presenteeism Predicts Suboptimal Self-Rated Health and Sickness Absence: A Nationally Representative Study of the Swedish Working Population
The results strengthen earlier findings suggesting that SP can be a risk factor for future suboptimal general health and sickness absence, particularly through mental health problems, especially in the mental domain. Expand