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Scientific articles 2016

Mental illness and suicide after self-harm among young adults: long-term follow-up of self-harm patients, admitted to hospital care, in a national cohort.
Beckman K, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Lichtenstein P, Larsson H, Almqvist C, Runeson B, et al
Psychol Med 2016 Dec;46(16):3397-3405

Disability in relation to different peer-victimization groups and psychosomatic problems. Beckman L, Stenbeck M, Hagquist C. Children and Schools 2016. Epublished ahead of print 10 May.

Applying the Demand-control-support model on burnout in managers and non-managers. Blom V, Bodin L, Bergström G, Svedberg P. International Journal of Workplace Health Management 2016; 9(1):110-122.

A study to examine the influence of health professionals' advice and support on work capacity and sick leave after breast cancer surgery.
Bondesson T, Petersson L, Wennman-Larsen A, Alexanderson K, Kjeldgård L, Nilsson M
Support Care Cancer 2016 Oct;24(10):4141-8

Prescribed psychiatric medication among multiple sclerosis patients before and after disability pension: a register study with matched controls.
Brenner P, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Jokinen J, Alexanderson K, Hillert J, Tinghög P
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2016 Jul;51(7):1047-54

Sexual orientation disparities in physical health: age and gender effects in a population-based study.
Bränström R, Hatzenbuehler M, Pachankis J
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2016 Feb;51(2):289-301

Sexual Orientation Disparities in Preventable Disease: A Fundamental Cause Perspective.
Bränström R, Hatzenbuehler M, Pachankis J, Link B
Am J Public Health 2016 Jun;106(6):1109-15

Longitudinal changes in sickness absence and disability pension, and associations between disability pension and disease-specific and contextual factors and functioning, in people with multiple sclerosis.
Chruzander C, Tinghög P, Ytterberg C, Widén Holmqvist L, Alexanderson K, Hillert J, et al
J. Neurol. Sci. 2016 Aug;367():319-25

Synergistic effect between back pain and common mental disorders and the risk of future disability pension: a nationwide study from Sweden.
Dorner T, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P, Tinghög P, Ropponen A, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
Psychol Med 2016 Jan;46(2):425-36

Pathological Internet Use and Risk-Behaviors among European Adolescents.
Durkee T, Carli V, Floderus B, Wasserman C, Sarchiapone M, Apter A, et al
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2016 Mar;13(3):

Preventing alcohol problems and improving drinking habits among employees: An evaluation of alcohol education.
Tinghög M, Tinghög P
Work 2015 ;53(2):421-8

Cost of Illness of Multiple Sclerosis - A Systematic Review.
Ernstsson O, Gyllensten H, Alexanderson K, Tinghög P, Friberg E, Norlund A
PLoS ONE 2016 ;11(7):e0159129

Contribution of comorbid conditions to the association between diabetes and disability pensions: a population-based nationwide cohort study.
Ervasti J, Virtanen M, Lallukka T, Pentti J, Kjeldgård L, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, et al
Scand J Work Environ Health 2016 May;42(3):209-16

Obstetricians/gynecologists’ problems in sickness certification consultations: two nationwide surveys. Gustavsson C, Hinas E, Ljungquist T, Alexanderson K. Obstetrics and Gynecology International 2016; Volume 2016. 

How does work disability of patients with MS develop before and after diagnosis? A nationwide cohort study with a reference group.
Gyllensten H, Wiberg M, Alexanderson K, Hillert J, Tinghög P
BMJ Open 2016 Nov;6(11):e012731

Psychological Treatment of Depression in People Aged 65 Years and Over: A Systematic Review of Efficacy, Safety, and Cost-Effectiveness.
Jonsson U, Bertilsson G, Allard P, Gyllensvärd H, Söderlund A, Tham A, et al
PLoS ONE 2016 ;11(8):e0160859

Conditional Disease Development extracted from Longitudinal Health Care Cohort Data using Layered Network Construction.
Kannan V, Swartz F, Kiani N, Silberberg G, Tsipras G, Gomez-Cabrero D, et al
Sci Rep 2016 May;6():26170

Feasibility and Outcomes of an Internet-Based Mindfulness Training Program: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
Kvillemo P, Brandberg Y, Bränström R
JMIR Ment Health 2016 Jul;3(3):e33

The joint contribution of diabetes and work disability to premature death during working age: a population-based study in Sweden.
Lallukka T, Ervasti J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Tinghög P, Kjeldgård L, Pentti J, et al
Scand J Public Health 2016 Aug;44(6):580-6

Effects of psychosocial work factors and psychological distress on self-assessed work ability: A 7-year follow-up in a general working population.
Leijon O, Balliu N, Lundin A, Vaez M, Kjellberg K, Hemmingsson T
Am. J. Ind. Med. 2016 Oct;():

Lidwall U. Effort–reward imbalance, overcommitment and their associations with all-cause and mental disorder long-term sick leave - A case-control study of the Swedish working population. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health 2016; 29(6). Online first. 

Purchases of Prescription Antidepressants in the Swedish Population in Relation to Major Workplace Downsizing.
Magnusson Hanson L, Westerlund H, Chungkham H, Vahtera J, Sverke M, Alexanderson K
Epidemiology 2016 Mar;27(2):257-64

An Underlying Common Factor, Influenced by Genetics and Unique Environment, Explains the Covariation Between Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Burnout: A Swedish Twin Study.
Mather L, Blom V, Bergström G, Svedberg P
Twin Res Hum Genet 2016 Dec;19(6):619-627

Death of a Close Relative and the Risk of Suicide in Sweden-A Large Scale Register-Based Case-Crossover Study.
Mogensen H, Möller J, Hultin H, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
PLoS ONE 2016 ;11(10):e0164274

Job strain and informal caregiving as predictors of long-term sickness absence: A longitudinal multi-cohort study.
Mortensen J, Dich N, Lange T, Alexanderson K, Goldberg M, Head J, et al
Scand J Work Environ Health 2016 Aug;():

Patterns and the mediating role of avoidant coping style and illness perception on anxiety and depression in patients with chronic heart failure.
Nahlén Bose C, Elfström M, Björling G, Persson H, Saboonchi F
Scand J Caring Sci 2016 Dec;30(4):704-713

Evaluation of a Coping Effectiveness Training intervention in patients with chronic heart failure - a randomized controlled trial.
Nahlén Bose C, Persson H, Björling G, Ljunggren G, Elfström M, Saboonchi F
Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2016 Dec;15(7):537-548

Occurrence of sickness absence and disability pension in relation to childbirth: A 16-year follow-up study of 6323 Swedish twins.
Narusyte J, Björkenstam E, Alexanderson K, Ropponen A, Kjeldgård L, Svedberg P
Scand J Public Health 2016 Feb;44(1):98-105

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Disability Pension Due To Mental Diagnoses: Limited Importance of Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety, and Chronic Fatigue.
Narusyte J, Ropponen A, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P
Twin Res Hum Genet 2016 Feb;19(1):10-6

Medical and Social Determinants of Subsequent Labour Market Marginalization in Young Hospitalized Suicide Attempters.
Niederkrotenthaler T, Tinghög P, Goldman-Mellor S, Wilcox H, Gould M, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
PLoS ONE 2016 ;11(1):e0146130

Changes in importance of work and vocational satisfaction during the 2 years after breast cancer surgery and factors associated with this.
Nilsson M, Saboonchi F, Alexanderson K, Olsson M, Wennman-Larsen A, Petersson L
J Cancer Surviv 2016 Jun;10(3):564-72

Development and validation of an instrument to assess patients' appraisal, emotions and action tendencies preceding care-seeking in acute myocardial infarction: The PA-AMI questionnaire.
Nymark C, Saboonchi F, Mattiasson A, Henriksson P, Kiessling A
Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2016 May;():

What positive encounters with healthcare and social insurance staff promotes ability to return to work of long-term sickness absentees?
Olsson D, Alexanderson K, Bottai M
Scand J Public Health 2016 Feb;44(1):91-7

Association between education and future leisure-time physical inactivity: a study of Finnish twins over a 35-year follow-up.
Piirtola M, Kaprio J, Kujala U, Heikkilä K, Koskenvuo M, Svedberg P, et al
BMC Public Health 2016 Aug;16():720

Work Disability After Robot-assisted or Open Radical Prostatectomy: A Nationwide, Population-based Study.
Plym A, Chiesa F, Voss M, Holmberg L, Johansson E, Stattin P, et al
Eur. Urol. 2016 Jul;70(1):64-71

Disability pension due to common mental disorders and subsequent suicidal behaviour: a population-based prospective cohort study.
Rahman S, Alexanderson K, Jokinen J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
BMJ Open 2016 Apr;6(4):e010152

Trends in work disability with mental diagnoses among social workers in Finland and Sweden in 2005-2012.
Rantonen O, Alexanderson K, Pentti J, Kjeldgård L, Hämäläinen J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, et al
Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci 2016 Sep;():1-11

Stability and change of body mass index as a predictor of disability pension.
Ropponen A, Silventoinen K, Koskenvuo M, Svedberg P, Kaprio J
Scand J Public Health 2016 Jun;44(4):369-76

Expecting the best and being prepared for the worst: structure, profiles, and 2-year temporal stability of dispositional optimism in women with breast cancer.
Saboonchi F, Petersson L, Alexanderson K, Bränström R, Wennman-Larsen A
Psychooncology 2016 Aug;25(8):957-63

Refugee trauma measurement: A review of existing checklists.Sigvardsdotter E, Malm A, Tinghög P, Vaez M, Saboonchi F. Public Health Reviews 2016; 37(10):1-9.

Prevalence of torture and other war-related traumatic events in forced migrants: A systematic review. Sigvardsdotter E, Vaez M, Rydholm Hedman A-M, Saboonchi F. Torture 2016; 26(2):41-73. 

Genetic and environmental influences on the association between performance-based self-esteem and exhaustion: A study of the self-worth notion of burnout.
Svedberg P, Hallsten L, Narusyte J, Bodin L, Blom V
Scand J Psychol 2016 Oct;57(5):419-26

Sickness presence in the Swedish Police in 2007 and in 2010: Associations with demographic factors, job characteristics, and health.
Taloyan M, Kecklund G, Thörn L, Kjeldgård L, Westerlund H, Svedberg P, et al
Work 2016 Jun;54(2):379-87

Efficacy and tolerability of antidepressants in people aged 65 years or older with major depressive disorder - A systematic review and a meta-analysis.
Tham A, Jonsson U, Andersson G, Söderlund A, Allard P, Bertilsson G
J Affect Disord 2016 Nov;205():1-12

Mortality and Cumulative Exposure to Antipsychotics, Antidepressants, and Benzodiazepines in Patients With Schizophrenia: An Observational Follow-Up Study.
Tiihonen J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Torniainen M, Alexanderson K, Tanskanen A
Am J Psychiatry 2016 Jun;173(6):600-6

Physical and verbal aggressive behavior and COMT genotype: Sensitivity to the environment.
Tuvblad C, Narusyte J, Comasco E, Andershed H, Andershed A, Colins O, et al
Am. J. Med. Genet. B Neuropsychiatr. Genet. 2016 Jul;171(5):708-18

To explore how healthcare managers construct the manager role in relation to the medical profession in their organisations. von Knorring M, Alexanderson K, Eliasson M. Journal of Health Organization and Management 2016; 30(3) (earlycite).

Morbidity and suicide mortality following sick leave in relation to changes of social insurance regulations in Sweden.
Wang M, Alexanderson K, Runeson B, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
Eur J Public Health 2016 Jul;():

Can breast cancer register data on recommended adjuvant treatment be used as a proxy for actually given treatment?
Wennman-Larsen A, Nilsson M, Saboonchi F, Olsson M, Alexanderson K, Fornander T, et al
Eur J Oncol Nurs 2016 Jun;22():1-7

Transitions between compensated work disability, joblessness, and self-sufficiency, a cohort study 1997-2010 of those jobless in 1995. Wiberg M, Marklund S, Alexanderson K. Population Research and Policy Review 2016. Epublished ahead of print 14 September.

A cost minimization analysis of early correction of anterior crossbite-a randomized controlled trial.
Wiedel A, Norlund A, Petrén S, Bondemark L
Eur J Orthod 2016 Apr;38(2):140-5

Scientific articles 2015

A prospective study on self-assessed mental well-being and work capacity as determinants of all-cause sickness absence.
Bertilsson M, Vaez M, Waern M, Ahlborg G, Hensing G
J Occup Rehabil 2015 Mar;25(1):52-64

Heterogeneity of sickness absence and disability pension trajectories among individuals with MS. Björkenstam C, Alexanderson K, Wiberg M, Hillert J, Tinghög P. Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 2015.1:1-11. DOI: 10.1177/2055217315595638

Childbirth, hospitalisation and sickness absence: a study of female twins.
Björkenstam E, Alexanderson K, Narusyte J, Kjeldgård L, Ropponen A, Svedberg P
BMJ Open 2015 Jan;5(1):e006033

Excess cause-specific mortality in in-patient-treated individuals with personality disorder: 25-year nationwide population-based study.
Björkenstam E, Björkenstam C, Holm H, Gerdin B, Ekselius L
Br J Psychiatry 2015 Oct;207(4):339-45

Is disability pension a risk indicator for future need of psychiatric healthcare or suicidal behavior among MS patients- a nationwide register study in Sweden?
Björkenstam C, Tinghög P, Brenner P, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Hillert J, Jokinen J, et al
BMC Psychiatry 2015 Nov;15():286

The associations between job insecurity, depressive symptoms and burnout: The role of performance-based self-esteem. Blom V, Richter A, Hallsten L, Svedberg P. Economic and Industrial Democracy 2015. Epublished ahead of print 27 October. 

Physical activity following a breast cancer diagnosis: Implications for self-rated health and cancer-related symptoms.
Bränström R, Petersson L, Saboonchi F, Wennman-Larsen A, Alexanderson K
Eur J Oncol Nurs 2015 Dec;19(6):680-5

Suicide among first-generation and second-generation immigrants in Sweden: association with labour market marginalisation and morbidity.
Di Thiene D, Alexanderson K, Tinghög P, La Torre G, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
J Epidemiol Community Health 2015 May;69(5):467-73

Sickness absence due to back pain or depressive episode and the risk of all-cause and diagnosis-specific disability pension: A Swedish cohort study of 4,823,069 individuals.
Dorner T, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P, Ropponen A, Stein K, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
Eur J Pain 2015 Oct;19(9):1308-20

Don't let it get to you! A moderated mediated approach to the (in)justice-health relationship.
Eib C, von Thiele Schwarz U, Blom V
J Occup Health Psychol 2015 Oct;20(4):434-45

The Intergenerational Transmission of Anxiety: A Children-of-Twins Study.
Eley T, McAdams T, Rijsdijk F, Lichtenstein P, Narusyte J, Reiss D, et al
Am J Psychiatry 2015 Jul;172(7):630-7

Work disability before and after diabetes diagnosis: a nationwide population-based register study in Sweden.
Ervasti J, Virtanen M, Pentti J, Lallukka T, Tinghög P, Kjeldgard L, et al
Am J Public Health 2015 Jun;105(6):e22-9

Changing structures and women´s role as labor force. Gonäs L, Tyrkkö A. Nordic journal of working life studies 2015; 5(2):89-108.

Interaction effects of social isolation and peripheral work position on risk of disability pension: A prospective study of Swedish women and men. Gustafsson K, Marklund S, Aronsson G, Wikman A, Floderus B. Plos One. 2015. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0130361

Implementation of a multicomponent Responsible Beverage Service programme in Sweden - a qualitative study of promoting and hindering factors. Haggård U, Trolldal B, Kvillemo P, Guldbrandsson K. Nordic studies on alcohol and drugs 2015; 32(1):73-90.

Influence of Retirement on Adherence to Statins in the Insurance Medicine All-Sweden Total Population Data Base.
Halava H, Westerlund H, Korhonen M, Pentti J, Kivimäki M, Kjeldgård L, et al
PLoS ONE 2015 ;10(6):e0130901

Adherence to Antihypertensive Therapy and Elevated Blood Pressure: Should We Consider the Use of Multiple Medications?
Hedna K, Hakkarainen K, Gyllensten H, Jönsson A, Andersson Sundell K, Petzold M, et al
PLoS ONE 2015 ;10(9):e0137451

Potentially inappropriate prescribing and adverse drug reactions in the elderly: a population-based study.
Hedna K, Hakkarainen K, Gyllensten H, Jönsson A, Petzold M, Hägg S
Eur. J. Clin. Pharmacol. 2015 Dec;71(12):1525-33

Premature mortality in autism spectrum disorder.
Hirvikoski T, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Boman M, Larsson H, Lichtenstein P, Bölte S
Br J Psychiatry 2016 Mar;208(3):232-8

Association between adjustment latitude and sickness presence – A panel study of Swedish employees. Johansson G, Gustafsson K, Marklund S. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health 2015; 28(3).

Earnings and Financial Compensation from Social Security Systems Correlate Strongly with Disability for Multiple Sclerosis Patients.
Kavaliunas A, Wiberg M, Tinghög P, Glaser A, Gyllensten H, Alexanderson K, et al
PLoS ONE 2015 ;10(12):e0145435

Occupational health physicians have better work conditions for handling sickness certification compared with general practitioners: results from a nationwide survey in Sweden.
Ljungquist T, Alexanderson K, Kjeldgård L, Arrelöv B, Nilsson G
Scand J Public Health 2015 Feb;43(1):35-43

Peruvian Maca (Lepidium peruvianum): (I) Phytochemical and Genetic Differences in Three Maca Phenotypes.
Meissner H, Mscisz A, Mrozikiewicz M, Baraniak M, Mielcarek S, Kedzia B, et al
Int J Biomed Sci 2015 Sep;11(3):131-45

Previous sickness presence among long-term sick-listed in Norway and Sweden: A retrospective study of prevalence and self-reported reasons. Marklund S, Aronsson G, Johansen V, Solheim LJ. International Journal of Social Welfare 2015.

The actions of the social insurance agency regarding long-term sickness absentees before and after a medical assessment--a study of 384 case files.
Marklund S, Lundh G, Gustafsson K, Linder J, Svedberg P, Alexanderson K
Disabil Rehabil 2015 ;37(18):1683-91

High Job Demands, Job Strain, and Iso-Strain are Risk Factors for Sick Leave due to Mental Disorders: A Prospective Swedish Twin Study With a 5-Year Follow-Up.
Mather L, Bergström G, Blom V, Svedberg P
J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2015 Aug;57(8):858-65

The relationship between parental depressive symptoms and offspring psychopathology: evidence from a children-of-twins study and an adoption study.
McAdams T, Rijsdijk F, Neiderhiser J, Narusyte J, Shaw D, Natsuaki M, et al
Psychol Med 2015 ;45(12):2583-94

Changes in importance of work and vocational satisfaction during the 2 years after breast cancer surgery and factors associated with this.
Nilsson M, Saboonchi F, Alexanderson K, Olsson M, Wennman-Larsen A, Petersson L
J Cancer Surviv 2016 Jun;10(3):564-72

Sickness absence and the time-varying excess risk of premature death: a Swedish population-based prospective cohort study.
Olsson D, Alexanderson K, Bottai M
J Epidemiol Community Health 2015 Nov;69(11):1052-7

Expecting the best and being prepared for the worst: structure, profiles, and 2-year temporal stability of dispositional optimism in women with breast cancer.
Saboonchi F, Petersson L, Alexanderson K, Bränström R, Wennman-Larsen A
Psychooncology 2016 Aug;25(8):957-63

Trajectories of Anxiety Among Women with Breast Cancer: A Proxy for Adjustment from Acute to Transitional Survivorship.
Saboonchi F, Petersson L, Wennman-Larsen A, Alexanderson K, Vaez M
J Psychosoc Oncol 2015 ;33(6):603-19

Heritability of endometriosis.
Saha R, Pettersson H, Svedberg P, Olovsson M, Bergqvist A, Marions L, et al
Fertil. Steril. 2015 Oct;104(4):947-52

Health economic evaluations in orthodontics: a systematic review.
Sollenius O, Petrén S, Björnsson L, Norlund A, Bondemark L
Eur J Orthod 2016 Jun;38(3):259-65

Pharmacoepidemiology at Nordic School of Public Health NHV: Examples from 1999 to 2014.
Stålsby Lundborg C, Gyllensten H, Hedna K, Hakkarainen K, Lesén E, Andersson Sundell K, et al
Scand J Public Health 2015 Aug;43(16 Suppl):73-80

Length of sick leave as a risk marker of hip fracture: a nationwide cohort study from Sweden.
Stenholm S, Vahtera J, Kjeldgård L, Kivimäki M, Alexanderson K
Osteoporos Int 2015 Mar;26(3):943-9

Antipsychotic treatment and mortality in schizophrenia.
Torniainen M, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Tanskanen A, Björkenstam C, Suvisaari J, Alexanderson K, et al
Schizophr Bull 2015 May;41(3):656-63

Acceptance of sexual minorities, discrimination, social capital and health and well-being: a cross-European study among members of same-sex and opposite-sex couples.
van der Star A, Bränström R
BMC Public Health 2015 Aug;15():812

Trends of diagnosis-specific work disability after newly diagnosed diabetes: a 4-year nationwide prospective cohort study.
Virtanen M, Ervasti J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Tinghög P, Lallukka T, Kjeldgård L, et al
Diabetes Care 2015 Oct;38(10):1883-90

Sick-leave measures, socio-demographic factors and health care as risk indicators for suicidal behavior in patients with depressive disorders--a nationwide prospective cohort study in Sweden.
Wang M, Alexanderson K, Runeson B, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
J Affect Disord 2015 Mar;173():201-10

Trajectories of Work-Related Functional Impairment prior to Suicide.
Wang M, Björkenstam C, Alexanderson K, Runeson B, Tinghög P, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
PLoS ONE 2015 ;10(10):e0139937

Consistency of breast and arm symptoms during the first two years after breast cancer surgery.
Wennman-Larsen A, Petersson L, Saboonchi F, Alexanderson K, Vaez M
Oncol Nurs Forum 2015 Mar;42(2):145-55

Sources and level of income among individuals with multiple sclerosis compared to the general population: A nationwide population-based study.
Wiberg M, Friberg E, Stenbeck M, Alexanderson K, Norlund A, Hillert J, et al
Mult. Scler. 2015 Nov;21(13):1730-41

Functional impairment due to bereavement after the death of adolescent or young adult offspring in a national population study of 1,051,515 parents.
Wilcox H, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Kjeldgård L, Alexanderson K, Runeson B
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2015 Aug;50(8):1249-56

Disability Pension at the Time of Coronary Revascularisation Is Associated with Higher Five-Year Mortality; A Swedish Nationwide, Register-Based Prospective Cohort Study.
Zetterström K, Voss M, Alexanderson K, Ivert T, Pehrsson K, Hammar N, et al
PLoS ONE 2015 ;10(8):e0135277

Prevalence of all-cause and diagnosis-specific disability pension at the time of first coronary revascularisation: a population-based Swedish cross-sectional study.
Zetterström K, Voss M, Alexanderson K, Ivert T, Pehrsson K, Hammar N, et al
PLoS ONE 2015 ;10(1):e0115540

Night work and breast cancer in women: a Swedish cohort study.
Åkerstedt T, Knutsson A, Narusyte J, Svedberg P, Kecklund G, Alexanderson K
BMJ Open 2015 Apr;5(4):e008127

Scientific articles 2014

Internet-delivered psychological treatments for mood and anxiety disorders: a systematic review of their efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness.
Arnberg F, Linton S, Hultcrantz M, Heintz E, Jonsson U
PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(5):e98118

Work conditions, recovery and health – A study among workers within pre-school, home care, and social work. Aronsson G, Astvik W, Gustafsson K. The British Journal of Social Work 2013; 1-19. Doi:10.1093/bjsw/bct036

Diagnosis-specific disability pension and risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality--a cohort study of 4.9 million inhabitants in Sweden.
Björkenstam C, Alexanderson K, Björkenstam E, Lindholm C, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
BMC Public Health 2014 Dec;14():1247

Associations between childbirth, hospitalization and disability pension: a cohort study of female twins.
Björkenstam E, Narusyte J, Alexanderson K, Ropponen A, Kjeldgård L, Svedberg P
PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(7):e101566

Associations between number of sick-leave days and future all-cause and cause-specific mortality: a population-based cohort study.
Björkenstam E, Weitoft G, Lindholm C, Björkenstam C, Alexanderson K, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
BMC Public Health 2014 Jul;14():733

Work-home interference and burnout: a study based on Swedish twins.
Blom V, Sverke M, Bodin L, Bergström G, Lindfors P, Svedberg P
J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2014 Apr;56(4):361-6

Psychiatric diagnoses, medication and risk for disability pension in multiple sclerosis patients; a population-based register study.
Brenner P, Alexanderson K, Björkenstam C, Hillert J, Jokinen J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, et al
PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(8):e104165

Sickness certification at oncology clinics: perceived problems, support, need for education and reasons for certifying unnecessarily long sickness absences.
Bränström R, Arrelöv B, Gustavsson C, Kjeldgård L, Ljungquist T, Nilsson G, et al
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2014 Jan;23(1):89-97

Change in paternal grandmothers' early food supply influenced cardiovascular mortality of the female grandchildren.
Bygren L, Tinghög P, Carstensen J, Edvinsson S, Kaati G, Pembrey M, et al
BMC Genet. 2014 Feb;15():12

Sickness absence and disability pension due to otoaudiological diagnoses: risk of premature death--a nationwide prospective cohort study.
Friberg E, Rosenhall U, Alexanderson K
BMC Public Health 2014 Feb;14():137

Cross-national comparisons of sickness absence systems and statistics: towards common indicators.
Gimeno D, Bültmann U, Benavides F, Alexanderson K, Abma F, Ubalde-López M, et al
Eur J Public Health 2014 Aug;24(4):663-6

Peripheral labour market position and risk of disability pension: a prospective population-based study.
Gustafsson K, Aronsson G, Marklund S, Wikman A, Floderus B
BMJ Open 2014 Aug;4(8):e005230

Social integration, socioeconomic conditions and type of ill health preceding disability pension in young women: a Swedish population-based study.
Gustafsson K, Aronsson G, Marklund S, Wikman A, Hagman M, Floderus B
Int J Behav Med 2014 Feb;21(1):77-87

Associations between health and combinations of sickness presence and absence.
Gustafsson K, Marklund S
Occup Med (Lond) 2014 Jan;64(1):49-55

Risk markers of all-cause and diagnosis specific disability pension – a prospective cohort study of individuals’ sickness absence due to stress-related mental disorders. Ishtiak-Ahmed K, Perski A, Mittendorfer-Rutz E. BMC Public Health 2014; 14:805. Published online 7 August. 

Positive and negative reasons for sickness presenteeism in Norway and Sweden: a cross-sectional survey.
Johansen V, Aronsson G, Marklund S
BMJ Open 2014 Feb;4(2):e004123

Reporting of harms in randomized controlled trials of psychological interventions for mental and behavioral disorders: a review of current practice.
Jonsson U, Alaie I, Parling T, Arnberg F
Contemp Clin Trials 2014 May;38(1):1-8

Psychiatric diagnoses and risk of suicidal behaviour in young disability pensioners: prospective cohort studies of all 19-23 year olds in Sweden in 1995, 2000, and 2005, respectively.
Jonsson U, Alexanderson K, Kjeldgård L, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(11):e111618

Coping with breast cancer: a meta-analysis.
Kvillemo P, Bränström R
PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(11):e112733

Disability pension due to musculoskeletal diagnoses: importance of work-related factors in a prospective cohort study of Finnish twins.
Kärkkäinen S, Pitkäniemi J, Silventoinen K, Svedberg P, Huunan-Seppälä A, Koskenvuo K, et al
Scand J Work Environ Health 2013 Jul;39(4):343-50

Workplace health promotion and employee health in Swedish municipal social care organizationsLarsson R, Ljungblad C, Sandmark H, Åkerlind I. Journal of Public Health 2014. Published online 8 April 2014.

Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for all-cause mortality: results from the Melanoma in Southern Sweden cohort.
Lindqvist P, Epstein E, Landin-Olsson M, Ingvar C, Nielsen K, Stenbeck M, et al
J. Intern. Med. 2014 Jul;276(1):77-86

Workplace health promotion and working conditions as determinants of employee health. Ljungblad C, Granström F, Dellve L, Åkerlind I. International Journal of Workplace Health Management 2014; 7(2):89-104.

Associations between prognosed future work capacity among long-term sickness absentees and their actual work incapacity two years later.
Lundh G, Gustafsson K, Linder J, Svedberg P, Alexanderson K, Marklund S
Work 2014 ;49(2):245-55

The actions of the social insurance agency regarding long-term sickness absentees before and after a medical assessment--a study of 384 case files.
Marklund S, Lundh G, Gustafsson K, Linder J, Svedberg P, Alexanderson K
Disabil Rehabil 2015 ;37(18):1683-91

The covariation between burnout and sick leave due to mental disorders is explained by a shared genetic liability: a prospective swedish twin study with a five-year follow-up.
Mather L, Bergström G, Blom V, Svedberg P
Twin Res Hum Genet 2014 Dec;17(6):535-44

Stressful and traumatic life events are associated with burnout-a cross-sectional twin study.
Mather L, Blom V, Svedberg P
Int J Behav Med 2014 Dec;21(6):899-907

Accounting for genetic and environmental confounds in associations between parent and child characteristics: a systematic review of children-of-twins studies.
McAdams T, Neiderhiser J, Rijsdijk F, Narusyte J, Lichtenstein P, Eley T
Psychol Bull 2014 Jul;140(4):1138-73

Is transition to disability pension in young people associated with changes in risk of attempted suicide?
Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Alexanderson K, Westerlund H, Lange T
Psychol Med 2014 Aug;44(11):2331-8

Association of socio-demographic factors, sick-leave and health care patterns with the risk of being granted a disability pension among psychiatric outpatients with depression.
Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Härkänen T, Tiihonen J, Haukka J
PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(6):e99869

The role of familial factors in the associations between sickness absence and disability pension or mortality.
Narusyte J, Ropponen A, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P
Eur J Public Health 2014 Feb;24(1):106-10

Future risk of labour market marginalization in young suicide attempters--a population-based prospective cohort study.
Niederkrotenthaler T, Tinghög P, Alexanderson K, Dahlin M, Wang M, Beckman K, et al
Int J Epidemiol 2014 Oct;43(5):1520-30

The European Parliament proposal for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation may severely restrict European epidemiological research.
Nyrén O, Stenbeck M, Grönberg H
Eur. J. Epidemiol. 2014 Apr;29(4):227-30

Communication and equality in elderly care settings: perceptions of first- and second-generation immigrant and native Swedish healthcare workers. Olt H, Jirwe M, Saboonchi F, Gerrish K, Emami A. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care 2014; 11(2): 99-111.

Risk factors for suicidal behaviour in individuals on disability pension due to common mental disorders - a nationwide register-based prospective cohort study in Sweden.
Rahman S, Alexanderson K, Jokinen J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(5):e98497

Part-time work or social benefits as predictors for disability pension: a prospective study of Swedish twins.
Ropponen A, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P
Int J Behav Med 2014 Apr;21(2):329-36

Physical work load and psychological stress of daily activities as predictors of disability pension due to musculoskeletal disorders.
Ropponen A, Svedberg P, Koskenvuo M, Silventoinen K, Kaprio J
Scand J Public Health 2014 Jun;42(4):370-6

Changes in caseness of anxiety and depression in breast cancer patients during the first year following surgery: patterns of transiency and severity of the distress response.
Saboonchi F, Petersson L, Wennman-Larsen A, Alexanderson K, Brännström R, Vaez M
Eur J Oncol Nurs 2014 Dec;18(6):598-604

Genetic and environmental influences on performance-based self-esteem in a population-based cohort of Swedish twins. Svedberg P, Blom V, Narusyte J, Bodin L, Bergström G, Hallsten L. Self and Identity 2014; 13(2): 243-256.

Suicide among first-generation and second-generation immigrants in Sweden: association with labour market marginalisation and morbidity.
Di Thiene D, Alexanderson K, Tinghög P, La Torre G, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
J Epidemiol Community Health 2015 May;69(5):467-73

Age-specific suicide mortality following non-fatal self-harm: national cohort study in Sweden.
Tidemalm D, Beckman K, Dahlin M, Vaez M, Lichtenstein P, Långström N, et al
Psychol Med 2015 Jun;45(8):1699-707

Horizontal inequality in rationing by waiting lists.
Tinghög G, Andersson D, Tinghög P, Lyttkens C
Int J Health Serv 2014 ;44(1):169-84

Co-morbidities increase the risk of disability pension among MS patients: a population-based nationwide cohort study.
Tinghög P, Björkenstam C, Carstensen J, Jansson C, Glaser A, Hillert J, et al
BMC Neurol 2014 Jun;14():117

Are all-cause and diagnosis-specific sickness absence, and sick-leave duration risk indicators for suicidal behaviour? A nationwide register-based cohort study of 4.9 million inhabitants of Sweden.
Wang M, Alexanderson K, Runeson B, Head J, Melchior M, Perski A, et al
Occup Environ Med 2014 Jan;71(1):12-20

Occupational status among adult survivors following allo-SCT.
Winterling J, Johansson E, Wennman-Larsen A, Petersson L, Ljungman P, Alexanderson K
Bone Marrow Transplant. 2014 Jun;49(6):836-42

Disability pension after coronary revascularization: a prospective nationwide register-based Swedish cohort study.
Zetterström K, Vaez M, Alexanderson K, Ivert T, Pehrsson K, Hammar N, et al
Eur J Prev Cardiol 2015 Mar;22(3):304-11

Scientific articles 2013

Internet-based exposure treatment versus one-session exposure treatment of snake phobia: a randomized controlled trial.
Andersson G, Waara J, Jonsson U, Malmaeus F, Carlbring P, Ost L
Cogn Behav Ther 2013 ;42(4):284-91

Recent randomized controlled trials of psychological interventions in healthcare: a review of their quantity, scope, and characteristics.
Arnberg F, Alaie I, Parling T, Jonsson U
J Psychosom Res 2013 Nov;75(5):401-8

PHIRE (Public Health Innovation and Research in Europe): methods, structures and evaluation.
Barnhoorn F, McCarthy M, Devillé W, Alexanderson K, Voss M, Conceição C
Eur J Public Health 2013 Nov;23 Suppl 2():6-11

The importance of genetic and shared environmental factors for the associations between job demands, control, support and burnout.
Blom V, Bodin L, Bergström G, Hallsten L, Svedberg P
PLoS ONE 2013 ;8(9):e75387

All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality after Long-Term Sickness Absence for Psychiatric Disorders: A Prospective Cohort Study.
Bryngelson A, Asberg M, Nygren A, Jensen I, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
PLoS ONE 2013 ;8(6):e67887

Frequency of positive states of mind as a moderator of the effects of stress on psychological functioning and perceived health. Bränström R. BMC Psychology 2013, 1:13. doi:10.1186/2050-7283-1-13

Reasons for and factors associated with issuing sickness certificates for longer periods than necessary: results from a nationwide survey of physicians.
Bränström R, Arrelöv B, Gustavsson C, Kjeldgård L, Ljungquist T, Nilsson G, et al
BMC Public Health 2013 May;13():478

Effects of mindfulness training on levels of cortisol in cancer patients.
Bränström R, Kvillemo P, Akerstedt T
Psychosomatics ;54(2):158-64

Sickness absence due to otoaudiological diagnoses; a descriptive nationwide study.
Friberg E, Rosenhall U, Alexanderson K
BMC Public Health 2013 Jul;13():635

Guest editors’ introduction: Capturing change – Approaching gender relations in working life. Gonäs L, Sandlund E. Economic and Industrial Democracy 2013; 34(3): 471-82

Problems experienced by gynecologists/obstetricians in sickness certification consultations.
Gustavsson C, Kjeldgård L, Bränström R, Lindholm C, Ljungquist T, Nilsson G, et al
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2013 Sep;92(9):1007-16

Does social isolation and low societal participation predict disability pension? A population based study.
Gustafsson K, Aronsson G, Marklund S, Wikman A, Floderus B
PLoS ONE 2013 ;8(11):e80655

Psychological factors are related to return to work among long-term sickness absentees who have undergone a multidisciplinary medical assessment.
Gustafsson K, Lundh G, Svedberg P, Linder J, Alexanderson K, Marklund S
J Rehabil Med 2013 Feb;45(2):186-91

Incidence of myocardial infarction in Swedish chimney sweeps 1991-2005: a prospective cohort study.
Gustavsson P, Jansson C, Hogstedt C
Occup Environ Med 2013 Jul;70(7):505-7

Self-assessed mental health problems and work capacity as determinants of return to work: a prospective general population-based study of individuals with all-cause sickness absence.
Hensing G, Bertilsson M, Ahlborg G, Waern M, Vaez M
BMC Psychiatry 2013 Oct;13():259

Cancer incidence in a cohort of Swedish chimney sweeps, 1958-2006.
Hogstedt C, Jansson C, Hugosson M, Tinnerberg H, Gustavsson P
Am J Public Health 2013 Sep;103(9):1708-14

Career patterns for IT engineering graduates. Holth, L, Almasri A, Gonäs L. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 2013; 34(3): 519-535. DOI: 10.1177/0143831X13492832

Lack of adjustment latitude at work as a trigger of taking sick leave-a Swedish case-crossover study.
Hultin H, Hallqvist J, Alexanderson K, Johansson G, Lindholm C, Lundberg I, et al
PLoS ONE 2013 ;8(4):e61830

Predictors of suicidal behaviour in 36,304 individuals sickness absent due to stress-related mental disorders -- a Swedish register linkage cohort study.
Ishtiak-Ahmed K, Perski A, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
BMC Public Health 2013 May;13():492

Stress as a trigger for relapses in IBD: A case-crossover study. Jaghult S, Saboonchi F, Moller J, Johansson U-B, Wredling R, Kapraali M. Gastroenterology Research 2013; 6(1):10-16.

Sickness absence due to musculoskeletal diagnoses and risk of diagnosis-specific disability pension: a nationwide Swedish prospective cohort study.
Jansson C, Alexanderson K
Pain 2013 Jun;154(6):933-41

Clinically diagnosed insomnia and risk of all-cause and diagnosis-specific sickness absence: a nationwide Swedish prospective cohort study.
Jansson C, Alexanderson K, Kecklund G, Åkerstedt T
Scand J Public Health 2013 Nov;41(7):712-21

Clinically diagnosed insomnia and risk of all-cause and diagnosis-specific disability pension: A nationwide cohort study. Jansson C, Alexanderson K, Kecklund G, Åkerstedt T. Sleep Disorders 2013; Article ID 209832, doi:10.1155/2013/209832.

Sickness absence due to gastroesophageal reflux diagnoses: a nationwide Swedish population-based study.
Jansson C, Wiberg M, Alexanderson K
Scand. J. Gastroenterol. 2013 Jan;48(1):17-26

Diagnosis-specific disability pension predicts suicidal behaviour and mortality in young adults: a nationwide prospective cohort study.
Jonsson U, Alexanderson K, Kjeldgård L, Westerlund H, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
BMJ Open 2013 ;3(2):

Health care management of sickness certification tasks: results from two surveys to physicians.
Lindholm C, von Knorring M, Arrelöv B, Nilsson G, Hinas E, Alexanderson K
BMC Res Notes 2013 May;6():207

Sickness certification of patients--a work environment problem among physicians?
Ljungquist T, Hinas E, Arrelöv B, Lindholm C, Wilteus A, Nilsson G, et al
Occup Med (Lond) 2013 Jan;63(1):23-9

Associations between prognosed future work capacity among long-term sickness absentees and their actual work incapacity two years later.
Lundh G, Gustafsson K, Linder J, Svedberg P, Alexanderson K, Marklund S
Work 2014 ;49(2):245-55

Duelling with doctors, restoring honour and avoiding shame? A cross-sectional study of sick-listed patients' experiences of negative healthcare encounters with special reference to feeling wronged and shame.
Lynøe N, Wessel M, Olsson D, Alexanderson K, Tännsjö T, Juth N
J Med Ethics 2013 Oct;39(10):654-7

Pain and fatigue in adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Association with body awareness, demographic, disease-related, emotional and psychosocial factors. Lööf H, Johansson U-B, Welin Henriksson E, Lindblad S, Saboonchi F. Open Journal of Nursing 2013, 3:293-300

Gene-environment correlation underlying the association between parental negativity and adolescent externalizing problems.
Marceau K, Horwitz B, Narusyte J, Ganiban J, Spotts E, Reiss D, et al
Child Dev ;84(6):2031-46

Impact of innovations in national public health markets in Europe.
McCarthy M, Alexanderson K, Voss M, Conceição C, Grimaud O, Narkauskaité L, et al
Eur J Public Health 2013 Nov;23 Suppl 2():25-9

Determinants in adolescence for adult sickness absence in women and men: a 26-year follow-up of a prospective population based cohort (Northern Swedish cohort).
Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Hensing G, Westerlund H, Backheden M, Hammarström A
BMC Public Health 2013 Jan;13():75

Health-related quality of life and symptoms in patients with experiences of health problems related to dental restorative materials.
Naimi-Akbar A, Svedberg P, Alexanderson K, Carlstedt-Duke B, Ekstrand J, Englund G
Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2013 Apr;41(2):163-72

Women's reflections and actions regarding working after breast cancer surgery - a focus group study.
Nilsson M, Olsson M, Wennman-Larsen A, Petersson L, Alexanderson K
Psychooncology 2013 Jul;22(7):1639-44

Adjustment and social support at work early after breast cancer surgery and its associations with sickness absence.
Nilsson M, Petersson L, Wennman-Larsen A, Olsson M, Vaez M, Alexanderson K
Psychooncology 2013 Dec;22(12):2755-62

Civil society engagement in innovation and research through the European Public Health Association.
Zeegers Paget D, Barnhoorn F, McCarthy M, Alexanderson K, Conceição C, Devillé W, et al
Eur J Public Health 2013 Nov;23 Suppl 2():12-8

How do women value work shortly after breast cancer surgery and are their valuations associated with being on sick leave?
Petersson L, Nilsson M, Alexanderson K, Olsson M, Wennman-Larsen A
J Occup Rehabil 2013 Sep;23(3):391-9

Part-time work or social benefits as predictors for disability pension: a prospective study of Swedish twins.
Ropponen A, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P
Int J Behav Med 2014 Apr;21(2):329-36

Persistent smoking as a predictor of disability pension due to musculoskeletal diagnoses: a 23 year prospective study of Finnish twins.
Ropponen A, Korhonen T, Svedberg P, Koskenvuo M, Silventoinen K, Kaprio J
Prev Med 2013 Dec;57(6):889-93

Register-based data of psychosocial working conditions and occupational groups as predictors of disability pension due to musculoskeletal diagnoses: a prospective cohort study of 24,543 Swedish twins.
Ropponen A, Samuelsson , Alexanderson K, Svedberg P
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2013 Sep;14():268

Sleep patterns as predictors for disability pension due to low back diagnoses: a 23-year longitudinal study of Finnish twins.
Ropponen A, Silventoinen K, Hublin C, Svedberg P, Koskenvuo M, Kaprio J
Sleep 2013 Jun;36(6):891-7

Examination of the construct validity of the Swedish version of Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in breast cancer patients.
Saboonchi F, Wennman-Larsen A, Alexanderson K, Petersson L
Qual Life Res 2013 Dec;22(10):2849-56

A prospective cohort study of disability pension due to mental diagnoses: the importance of health factors and behaviors.
Samuelsson , Ropponen A, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P
BMC Public Health 2013 Jul;13():621

Associations between scores of psychosomatic health symptoms and health-related quality of life in children and adolescents.
Svedberg P, Eriksson M, Boman E
Health Qual Life Outcomes 2013 Oct;11():176

High prevalence of sickness absence and disability pension among multiple sclerosis patients: a nationwide population-based study.
Tinghög P, Hillert J, Kjeldgård L, Wiberg M, Glaser A, Alexanderson K
Mult. Scler. 2013 Dec;19(14):1923-30

Work-related violence and its association with self-rated general health among public sector employees in Sweden.
Vaez M, Josephson M, Vingård E, Voss M
Work 2014 ;49(1):163-71

Dietary, anthropometric, and lifestyle correlates of serum carotenoids in postmenopausal women.
Wawrzyniak A, Hamułka J, Friberg E, Wolk A
Eur J Nutr 2013 Dec;52(8):1919-26

Sickness absence in relation to breast and arm symptoms shortly after breast cancer surgery.
Wennman-Larsen A, Alexanderson K, Olsson M, Nilsson M, Petersson L
Breast 2013 Oct;22(5):767-72

Arm morbidity and sick leave among working women shortly after breast cancer surgery.
Wennman-Larsen A, Olsson M, Alexanderson K, Nilsson M, Petersson L
Eur J Oncol Nurs 2013 Feb;17(1):101-6

When do patients feel wronged? Empirical study of sick-listed patients' experiences with healthcare encounters.
Wessel M, Helgesson G, Olsson D, Juth N, Alexanderson K, Lynöe N
Eur J Public Health 2013 Apr;23(2):230-5

Tracking uptake of innovations from the European Union Public Health Programme.
Voss M, Alexanderson K, McCarthy M
Eur J Public Health 2013 Nov;23 Suppl 2():19-24

Scientific articles 2012

Challenging evidence-based decision-making: a hypothetical case study about return to work.
Aas R, Alexanderson K
Occup Ther Int 2012 Mar;19(1):28-44

Diagnosis-specific sick leave as a long-term predictor of disability pension: a 13-year follow-up of the GAZEL cohort study.
Alexanderson K, Kivimäki M, Ferrie J, Westerlund H, Vahtera J, Singh-Manoux A, et al
J Epidemiol Community Health 2012 Feb;66(2):155-9

Is gender policy related to the gender gap in external cause and circulatory disease mortality? A mixed effects model of 22 OECD countries 1973-2008.
Backhans M, Burström B, de Leon A, Marklund S
BMC Public Health 2012 Nov;12():969

Quality of medical care and excess mortality in psychiatric patients--a nationwide register-based study in Sweden.
Björkenstam E, Ljung R, Burström B, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Hallqvist J, Weitoft G
BMJ Open 2012 ;2():e000778

Genetic susceptibility to burnout in a Swedish twin cohort.
Blom V, Bergström G, Hallsten L, Bodin L, Svedberg P
Eur. J. Epidemiol. 2012 Mar;27(3):225-31

Self-reported treatment, workplace-oriented rehabilitation, change of occupation and subsequent sickness absence and disability pension among employees long-term sick-listed for psychiatric disorders: a prospective cohort study.
Bryngelson A, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Jensen I, Lundberg U, Asberg M, Nygren A
BMJ Open 2012 ;2(6):

A randomized study of the effects of mindfulness training on psychological well-being and symptoms of stress in patients treated for cancer at 6-month follow-up.
Bränström R, Kvillemo P, Moskowitz J
Int J Behav Med 2012 Dec;19(4):535-42

Prevalence of pathological internet use among adolescents in Europe: demographic and social factors.
Durkee T, Kaess M, Carli V, Parzer P, Wasserman C, Floderus B, et al
Addiction 2012 Dec;107(12):2210-22

Disability pension among young women in Sweden, with special emphasis on family structure: a dynamic cohort study.
Floderus B, Hagman M, Aronsson G, Gustafsson K, Marklund S, Wikman A
BMJ Open 2012 ;2(3):

Medically certified sickness absence with insurance benefits in women with and without children.
Floderus B, Hagman M, Aronsson G, Marklund S, Wikman A
Eur J Public Health 2012 Feb;22(1):85-92

Sickness absence due to otoaudiological diagnoses and risk of disability pension: a nationwide Swedish prospective cohort study.
Friberg E, Jansson C, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Rosenhall U, Alexanderson K
PLoS ONE 2012 ;7(1):e29966

Hearing difficulties, ear-related diagnoses and sickness absence or disability pension--a systematic literature review.
Friberg E, Gustafsson K, Alexanderson K
BMC Public Health 2012 Sep;12():772

Long-term dietary heme iron and red meat intake in relation to endometrial cancer risk.
Genkinger J, Friberg E, Goldbohm R, Wolk A
Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2012 Oct;96(4):848-54

Low workload as a trigger of sick leave: results from a Swedish case-crossover study.
Hultin H, Möller J, Alexanderson K, Johansson G, Lindholm C, Lundberg I, et al
J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2012 Feb;54(2):202-9

Sickness absence because of musculoskeletal diagnoses and risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality: a nationwide Swedish cohort study.
Jansson C, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Alexanderson K
Pain 2012 May;153(5):998-1005

Mortality among Swedish chimney sweeps (1952-2006): an extended cohort study.
Jansson C, Alderling M, Hogstedt C, Gustavsson P
Occup Environ Med 2012 Jan;69(1):41-7

Sickness presenteeism is more than an alternative to sickness absence: results from the population-based SLOSH study.
Leineweber C, Westerlund H, Hagberg J, Svedberg P, Alexanderson K
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2012 Nov;85(8):905-14

A population-based study of gastroesophageal reflux disease and sleep problems in elderly twins.
Lindam A, Jansson C, Nordenstedt H, Pedersen N, Lagergren J
PLoS ONE 2012 ;7(10):e48602

Strategies used to handle stress by academic physicians at a university hospital.
Lindfors S, Boman J, Alexanderson K
Work 2012 ;43(2):183-93

Twelve tips for conducting a postgraduate course on study design and study protocol writing for the medical profession.
Ljung R, Jansson C, Nordenstedt H, Martin L, Lagergren P, Lagergren J
Med Teach 2012 ;34(1):25-9

Physicians who experience sickness certification as a work environmental problem: where do they work and what specific problems do they have? A nationwide survey in Sweden.
Ljungquist T, Arrelöv B, Lindholm C, Wilteus A, Nilsson G, Alexanderson K
BMJ Open 2012 ;2(2):e000704

Sickness absence due to specific mental diagnoses and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: a cohort study of 4.9 million inhabitants of Sweden.
Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Kjeldgård L, Runeson B, Perski A, Melchior M, Head J, et al
PLoS ONE 2012 ;7(9):e45788

A life-course study on effects of parental markers of morbidity and mortality on offspring's suicide attempt.
Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Rasmussen F, Lange T
PLoS ONE 2012 ;7(12):e51585

Reliance on social security benefits by Swedish patients with ill-health attributed to dental fillings: a register-based cohort study.
Naimi-Akbar A, Svedberg P, Alexanderson K, Ekstrand J, Sandborgh-Englund G
BMC Public Health 2012 Aug;12():713

Exposure to parental mortality and markers of morbidity, and the risks of attempted and completed suicide in offspring: an analysis of sensitive life periods.
Niederkrotenthaler T, Floderus B, Alexanderson K, Rasmussen F, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
J Epidemiol Community Health 2012 Mar;66(3):233-9

Perinatal conditions and parental age at birth as risk markers for subsequent suicide attempt and suicide: a population based case-control study.
Niederkrotenthaler T, Rasmussen F, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
Eur. J. Epidemiol. 2012 Sep;27(9):729-38

Predictors of suicide and suicide attempt in subway stations: a population-based ecological study.
Niederkrotenthaler T, Sonneck G, Dervic K, Nader I, Voracek M, Kapusta N, et al
J Urban Health 2012 Apr;89(2):339-53

Psychiatrists' work with sickness certification: frequency, experiences and severity of the certification tasks in a national survey in Sweden.
Nilsson G, Arrelöv B, Lindholm C, Ljungquist T, Kjeldgård L, Alexanderson K
BMC Health Serv Res 2012 Oct;12():362

Women's reflections and actions regarding working after breast cancer surgery - a focus group study.
Nilsson M, Olsson M, Wennman-Larsen A, Petersson L, Alexanderson K
Psychooncology 2013 Jul;22(7):1639-44

Personality traits and life dissatisfaction as risk factors for disability pension due to low back diagnoses: a 30-year longitudinal cohort study of Finnish twins.
Ropponen A, Svedberg P, Huunan-Seppälä A, Koskenvuo K, Koskenvuo M, Alexanderson K, et al
J Psychosom Res 2012 Oct;73(4):289-94

Effects of work and lifestyle on risk for future disability pension due to low back diagnoses: a 30-year prospective study of Finnish twins.
Ropponen A, Silventoinen K, Svedberg P, Alexanderson K, Huunan-Seppälä A, Koskenvuo K, et al
J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2012 Nov;54(11):1330-6

Disability pension among Swedish twins--prevalence over 16 years and associations with sociodemographic factors in 1992.
Samuelsson , Ropponen A, Alexanderson K, Lichtenstein P, Svedberg P
J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2012 Jan;54(1):10-6

Types of employment and their associations with work characteristics and health in Swedish women and men.
Samuelsson , Houkes I, Verdonk P, Hammarström A
Scand J Public Health 2012 Mar;40(2):183-90

Incidence of disability pension and associations with socio-demographic factors in a Swedish twin cohort.
Samuelsson , Alexanderson K, Ropponen A, Lichtenstein P, Svedberg P
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2012 Dec;47(12):1999-2009

Associations between sickness absence and harassment, threats, violence, or discrimination: a cross-sectional study of the Swedish Police.
Svedberg P, Alexanderson K
Work 2012 ;42(1):83-92

Genetic susceptibility to sickness absence is similar among women and men: findings from a Swedish twin cohort.
Svedberg P, Ropponen A, Alexanderson K, Lichtenstein P, Narusyte J
Twin Res Hum Genet 2012 Oct;15(5):642-8

Sickness presenteeism predicts suboptimal self-rated health and sickness absence: a nationally representative study of the Swedish working population.
Taloyan M, Aronsson G, Leineweber C, Magnusson Hanson L, Alexanderson K, Westerlund H
PLoS ONE 2012 ;7(9):e44721

Sickness absence following coronary revascularisation. A national study of women and men of working age in Sweden 1994-2006.
Voss M, Ivert T, Pehrsson K, Hammar N, Alexanderson K, Nilsson T, et al
PLoS ONE 2012 ;7(7):e40952

Arm morbidity and sick leave among working women shortly after breast cancer surgery.
Wennman-Larsen A, Olsson M, Alexanderson K, Nilsson M, Petersson L
Eur J Oncol Nurs 2013 Feb;17(1):101-6

Self-reported hearing difficulties, main income sources, and socio-economic status; a cross-sectional population-based study in Sweden.
Pierre P, Fridberger A, Wikman A, Alexanderson K
BMC Public Health 2012 Oct;12():874

Activities and sources of income after a period of long-term sick leave--a population-based prospective cohort study.
Wikman A, Wiberg M, Marklund S, Alexanderson K
BMC Public Health 2012 Sep;12():745

General practitioners' experiences with sickness certification: a comparison of survey data from Sweden and Norway.
Winde L, Alexanderson K, Carlsen B, Kjeldgård L, Wilteus A, Gjesdal S
BMC Fam Pract 2012 Mar;13():10

Scientific articles 2011

Workplace interventions for neck pain in workers.
Aas R, Tuntland H, Holte K, Røe C, Lund T, Marklund S, et al
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011 Apr;(4):CD008160

Sickness presence, sickness absence and self-reported health and symptoms. Aronsson G, Gustafsson K, Mellner C. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 2011;4(3):228-243.

Gender policy developments and policy regimes in 22 OECD countries, 1979-2008.
Backhans M, Burström B, Marklund S
Int J Health Serv 2011 ;41(4):595-623

Changes in rates, methods and characteristics of suicide attempters over a 15-year period: comparison between Stockholm, Sweden, and Würzburg, Germany.
Bogdanovica I, Jiang G, Löhr C, Schmidtke A, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2011 Nov;46(11):1103-14

Reduction in personnel and long-term sickness absence for psychiatric disorders among employees in Swedish county councils: an ecological population-based study.
Bryngelson A, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Fritzell J, Asberg M, Nygren A
J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2011 Jun;53(6):658-62

Self-reported depression in first-year nursing students in relation to socio-demographic and educational factors: a nationwide cross-sectional study in Sweden.
Christensson A, Vaez M, Dickman P, Runeson B
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2011 Apr;46(4):299-310

Physicians' messages in problematic sickness certification: a narrative analysis of case reports.
Engblom M, Alexanderson K, Rudebeck C
BMC Fam Pract 2011 Apr;12():18

Frequency and severity of problems that general practitioners experience regarding sickness certification.
Engblom M, Nilsson G, Arrelöv B, Löfgren A, Skånér Y, Lindholm C, et al
Scand J Prim Health Care 2011 Dec;29(4):227-33

Differences in the association between sickness absence and long-term sub-optimal health by occupational position: a 14-year follow-up in the GAZEL cohort.
Ferrie J, Kivimäki M, Westerlund H, Head J, Melchior M, Singh-Manoux A, et al
Occup Environ Med 2011 Oct;68(10):729-33

Sucrose, high-sugar foods, and risk of endometrial cancer--a population-based cohort study.
Friberg E, Wallin A, Wolk A
Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Sep;20(9):1831-7

Consequences of sickness presence and sickness absence on health and work ability: a Swedish prospective cohort study.
Gustafsson K, Marklund S
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2011 Jun;24(2):153-65

Future risk for disability pension among people with sickness absence due to otoaudiological diagnoses: a population-based cohort study with a 12-year follow-up.
Gustafsson K, Backenroth-Ohsako G, Rosenhall U, Ternevall-Kjerulf E, Ulfendahl M, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2011 Jul;39(5):501-7

Disability, sickness, and unemployment benefits among long-term sickness absentees five years before, during, and after a multidisciplinary medical assessment.
Gustafsson K, Lundh G, Svedberg P, Linder J, Alexanderson K, Marklund S
J Multidiscip Healthc 2011 Mar;4():25-31

Job burnout and job wornout as risk factors for long-term sickness absence.
Hallsten L, Voss M, Stark S, Josephson M
Work 2011 ;38(2):181-92

Work-related psychosocial events as triggers of sick leave--results from a Swedish case-crossover study.
Hultin H, Hallqvist J, Alexanderson K, Johansson G, Lindholm C, Lundberg I, et al
BMC Public Health 2011 Mar;11():175

The attribution of work environment in explaining gender differences in long-term sickness absence: results from the prospective DREAM study.
Labriola M, Holte K, Christensen K, Feveile H, Alexanderson K, Lund T
Occup Environ Med 2011 Sep;68(9):703-5

Motor vehicle exposure and risk of oesophageal adenocarcinoma.
Lagergren J, Jansson C, Lu Y
Eur. J. Cancer 2011 Jul;47(10):1446-9

Sickness presenteeism among Swedish police officers.
Leineweber C, Westerlund H, Hagberg J, Svedberg P, Luokkala M, Alexanderson K
J Occup Rehabil 2011 Mar;21(1):17-22

Trends in long-term sickness absence in Sweden 1992–2008: the role of economic conditions, legislation, demography, work environment and alcohol consumption. Lidwall U, Marklund S.International Journal of Social Welfare. 2011;2(20):167-79. 

Respectful encounters and return to work: empirical study of long-term sick-listed patients' experiences of Swedish healthcare.
Lynöe N, Wessel M, Olsson D, Alexanderson K, Helgesson G
BMJ Open 2011 Jan;1(2):e000246

How physicians have learned to handle sickness-certification cases.
Löfgren A, Silén C, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2011 May;39(3):245-54

What physicians want to learn about sickness certification: analyses of questionnaire data from 4019 physicians.
Löfgren A, Hagberg J, Alexanderson K
BMC Public Health 2010 Feb;10():61

Mental disorders affect older persons in Sweden--a register-based study.
Martinsson G, Wiklund-Gustin L, Fagerberg I, Lindholm C
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2011 Mar;26(3):277-83

Being altruistically egoistic-Nursing aides' experiences of caring for older persons with mental disorders.
Martinsson G, Wiklund-Gustin L, Lindholm C, Fagerberg I
Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being 2011 ;6(4):

Genetic liability to disability pension in women and men: a prospective population-based twin study.
Narusyte J, Ropponen A, Silventoinen K, Alexanderson K, Kaprio J, Samuelsson , et al
PLoS ONE 2011 ;6(8):e23143

Return to work after breast cancer: women's experiences of encounters with different stakeholders.
Nilsson M, Olsson M, Wennman-Larsen A, Petersson L, Alexanderson K
Eur J Oncol Nurs 2011 Jul;15(3):267-74

Work situation and sickness absence in the initial period after breast cancer surgery.
Petersson L, Wennman-Larsen A, Nilsson M, Olsson M, Alexanderson K
Acta Oncol 2011 Feb;50(2):282-8

Health-related and sociodemographic risk factors for disability pension due to low back disorders: a 30-year prospective Finnish Twin Cohort Study.
Pietikäinen S, Silventoinen K, Svedberg P, Alexanderson K, Huunan-Seppälä A, Koskenvuo K, et al
J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2011 May;53(5):488-96

Health-related risk factors for disability pensions due to musculoskeletal diagnoses: a 30-year Finnish twin cohort study.
Ropponen A, Silventoinen K, Svedberg P, Alexanderson K, Koskenvuo K, Huunan-Seppälä A, et al
Scand J Public Health 2011 Dec;39(8):839-48

Stability and change in health behaviours as predictors for disability pension: a prospective cohort study of Swedish twins.
Ropponen A, Narusyte J, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P
BMC Public Health 2011 Aug;11():678

Use and usefulness of guidelines for sickness certification: results from a national survey of all general practitioners in Sweden.
Skånér Y, Nilsson G, Arrelöv B, Lindholm C, Hinas E, Wilteus A, et al
BMJ Open 2011 ;1(2):e000303

Do the planned changes to European data protection threaten or facilitate important health research?
Stenbeck M, Allebeck P
Eur J Public Health 2011 Dec;21(6):682-3

Census study of fatal car-to-car intersection crashes in Sweden involving modern vehicles.
Sunnevång C, Boström O, Lie A, Stigson H
Traffic Inj Prev 2011 Aug;12(4):333-8

Negative encounters with social insurance officers: experiences of women and men on long-term sick leave. Upmark M, Hagberg J, Alexanderson K. International Journal of Social Welfare, 2011:20(3)309-317.

Scientific articles 2010

Change in depressive symptoms over higher education and professional establishment - a longitudinal investigation in a national cohort of Swedish nursing students.
Christensson A, Runeson B, Dickman P, Vaez M
BMC Public Health 2010 Jun;10():343

Exploring activity limitations and sick leave among patients with spinal pain participating in multidisciplinary rehabilitation.
Elfving B, Asell M, Lüning Bergsten C, Alexanderson K
Disabil Rehabil 2010 ;32(4):292-9

When physicians get stuck in sick-listing consultations: a qualitative study of categories of sick-listing dilemmas.
Engblom M, Alexanderson K, Englund L, Norrmén G, Rudebeck C
Work 2010 ;35(2):137-42

Methods for analysing individual changes in sick-leave diagnoses over time.
Hagberg J, Vaez M, Alexanderson K
Work 2010 ;36(3):283-93

Low level of adjustment latitude--a risk factor for sickness absence.
Hultin H, Hallqvist J, Alexanderson K, Johansson G, Lindholm C, Lundberg I, et al
Eur J Public Health 2010 Dec;20(6):682-8

Work-family interference and long-term sickness absence: a longitudinal cohort study.
Lidwall U, Marklund S, Voss M
Eur J Public Health 2010 Dec;20(6):676-81

Sickness-certification practice in different clinical settings; a survey of all physicians in a country.
Lindholm C, Arrelöv B, Nilsson G, Löfgren A, Hinas E, Skånér Y, et al
BMC Public Health 2010 Dec;10():752

Does sickness absence due to psychiatric disorder predict cause-specific mortality? A 16-year follow-up of the GAZEL occupational cohort study.
Melchior M, Ferrie J, Alexanderson K, Goldberg M, Kivimaki M, Singh-Manoux A, et al
Am. J. Epidemiol. 2010 Sep;172(6):700-7

Sickness absence, social relations, and self-esteem: a qualitative study of the importance of relationships with family, workmates, and friends among persons initially long-term sickness absent due to back diagnoses.
Svensson T, Müssener U, Alexanderson K
Work 2010 ;37(2):187-97

Experiences of professionals participating in inter-organisational cooperation aimed at promoting clients' return to work.
Söderberg E, Vimarlund V, Alexanderson K
Work 2010 ;35(2):143-51

Does multidisciplinary assessment of long-term sickness absentees result in modification of sick-listing diagnoses?
Svedberg P, Salmi P, Hagberg J, Lundh G, Linder J, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2010 Aug;38(6):657-63

Are self-report of disability pension and long-term sickness absence accurate? Comparisons of self-reported interview data with national register data in a Swedish twin cohort.
Svedberg P, Ropponen A, Lichtenstein P, Alexanderson K
BMC Public Health 2010 Dec;10():763

All-cause and diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a predictor of sustained suboptimal health: a 14-year follow-up in the GAZEL cohort.
Vahtera J, Westerlund H, Ferrie J, Head J, Melchior M, Singh-Manoux A, et al
J Epidemiol Community Health 2010 Apr;64(4):311-7

Managers' perceptions of the manager role in relation to physicians: a qualitative interview study of the top managers in Swedish healthcare.
von Knorring M, de Rijk A, Alexanderson K
BMC Health Serv Res 2010 Sep;10():271

Mental health in significant others of patients dying from lung cancer.
Ostlund U, Wennman-Larsen A, Persson C, Gustavsson P, Wengström Y
Psychooncology 2010 Jan;19(1):29-37

Scientific articles 2009

Risk of suicide among operated and non-operated patients hospitalised for peptic ulcers.
Bahmanyar S, Sparén P, Rutz E, Hultman C
J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Dec;63(12):1016-21

Sickness presenteeism today, sickness absenteeism tomorrow? A prospective study on sickness presenteeism and future sickness absenteeism.
Bergström G, Bodin L, Hagberg J, Aronsson G, Josephson M
J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2009 Jun;51(6):629-38

Does sickness presenteeism have an impact on future general health?
Bergström G, Bodin L, Hagberg J, Lindh T, Aronsson G, Josephson M
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2009 Nov;82(10):1179-90

Gender differences in work modifications and changed job characteristics during the return-to-work process: a prospective cohort study.
De Rijk A, Nijhuis F, Alexanderson K
J Occup Rehabil 2009 Jun;19(2):185-93

A behavioral approach to RTW after sickness absence: the development of instruments for the assessment of motivational determinants, motivation and key actors' attitudes.
De Rijk A, Janssen N, Van Lierop B, Alexanderson K, Nijhuis F
Work 2009 ;33(3):273-85

What factors predict full or partial return to work among sickness absentees with spinal pain participating in rehabilitation?
Elfving B, Asell M, Ropponen A, Alexanderson K
Disabil Rehabil 2009 ;31(16):1318-27

Characteristics of sick-listing cases that physicians consider problematic--analyses of written case reports.
Engblom M, Alexanderson K, Rudebeck C
Scand J Prim Health Care 2009 ;27(4):250-5

Diagnosis-specific sickness absence and all-cause mortality in the GAZEL study.
Ferrie J, Vahtera J, Kivimäki M, Westerlund H, Melchior M, Alexanderson K, et al
J Epidemiol Community Health 2009 Jan;63(1):50-5

Changes in sick-leave diagnoses over eleven years in a cohort of young adults initially sick-listed due to low back, neck, or shoulder diagnoses.
Festin K, Alexanderson K
J Rehabil Med 2009 May;41(6):423-8

Work status, work hours and health in women with and without children.
Floderus B, Hagman M, Aronsson G, Marklund S, Wikman A
Occup Environ Med 2009 Oct;66(10):704-10

Issuing sickness certificates: a difficult task for physicians: a qualitative analysis of written statements in a Swedish survey.
Gerner U, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2009 Jan;37(1):57-63

Sickness absence with musculoskeletal or mental diagnoses, transition into disability pension and all-cause mortality: a 9-year prospective cohort study.
Gjesdal S, Haug K, Ringdal P, Maeland J, Hagberg J, Røraas T, et al
Scand J Public Health 2009 Jun;37(4):387-94

Mortality among disability pensioners in Norway and Sweden 1990--96: comparative prospective cohort study.
Gjesdal S, Svedberg P, Hagberg J, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2009 Mar;37(2):168-75

Cost effectiveness of two rehabilitation programmes for neck and back pain patients: A seven year follow-up.
Jensen I, Busch H, Bodin L, Hagberg J, Nygren A, Bergström G
Pain 2009 Apr;142(3):202-8

Predictors of return to work ten months after primary breast cancer surgery.
Johnsson A, Fornander T, Rutqvist L, Vaez M, Alexanderson K, Olsson M
Acta Oncol 2009 ;48(1):93-8

Sickness absence among women and men in the police: a systematic literature review.
Körlin J, Alexanderson K, Svedberg P
Scand J Public Health 2009 May;37(3):310-9

Recent time trends in levels of self-reported anxiety, mental health service use and suicidal behaviour in Stockholm.
Kosidou K, Magnusson C, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Hallqvist J, Hellner Gumpert C, Idrizbegovic S, et al
Acta Psychiatr Scand 2010 Jul;122(1):47-55

Long-term sickness absence: changes in risk factors and the population at risk.
Lidwall U, Bergendorff S, Voss M, Marklund S
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2009 ;22(2):157-68

Stress factors affecting academic physicians at a university hospital.
Lindfors S, Eintrei C, Alexanderson K
Work 2009 ;34(3):305-13

Does a change in psychosocial work factors lead to a change in employee health?
Lohela M, Björklund C, Vingård E, Hagberg J, Jensen I
J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2009 Feb;51(2):195-203

Differences in sickness absence in Sweden and Denmark: the cross national HAKNAK study.
Lund T, Christensen K, Vaez M, Labriola M, Josephson M, Villadsen E, et al
Eur J Public Health 2009 Jun;19(3):343-9

Using sickness absence records to predict future depression in a working population: prospective findings from the GAZEL cohort.
Melchior M, Ferrie J, Alexanderson K, Goldberg M, Kivimaki M, Singh-Manoux A, et al
Am J Public Health 2009 Aug;99(8):1417-22

Economic aspects of the detection of occlusal dentine caries.
Norlund A, Axelsson S, Dahlen G, Espelid I, Mejare I, Tranaeus S, et al
Acta Odontol. Scand. 2009 ;67(1):38-43

Multidisciplinary interventions: review of studies of return to work after rehabilitation for low back pain.
Norlund A, Ropponen A, Alexanderson K
J Rehabil Med 2009 Feb;41(3):115-21

A narrative insight into disability pensioners' work experiences in highly gender-segregated occupations.
Reinholdt S, Alexanderson K
Work 2009 ;34(3):251-61

Health-selection mechanisms in the pathway towards a disability pension.
Reinholdt S, Upmark M, Alexanderson K
Work 2010 ;37(1):41-51

Injury incidence, healthcare consumption and avenues for prevention: a household survey on injury in rural Twiserkan, Iran.
Rezapur-Shahkolai F, Naghavi M, Vaez M, Shokouhi M, Laflamme L
Public Health 2009 May;123(5):384-9

Multidisciplinary investigations recognize high prevalence of co-morbidity of psychiatric and somatic diagnoses in long-term sickness absentees.
Salmi P, Svedberg P, Hagberg J, Lundh G, Linder J, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2009 Jan;37(1):35-42

Outcome of multidisciplinary investigations of long-term sickness absentees.
Salmi P, Svedberg P, Hagberg J, Lundh G, Linder J, Alexanderson K
Disabil Rehabil 2009 ;31(2):131-7

Self-reported health among employees in relation to sex segregation at work sites.
Svedberg P, Bildt C, Lindelöw M, Alexanderson K
J Occup Health 2009 ;51(3):223-31

Genetic and environmental mediation of the associations between self-rated health and cognitive abilities.
Svedberg P, Gatz M, Pedersen N
Exp Aging Res ;35(2):178-201

Prevention of depression and suicide in Primary Health Care settings: a systematic review of the evidence. Söderqvist S K, Mittendorfer-Rutz E. Suicidologi 2009, 14 (1) 9-15

The panorama of future sick-leave diagnoses among young adults initially long-term sickness absent due to neck, shoulder or back diagnoses. An 11-year prospective cohort study. Vaez M, Hagberg J, Alexanderson K. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2009:10:84 

A physical fitness programme during paid working hours - impact on health and work ability among women working in the social service sector: a three year follow up study.
Vingård E, Blomkvist V, Rosenblad A, Lindberg P, Voss M, Alfredsson L, et al
Work 2009 ;34(3):339-44

Scientific articles 2008

Organizational impact on psychosocial working conditions. Bolin M, Marklund S, Bliese P. Work 2008; Vol 30:451-459.

Gender differences in return to work patterns among sickness absentees and their associations with health: a prospective cohort study in The Netherlands.
De Rijk A, Janssen N, Alexanderson K, Nijhuis F
Int J Rehabil Res 2008 Dec;31(4):327-36

Perceived physical strain in paid and unpaid work and the work-home interface: the associations with musculoskeletal pain and fatigue among public employees.
Fjell Y, Alexanderson K, Nordenmark M, Bildt C
Women Health 2008 ;47(1):21-44

Health promoting factors in public workplaces. Fjell Y, Alexanderson, K, Bildt. Italian Journal of Public Health 2008; 5(1): 34-44.

Self-reported health in mothers: the impact of age, and socioeconomic conditions.
Floderus B, Hagman M, Aronsson G, Marklund S, Wikman A
Women Health 2008 ;47(2):63-86

Role of diagnoses and socioeconomic status in mortality among disability pensioners in Norway--a population-based cohort study.
Gjesdal S, Maeland J, Svedberg P, Hagberg J, Alexanderson K
Scand J Work Environ Health 2008 Dec;34(6):479-82

Mortality after long-term sickness absence: prospective cohort study.
Gjesdal S, Ringdal P, Haug K, Maeland J, Vollset S, Alexanderson K
Eur J Public Health 2008 Oct;18(5):517-21

Diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a predictor of mortality: the Whitehall II prospective cohort study.
Head J, Ferrie J, Alexanderson K, Westerlund H, Vahtera J, Kivimäki M, et al
BMJ 2008 Oct;337():a1469

Health-related quality of life and distress in cancer patients: results from a large randomised study.
Johansson B, Brandberg Y, Hellbom M, Persson C, Petersson L, Berglund G, et al
Br. J. Cancer 2008 Dec;99(12):1975-83

Influence of self-reported work conditions and health on full, partial and no return to work after long-term sickness absence.
Josephson M, Heijbel B, Voss M, Alfredsson L, Vingård E
Scand J Work Environ Health 2008 Dec;34(6):430-7

The same factors influence job turnover and long spells of sick leave--a 3-year follow-up of Swedish nurses.
Josephson M, Lindberg P, Voss M, Alfredsson L, Vingård E
Eur J Public Health 2008 Aug;18(4):380-5

Health and disability pension--an intersection of disease, psychosocial stress and gender. Long term follow up of persons with impairment of the locomotor system.
Kaiser P, Mattsson B, Marklund S, Wimo A
Work 2008 ;31(2):209-19

Risk factors for disability pension in a population-based cohort of men and women on long-term sick leave in Sweden.
Karlsson N, Carstensen J, Gjesdal S, Alexanderson K
Eur J Public Health 2008 Jun;18(3):224-31

Income distribution and mortality in Sweden. Lindholm C, Fredlund P, Wamala S. Ital J Public Health 2008;5(4):304-309.

Can individual health differences be explained by workplace characteristics?--A multilevel analysis.
Marklund S, Bolin M, von Essen J
Soc Sci Med 2008 Feb;66(3):650-62

Positive experiences of encounters with healthcare and social insurance professionals among people on long-term sick leave.
Müssener U, Festin K, Upmark M, Alexanderson K
J Rehabil Med 2008 Nov;40(10):805-11

Encouraging encounters: sick-listed persons' experiences of interactions with rehabilitation professionals.
Müssener U, Svensson T, Söderberg E, Alexanderson K
Soc Work Health Care 2008 ;46(2):71-87

Aerobic fitness in patients at work despite recurrent low back pain: a cross-sectional study with healthy age- and gender-matched controls.
Rasmussen-Barr E, Lundqvist L, Nilsson-Wikmar L, Ljungquist T
J Rehabil Med 2008 May;40(5):359-65

Cost-analysis of school-based fluoride varnish and fluoride rinsing programs.
Sköld U, Petersson L, Birkhed D, Norlund A
Acta Odontol. Scand. 2008 Oct;66(5):286-92

Associations between strain in domestic work and self-rated health: a study of employed women in Sweden.
Staland-Nyman C, Alexanderson K, Hensing G
Scand J Public Health 2008 Jan;36(1):21-7

No evidence of sex differences in heritability of irritable bowel syndrome in Swedish twins.
Svedberg P, Johansson S, Wallander M, Pedersen N
Twin Res Hum Genet 2008 Apr;11(2):197-203

Barriers to good sickness certification -- an interview study with Swedish general practitioners.
Swartling M, Alexanderson K, Wahlstrom R
Scand J Public Health 2008 Jun;36(4):408-14

Experienced stress, psychological symptoms, self-rated health and academic achievement: a longitudinal study of Swedish university students. Vaez M, Laflamme L. Social Behaviour and Personality 2008;36 (2):183-196.

Problems in sickness certification of patients: a qualitative study on views of 26 physicians in Sweden.
von Knorring M, Sundberg L, Löfgren A, Alexanderson K
Scand J Prim Health Care 2008 ;26(1):22-8

The influence of household work and of having children on sickness absence among publicly employed women in Sweden.
Voss M, Josephson M, Stark S, Vaez M, Alexanderson K, Alfredsson L, et al
Scand J Public Health 2008 Aug;36(6):564-72

Comparisons of self-reported and register data on sickness absence among public employees in Sweden.
Voss M, Stark S, Alfredsson L, Vingård E, Josephson M
Occup Environ Med 2008 Jan;65(1):61-7

Work-related sleep disturbances and sickness absence in the Swedish working population, 1993-1999.
Westerlund H, Alexanderson K, Akerstedt T, Magnusson Hanson L, Theorell T, Kivimäki M
Sleep 2008 Aug;31(8):1169-77

Scientific articles 2007

Dealing with sickness certification - a survey of problems and strategies among general practitioners and orthopaedic surgeons.
Arrelöv B, Alexanderson K, Hagberg J, Löfgren A, Nilsson G, Ponzer S
BMC Public Health 2007 Oct;7():273

The relationship between perceived employability and subsequent health. Berntson E, Marklund S. Work & Stress 2007; 21(3): 279-92.

Sex-specific suicide mortality in the South African urban context: the role of age, race, and geographical location.
Burrows S, Vaez M, Laflamme L
Scand J Public Health 2007 ;35(2):133-9

Self-reported musculoskeletal pain and working conditions among employees in the Swedish public sector.
Fjell Y, Alexanderson K, Karlqvist L, Bildt C
Work 2007 ;28(1):33-46

Appraised leadership styles, psychosocial work factors, and musculoskeletal pain among public employees.
Fjell Y, Osterberg M, Alexanderson K, Karlqvist L, Bildt C
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2007 Oct;81(1):19-30

Role of diagnoses and socioeconomic status in mortality among disability pensioners in Norway--a population-based cohort study.
Gjesdal S, Maeland J, Svedberg P, Hagberg J, Alexanderson K
Scand J Work Environ Health 2008 Dec;34(6):479-82

Mortality in relation to disability pension: findings from a 12-year prospective population-based cohort study in Sweden.
Karlsson N, Carstensen J, Gjesdal S, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2007 ;35(4):341-7

Diagnosis-specific sick leave as a risk marker for disability pension in a Swedish population.
Kivimäki M, Ferrie J, Hagberg J, Head J, Westerlund H, Vahtera J, et al
J Epidemiol Community Health 2007 Oct;61(10):915-20

Car crash and injury among young drivers: contribution of social, circumstantial and car attributes.
Laflamme L, Vaez M
Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 2007 Mar;14(1):5-10

Frequency and nature of problems associated with sickness certification tasks: a cross-sectional questionnaire study of 5455 physicians.
Löfgren A, Hagberg J, Arrelöv B, Ponzer S, Alexanderson K
Scand J Prim Health Care 2007 Sep;25(3):178-85

Can individual health differences be explained by workplace characteristics?--A multilevel analysis.
Marklund S, Bolin M, von Essen J
Soc Sci Med 2008 Feb;66(3):650-62

Sick-listing as a psychosocial work problem: a survey of 3997 Swedish physicians.
Swartling M, Hagberg J, Alexanderson K, Wahlström R
J Occup Rehabil 2007 Sep;17(3):398-408

Gender differences in experiencing negative encounters with healthcare: a study of long-term sickness absentees.
Upmark M, Borg K, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2007 ;35(6):577-84

Sickness absence and disability pension in a cohort of employees initially on long-term sick leave due to psychiatric disorders in Sweden.
Vaez M, Rylander G, Nygren A, Asberg M, Alexanderson K
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2007 May;42(5):381-8

Commentary on "Health economics and the value of therapy in Alzheimer's disease." Cost-effectiveness studies.
Wimo A, Norlund A
Alzheimers Dement 2007 Jul;3(3):157-61

Comparisons of self-reported and register data on sickness absence among public employees in Sweden.
Voss M, Stark S, Alfredsson L, Vingård E, Josephson M
Occup Environ Med 2008 Jan;65(1):61-7

Scientific articles 2006

Comparison of seven measures of sickness absence based on data from three counties in Sweden.
Borg K, Goine H, Söderberg E, Marnetoft S, Alexanderson K
Work 2006 ;26(4):421-8

Risk of disability pension in relation to gender and age in a Swedish county; a 12-year population based, prospective cohort study.
Karlsson N, Borg K, Carstensen J, Hensing G, Alexanderson K
Work 2006 ;27(2):173-9

First car-to-car crashes involving young adult drivers: main patterns and their relation to car and driver characteristics.
Laflamme L, Hasselberg M, Kullgren A, Vaez M
Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 2006 Sep;13(3):179-86

Obstetricians' attitudes and opinions on sickness absence and benefits during pregnancy.
Larsson C, Sydsjö A, Alexanderson K, Sydsjö G
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2006 ;85(2):165-70

A prospective study of health, life-style and psychosocial predictors of self-rated health.
Svedberg P, Bardage C, Sandin S, Pedersen N
Eur. J. Epidemiol. 2006 ;21(10):767-76

Pride, empowerment, and return to work: on the significance of promoting positive social emotions among sickness absentees.
Svensson T, Müssener U, Alexanderson K
Work 2006 ;27(1):57-65

Health-related determinants of perceived quality of life: a comparison between first-year university students and their working peers.
Vaez M, Ponce de Leon A, Laflamme L
Work 2006 ;26(2):167-77

Scientific articles 2005

Sickness absence with low-back, shoulder, or neck diagnoses: an 11-year follow-up regarding gender differences in sickness absence and disability pension.
Alexanderson K, Borg K, Hensing G
Work 2005 ;25(2):115-24

Self-estimated life situation in patients on long-term sick leave.
Floderus B, Göransson S, Alexanderson K, Aronsson G
J Rehabil Med 2005 Sep;37(5):291-9

Socioeconomic aspects of the circumstances and consequences of car crashes among young adults.
Hasselberg M, Vaez M, Laflamme L
Soc Sci Med 2005 Jan;60(2):287-95

A 3-year follow-up of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for back and neck pain.
Jensen I, Bergström G, Ljungquist T, Bodin L
Pain 2005 Jun;115(3):273-83

Car crash and injury among young drivers: contribution of social, circumstantial and car attributes.
Laflamme L, Vaez M
Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 2007 Mar;14(1):5-10

Gatekeepers in sickness insurance: a systematic review of the literature on practices of social insurance officers.
Söderberg E, Alexanderson K
Health Soc Care Community 2005 May;13(3):211-23

Sickness certificates as a basis for decisions regarding entitlement to sickness insurance benefits.
Söderberg E, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2005 ;33(4):314-20

Impaired driving and motor vehicle crashes among Swedish youth: an investigation into drivers' sociodemographic characteristics.
Vaez M, Laflamme L
Accid Anal Prev 2005 Jul;37(4):605-11

Long-term sick-listing among women in the public sector and its associations with age, social situation, lifestyle, and work factors: a three-year follow-up study.
Vingård E, Lindberg P, Josephson M, Voss M, Heijbel B, Alfredsson L, et al
Scand J Public Health 2005 ;33(5):370-5

Illness, disease, and sickness absence: an empirical test of differences between concepts of ill health.
Wikman A, Marklund S, Alexanderson K
J Epidemiol Community Health 2005 Jun;59(6):450-4

Scientific articles 2004

Prediction of future low levels of sickness absence among young persons sick listed with back, neck, or shoulder diagnoses.
Borg K, Hensing G, Alexanderson K
Work 2004 ;23(2):159-67

Risk factors for disability pension over 11 years in a cohort of young persons initially sick-listed with low back, neck, or shoulder diagnoses.
Borg K, Hensing G, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2004 ;32(4):272-8

Does promoting bicycle-helmet wearing reduce head injuries? Farley C, Vaez M, Laflamme L. Health Education. 2004;104(4):290-330.

The association between sex segregation, working conditions, and sickness absence among employed women.
Hensing G, Alexanderson K
Occup Environ Med 2004 Feb;61(2):e7

Positive encounters with rehabilitation professionals reported by persons with experience of sickness absence.
Klanghed U, Svensson T, Alexanderson K
Work 2004 ;22(3):247-54

Sickness absence due to musculoskeletal diagnoses: association with occupational gender segregation.
Leijon M, Hensing G, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2004 ;32(2):94-101

Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU). Chapter 8. Sick leave due to coronary artery disease or stroke.
Perk J, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health Suppl 2004 ;63():181-206

Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU). Chapter 11. Physicians' sick-listing practices.
Wahlström R, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health Suppl 2004 ;63():222-55

Perceived quality of life and self-rated health among firs-year university students. Vaez M, Kristenson M, Laflamme L. Social Indicators Research 2004;68:221–34.

Ratings of health and quality of life by young working people: are there occupational or education-based differences?
Vaez M, Ekberg K, Laflamme L
Work 2004 ;23(3):193-8

Abusive events at work among young working adults: magnitude of the problem and its effect on self-rated health. Vaez M, Ekberg K, Laflamme L. Industrial Relation 2004;59(3):569-584.

Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU). Chapter 9. Consequences of being on sick leave.
Vingård E, Alexanderson K, Norlund A
Scand J Public Health Suppl 2004 ;63():207-15

Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU). Chapter 10. Sickness presence.
Vingård E, Alexanderson K, Norlund A
Scand J Public Health Suppl 2004 ;63():216-21

How do job characteristics, family situation, domestic work, and lifestyle factors relate to sickness absence? A study based on Sweden Post.
Voss M, Floderus B, Diderichsen F
J. Occup. Environ. Med. 2004 Nov;46(11):1134-43

Unemployment and early cause-specific mortality. A study based on the Swedish twin registry. Voss M, Nylén L, Floderus B, Diderichsen F, Terry P. Am J Public Health 2004;94:2155-2161.

Domestic strain: a hindrance in rehabilitation?
Ostlund G, Cedersund E, Hensing G, Alexanderson K
Scand J Caring Sci 2004 Mar;18(1):49-56

Scientific articles 2003

Self-perceived excessive alcohol consumption among employed women: association with health and psychosocial factors.
Bendtsen P, Hensing G, Alexanderson K
Addict Behav 2003 Jun;28(4):777-83

Physical performance tests for people with spinal pain--sensitivity to change.
Ljungquist T, Nygren A, Jensen I, Harms-Ringdahl K
Disabil Rehabil 2003 Aug;25(15):856-66

Physical performance tests for people with long-term spinal pain: aspects of construct validity.
Ljungquist T, Jensen I, Nygren A, Harms-Ringdahl K
J Rehabil Med 2003 Mar;35(2):69-75

Be the fairest of them all: challenges and recommendations for the treatment of gender in occupational health research.
Messing K, Punnett L, Bond M, Alexanderson K, Pyle J, Zahm S, et al
Am. J. Ind. Med. 2003 Jun;43(6):618-29

Views of laypersons on the role employers play in return to work when sick-listed.
Nordqvist C, Holmqvist C, Alexanderson K
J Occup Rehabil 2003 Mar;13(1):11-20

Clients' perceptions of contact with professionals within healthcare and social insurance offices.
Ostlund G, Borg K, Wide P, Hensing G, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2003 ;31(4):275-82

Sickness certification practices of physicians: a review of the literature.
Söderberg E, Alexanderson K
Scand J Public Health 2003 ;31(6):460-74

Shame-inducing encounters. Negative emotional aspects of sickness-absentees' interactions with rehabilitation professionals.
Svensson T, Karlsson A, Alexanderson K, Nordqvist C
J Occup Rehabil 2003 Sep;13(3):183-95

Gender differences in sick leave related to back pain diagnoses: influence of pregnancy.
Sydsjö A, Alexanderson K, Dastserri M, Sydsjö G
Spine 2003 Feb;28(4):385-9