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Macro-organisational factors, the incidence of work disability and work ability among the total work force of HCWs in Sweden
Goteborg University.
Goteborg University.
Goteborg University.
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2006 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, ISSN 1403-4948, Vol. 34, no 1, 17-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Aims: To investigate the importance of macro-organizational factors, i.e. organizational sociodemographic and socioeconomic preconditions, of the municipal incidence of long-term sick leave, disability pension, and prevalence of workers with long-term work ability among home care workers. Methods: In an ecological study design, data from national databases were combined by record linkage. Descriptive and analytical statistics were used to estimate and interpret macro-organizational factors (economic resources, region, unemployment, employment, occupational rehabilitation, return to work, age structures of inhabitants and home care workers). Results: The incidence of long-term sick leave among female home care workers was twice as high as that of male home care workers, and incidence of disability pension was about four times as high for the women. A great variation in municipal incidence of long-term sick leave, disability pension, and long-term work ability (101—264, 0.6—19.6, and 913—1,279 per 1,000 full-time equivalent workers and year) was also found. The strongest single factor for long-term work ability was a high proportion of part-time or hourly paid employees, which explained 35% of the municipal variation. Macro-organizational factors explained long-term work ability (47—62% explained variance) better than long-term sick leave (33% explained variance). There was a low rehabilitation activity; only 2% received occupational rehabilitation and 5% of those on sick leave longer than 2 weeks returned to work within 30 days. Conclusions: The differences in the municipal proportion of work ability incidence indicate a preventive potential, especially related to employment and return to work after sick leave.

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Sage Publications Ltd. , 2006. Vol. 34, no 1, 17-25 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8148DOI: 10.1080/14034940510032194Local ID: 2320/9875OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-8148DiVA: diva2:889031
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2017-02-03Bibliographically approved

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