Journal article

Common mental disorders and trajectories of work disability among midlife public sector employees - A 10-year follow-up study

Aapo Hiilamo, Rahman Shiri, Anne Kouvonen, Minna Manty, Peter Butterworth, Olli Pietilainen, Eero Lahelma, Ossi Rahkonen, Tea Lallukka

Journal of Affective Disorders | Elsevier | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective We examined trajectories of work disability, indicated by sickness absence and disability retirement, among midlife public sector employees with and without common mental disorders (CMD) at baseline. We also examined adverse childhood events, occupational class, long-standing illness and health behaviour as determinants of the trajectories. Methods A sample from the Helsinki Health Study was extracted comprising 2350 employees. Baseline characteristics were obtained from mail surveys conducted in 2000–2 and 2007. CMD were measured by the General Health Questionnaire. Participants were followed between the ages of 50–59. Work disability trajectories were modelled by the annual numb..

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Funding Acknowledgements

TL and AH were supported by the Academy of Finland (Grants #287488 and #319200). AK is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (grant ES/L007509/1). OR is supported by the Academy of Finland (grant 1294514) and the Juho Vainio Foundation. MM is supported by the Finnish Work Environment Fund (grant 115182) and the Juho Vainio Foundation. PB is supported by a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (FT13101444) and a University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Research Fellowship.