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About me

I became a doctoral candidate in 2013 in medical science in Karolinska Institutet and graduated in 2017. I started in 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Solna, SE, and in 2019 at the University of Gävle, Gävle, SE. 


Health Economics, MSc. in 2012, University of Oslo.  
Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Intervention and implementation research for Worker health.

Thesis: ‘From health outcomes to value assessments: preference-based evaluation of interventions & valuation of productivity costs among working adults’, Karolinska Institutet.

Research description

My research interest is about the relationship between the work environment and health and productivity. The current research is about the effects of going to work when one should have stayed home because of ill health, so-called sickness presenteeism. The project aims to find out more about health, sickness presence and sickness absence, and productivity loss from a health economic perspective. I also participate in a project "Work Environment and Productivity" among public employees where the purpose is to implement some of the most well-documented research results from the effect of the work environment on objective productivity. The knowledge from my project could provide better and healthy workplaces partly in terms of practical recommendations, but also in terms of what should be measured. The project provides information on how ill health, working conditions, sickness presence, sickness absence, and productivity are connected.


Economic Evaluation of Occupational Safety and Health Interventions From the Employer Perspective: A Systematic Review
Grimani A, Bergström G, Casallas Mir, Aboagye E, Jensen I, Lohela-karlsson M
Journal of occupational and environmental medicine 2018;60(2):147-166

Estimating the Effect and Economic Impact of Absenteeism, Presenteeism, and Work Environment-Related Problems on Reductions in Productivity from a Managerial Perspective
Strömberg C, Aboagye E, Hagberg J, Bergström G, Lohela-karlsson M
Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 2017;20(8):1058-1064

Individual preferences for physical exercise as secondary prevention for non-specific low back pain: A discrete choice experiment
Aboagye E, Hagberg J, Axén I, Kwak L, Lohela-karlsson M, Skillgate E, et al
PloS one 2017;12(12):e0187709-

Valuing Individuals' Preferences and Health Choices of Physical Exercise
Aboagye E
Pain and therapy 2017;6(1):85-91

Validity and test-retest reliability of an at-work production loss instrument
Aboagye E, Jensen I, Bergström G, Hagberg J, Axén I, Lohela-karlsson M
Occupational medicine (Oxford, England) 2016;66(5):377-82

Cost-effectiveness of early interventions for non-specific low back pain: a randomized controlled study investigating medical yoga, exercise therapy and self-care advice
Aboagye E, Karlsson Ml, Hagberg J, Jensen I
Journal of rehabilitation medicine 2015;47(2):167-73

Socioeconomic-related inequalities in child malnutrition: evidence from the Ghana multiple indicator cluster survey
Novignon J, Aboagye E, Agyemang Os, Aryeetey G
Health economics review 2015;5(1):34-

Validation of a measure of health-related production loss: construct validity and responsiveness - a cohort study
Lohela Karlsson M, Busch H, Aboagye E, Jensen I
BMC public health 2015;15():1148-

Socioeconomic factors and health outcome metrics in Africa: cross-national comparisons from 1995-2011
Aboagye E, Agyemang Os, Sidney K
Population health management 2014;17(5):318-9

Elderly demand for family-based care and support: evidence from a social intervention strategy
Aboagye E, Agyemang Os, Tjerbo T
Global journal of health science 2013;6(2):94-104

Maternal health-seeking behavior: the role of financing and organization of health services in Ghana
Aboagye E, Agyemang Os
Global journal of health science 2013;5(5):67-79

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