Working Conditions and Long-term Sickness Absence Due to Mental Disorders : A Prospective Record Linkage Cohort Study Among 19- to 39-year-old Female Municipal Employees

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Heinonen , N , Lallukka , T , Lahti , J , Olli , P , Nordquist , H , Mänty , M , Katainen , A & Kouvonen , A 2022 , ' Working Conditions and Long-term Sickness Absence Due to Mental Disorders : A Prospective Record Linkage Cohort Study Among 19- to 39-year-old Female Municipal Employees ' , Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , vol. 64 , no. 2 , pp. 105-114 . https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000002421

Title: Working Conditions and Long-term Sickness Absence Due to Mental Disorders : A Prospective Record Linkage Cohort Study Among 19- to 39-year-old Female Municipal Employees
Author: Heinonen, Noora; Lallukka, Tea; Lahti, Jouni; Olli, Pietiläinen; Nordquist, Hilla; Mänty, Minna; Katainen, Anu; Kouvonen, Anne
Contributor organization: Social Policy
Department of Public Health
Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
Center for Population, Health and Society
Clinicum
Faculty Common Matters
Faculty of Social Sciences
Sociology
Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
Date: 2022-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
ISSN: 1076-2752
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000002421
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/340309
Abstract: Objective: We examined associations between working conditions and sickness absence due to mental disorders (LTSA-MD) among younger female public sector employees from different employment sectors. Methods: Survey data collected in 2017 (n = 3,048) among 19–39-year-old female employees of the City of Helsinki, Finland, were used to examine job demands, job control, physical workload, computer work, and covariates. Register data on LTSA-MD were used over 1-year follow-up. Negative binomial regression models were applied. Results: Adverse psychosocial and physical working conditions were associated with higher LTSA-MD during the follow-up. Health and social care workers had the highest number of days of LTSA-MD. Conclusion: Working conditions are important factors when aiming to prevent LTSA-MD among younger employees, in the health and social care sector in particular. Address correspondence to: Noora Heinonen, MHSc, Address correspondence to: Noora Heinonen, University of Helsinki, Finland, P.O. Box 54 (Unioninkatu 37) FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland (noora.a.heinonen@helsinki.fi). Clinical significance: Both psychosocial and physical working conditions were associated with long-term sickness absence due to mental disorders (LTSA-MD) in younger female municipal sector employees. Exposure to adverse working conditions related to higher risk of LTSA-MD varied between employment sectors. Information can be used to identify high-risk groups and prevention of LTSA-MD. Funding Sources: This study was supported by the Academy of Finland (grant 315343) and the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (grants 4/26/2020 and 29/26/2020). AK is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (grant ES/S00744X/1). Conflict of Interest: None Declared. Acknowledgments, including all sources of support: - Ethical Considerations & Disclosure: The Young Helsinki Health Study protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland. Supplemental digital contents are available for this article. Direct URL citation appears in the printed text and is provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.joem.org). Copyright © 2021 by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Subject: mental disorders
physical working conditions
psychosocial working conditions
sickness absence
young employees
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
PSYCHIATRIC SICKNESS
DECISION LATITUDE
NON-PARTICIPANTS
RISK-FACTORS
NONRESPONSE BIAS
FOLLOW-UP
DEPRESSIVE-DISORDERS
JOB DEMANDS
PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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