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Impact of pre-existing chronic conditions on age differences in sickness absence after a musculoskeletal work injury: a path analysis approach.

Authors
  • Smith, Peter
  • Bielecky, Amber
  • Ibrahim, Selahadin
  • Mustard, Cameron
  • Saunders, Ron
  • Beaton, Dorcas
  • Koehoorn, Mieke
  • McLeod, Chris
  • Scott-Marshall, Heather
  • Hogg-Johnson, Sheilah
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment & Health
Publisher
"Scaninavian Journal of Work, Environment, and Health"
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2014
Volume
40
Issue
2
Pages
167–175
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5271/sjweh.3397
PMID: 24173365
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pre-existing chronic conditions, specifically diabetes, osteoarthritis and coronary heart disease, represent important factors that explain why older age is associated with more days of SA following a musculoskeletal injury. Given the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions among labor market participants (and subsequently injured workers) moderate reductions in age differences in SA could be gained by better understanding the mechanisms linking these conditions to longer durations of SA.

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