Scientific articles

A pdf-file of our publications 2019-2024


Below you will find a selection of our scientific articles:

Sickness absence and disability pension before and after first childbirth and in nulliparous women: longitudinal analyses of three cohorts in Sweden. Björkenstam C, Orellana C, László K, Svedberg P, Voss M, Lidwall U, Lindfors P, Alexanderson K. BMJ Open 2019;9:e031593. 

Age, period, and cohort effects for future employment, sickness absence, and disability pension by occupational gender segregation; a population-based study of all employed people in a country (>3 millions). Gonäs L, Wikman A, Alexanderson K, Gustafsson G. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2019; 110(5):584-594.

Women's experiences of encounters with healthcare professionals' regarding work after breast-cancer surgery and associations with sickness absence; a two-year follow-up cohort study. Söderman M, Friberg E, Alexanderson K, Wennman-Larsen A. Supportive Care in Cancer 2019;27(4):1197-1206.

Sickness absence, disability pension and permanent medical impairment among 64 000 injured car occupants of working ages; a two-year prospective cohort study. Elrud R, Friberg E, Alexanderson K, Stigson S. Accident Analysis & Prevention 2019; 127:35-41.

Trajectories of sickness absence and disability pension before and after opioid initiation for non-cancer pain: 10-year population-based study. Lalic S, Simon S, Gyllensten H, Gisev N, Friberg E, Ilomaki J, Sluggett J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Alexanderson K. Pain 2019;160(5):1224-33.

Earnings among people with multiple sclerosis compared to references, in total and by educational level and type of occupation: a population-based cohort study at different points in time. Wiberg M, Murley C, Tinghög P, Alexanderson K, Palmer E, Hillert J, Stenbeck M, Friberg E. BMJ Open 2019:9(7):e-024836.

Number of pain locations as a predictor of cause-specific disability pension in Sweden– do common mental disorders play a role? Ropponen A, Narusyte J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Svedberg P. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019 Aug;61(8):646-652.

The Longitudinal Integrated Database for Health Insurance and Labour Market Studies (LISA) and its Use in Medical Research. Ludvigsson JF, Svedberg P, Olen O, Bruze G, Neovius M. European Journal of Epidemiology 2019; 34:423–437.

Sick leave due to mental disorders, morbidity and mortality: a prospective study of discordant twin pairs. Mather L, Narusyte J, Ropponen A, Bergström G, Blom V, Helgadóttir B,Svedberg P. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. E-pub: 10 May 2019

The role of occupational class on the association between sickness absence and disability pension: A Swedish register-based twin study. Helgadóttir B, Narusyte J, Ropponen A, Bergström G, Mather L, Blom V, Svedberg P. Scandinavian  Journal of Work Environment and Health 2019; 45(6):622-630.

Associations between adolescent social phobia, sickness absence and unemployment: a prospective study of twins in Sweden. Amin R, Svedberg P, Narusyte J. European Journal of Public Health 2019; Oct 1;29(5):931-936.

Method of self-harm in adolescents and young adults and risk of subsequent suicide.
Beckman K, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Waern M, Larsson H, Runeson B, Dahlin M
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 2018 Sep;59(9):948-956

Stress in paid and unpaid work as related to cortisol and subjective health complaints in women working in the public health care sector. Blom V, Svedberg P, Bergström G, Mather L, Lindfors P. International Journal of Workplace Health Management 2017.

Days of sick leave and inpatient care at the time of pregnancy and childbirth in relation to maternal age.
Brehmer L, Alexanderson K, Schytt E
Scand J Public Health 2017 May;45(3):222-229

Risk of disability pension in first and second generation immigrants: the role of age and region of birth in a prospective population-based study from Sweden.
Di Thiene D, Helgesson M, Alexanderson K, La Torre G, Tiihonen J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
BMC Public Health 2017 Dec;17(1):931

How are socio-demographic and psycho-social factors associated with the prevalence and chronicity of severe pain in 14 different body sites? A cross-sectional population-based survey.
Dorner TE, Stein KV, Hahne J, Wepner F, Friedrich M, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
Wien. Klin. Wochenschr. 2018 Jan;130(1-2):14-22

Sickness absence among passenger car occupants following a crash. Elrud R. IRCOBI Conference Proceedings, 2017, IRC-17-18, s. 79-90, ISSN 2235-3151.

Permanent work disability before and after ischaemic heart disease or stroke event: a nationwide population-based cohort study in Sweden.
Ervasti J, Virtanen M, Lallukka T, Friberg E, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Lundström E, et al
BMJ Open 2017 Sep;7(9):e017910

Work Disability Trajectories Among Individuals with a Sick-Leave Spell Due to Depressive Episode ≥ 21 Days: A Prospective Cohort Study with 13-Month Follow Up.
Farrants K, Friberg E, Sjölund S, Alexanderson K
J Occup Rehabil 2018 Dec;28(4):678-690

Sick leave before and after the age of 65 years among those in paid work in Sweden in 2000 or 2005: a register-based cohort study.
Farrants K, Kjeldgård L, Marklund S, Head J, Alexanderson K
J. Int. Med. Res. 2018 Feb;46(2):564-577

Comparing costs of illness of multiple sclerosis in three different years: A population-based study.
Gyllensten H, Wiberg M, Alexanderson K, Friberg E, Hillert J, Tinghög P
Mult. Scler. 2018 04;24(4):520-528

Labour-market marginalisation after mental disorders among young natives and immigrants living in Sweden.
Helgesson M, Tinghög P, Niederkrotenthaler T, Saboonchi F, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
BMC Public Health 2017 06;17(1):593

Sickness Absence and Disability Pension After Breast Cancer Diagnosis: A 5-Year Nationwide Cohort Study.
Kvillemo P, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Bränström R, Nilsson K, Alexanderson K
J. Clin. Oncol. 2017 Jun;35(18):2044-2052

Adverse outcomes of sick leave due to mental disorders: A prospective study of discordant twin pairs.
Mather L, Blom V, Bergström G, Svedberg P
Scand J Public Health 2019 Mar;47(2):127-136

Disability pension due to common mental disorders and healthcare use before and after policy changes; a nationwide study.
Rahman S, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Alexanderson K, Jokinen J, Tinghög P
Eur J Public Health 2017 02;27(1):90-96

Trajectories and characteristics of functional impairment before and after suicide attempt in young adults - a nationwide register-based cohort study.
Wang M, Helgesson M, Rahman S, Niederkrotenthaler T, Mittendorfer-Rutz E
BMC Psychiatry 2017 Dec;17(1):393

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
Popul Res Policy Rev 2017 ;36(1):85-107


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