Key term: sickness absence

Original article [online first; 5 December 2019]   pdf
Do gender and psychosocial job stressors modify the relationship between disability and sickness absence: An investigation using 12 waves of a longitudinal cohort
Milner A, Aitken Z, Byars S, Butterworth P, Kavanagh A
 
Short communication [online first; 24 October 2019]   pdf
The impact of office design on medically certified sickness absence
Nielsen MB, Knardahl S
 
Original article [online first; 27 October 2019]   pdf
Multimorbidity is common among young workers and related to increased work absenteeism and presenteeism: results from the population–based Raine Study cohort
Troelstra SA, Straker L, Harris M, Brown S, van der Beek AJ, Coenen P
 
Original article [online first; 1 October 2019]   pdf
Status incongruence in human service occupations and implications for mild-to-severe depressive symptoms and register-based sickness absence: A prospective cohort study
Nyberg A, Johansson G, Westerlund H, Rostila M, Toivanen S
 
Review [online first; 3 September 2019]   pdf
Smoking and sickness absence: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Troelstra SA, Coenen P, Boot CRL, Harting J, Kunst AE, van der Beek AJ
 
Opinion 2019;45(5):514-519   pdf full text
Health and prolonging working lives: an advisory report of the Health Council of The Netherlands
van der Mark-Reeuwijk KG, Weggemans RM, Bültmann U, Burdorf A, Deeg DJH, Geuskens GA, Henkens KCJIM, Kant I, de Lange A, Lindeboom M, van Rhenen W, van der Beek AJ
 
Review 2019;45(4):333-345   pdf full text
Fatigue and risk of sickness absence in the working population: A systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies
Sagherian K, Geiger-Brown J, Rogers VE, Ludeman E
 
Original article 2019;45(6):622-630   pdf full text
The role of occupational class on the association between sickness absence and disability pension: A Swedish register-based twin study
Helgadóttir B, Narusyte J, Ropponen A, Bergström G, Mather L, Blom V, Svedberg P
 
Editorial 2019;45(2):101-102   pdf full text
Prevention strategies for sickness absence: sick individuals or sick populations?
Burdorf A
 
Original article 2019;45(4):413-420   pdf full text
Relational justice, economic fluctuations, and long-term sickness absence: a multi-cohort study
Peutere L, Ojala S, Lipiäinen L, Järvinen K-M, Saari T, Pyöriä P
 
Original article 2019;45(4):386-395   pdf full text
The effect of strengthening health literacy in nursing homes on employee pain and consequences of pain ‒ a stepped-wedge intervention trial
Larsen AK, Thygesen LC, Mortensen OS, Punnett L, Jørgensen MB
 
Original article 2019;45(4):376-385   pdf full text
Does increasing physical activity reduce the excess risk of work disability among overweight individuals?
Ervasti J, Airaksinen J, Pentti J, Vahtera J, Suominen S, Virtanen M, Kivimäki M
 
Short communication 2019;45(2):203-208   pdf full text
Early part-time sick leave results in considerable savings in social security costs at national level: an analysis based on a quasi-experiment in Finland
Viikari-Juntura E, Leinonen T, Virta LJ, Hiljanen I, Husgafvel-Pursiainen K, Autti-Rämö I, Rissanen P, Burdorf A, Solovieva S
 
Original article 2019;45(3):289-297   pdf full text
Labor market affiliation after deployment: Danish soldiers fare well, but face increased risk of long-term sickness absence when returning from Afghanistan
Elrond A, Stoltenberg C, Nissen L, Nielsen A, Pedersen J
 
Editorial 2018;44(6):555-556   pdf full text
Why do we know so little about return to work after carpal tunnel release?
Viikari-Juntura E
 
Review 2018;44(6):557-567   pdf full text
Sickness absence after carpal tunnel release: a systematic review of the literature
Newington L, Stevens M, Warwick D, Adams J, Walker-Bone K
 
Original article 2018;44(6):631-638   pdf full text
Self-reported or register-based? A comparison of sickness absence data among 8110 public and private employees in Denmark
Thorsen SV, Flyvholm M-A, Bültmann U
 
Original article 2018;44(5):496-502   pdf full text
Sickness absence in a re-employment program as a predictor of labor market attachment among long-term unemployed individuals: A 6-year cohort study in Finland
Nwaru CA, Kivimäki M, Pentti J, Vahtera J, Virtanen P
 
Original article 2018;44(3):274-282   pdf
Prediction of long-term absence due to sickness in employees: development and validation of a multifactorial risk score in two cohort studies
Airaksinen J, Jokela M, Virtanen M, Oksanen T, Koskenvuo M, Pentti J, Vahtera J, Kivimäki M
 
Original article 2018;44(2):147-155   pdf full text
Identifying return-to-work trajectories using sequence analysis in a cohort of workers with work-related musculoskeletal disorders
McLeod CB, Reiff E, Maas E, Bültmann U
 
Original article 2018;44(2):192-201   pdf full text
Unhealthy lifestyle and sleep problems as risk factors for increased direct employers’ cost of short-term sickness absence
Kanerva N, Pietiläinen O, Lallukka T, Rahkonen O, Lahti J
 
Original article 2017;43(5):447-456   pdf full text
Legislative change enabling use of early part-time sick leave enhanced return to work and work participation in Finland
Viikari-Juntura E, Virta LJ, Kausto J, Autti-Rämö I, Martimo K-P, Laaksonen M, Leinonen T, Husgafvel-Pursiainen K, Burdorf A, Solovieva S
 
Original article 2017;43(5):415-425   pdf full text
Cumulative occupational mechanical exposures during working life and risk of sickness absence and disability pension: prospective cohort study
Sundstrup E, Hansen ÅM, Mortensen EL, Poulsen OM, Clausen T, Rugulies R, Møller A, Andersen LL
 
Original article 2017;43(4):358-366   pdf full text
Length of sickness absence and sustained return-to-work in mental disorders and musculoskeletal diseases: a cohort study of public sector employees
Kausto J, Pentti J, Oksanen T, Virta LJ, Virtanen M, Kivimäki M, Vahtera J
 
Original article 2017;43(2):146-154   pdf full text
Joint association of multimorbidity and work ability with risk of long-term sickness absence: a prospective cohort study with register follow-up
Sundstrup E, Jakobsen MD, Mortensen OS, Andersen LL
 
Editorial 2017;43(1):1-4   pdf full text
Addressing long-term sickness absence: moving beyond disease, illness and work-related factors for effective prevention
van Amelsvoort LGPM, Jansen NWH, Kant I
 
Original article 2016;42(6):481-489   pdf full text
Sickness absence and permanent work disability in relation to upper- and lower-body pain and occupational mechanical and psychosocial exposures
Sommer TD, Svendsen SW, Frost P
 
Original article 2016;42(6):469-480   pdf full text
Effectiveness of a return-to-work program for workers without an employment contract, sick-listed due to common mental disorders
Lammerts L, Schaafsma FG, Bonefaas-Groenewoud K, van Mechelen W, Anema JR
 
Original article 2017;43(1):5-14   pdf full text
Job strain and informal caregiving as predictors of long-term sickness absence: A longitudinal multi-cohort study
Mortensen J, Dich N, Lange T, Alexanderson K, Goldberg M, Head J, Kivimäki M, Madsen IEH, Rugulies R, Vahtera J, Zins M, Rod NH
 
Original article 2016;42(5):413-422   pdf full text
The relationship between chronic conditions and absenteeism and associated costs in Canada
Zhang W, McLeod CB, Koehoorn M
 
Review 2016;42(5):359-370   pdf full text
Workplace bullying and sickness absence: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the research literature
Nielsen MB, Indregard AMR, Øverland S
 
Review 2016;42(4):261-272   pdf full text
Effectiveness of very early workplace interventions to reduce sickness absence: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis
Vargas-Prada S, Demou E, Lalloo D, Avila-Palencia I, Sanati KA, Sampere M, Freer K, Serra C, Macdonald EB
 
Original article 2016;42(4):299-308   pdf full text
Joint association of sleep problems and psychosocial working conditions with registered long-term sickness absence. A Danish cohort study
Madsen IEH, Larsen AD, Thorsen SV, Pejtersen JH, Rugulies R, Sivertsen B
 
Original article 2016;42(3):192-200   pdf full text
Effect of a participatory organizational-level occupational health intervention on short-term sickness absence: a cluster randomized controlled trial
Framke E, Sørensen OH, Pedersen J, Rugulies R
 
Original article 2016;42(3):201-208   pdf full text
Sickness absence and mental health: evidence from a nationally representative longitudinal survey
Wooden M, Bubonya M, Cobb-Clark D
 
Original article 2015;41(6):542-553   pdf
Adult social position and sick leave: the mediating effect of physical workload
Corbett K, Gran JM, Kristensen P, Mehlum IS
 
Original article 2015;41(4):397-406   pdf full text
Occupational exposures and sick leave during pregnancy: results from a Danish cohort study
Hansen ML, Thulstrup AM, Juhl M, Kristensen JK, Ramlau-Hansen CH
 
Editorial 2015;41(4):325-327   pdf full text
Understanding the role of work in socioeconomic health inequalities
Burdorf A
 
Short communication 2015;41(4):413-416   pdf full text
Shift work and mental health sickness absence: a 10-year observational cohort study among male production workers
Norder G, Roelen CAM, Bültmann U, van der Klink JJL
 
Original article 2015;41(4):338-346   pdf full text
Explaining educational differences in sickness absence: a population-based follow-up study
Kaikkonen R, Härkänen T, Rahkonen O, Gould R, Koskinen S
 
Editorial 2015;41(3):219-221   pdf full text
Work modification as a treatment for low-back pain
Viikari-Juntura E, MacEachen E
 
Original article 2015;41(3):223-233   pdf full text
Results of a feasibility study: barriers and facilitators in implementing the Sherbrooke model in France
Fassier J-B, Durand M-J, Caillard J-F, Roquelaure Y, Loisel P
 
Letter to the Editor 2015;41(3):322-323   pdf full text
Approaches for predicting long-term sickness absence. Re: Schouten et al. “Screening manual and office workers for risk of long-term sickness absence: cut-off points for the Work Ability Index”
van Amelsvoort LGPM, Jansen NWH, Kant I
 
Letter to the Editor 2015;41(3):324-324   pdf full text
Re: Amelsvoort et al. “Approaches for predicting long-term sickness absence”
Schouten LS, Joling CI, van der Gulden JWJ, Heymans MW, Bültmann U, Roelen CAM
 
Original article 2015;41(2):204-215   pdf full text
The EASY (Early Access to Support for You) sickness absence service: a four-year evaluation of the impact on absenteeism
Brown J, Mackay D, Demou E, Craig J, Frank J, Macdonald EB
 
Original article 2015;41(2):184-193   pdf full text
Predictors of sickness absence in pregnancy: a Danish cohort study
Hansen ML, Thulstrup AM, Juhl M, Kristensen JK, Ramlau-Hansen CH
 
Original article 2014;40(4):380-389   pdf full text
Trajectories of productivity loss over a 20-year period: an analysis of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
Besen E, Pransky G
 
Original article 2014;40(4):361-369   pdf full text
Work-related gender differences in physician-certified sick leave: a prospective study of the general working population in Norway
Sterud T
 
Original article 2014;40(3):278-286   pdf full text
Predictors of sickness absence related to musculoskeletal pain: a two-year follow-up study of workers in municipal kitchens
Haukka E, Kaila-Kangas L, Luukkonen R, Takala E-P, Viikari-Juntura E, Leino-Arjas P
 
Original article 2014;40(2):156-166   pdf full text
Face-to-face information combined with a booklet versus a booklet alone for treatment of mild low-back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Rantonen J, Vehtari A, Karppinen J, Luoto S, Viikari-Juntura E, Hupli M, Malmivaara A, Taimela S
 
Original article 2014;40(2):167-175   pdf full text
Impact of pre-existing chronic conditions on age differences in sickness absence after a musculoskeletal work injury: A path analysis approach
Smith P, Bielecky A, Ibrahim S, Mustard C, Saunders R, Beaton D, Koehoorn M, McLeod CB, Scott-Marshall H, Hogg-Johnson S
 
Original article 2014;40(2):195-202   pdf full text
Predictors of recurrent sickness absence among workers having returned to work after sickness absence due to common mental disorders
Arends I, van der Klink JJL, van Rhenen W, de Boer MR, Bültmann U
 
Original article 2014;40(1):47-56   pdf full text
Effect of the Danish return-to-work program on long-term sickness absence: results from a randomized controlled trial in three municipalities
Poulsen OM, Aust B, Bjorner JB, Rugulies R, Hansen JV, Tverborgvik T, Winzor G, Mortensen OS, Helverskov T, Ørbæk P, Nielsen MBD
 
Original article 2014;40(1):82-88   pdf full text
Changes in working conditions and subsequent sickness absence
Saastamoinen P, Laaksonen M, Lahelma E, Lallukka T, Pietiläinen O, Rahkonen O
 
Amendments and corrections 2013;39(3):319-319   pdf
Re: Noordik E, van der Klink JJ, Geskus RB, de Boer MR, van Dijk FJH, Nieuwenhuijsen K. Effectiveness of an exposure-based return-to-work program for workers on sick leave due to common mental disorders: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2013;39(2):144–154. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3320
Noordik E, van der Klink JJ, Geskus RB, de Boer MR, van Dijk FJH, Nieuwenhuijsen K
 
Original article 2013;39(5):477-485   pdf full text
Do work factors modify the association between chronic health problems and sickness absence among older employees?
Leijten FRM, van den Heuvel SG, Ybema JF, Robroek SJW, Burdorf A
 
Original article 2013;39(4):343-350   pdf full text
Disability pension due to musculoskeletal diagnoses: importance of work-related factors in a prospective cohort study of Finnish twins
Kärkkäinen S, Pitkäniemi J, Silventoinen K, Svedberg P, Huunan-Seppälä A, Koskenvuo K, Koskenvuo M, Alexanderson K, Kaprio J, Ropponen A
 
Editorial 2013;39(2):121-124   pdf full text
Understanding mechanisms: opening the “black box” in observational studies
Kristensen P, Aalen OO
 
Original article 2013;39(4):351-360   pdf full text
Psychosocial working conditions, occupational groups, and risk of disability pension due to mental diagnoses: a cohort study of 43 000 Swedish twins
Samuelsson Å, Ropponen A, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P
 
Editorial 2012;38(6):485-488   pdf
The need for novel strategies to analyze the dynamic pattern of worker’s health over time and the consequences for sustained employability
Burdorf A
 
Original article 2013;39(2):144-154   pdf full text
Effectiveness of an exposure-based return-to-work program for workers on sick leave due to common mental disorders: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
Noordik E, van der Klink JJ, Geskus RB, de Boer MR, van Dijk FJH, Nieuwenhuijsen K
 
Original article 2013;39(1):66-75   pdf full text
Effectiveness of a worksite lifestyle intervention on vitality, work engagement, productivity, and sick leave: results of a randomized controlled trial
Strijk JE, Proper KI, van Mechelen W, van der Beek AJ
 
Original article 2012;38(6):582-589   pdf
Dose–response relation between perceived physical exertion during healthcare work and risk of long-term sickness absence
Andersen LL, Clausen T, Persson R, Holtermann A
 
Editorial 2012;38(3):187-192   pdf
Studying the effect of the psychosocial work environment on risk of ill-health: towards a more comprehensive assessment of working conditions
Rugulies R
 
Original article 2012;38(6):516-526   pdf
Transitions between sickness absence, work, unemployment, and disability in Denmark 2004–2008
Pedersen J, Bjorner JB, Burr H, Christensen KB
 
Original article 2012;38(3):209-217   pdf
Pupils with special educational needs in basic education schools and teachers’ sickness absences – a register-linkage study
Ervasti J, Kivimäki M, Kawachi I, Subramanian SV, Pentti J, Ahola K, Oksanen T, Pohjonen T, Vahtera J, Virtanen M
 
Editorial 2012;38(2):89-91   pdf
How should methods for return to work be evaluated?
Järvholm B
 
Original article 2012;38(2):120-133   pdf
The Danish national return-to-work program – aims, content, and design of the process and effect evaluation
Aust B, Helverskov T, Nielsen MBD, Bjorner JB, Rugulies R, Nielsen K, Sørensen OH, Grundtvig G, Andersen MF, Hansen JV, Buchardt HL, Nielsen L, Lund TL, Andersen I, Andersen MH, Clausen AS, Heinesen E, Mortensen OS, Ektor-Andersen J, Ørbæk P, Winzor G, Bültmann U, Poulsen OM
 
Original article 2012;38(3):228-237   pdf
Health risk behaviors and morbidity among hospital staff − comparison across hospital ward medical specialties in a study of 21 Finnish hospitals
Virtanen M, Vahtera J, Batty GD, Tuisku K, Oksanen T, Elovainio M, Ahola K, Pentti J, Salo P, Vartti A-M, Kivimäki M
 
Original article 2012;38(2):134-143   pdf
Return to work after early part-time sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders: a randomized controlled trial
Viikari-Juntura E, Kausto J, Shiri R, Kaila-Kangas L, Takala E-P, Karppinen J, Miranda H, Luukkonen R, Martimo K-P
 
Original article 2012;38(1):47-55   pdf
Sleep problems and sickness absence among middle-aged employees
Rahkonen O, Lallukka T, Kronholm E, Vahtera J, Lahelma E, Laaksonen M
 
Editorial 2011;37(5):359-362   pdf
Sickness absence, office types, and advances in absenteeism research
Steensma H
 
Original article 2011;37(6):481-493   pdf
What promotes sustained return to work of employees on long-term sick leave? Perspectives of vocational rehabilitation professionals
Dekkers-Sánchez PM, Wind H, Sluiter JK, Frings-Dresen MHW
 
Original article 2011;37(5):376-382   pdf
Sickness absence associated with shared and open-plan offices – a national cross sectional questionnaire survey
Pejtersen JH, Feveile H, Christensen KB, Burr H
 
Original article 2011;37(2):120-128   pdf
The effect of workplace intervention on pain and sickness absence caused by upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders
Shiri R, Martimo K-P, Miranda H, Ketola R, Kaila-Kangas L, Liira H, Karppinen J, Viikari-Juntura E
 
Original article 2011;37(2):99-108   pdf
2nd place, PREMUS best paper competition: implementing return-to-work interventions for workers with low-back pain – a conceptual framework to identify barriers and facilitators
Fassier J-B, Durand M-J, Loisel P
 
Original article 2011;37(3):213-218   pdf
Different domains of health functioning as predictors of sickness absence – a prospective cohort study
Laaksonen M, Kääriä S-M, Leino-Arjas P, Lahelma E
 
Original article 2010;36(6):449-457   pdf
Discrepancy between objective and subjective measures of job stress and sickness absence
Rehkopf DH, Kuper H, Marmot MG
 
Review 2011;37(1):1-5   pdf
Physical conditioning programs for improving work outcomes among workers with back pain
Schaafsma F, Schonstein E, Ojajärvi A, ­Verbeek J
 
Original article 2010;36(6):473-483   pdf
Return to work following disabling occupational injury – facilitators of employment continuation
Young AE
 
Original article 2010;36(5):404-412   pdf
The work ability index and single-item question: associations with sick leave, symptoms, and health – a prospective study of women on long-term sick leave
Ahlstrom L, Grimby-Ekman A, Hagberg M, Dellve L
 
Original article 2010;36(5):394-403   pdf
Gender differences in sickness absence – the contribution of occupation and workplace
Laaksonen M, Mastekaasa A, Martikainen P, Rahkonen O, Piha K, Lahelma E
 
Original article 2010;36(1):34-41   pdf
Prognostic factors for long-term sickness absence among employees with neck–shoulder and low-back pain
Holtermann A, Hansen JV, Burr H, Søgaard K
 
Review SJWEH Suppl 2009; (7):5-14   pdf
Sickness absence in Denmark – research, results, and reflections
Lund T, Labriola M
 
Original article 2009;35(5):334-341   pdf
Trends in sickness absence in Denmark
Johansen K, Bihrmann B, Mikkelsen S, Lynge E
 
Original article 2009;35(5):325-333   pdf
Impact of work-related factors, lifestyle, and work ability on sickness absence among Dutch construction workers
Alavinia SM, van den Berg TIJ, van Duivenbooden C, Elders LAM, Burdorf A
 
Original article 2009;35(2):85-95   pdf
Is there a gender difference in the effect of work-related physical and psychosocial risk factors on musculoskeletal symptoms and related sickness absence?
Hooftman WE, van der Beek AJ, Bongers PM, van Mechelen W
 
Original article 2008;34(6):438-443   pdf
Sick leave among native and immigrant workers in Spain—a 6-month follow-up study
Soler-González J, Serna M-C, Bosch A, Ruiz M-C, Huertas E, Rué M
 
Short communication 2008;34(6):483-486   pdf
Does evening work predict sickness absence among female carers of the elderly?
Tüchsen F, Christensen KB, Nabe-Nielsen K, Lund T
 
Original article 2008;34(4):260-266   pdf
Sick leaves in four factories—do characteristics of employees and work conditions explain differences in sickness absence between workplaces?
Virtanen P, Siukola A, Luukkaala T, Savinainen M, Arola H, Nygård C-H, Kivimäki M, Helenius H, Vahtera J
 
Original article 2008;34(2):107-112   pdf
What makes men and women with musculoskeletal complaints decide they are too sick to work?
Hooftman WE, Westerman MJ, van der Beek AJ, Bongers PM, van Mechelen W
 
Original article 2008;34(1):23-32   pdf
Influence of sleep on symptom improvement and return to work in clinical burnout
Sonnenschein M, Sorbi MJ, Verbraak MJPM, Schaufeli WB, Maas CJM, van Doornen LJP
 
Original article 2007;33(5):368-378   pdf
Enhancing evidence-based advice of occupational health physicians
Schaafsma F, Hugenholtz N, de Boer A, Smits P, Hulshof C, van Dijk F
 
Original article 2007;33(3):233-239   pdf
Analyzing sickness absence with statistical models for survival data
Christensen KB, Andersen PK, Smith-Hansen L, Nielsen ML, Kristensen TS
 
Original article 2006;32(1):75-84   pdf
Work ability index of young employees and their sickness absence during the following year
Kujala V, Tammelin T, Remes J, Vammavaara E, Ek E, Laitinen J
 
Original article 2006;32(1):67-74   pdf
Predicting the duration of sickness absence for patients with common mental disorders in occupational health care
Nieuwenhuijsen K, Verbeek JHAM, de Boer AGEM, Blonk RWB, van Dijk FJH
 
Original article 2005;31(5):394-400   pdf
A new bricklayers’ method for use in the construction industry
Luijsterburg PAJ, Bongers PM, de Vroome EMM
 
Original article 2005;31(5):367-374   pdf
Reduced productivity after sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders and its relation to health outcomes
Lötters F, Meerding W-J, Burdorf A
 
Original article 2004;30(6):468-476   pdf
Sickness absence and the organization of nursing care among hospital nurses
Kivimäki M, Mäkinen A, Elovainio M, Vahtera J, Virtanen M, Firth-Cozens J
 
Original article 2004;30(6):459-467   pdf
Prognostic factors related to recurrent low-back pain and sickness absence
van den Heuvel SG, Ariëns GAM, Boshuizen HC, Hoogendoorn WE, Bongers PM
 
Original article 2004;30(1):56-63   pdf
Different risk factors for musculoskeletal complaints and musculoskeletal sickness absence
IJzelenberg W, Molenaar D, Burdorf A
 
Original article 2002;28(4):222-231   pdf
High physical and psychosocial load at work and sickness absence due to neck pain
Ariëns GAM, Bongers PM, Hoogendoorn WE, van der Wal G, van Mechelen W
 
Original article 2001;27(6):365-372   pdf
Contingent employment, health and sickness absence
Virtanen M, Kivimäki M, Elovainio M, Vahtera J, Cooper CL
 
Original article 1998;24(2):145-152   pdf
Occupational factors affecting sick leave attributed to low back pain
Wickström GJ, Pentti J