Differences in the association between sickness absence and long-term sub-optimal health by occupational position: a 14-year follow-up in the GAZEL cohort.

@article{Ferrie2011DifferencesIT,
  title={Differences in the association between sickness absence and long-term sub-optimal health by occupational position: a 14-year follow-up in the GAZEL cohort.},
  author={Jane E. Ferrie and Mika Kivim{\"a}ki and Hugo Westerlund and Jenny J Head and Maria Melchior and Archana Singh-Manoux and Marie Zins and Marcel Goldberg and Kristina Alexanderson and Jussi Vahtera},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={68 10},
  pages={
          729-33
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Although sickness absence is a strong predictor of health, whether this association varies by occupational position has rarely been examined. The aim of this study was to investigate overall and diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a predictor of future long-term sub-optimal health by occupational position. METHODS This was a prospective occupational cohort study of 15 320 employees (73% men) aged 37-51. Sickness absences (1990-1992), included in 13 diagnostic categories, were… CONTINUE READING

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