Health Assets Project

SND-ID: SND 0870

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnel Hensing - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Kristina Holmgren - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Lena Andersson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Gunilla Krantz - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Eva-Lisa Petersson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

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Description

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 Health Assets Project is a longitudinal cohort study, with initially two data collection periods. The first was conducted in the spring of 2008 and the second was due in the autumn of 2009. The data was collected through mailed questionnaires and registry data. In the spring of 2008, a survey was mailed out to a sample drawn from the registers held by SCB and Social Insurance, comprising both sick and healthy people registered in the county.  The study population is based on three cohorts; the general population cohort, the sick-listed employer-reported cohort and the sick-listed self-reported cohort. In the first data collection in the spring of 2008, a total of 7 835 people participated, of which the population cohort comprised 4 027 people, the employer-reported cohort 3310 and the self

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Language

English

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Ethics Review

Gothenburg - Ref. 039-08

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 19-64 years (at 31/12 2008) registered in Västra Götaland at the time of the 2008 survey

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Probability: Systematic random

Time period(s) investigated

2008-04-15–2008-06-30

2009-09-21–2009-11-12

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Västra Götaland

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Publications

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Persson S, Widmark D. Demand and control at work in a group of incident sick-listed cases and in a general working population of women and men - a survey in Västra Götaland. First cycle in Occupational therapy. The University of Gothenburg, 2010.
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Holmgren K, Ekbladh E, Hensing G, Dellve L. The combination of work organizational climate and individual work commitment predicts return to work in women but not in men. J Occup Environ Med. 2013;55(2):121-7.

Hensing G, Holmgren K, Mårdby A-C. Harmful alcohol habits were no more common in a sample of newly sick-listed Swedish women and men compared to a random population sample. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2011;46(4):471-7.

Andersson J, Söderberg E. Prevalence and differences in the performance of leisure activities among people on incident sick-leave and an employed general population. First cycle in Occupational therapy. The University of Gothenburg, 2009.
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Mårdby A-C, Holmgren K, Hensing G. Harmful alcohol habits did not explain the social gradient of sickness absence in Swedish women and men. Accepted for publication in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health 2013.

Löve J, Holmgren K, Torén K, Hensing G. Explaining the social gradient in sickness absence: a study of a general working population in Sweden. BMC Public Health 2013;13:545.

Jonsson R, Lidwall U, Holmgren K. Does unbalanced gender composition at the work place influence the association between psychosocial working conditions and sickness absence? Work 2013;46(1):59-66.

Ármannsdóttir B, Mårdby A-C, Haukenes I, Hensing G. Cumulative incidence of sickness absence and disease burden among the newly sick-listed, a cross-sectional population-based study. BMC Public Health 2013;13:329.

Hensing G, Bertilsson M, Ahlborg G, Waern M, Vaez M. Self-assessed mental health problems and work capacity as determinants of return to work - a prospective general population based study of individuals with all cause sickness absence. In press. BMC Public Health 2013.
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Holmgren K, Mårdby A-C. The association between self-efficacy and sick-leave among men and women: a cross-sectional study of the general working population in Sweden. Accepted in Autumn 2013. Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health 2013.

Andersson A, Mårdby A-C, Holmgren K, Hensing G. Associations between leisure activities and binge drinking in adults: Findings from a Swedish newly sick-listed sample. Epub ahead of print. Work 2013.

Löve J, Moore CD, Hensing G. Validation of the Swedish translation of the General Self-Efficacy scale. Qual Life Res. 2012;21(7):1249-53.

Andersson A, Andersson C, Holmgren K, Mårdby A-C, Hensing G. Participation in leisure activities and binge drinking in adults - findings from a Swedish general population sample. Addiction Research & Theory 2012;20(2):172-82.

Jonsson R. Psychosocial Working Conditions - The Demand-Control-Support model as predictor of sickness absence among citizens in Västra Götalands county 2008. Master thesis in statistics. The University of Gothenburg, 2010.
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Löve J, Andersson L, Moore CD, Hensing G. Psychometric analysis of the Swedish translation of the WHO well-being index. Epub ahead of print. Qual Life Res. 2013.

Holmgren K, Löve J, Mardby A-C, Hensing G. Remain in work - What work-related factors are associated with sustainable work attendance? A general population based study of women and men. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Mar;56(3):235-42

Löve J, Holmgren K, Torén K, Hensing G. Can Work ability explain the distributional differences of sickness absence over socioeconomic groups? BMC Public Health 2012;12:163.

Nam Minjee. Association between Working Conditions and and Risk Drinking. A cross-sectional general population based study of Swedish empoyees. Master thesis in Public Health Science with Health Economics. The University of Gothenburg, 2012.
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Petersson C, Bratt H. Differences in domestic work and paid work among incident sick-leave and working women and men in the region of Västra Götaland. First cycle in Occupational therapy. The University of Gothenburg, 2009.
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Knapstad M, Øverland S, Henderson M, Holmgren K, Hensing G. Shame among long-term sickness absentees: Correlates and impact on subsequent sickness absence. Epub ahead of print. Scand J Public Health 2013.

Holmgren K, Hensing G, Dellve L. The association between poor organizational climate and high work commitments, and sickness absence in a general population of women and men. J Occup Environ Med. 2010;52(12):1179-1185.

Carlsson S, Warmenius F. Life change events among a group of sick-listed and a group of working women and men in the region of Västra Götaland. Bachelor thesis in Occupational therapy. The University of Gothenburg, 2011.
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Dataset 1
Health Assets Project 2008

Description

Dataset includes the 7835 individuals responding to the first questionnaire, in 2008.

Version 6.0

Citation

Gunnel Hensing, Kristina Holmgren, Lena Andersson, Gunilla Krantz, Eva-Lisa Petersson, Carin Staland-Nyman. University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine (2013). <em>Health Assets Project 2008</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 6.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001622">https://doi.org/10.5878/001622</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnel Hensing - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Kristina Holmgren - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Lena Andersson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Gunilla Krantz - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Eva-Lisa Petersson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

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Time period(s) investigated

2008-04-15–2008-06-30

Data collection 1

  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2008
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts, Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-04-15–2008-06-30
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts, Population group

Variables

400

Number of individuals/objects

7835

Response rate/participation rate

51.8

Dataset 2
Health Assets Project 2009

Description

Dataset includes the 6151 individuals responding to the follow-up questionnaire, in 2009.

Version 7.0

Citation

Gunnel Hensing, Kristina Holmgren, Lena Andersson, Gunilla Krantz, Eva-Lisa Petersson, Carin Staland-Nyman. University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine (2014). <em>Health Assets Project 2009</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 7.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001904">https://doi.org/10.5878/001904</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnel Hensing - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Kristina Holmgren - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Lena Andersson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Gunilla Krantz - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Eva-Lisa Petersson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

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Time period(s) investigated

2009-09-21–2009-11-12

Data collection 1

  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2009
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts, Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2009-09-21–2009-11-12
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts, Population group

Variables

228

Number of individuals/objects

6151

Response rate/participation rate

79

Published: 2010-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-22