Disability pension due to back pain: A ten-year prospective survey
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Back pain contributes to a large number of disability pensions. The process toward disability is not well understood. In a 10-year (1988-1998) prospective study of a single cohort (n=1902) representative of the general adult population in a semi-nrban Swedish county, the incidence of disability pensions based on back pain was studied. Socio-demographic and work-related risk factors for disability pension were analysed.
Eigbt percent of respondents to a baseline survey (n=1344) and 10% of the non-respondents (n=558) were granted full-time disability pension on back pain diagnosis during the 10-year period. Age over 40, low professional status, primary sick leave because of back pain and the perception of work tasks as unsatisfying were found to predict disability.
Disability pension granted due to back pain appears to have a variation over time and is affected by both social insurance and work-related factors.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79778OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79778DiVA: diva2:544355