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dc.date.created2017-08-25T13:34:09Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationTruong, Bich Thuy Ha Lupattelli, Angela Kristensen, Petter Nordeng, Hedvig Marie Egeland . Sick leave and medication use in pregnancy: A European web-based study. BMJ Open. 2017, 7(8)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/63779
dc.description.abstractBackground and objective: A comparison of sick leave in pregnancy between countries is difficult as most studies have been conducted in single countries in Scandinavia. The objective of this study was to explore patterns of and reasons for sick leave during pregnancy on a multinational level, focusing on medication use but also differences in sick leave policies. Results: Of 6686 women included, 3385 (50.6%) had been on sick leave during pregnancy. The rates of sick leave varied across countries, ranging from 31.7%–34.8% in Sweden and the UK to 62.4%–71.3% in Norway, Serbia, Croatia and Poland. The most common reasons for being on sick leave were pregnancy complications (26.5%); pain in the neck, back or pelvic girdle (16.2%); and nausea and vomiting (NVP, 16.0%). Women using medications for acute illnesses were more likely to be on sick leave than their non-medicated counterparts, while an opposite trend was observed for women with chronic disorders, where non-medicated women were more likely to be on sick leave. Women from countries with ‘low’ sick leave policies were less likely to have extensions of sick leaves compared with women from countries with ‘medium’ policies (adjusted OR 0.63, 95% CI 0.49 to 0.82). Conclusion: The rates of sick leave in pregnancy vary greatly across European countries. Women using medications were more likely to be on sick leave, especially for acute illnesses. The differences in sick leave patterns across countries only partially reflected differences in sick leave policies, which implies that sick leave in pregnancy is also affected by other national differences.en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Group
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.titleSick leave and medication use in pregnancy: A European web-based studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorTruong, Bich Thuy Ha
dc.creator.authorLupattelli, Angela
dc.creator.authorKristensen, Petter
dc.creator.authorNordeng, Hedvig Marie Egeland
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dc.identifier.jtitleBMJ Open
dc.identifier.volume7
dc.identifier.issue8
dc.identifier.pagecount11
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014934
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-66329
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn2044-6055
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/63779/1/Truong_2017_Sic.pdf
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