Sickness absence with musculoskeletal or mental diagnoses, transition into disability pension and all-cause mortality: a 9-year prospective cohort study.

@article{Gjesdal2009SicknessAW,
  title={Sickness absence with musculoskeletal or mental diagnoses, transition into disability pension and all-cause mortality: a 9-year prospective cohort study.},
  author={Sturla Gjesdal and K. Haug and Peder Rolfss\on Ringdal and John Gunnar Maeland and J Jonz{\'e}n Hagberg and Thomas Helge R\oraas and Stein Emil Vollset and Kristina Alexanderson},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={387-94}
}
AIMS Increased early mortality indicates poor health. This study assessed mortality among men and women after long-term sickness absence (LTSA) with musculoskeletal or mental diagnoses. A special focus was on possible differences in mortality among women and men who obtained disability pension (DP) as compared to those who did not. METHODS This was a 9-year prospective cohort study in Hordaland County, Norway, including 1417 women and 1075 men aged 16-62 years with a spell of LTSA 48 weeks… CONTINUE READING
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