International variation in absence from work attributed to musculoskeletal illness: findings from the CUPID study

David NM Coggon, Georgia Ntani, Sergio Vargas-Prada, Jose Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, Consol Serra, Fernando G Benavides, Keith T Palmer, Vanda E Felli, Raul Harari, Lope H Barrero, Sarah A Felknor, David Gimeno, Anna Cattrell, Matteo Bonzini, Eleni Solidaki, Eda Merisalu, Rima Habib, Farideh Sadeghian, Masood Kadir, Sudath S P WarnakulasuriyaKo Matsudaira, Busisiwe Nyantumbu, Malcolm Ross Sim, Helen Harcombe, Ken Cox, Maria H Marziale, Leila M Sarquis, Florencia Harari, Rocio Freire, Natalia Harari, Magda V Monroy, Leonardo A Quintana, Marianela Rojas, Eduardo J Salazar Vega, E Clare Harris, George Delclos, Michele Carugno, Marco M Ferrario, Angela C Pesatori, Leda Chatzi, Panos Bitsios, Manolis Kogevinas, Kristel Oha, Tuuli Sirk, Ali Sadeghian, Roshini Peiris-John, Nalini Sathiakumar, Rajitha Wickremasinghe, Noriko Yoshimura, Helen L Kelsall, Victor Chee Wai Bin Abdullah Hoe, Donna Michelle Urquhart, Sarah Derrett, David McBride, Peter Herbison, Andrew Gray

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Abstract

Musculoskeletal sickness absence might be reduced by eliminating excessive time pressures in work, maximising employees? responsibility and control and providing ?exibility of duties for those with disabling symptoms. Care should be taken not to overstate work as a cause of musculoskeletal injury.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575 - 584
Number of pages10
JournalOccupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume70
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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