Sick leave, disability pension and health-care-seeking behaviour prior to stroke, among people aged 30–65: a case–control study
2007 (English)In: Brain Injury, ISSN 0269-9052, E-ISSN 1362-301x, Vol. 21, no 5, 457-463 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Primary objective: To explore sick leave, disability pension and health-care-seeking behaviour among people 30–65 years of age prior to their stroke in 2001 in the county of Östergötland, Sweden.
Research design: A register-based, retrospective case–control study for the period 1 January 1998–31 December 2000. Cases (n = 212): patients aged 30–65 with first-ever stroke in 2001. Controls (n = 4606): people aged 30–65, randomly selected from the same base population.
Main outcomes and results: More than 91 days of accumulated sick leave among women was associated with increased likelihood of developing stroke (OR = 1.89). Among men, 29–90 days and more than 91 days on sick leave increased the likelihood of stroke (OR = 2.34 and OR = 3.43, respectively).
Conclusion: Frequent health-care-seeking behaviour is not a tool for identifying women who develop stroke, while it may be an indicator for men. Accumulated sick leave may be a tool for identifying men and women with higher risk of stroke.
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Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 21, no 5, 457-463 p.
Sick-leave, stroke, public health, health-care seeking behaviour
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38631DOI: 10.1080/02699050701317643Local ID: 45108OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-38631DiVA: diva2:259480