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Sick-leave certificates granted to psychiatric outpatients with major depression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12820178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated to what extent and for what reasons depressive outpatients are given certificates for sick-leaves and whether there are particular factors associated with the given sick-leaves. Our retrospective case note study was based on 213 adult psychiatric outpatients with first-time documented DSM-III-R major depression. Several sociodemographic, clinical, and treatment characteristics were detected during the follow-up of 3 months' medical care. This information was related to official registers of granted sick-leave certificates with a follow-up time of 30 months for the study patients. Sick-leave certificates were granted to 61% of patients. The mean duration of time off work due to documented illness was 142 days. Eighty-seven percent of the total sum of sick-leave days was for depressive disorders. Living with someone else, being employed, and early recognition of the illness were associated with the granted sick-leaves.
Marko Sorvaniemi; Hans Helenius; Raimo K R Salokangas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Depression and anxiety     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1091-4269     ISO Abbreviation:  Depress Anxiety     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-23     Completed Date:  2003-11-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708816     Medline TA:  Depress Anxiety     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Psychiatric Sector, Satakunta Hospital District, Rauma, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care
Depressive Disorder, Major / epidemiology*
Sick Leave / statistics & numerical data*

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