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Health Assets Project

 

The Health Assets Project is being carried out by the GendiQ research group at the Unit of Social Medicine. The project examines the individual, organisational and societal factors affecting the return to work of people on sick leave, and what factors contribute to people not becoming sick-listed at all.
The specific aims of the project are:

• To examine the differences in self-reported health between a general population and incident sick-leave cohorts
• To examine the work-related factors that promote people returning to work after having been sick-listed
• To examine the living conditions, i.e. individual-related and psychosocial factors, that promote people returning to work after having been sick-listed
• To examine the factors that during the rehabilitation function as resources or barriers in the process from sick-leave to returning to work

Two data collection periods
The Health Assets Project is a longitudinal cohort study, with initially two data collection periods. The first was conducted in the spring of 2008 and the second was due in the autumn of 2009. The data was collected through mailed questionnaires and registry data. In the spring of 2008, a survey was mailed out to a sample drawn from the registers held by SCB and Social Insurance, comprising both sick and healthy people registered in the county. The study population consists of a population cohort and an incident sick-leave cohort.

In the first data collection in the spring of 2008, a total of 7,835 people participated, of which the population cohort comprised 4,027 people and the sick-leave cohort the remaining 3,808 people. The proportion of women was higher in both cohorts, with 55 % in the population cohort and 66 % in the sick-leave cohort.

Preliminary results
Preliminary results show that self-rated health was significantly higher in the general population cohort compared with the sick-leave cohort. In the general population cohort, 62 % percent answered that they had no long-term illnesses, disorders or disabilities.

This compares to the sick-leave cohort, 38 % of whom stated that they had no long-term illnesses, disorders or disabilities. In the case of various illnesses, there was a significant difference in prevalence, with prevalence being higher in the sick-leave cohort for the following illnesses, disorders or disabilities: cardiovascular disease, muscular pain, rheumatic disease, neurological disease, psychiatric disorders, endocrinological diseases, tumours, stomach problems, gynaecological disorders and other diseases.

Two data collection periods
The Health Assets Project is a longitudinal cohort study, with initially two data collection periods. The first was conducted in the spring of 2008 and the second took place out in the autumn of 2009. The data was collected through mailed questionnaires and registry data. In the spring of 2008, a survey was mailed out to a sample drawn from the registers held by SCB and Social Insurance, comprising both sick and healthy people registered in the county. The study population consists of a population cohort and an incident sick-leave cohort.

In the first data collection in the spring of 2008, a total of 7,835 people participated, of which the population cohort comprised 4,027 people and the sick-leave cohort the remaining 3,808 people. The proportion of women was higher in both cohorts, with 55 % in the population cohort and 66 % in sick-leave cohort.

Preliminary results
Preliminary results show that self-rated health was significantly higher in the general population cohort compared with the sick-leave cohort. In the general population cohort, 62 % percent answered that they had no long-term illnesses, disorders or disabilities.

This compares to the sick-leave cohort, 38 % of whom stated that they had no long-term illnesses, disorders or disabilities. In the case of various illnesses, there was a significant difference in prevalence, with prevalence being higher in the sick-leave cohort for the following illnesses, disorders or disabilities: cardiovascular disease, muscular pain, rheumatic disease, neurological disease, psychiatric disorders, endocrinological diseases, tumours, stomach problems, gynaecological disorders and other diseases.

Contact
Kristina Holmgren
, 46-31-786 68 63

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Utskriftsdatum: 2019-11-18