Over the past 20 years, rates of sickness absence have increased and psychiatric disorders have become an important cause of sickness absence.
The socio-demographic associations for psychiatric sickness absence are reported from the Whitehall II study, a longitudinal survey of 10,308 London-based male and female civil servants between 35-55 years.
Short spells (¾ 7 days), long spells (>7 days) and very long spells (>21 days) of sickness absence were examined in 5620 civil servants for whom reason for absence was available in civil service records.
Civil service coding of reasons for absence was validated against report of general practitioners'diagnoses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Absentéisme, Epidémiologie, Homme, Royaume Uni, Fonctionnaire, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Absenteeism, Epidemiology, Human, United Kingdom, Civil servant, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0050025
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.