Do gender and psychosocial job stressors modify the relationship between disability and sickness absence: An investigation using 12 waves of a longitudinal cohort.
Allison Milner, Zoe Aitken, Sean Byars, Peter Butterworth, Anne Kavanagh
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health | Nordic Association of Occupational Safety and Health | Published : 2020
Objectives A considerable proportion of the working population reports a disability. These workers may be at risk of adverse outcomes, including longer periods of sickness absence. This study examined the causal effect of disability on sickness absence and the role of psychosocial job stressors and gender as effect modifiers. Methods Data on paid and unpaid sick leave, disability (yes/no) and psychosocial job stressors were available from 2005 to 2017 from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. Negative binomial models were used to model the rate of sickness absence in a year. Results In the random effects model, workers with disability had 1.20 greater rate o..View full abstract
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This work was supported by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship (to AM), NHMRC Partnership Project (APP1151843 to AM and AK), and NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (APP1116385 to AK and AM).