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How can a work rehabilitation process be improved?: a qualitative study from the perspective of social insurance officers
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6975-8344
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
2004 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 26, no 5, p. 299-305Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe social insurance officers' experiences of a work rehabilitation process at a rehabilitation centre in the northern parts of Sweden. In Sweden the social insurance company has a key role to coordinate all efforts concerning work rehabilitation planning between all rehabilitation actors. METHOD: Ten social insurance officers at the social insurance company in a city in northern Sweden were interviewed using a narrative approach about their experiences of work rehabilitation processes in general. The interviews were analysed by qualitative content analysis with a focus on their experiences of goals, content and results of a work rehabilitation process. RESULTS: The social insurance officers' experiences of how a work rehabilitation process could be improved were described in six categories; (1) Early identification of problems, needs and interventions (2) clear goal formulations, (3) a focus on psychosocial factors (4) a greater variety of possible interventions, (5) activating employers to a higher extent in work rehabilitation and (6) a closer cooperation and information exchange with other rehabilitation actors. CONCLUSIONS: It is possible to improve a work rehabilitation process by focusing on early identification of problems, needs and interventions, with a variety of interventions to choose between and with clear goal formulations and recognizing psychosocial factors in the process. To activate employers to a higher extent in work rehabilitation and to make the information exchange between rehabilitation actors more frequent may also improve work rehabilitation processes

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2004. Vol. 26, no 5, p. 299-305
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Physiotherapy Nursing
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Physiotherapy; Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8210DOI: 10.1080/09638280310001647624ISI: 000220126900006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-1642444929Local ID: 6ae6fe70-bb51-11db-b560-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-8210DiVA, id: diva2:981101
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Validerad; 2004; 20061005 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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