Diagnosis specific projects
In several of our project, focus is on specific diagnoses, such as musculoskeletal disorders, mental disorders, reflux, breast cancer, MS, disorders related to dental fillings, kidney transplantations, and cardiovascular diagnoses.
Return to work after breast cancer surgery
The aim of this project is to gain knowledge on factors that hinder and promote return to work among women who have had breast cancer surgery, and how sickness absence influences their quality of life and health.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in women. Since almost 90% of the women survive more than five years, but may suffer from remaining symptoms from treatment and disease, research focusing on consequences for their life situation, are needed. Few studies have been conducted concerning factors of importance for (return to) work.
Sickness absence and return to work after coronary revascularization
Cardiovascular disease is a major public health problem. In Sweden, each year about 10 000 people under the age of 65 undergo coronary revascularization by coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous coronar intervention (PCI). Compared to other countries Sweden has significantly longer sick-leave spells related to coronary revascularization and guidelines in this respect based on evidence based knowledge is essentially lacking.
Psychiatric health consequences of sickness absence and disability pension
This project aims to investigate the predictive value of patterns of sickness absence and disability pension for various mental health outcomes in the Swedish general population. These outcomes include inpatient care due to mental disorders and suicide attempt, suicide completion and disability pension due to mental disorders.
Hearing difficulties and sickness absence
Hearing difficulties are common and tend to increase, at the same time the knowledge about the consequences of these difficulties for work, work capacity and sick leave or disability pension is very limited.
At the Division of Insurance Medicine we conduct interdisciplinary studies of the consequences of sickness absence or disability pension due to hearing difficulties using large prospective population-based cohort data.
MS and sickness absence
We conduct several studies on MS and sickness absence.