Background The aim was to analyse the role of psychatric disorders in sick-leave in different sick-leave diagnoses.
Method A stratified population-based sample of women (n=292) in Göteborg were interviewed, and diagnoses were made according to DSM - III - R. Sick-leave data, including diagnoses, were obtained for two years.
Results Women with psychiatric disorders had an increased number of sick-leave spells and sick-leave days in all the sick-leave diagnostic groups.
The largest differences between the two groups of women were found in mental disorders, diseases ofthe locomotor system and gastrointestinal diseases.
The association between psychiatric disorders and sick-leave was strongest in older age groups.
Conclusions Unrecognised psychiatric disorders associated with an increased number of medical complaints and visits can be an important factor in the increase in sick-leave.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Facteur risque, Absentéisme, Activité professionnelle, Plainte somatique, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Santé mentale, Homme, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Risk factor, Absenteeism, Professional activity, Somatic complaint, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Mental health, Human, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0211728
Code Inist : 002B18H03. Création : 11/09/1998.