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Within-individual analysis of pain and sickness absence among employees from low and high occupational classes: a record linkage study

Hiilamo, Aapo; Butterworth, Peter; Shiri, Rahman; Ropponen, Annina; Pietilainen, Olli P H; Manty, Minna; Kouvonen, Anne; Lahelma, Eero; Rahkonen, Ossi; Lallukka, Tea


Objectives Pain is linked to an increased risk of sickness absence (SA); however, the extent to which unmeasured time-invariant differences explain this association is yet unknown. Therefore, we determined the within-individual associations between pain and short-term (in the survey year) and long-term (2 years following the survey years) SA risk in high and low occupational classes while controlling for the potential bias due to unobservable time-invariant characteristics. Methods The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
Access Rights: Open Access


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