Nordic Occupational Register – a tool for estimation of the potential of workplace and population level interventions

The general aim of the study is to build up a Nordic Occupational Register, which will include data on work disability, presenteeism, physical and psychosocial exposures and working life expectancy. The Register will allow the estimation of the potential of work-targeted interventions to reduce work disability and enhance work participation. All information will be registered by gender and occupation or occupational group. Another objective is to utilize the constructed register to assess the effectiveness of interventions targeted at increasing work participation at population level.

Prolongation of work careers and increasing participation in work are set as national goals in the Nordic countries. Work environment is known to play an important role in return to work after long-term sickness absence and may affect the timing of retirement transition. Additionally, it is important to not only scrutinize the impact of work environment on permanent withdrawal from the labour force but also to estimate the effect of common health problems on work participation in terms of work absenteeism, work ability and productivity loss due work presenteeism (reduced productivity due to working when ill). In addition, evidence-based information on the effectiveness and potential of population level interventions aimed at prevention of work disability and promotion of return to work is crucial for practical implementation and will allow decision makers to allocate resources to measures with the largest potential gain in work participation.

The project will produce comprehensive systematic knowledge on the effects of common chronic diseases, such as musculoskeletal diseases and mental disorders, on work participation in the Nordic workforce. It will utilize in a novel and effective way the rich data from several national registers, newly developed job exposure matrices and nationally representative longitudinal surveys. We foresee that the constructed Register will form a valuable tool for monitoring secular trends in work participation. It will also serve as knowledge resource for evaluating the effectiveness and potential impact of population level interventions targeted at enhancing work participation in the Nordic workforce.

Vitenskapelige publiseringer

Data source: Crossref. The list should not be assumed to represent the complete published research output of the project.

Controlling for Structural Changes in the Workforce Influenced Occupational Class Differences in Disability Retirement Trends

Journal Article published 2019-04-30 in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health volume 16 issue 9
Research funded by NordForsk | Työsuojelurahasto | Academy of Finland
Authors: Svetlana Solovieva, Taina Leinonen, Kirsti Husgafvel-Pursiainen, Antti Kauhanen, Pekka Vanhala, Rita Asplund, Eira Viikari-Juntura.

Labour Market Segregation and Gender Differences in Sickness Absence: Trends in 2005–2013 in Finland

Journal Article published 2017-12-29 in Annals of Work Exposures and Health volume 62 issue 4
Research funded by Academy of Finland | NordForsk | Työsuojelurahasto
Authors: Taina Leinonen, Eira Viikari-Juntura, Kirsti Husgafvel-Pursiainen, Lauri J Virta, Mikko Laaksonen, Ilona Autti-Rämö, Svetlana Solovieva.

Risk factors for first hospitalization due to meniscal lesions - a population-based cohort study with 30 years of follow-up

Journal Article published 2017-12-01 in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders volume 18 issue 1
Research funded by NordForsk
Authors: Tea Kontio, Markku Heliövaara, Harri Rissanen, Paul Knekt, Arpo Aromaa, Svetlana Solovieva.

Worklife expectancy in a cohort of Danish employees aged 55–65 years - comparing a multi-state Cox proportional hazard approach with conventional multi-state life tables

Journal Article published 2017-11-15 in BMC Public Health volume 17 issue 1
Research funded by NordForsk
Authors: Jacob Pedersen, Jakob Bue Bjorner.
Fakta om prosjektet

Project number: 76659


Svetlana Solovieva, Arbetshälsoinstitutet (Finland).