Sickness absence and disability pension following breast cancer - A population-based matched cohort study.

@article{Lundh2014SicknessAA,
  title={Sickness absence and disability pension following breast cancer - A population-based matched cohort study.},
  author={Marie H\oyer Lundh and Claudia Lampic and Karin Nordin and Johan Ahlgren and Leif A Bergkvist and Mats Lambe and Anders E Berglund and Birgitta Johansson},
  journal={Breast},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={844-51}
}
PURPOSE To compare sickness absence and disability pension in a population-based cohort of women with breast cancer (n = 463) from 1 year pre-diagnosis until 3 years post-diagnosis with a matched control group (n = 2310), and to investigate predictors of sickness absence during the 2nd and 3rd year post-diagnosis. RESULTS Following breast cancer, the proportion of disease-free women with sickness absence decreased post-diagnosis (1st-3rd year; 78%-31%-19%), but did not reach the pre… CONTINUE READING