Gender differences in disability after sickness absence with musculoskeletal disorders: five-year prospective study of 37,942 women and 26,307 men

@inproceedings{Gjesdal2011GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in disability after sickness absence with musculoskeletal disorders: five-year prospective study of 37,942 women and 26,307 men},
  author={Sturla Gjesdal and Espen Bratberg and John Gunnar M{\ae}land},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Gender differences in the prevalence and occupational consequences of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are consistently found in epidemiological studies. The study investigated whether gender differences also exist with respect to chronicity, measured as the rate of transition from sickness absence into permanent disability pension (DP). METHODS Prospective national cohort study in Norway including all cases with a spell of sickness absence > eight weeks during 1997 certified with… CONTINUE READING