Post Doc at the unit of Social Medicine, Institute of Medicine at Universitety of Gothenburg
P.O Box 453, SE 415 30 Göteborg, Sweden. Teach at Sahlgrenska Academy at Universitety of Gothenburg Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology/Occupational therapy. Also included as researcher of the research group GendiQ (Gendered inequalities in health and social security) headed by Professor Gunnel Hensing, unit of Social Medicine, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg.
Phone: 46 31 786 68 63
Work-related factors can cause stress which in turn may lead to physical and mental illness. People who suffer stress of this kind for a long time are likely to become sick. The Work Stress Questionnaire (WSQ) measuring work-related stress has been developed in order to identify the risk groups at an early stage. The aim of the research project is to clinically test the WSQ within primary care, and investigate whether the questionnaire has the characteristics required for early identification of those at risk of becoming sick-listed for a longer period. The Health Assets Project is being carried out by the GendiQ research group at the Unit of Social Medicine. The project examines the individual, organisational and societal factors affecting the return to work of people on sick leave, and what factors contribute to people not becoming sick-listed at all. The two main concerns of my research within the Health Assets Project are to examine if the combination of work organisational factors and individual work commitment is associated with remain in work and return to work, and examine if workplace-based measures and co-operation between involved stakeholders are associated with return to work.