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Distress, fatigue and long-term sick leave

Frederieke Schaafsma

What puts men and women at risk of taking long term sick leave? This study explores the roles played by psychological distress and fatigue.

Take Home Messages: Psychological distress and fatigue are both associated with higher rates of long-term sick leave for male and female workers. Distress and fatigue are not hard to measure. Employers and other stakeholders should take into account the serious impact that psychological distress in particular can have on workplaces, workers and society. Interventions to help workers with psychological distress should be e...

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