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Monica Bertilsson

Senior lecturer

Monica Bertilsson
Senior lecturer
monica.bertilsson@socmed.gu.se
+46 31 786 6857
0766-186857

Postal Address: Försäkringsmedicin, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Box 453, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Arvid Wallgrens backe 2A, Hus 7, plan 3 , 41346 Göteborg


School of Public Health and Community Medicine at Institute of Medicine (More Information)
Box 463
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18A , 413 90 Göteborg

About Monica Bertilsson

I am a PhD, lecturer in Public Health and a registered occupational therapist with extensive experience from psychiatric rehabilitation. My main research area is common mental disorders (CMD), work capacity, work place and managerial involvement and return to work after sickness absence. I am a member of the research program New Ways – mental health at work, aiming for new knowledge that will strengthen capacity in work life to support persons with CMD to keep their capacity to work and to contribute to a better competence in the health care to identify and treat patients with CMD and risk of sickness absence. I am also participating in the PRESA network (Swedish network for research on the prevention of sickness absence with common mental disorders) with researchers from the Universities of Gothenburg, Linköping and Lund.

For my thesis Work capacity and mental health – the phenomena and their importance in return to work (2013) I received the Lennmalm's award in Social Insurance Medicine by the Swedish Physician Society. From the thesis findings, we now run the project Capacity to Work Index (C2WI) developing an epidemiological instrument to investigate work capacity in relation to depression- and anxiety disorder. We use the instrument to explore professional’s work health after the implementation of person-centred care in hospital wards. In a new project we will investigate what factors will strengthen individuals’ work capacity and possibility to work despite CMD, a prospective study.

The work place and the managers are important for individuals’ work participation and I am the principal investigator (PI) for two projects targeting managers. In the project Managers perspective - the missing piece (ending in 2021) we are investigating manager's attitudes, knowledge and know-how in relation to supporting employees with depression and anxiety disorders. The project includes a survey with approximately 3 300 Swedish managers as well as qualitative studies. In our new project Managers in action: The importance of organizational and workplace context for managers’ measures for employees with CMDs we will use both a survey and individual interviews to investigate contextual factors at work and managers’ measures to avoid sickness absence in employees with CMD. The project departs from the hypothesis that manager's room for action is largely determined by pre-conditions, for example organizational structure and organizational climate.
 

Latest publications

Läkares bedömning av arbetsförmåga hos patienter med depressions- och ångestsjukdom.
Monica Bertilsson, Silje Maeland, Jesper Löve, Gunnar Ahlborg, Erik Werner et al.
Nationell Primärvårdskonferens, Stockholm, Sverige, 27-28 September 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

The association between attitudes about depression and recommendations of sickness absence. A web-based vignette study in an adult Swedish sample
Monica Bertilsson, Jesper Löve, Johan Martinsson, Lena Wängnerud, Gunnel Hensing
18th EPA Section Meeting in Epidemiology & Social Psychiatry. Gothenburg, Sweden: 30 november - 3 december book, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

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Läkares bedömning av arbetsförmåga hos patienter med depressions- och ångestsjukdom.
Monica Bertilsson, Silje Maeland, Jesper Löve, Gunnar Ahlborg, Erik Werner et al.
Nationell Primärvårdskonferens, Stockholm, Sverige, 27-28 September 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

2016

The association between attitudes about depression and recommendations of sickness absence. A web-based vignette study in an adult Swedish sample
Monica Bertilsson, Jesper Löve, Johan Martinsson, Lena Wängnerud, Gunnel Hensing
18th EPA Section Meeting in Epidemiology & Social Psychiatry. Gothenburg, Sweden: 30 november - 3 december book, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 16

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