Death or illness of a family member, violence, interpersonal conflict, and financial difficulties as predictors of sickness absence: longitudinal cohort study on psychological and behavioral links.

@article{Kivimki2002DeathOI,
  title={Death or illness of a family member, violence, interpersonal conflict, and financial difficulties as predictors of sickness absence: longitudinal cohort study on psychological and behavioral links.},
  author={Mika Kivim{\"a}ki and Jussi Vahtera and Marko Elovainio and Benita Lillrank and May V Kevin},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={817-25}
}
OBJECTIVE Although an association between stressful life events and health problems has been demonstrated, the underlying mechanisms have remained unclear. We examined whether psychological problems and health-risk behaviors underpin the health effects of different event categories. METHOD The initially healthy participants were 2991 (796 men, 2195 women) municipal employees who had taken no sick leave in 1995. In 1997, they completed a questionnaire requesting information on recent life… CONTINUE READING