SLOSH Wave VI: Continuation of the nationally representative cohort study on a sustainable working life

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Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2016
End date: 31/12/2017
Funding: 4000000 SEK


The Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health (SLOSH) is a unique, nationally representative prospective cohort study (n=40.926) with multiple repeat measurements of both exposures and outcomes. The objective is to provide data for the investigation of longitudinal relationships between work organisation, work environment (in particular psychosocial), labour market participation, health and well-being, taking social conditions, individual differences, health behaviours, coping strategies, work-private life interaction, sleep and ageing into account. SLOSH was initiated in 2006 as a questionnaire follow-up of respondents of the Swedish Work Environment Survey. Further waves have so far been conducted in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. The main focus of the questionnaires is on the work environment, but SLOSH includes also a substantial number of questions about health, health behaviours, diseases and social life outside of work, and provides a separate questionnaire for those who have left work. Questionnaire data are linked to administrative register data on demographics, work and health both retrospectively and prospectively. This application seeks funding for the 6th wave of data collection in 2016, after which SLOSH is intended to become part of a larger national infrastructure (for which we simultaneously seek a planning grant).

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