Understanding long-term sick leave in female white-collar workers with burnout and stress-related diagnoses: a qualitative study

@inproceedings{Sandmark2010UnderstandingLS,
  title={Understanding long-term sick leave in female white-collar workers with burnout and stress-related diagnoses: a qualitative study},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Sandmark and Monica Renstig},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2010}
}
BackgroundSick leave rates in Sweden have been significant since the end of the 1990s. In this paper we focus on individual female white-collar workers and explore various factors and setting-based sources of ill health in working life and in private life, in order to understand impaired work ability, leading ultimately to long-term sick leave.MethodsA qualitative methodology was chosen, and thematic, open-ended interviews were carried out with 16 women. The interviewees were strategically… CONTINUE READING

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