Individual Study / IMAS

IMAS project (Insurance Medicine All Sweden)

IMAS project (Insurance Medicine All Sweden)

Initiatives -
To generate scientific knowledge on different aspects of sickness absence and disability pension. Aspects that are investigated are, for instance: * Risk factors for sickness absence and disability pension * Factors that might hinder or promote return to work or other activity among people on sickness absence or disability pension * Consequences of being sickness absent or disability pensioned * Changes of the above over time * Methodological aspects in this type of research, e.g., effects of using different types of measures of sickness absence on the results
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Kristina Alexanderson
    Karolinska Institutet


Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Rantonen, O., Alexanderson, K., Pentti, J., Kjeldgård, L., Hämäläinen, J., Mittendorfer-Rutz, E., Kivimäki, M., Vahtera, J., & Salo, P. (2017). Trends in work disability with mental diagnoses among social workers in Finland and Sweden in 2005-2012. Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences, 26(6), 644–654.

PUBMED 27608540


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples


Availability of data and biosamples


Availability of access information

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