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BACKGROUND Early retirement due to disability is a public health and work environment problem that shortens working careers. Transition to disability retirement is based on ill-health, but working conditions are also of relevance. We examined the contributions of work arrangements, physical working conditions and psychosocial working conditions to(More)
BACKGROUND Strong sense of coherence (SOC) has been shown to be associated with good, perceived health both in cross sectional and longitudinal studies. STUDY OBJECTIVE To find out if level of SOC was associated to incidence of disability pension. STUDY DESIGN A prospective cohort study based on survey data on sense of coherence in 1989 or 1993 and data(More)
BACKGROUND The Unified Psychogeriatric Biopsychosocial Evaluation and Treatment (UPBEAT) program provides individualized interdisciplinary mental health treatment and care coordination to elderly veterans whose comorbid depression, anxiety, or alcohol abuse may result in overuse of inpatient services and underuse of outpatient services. OBJECTIVES To(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate whether burnout predicts new disability pension at population level during a follow-up of approximately 4 years. The diagnosis for which the disability pension was granted was also examined in relation to the level of burnout. METHODS We used a population-based cohort sample (n = 3125) of 30-60-year-old(More)
OBJECTIVE Social support at work and in private life was examined as a predictor of disability pension in the population-based Finnish Health 2000 study. METHODS Social support was measured in a nationally representative sample comprising of 3414 employees aged 30 to 64 years. Disability pensions extracted from the registers of the Finnish Centre for(More)
Purpose When it is possible that the employee’s work ability can be restored through treatment or rehabilitation, disability pension in Finland is granted for a fixed period. We examined which factors are associated with return to work (RTW) after such temporary disability pension. Methods The study included all Finnish residents whose temporary disability(More)
AIMS Socioeconomic differences in disability retirement are large. In this study, the main interest was to find out the contribution of diseases, self-rated health, health behaviours and working conditions to socioeconomic differences in disability retirement. METHODS The data are from the nationally-representative Health 2000 Survey to which(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of the new legislation on partial sickness benefit on subsequent work participation of Finns with long-term sickness absence. Additionally, we investigated whether the effect differed by sex, age or diagnostic category. DESIGN A register-based quasi-experimental study compared the intervention (partial sick leave) group(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to examine between-county differences in disability retirement due to main diagnosis groups and explain these differences by individual-level demographic and work-related factors and municipality-level characteristics. METHODS A 20% random sample of the Finnish social insured population aged 25-62 years at the end of 2006 was(More)
OBJECTS There is a marked socioeconomic gradient in sickness absences, but the causes of this gradient are poorly understood. This study examined the role of health and work-related factors as determinants of educational differences in long-term sickness absence in an 8-year follow-up. METHODS The study comprised a population-based sample of 5835 Finns(More)