Genetic and environmental contributions to long-term sick leave and disability pension: a population-based study of young adult Norwegian twins.

@article{Gjerde2013GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental contributions to long-term sick leave and disability pension: a population-based study of young adult Norwegian twins.},
  author={Line C. Gjerde and Gun Peggy Str\omstad Knudsen and Nikolai Olavi Czajkowski and Nathan A. Gillespie and Steven H. Aggen and Espen R\oysamb and Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud and Kristian Tambs and Kenneth S. Kendler and Ragnhild E Orstavik},
  journal={Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={759-66}
}
Although exclusion from the workforce due to long-term sick leave (LTSL) and disability pension (DP) is a major problem in many Western countries, the etiology of LTSL and DP is not well understood. These phenomena have a strong association as most patients receiving DP have first been on LTSL. However, only a few of those on LTSL end up with DP. The… CONTINUE READING