Are self-report of disability pension and long-term sickness absence accurate? Comparisons of self-reported interview data with national register data in a Swedish twin cohort
- Sick-leave track record and other potential predictors of a disability pension. A population based study of 8,218 men and women followed for 16 years. Wallman, Thorne; Wedel, Hans; Palmer, Edward; Rosengren, Annika; Johansson, Saga; Eriksson, Henry; Svärdsudd, Kurt // BMC Public Health;2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p1
Background: A number of previous studies have investigated various predictors for being granted a disability pension. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of sick-leave track record as a predictor of being granted a disability pension in a large dataset based on subjects sampled from...
- Obesity and sickness absence: results from the CHAP study. Harvey, S. B.; Glozier, N.; Carlton, O.; Mykletun, A.; Henderson, M.; Hotopf, M.; Holland-Elliott, K. // Occupational Medicine;Aug2010, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p362
Background Obesity is an increasing public health problem. A small number of studies have examined the relationship between obesity and sickness absence, with mixed results, particularly regarding short-term sickness absence.
- Influenza in working populations: an overview. Elder, A. G. // Occupational Medicine;Aug2002, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p239
The article looks at the epidemiology of influenza in the working population in Great Britain. The author claims that Great Britain is sceptical about the value of immunization programs. Noted is the difficulty to quantify the impact of influenza epidemics on a workforce. It is said that...
- The measurements of sickness absence - a theoretical perspective. Hensing, Gunnel // Norsk Epidemiologi;2009, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p147
The assessment of sickness absence is a challenge in spite of accessible numbers of spells, persons, and days of absence in public and employer registers. Concepts and their definitions are still to a small extent standardized, and clear and explicit definitions need to be provided. In...
- KjÃ¨nnsforskjeller i overgang fra langtidssykmelding til ufÃ¨repensjon i 1997-2002. Gjesdal, Sturla // Norsk Epidemiologi;2009, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p193
Background: The study investigates the transition from long-term sickness absence to permanent disability pension (DP) in Norway. The aim is to assess whether gender differences in this process explain the observed female excess in disability pensioning in Norway. Methods and data: Prospective...
- Using administrative sickness absence data as a marker of future disability pension: the prospective DREAM study of Danish private sector employees. Lund, Thomas; Kivimäki, Mika; Labriola, Merete; Villadsen, Ebbe; Christensen, Karl Bang // Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Jan2008, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p28
Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine duration of sickness absence as a risk marker for future disability pension among all private sector employees in Denmark 1998-2004. Methods: All private sector employees receiving sickness absence compensation from the municipality in 1998, a...
- Sickness absence levels could 'creep back up'. // Personnel Today;6/15/2010, p2
The article discusses sickness absence trends at workplace in Great Britain during the recession.
- Work ability and duration of certified sickness absence. Reiso, Harald; Nygård, Jan F; Brage, Sören; Gulbrandsen, Pål; Tellnes, Gunnar // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Sep2001, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p218
Aims: The aim of this study was to examine the association between assessed work ability and the duration of certified sickness absence. Methods: A total of 549 patients and 52 doctors provided questionnaire data about 549 episodes of absence. The episodes were classified as new, one month, or...
- Sick employees can do more harm than good. Glenn, David J. // Westchester County Business Journal;11/18/2002, Vol. 41 Issue 46, p4
Reports on the negative consequences of using employee sick leaves for other reasons in Westchester County, New York. Loss in productivity; Spread of disease in the workplace; Negligence of work among employees.