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  • 1.
    Grooten, Liset
    et al.
    Department of Family Medicine and Chronic Care, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
    Alexandru, Cristina-Adriana
    School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
    Alhambra-Borrás, Tamara
    Polibienestar Research Institute, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
    Anderson, Stuart
    School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
    Avolio, Francesca
    Regional Strategic Agency for Health and Social Affair of Puglia, Bari, Italy.
    Valia Cotanda, Elisa
    Polibienestar Research Institute, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
    Gütter, Zdenek
    Czech National eHealth Center, University Hospital Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
    Henderson, Donna
    Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, NHS 24, Glasgow, UK.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    Department of Development, Research and Innovation Unit, Luleå.
    de Manuel Keenoy, Esteban
    Kronikgune, Barakaldo, Spain.
    Lange, Marc
    European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), Brussels, Belgium.
    Lundgren, Lisa
    Department of Development, Research and Innovation Unit, Luleå.
    Pavlickova, Andrea
    Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, NHS 24, Glasgow, UK.
    Txarramendieta Suarez, Jon
    Kronikgune, Barakaldo, Spain.
    Whitehouse, Diane
    European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), Brussels, Belgium.
    Fullaondo Zabala, Ane
    Kronikgune, Barakaldo, Spain.
    Zabala Rementeria, Joseba Igor
    Osakidetza-Basque Health Service, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
    Vrijhoef, Hubertus Johannes Maria
    Department of Patient and Care, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands) (Panaxea B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands ; Department of Family Medicine and Chronic Care, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
    A scaling-up strategy supporting the expansion of integrated care: a study protocol2019In: Journal of Integrated Care, ISSN 1476-9018, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 215-231Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose

    To ensure that more people will benefit from integrated care initiatives, scaling-up of successful initiatives is the way forward. However, new challenges present themselves as knowledge on how to achieve successful large-scale implementation is scarce. The EU-funded project SCIROCCO uses a step-based scaling-up strategy to explore what to scale-up, and how to scale-up integrated care initiatives by matching the complementary strengths and weaknesses of five European regions involved in integrated care. The purpose of this paper is to describe a multi-method evaluation protocol designed to understand what factors influence the implementation of the SCIROCCO strategy to support the scaling-up of integrated care.

    Design/methodology/approach

    The first part of the protocol focuses on the assessment of the implementation fidelity of the SCIROCCO step-based strategy. The objective is to gain insight in whether the step-based strategy is implemented as it was designed to explore what works and does not work when implementing the scaling-up strategy. The second part concerns a realist evaluation to examine what it is about the SCIROCCO’s strategy that works for whom, why, how and in which circumstances when scaling-up integrated care.

    Findings

    The intended study will provide valuable information on the implementation of the scaling-up strategy which will help to explain for what specific reasons the implementation succeeds and will facilitate further improvement of project outcomes.

    Originality/value

    The expected insights could be useful to guide the development, implementation and evaluation of future scaling-up strategies to advance the change towards more sustainable health and care systems.

  • 2.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation.
    Förmåga att använda vardagsteknik efter förvärvad hjärnskada: med fokus mot arbete2015Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det övergripande syftet med denna avhandling var att generera ny kunskap om förmågan att använda vardagsteknik (VT) hos personer i arbetsför ålder med förvärvad hjärnskada (FHS) med fokus mot arbete. Syftet var också att bidra till utveckling av arbetsterapeutisk intervention genom att beskrivaoch utvärdera hur förmågan att använda VT kunde bedömas samt att utforska hur aktivitetsbaserade klientcentrerade interventioner kunde stödja förmågan att använda VT i arbetet. Studie I syftade till att genom en kvalitativ explorativ design utforska och beskriva hur personer med FHS använde den VT som de behövde i arbetet och användningens betydelse för deras möjligheter att arbeta. Studie II syftade till att genom en kvantitativ tvärsnittsstudie beskrivaförmågan att använda VT hos personer med FHS samt att utforska huruvida förmågan var relaterad till funktionshindrets svårighetsgrad. Studie III syftade till att utvärdera test-retest reliabilitet för bedömningsinstrumentet Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META). Studie IVsyftade till att genom en kvalitativ multipel fallstudie utforska hur klientcentrerade arbetsterapeutiska interventioner kunde designas för att stödja personer med FHS förmåga att använda VT i arbetsuppgifter.I studie I framkom en diskrepans mellan deltagarnas förmåga och de utmaningar som användningen av VT i arbetet utgjorde. Samtliga nio deltagare uppvisade svårigheter, vilka varierade i omfattning från svårigheter med användningen av nästan all VT, och befinna sig i en osäker arbetssituation, till att föreställa sig framtida svårigheter i användningen av VT i arbetet. Resultatet av studie II visade att förmågan att använda VT skilde sig åt mellan de tre grupperna med olika svårighetsgrader av funktionshinder efter FHS (totalt 81 deltagare). Medelvärdet av deltagarnas mått av förmåga att använda VT var lägst i gruppen med "svåra funktionshinder" och högst i gruppen med"god återhämtning". Vid jämförelse av de tre grupperna framkom det att svårighetsgraden av funktionshindret var den enda variabel som signifikant inverkade på förmågan att använda VT. Alla deövriga variablerna: kön, ålder, utbildningsnivå, levnadsförhållanden och år sedan skada inverkade inte signifikant på förmågan att använda VT. Resultatet av studie III indikerade att 22 av de 25 deltagarnas mått av förmåga att använda VT förhöll sig stabila mellan de båda mättillfällena, baserat på valda kriterier. Detta indikerar att META har god test-retest reliabilitet vid bedömning av personer med FHS förmåga att använda VT. Resultatet från studie IV visade att de tre deltagarnas klientcentrerade interventionsprocesser initialt bestod av likartade arbetsterapeutiska åtgärder men att de senare i processen kom att ha olika fokus och intensitet. Vidare indikerade resultatet att interventionerna bidrog till förbättrad upplevd och observerad förmåga att använda VT i arbetet efter FHS.Konklusion: Denna avhandling har bidragit till att generera ny kunskap om personer med FHS förmåga att använda VT, med särskilt fokus på användningen av VT i arbetet. Resultaten visar att användningen av VT i arbetet kan innebära olika utmaningar, vilka kan ha varierade betydelse förmöjlighet att arbeta. Detta visar på behovet av att beakta den roll som användningen av VT kan utgöra för återgång i arbete. Resultatet har även bidragit till kunskap om att variationer i förmågan att använda VT kan vara relaterat till funktionshindrets svårighetsgrad. Vidare framkom det att personermed FHS sparsamt beskrev svårigheter i användningen av VT, vilket indikerar att intervju behöver kompletteras med observation. Avhandlingen indikerar också att observationsinstrumentet META kan användas för bedömning och utvärdering av förmågan att använda VT för personer med FHS.Slutligen, har avhandlingen bidragit till ny kunskap om hur arbetsterapeutiska klientcentrerade interventioner kan utformas för att stödja förmågan att använda VT i arbetet efter FHS.

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  • 3.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences.
    Malinowsky, Camilla
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge.
    Jacobsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Larsson-Lund, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Ability to manage everyday technology after acquired brain injury2013In: Brain Injury, ISSN 0269-9052, E-ISSN 1362-301X, Vol. 27, no 13-14, p. 1583-1588Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: To investigate and describe how persons with an acquired brain injury (ABI) manage everyday technology (ET) in their daily activities and to explore whether the ability to manage ET was related to the severity of the disability. Method: Eighty-one persons with ABI were observed while managing ET by using the Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META). The Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended (GOSE) was used to assess the severity of disability after the ABI. A computer application of a Rasch measurement model was used to generate measures of the participants’ ability to manage ET and the measures were compared groupwise with analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Results: The degree of severity of disability had a significant main effect on the ability to manage ET. The groups with severe and moderate disability exhibited a significantly lower ability to manage ET compared to the group with good recovery. Conclusion: The result indicates that the ability to manage ET in daily activities can be related to the global severity of disability after ABI. This demonstrates the importance of considering the ability to manage ET to support the performance of activities at home, at work and in society in persons with ABI.

  • 4.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation. Department of Development and Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå, Sweden.
    Nyman, Anneli
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation.
    Larsson-Lund, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation.
    Perceived occupational balance in people with stroke2021In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 43, no 4, p. 553-558Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background The balance of activities in daily life can become disrupted after a stroke; however, previous research has mainly focused on the performance of daily activities. Therefore, it is important to understand the impact that stroke has on various aspects of balance in activities for working-age people.

    Purpose To describe how persons with stroke perceived their occupational balance and to explore whether occupational balance was associated with the severity of disability, fatigue and sociodemographic characteristics.

    Methods This cross-sectional study included 63 working-age persons with stroke. The Occupational Balance Questionnaire, Glasgow Outcome Scale and Fatigue Severity Scale were used and analyzed statistically.

    Results The majority of participants disagreed or strongly disagreed that they perceived occupational balance in most of the investigated aspects. Moreover, few significant associations were found between total summed occupational balance and injury and sociodemographic characteristics.

    Conclusion These results demonstrate the importance of considering occupational balance in the rehabilitation of persons with stroke to support their engagement in a variety of meaningful activities that contribute to health.

    IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION

    • Rehabilitation need to support persons with stroke to monitor their entire patterns of activities and perceived balance to support wider engagement in meaningful activities and promote health.
    • Balance between all kinds of activities in daily life besides work, needs to be considered in the later phase of rehabilitation in persons with stroke.
    • A majority of the participants with stroke in this study disagreed that they had a satisfying level of occupational balance.
    • Perceived balance between all activities in daily life can together with performance of activities add to the understanding of consequences after stroke.
  • 5.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences.
    Prellwitz, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Larsson-Lund, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Användning av vardagsteknik: hinder eller möjlighet till återgång i arbete efter förvärvad hjärnskada?2011Conference paper (Other academic)
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  • 6.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Prellwitz, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Larsson-Lund, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
    Occupational Therapy Interventions to Improve the Ability to use Everyday Technology in Work After Acquired Brain Injury: a comparison with controls2016Conference paper (Refereed)
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    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation. Department of Research, Norrbotten County Council, Luleå, Sweden.
    Prellwitz, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation.
    Malinowsky, Camilla
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge,Sweden.
    Larsson-Lund, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation.
    Interventions aimed at improving the ability to use everyday technology in work after brain injury2016In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 147-157Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective The aim of this study was to explore and describe how client-centred occupationaltherapy interventions may support and improve the ability to use everyday technology (ET) in worktasks in people with acquired brain injury (ABI). Method A qualitative, descriptive multiple-casestudy was designed, and occupation-based interventions were provided to three working-ageparticipants with ABI. Multiple sources were used to collect data throughout the three interventionprocesses, including assessments, field notes, and interviews. The Canadian OccupationalPerformance Measure and the Management of Everyday Technology Assessment were administeredbefore the interventions, after the interventions and at a follow-up session 2–3 monthssubsequent to the interventions. Results The three intervention processes initially consisted ofsimilar actions, but subsequently the actions took on a different focus and intensity for each case.All of the goals in each of the three case processes were achieved, and both perceived andobserved abilities to use ET in work tasks improved. Conclusions Client-centred occupationaltherapy interventions might have the potential to improve the ability to use ET in work tasks inpeople with ABI.

  • 8.
    Malinowsky, Camilla
    et al.
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation. Department of Research, Norrbotten County Council, Luleå, Sweden.
    Larsson-Lund, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation.
    Kottorp, Anders
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Stability of person ability measures in people with acquired brain injury in the use of everyday technology: the test–retest reliability of the Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META)2016In: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, ISSN 1748-3107, E-ISSN 1748-3115, Vol. 11, no 5, p. 395-399Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: To evaluate the test–retest reliability of the Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META) in a sample of people with acquired brain injury (ABI). Method: The META was administered twice within a two-week period to 25 people with ABI. A Rasch measurement model was used to convert the META ordinal raw scores into equal-interval linear measures of each participant’s ability to manage everyday technology (ET). Test–retest reliability of the stability of the person ability measures in the META was examined by a standardized difference Z-test and an intra-class correlations analysis (ICC 1). Results: The results showed that the paired person ability measures generated from the META were stable over the test–retest period for 22 of the 25 subjects. The ICC 1 correlation was 0.63, which indicates good overall reliability. Conclusion: The META demonstrated acceptable test–retest reliability in a sample of people with ABI. The results illustrate the importance of using sufficiently challenging ETs (relative to a person’s abilities) to generate stable META measurements over time.Implications for Rehabilitation •The findings add evidence regarding the test–retest reliability of the person ability measures generated from the observation assessment META in a sample of people with ABI.•The META might support professionals in the evaluation of interventions that are designed to improve clients’ performance of activities including the ability to manage ET.

  • 9.
    Nyman, Anneli
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation. Department of Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå, Sweden .
    Larsson-Lund, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Perceived occupational value in people with acquired brain injury2021In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 28, no 5, p. 391-398Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: It is well known that engagement in occupations becomes restricted after acquired brain injury (ABI), but little is known about how this influences occupational values and occupational balance.

    Aim: To describe the extent to which persons with ABI perceived occupational value; to explore whether occupational value and occupational balance were associated with life satisfaction, and to explore how occupational value, occupational balance, the severity of disability, fatigue and sociodemographic characteristics influenced life satisfaction.

    Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was undertaken with 75 participants of work- ing age with ABI who responded to questionnaires on occupational value, occupational balance, and life satisfaction. Additionally, instruments covering fatigue and severity of disability were administered. Data were analyzed by means of comparisons, correlations and logistic regression.

    Results: A high perceived occupational value and a high perceived occupational balance were significantly associated with satisfaction with life as a whole, psychological health and somatic health. The logistic regression showed that occupational value, occupational balance and sever- ity of disability significantly impacted satisfaction with life as a whole.

    Conclusions and significance: Occupational value and occupational balance together with severity of disability, are important areas of focus in the later phase of rehabilitation after ABI to promote satisfaction with life as a whole.

  • 10.
    Olofsson, Alexandra
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Nyman, Anneli
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation. Department of Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå, Sweden.
    Malinowsky, Camilla
    Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Larsson-Lund, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    Places visited for activities outside the home after stroke: Relationship with the severity of disability2020In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 0308-0226, E-ISSN 1477-6006, Vol. 83, no 6, p. 405-412Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction

    Knowledge about the places people visit or do not visit after stroke is lacking. The aim of this study was to describe and compare the places visited for activities outside the home of people with stroke of working age and to explore the influence of the severity of disability, fatigue, driving a car and sociodemographic characteristics on the total number of places visited for activities outside the home.

    Methods

    An exploratory cross-sectional study was conducted and 63 people with stroke were interviewed with instruments that covered places outside the home, severity of disability and fatigue. Data were analysed using non-parametric tests, analysis of variance and the general linear model.

    Results

    Significant difference in the total number of places visited for activities outside the home were found between all three groups of severity of disability. The good recovery group visited eight places to a significantly higher extent than those with severe/moderate disability. The severity of disability and driving a car were the only aspects that significantly influenced the total number of places visited.

    Conclusions

    Places for activities outside the home people with stroke visit and changes therein can add valuable knowledge about participation that can be used in the design of rehabilitation.

  • 11.
    Spinord, Linda
    et al.
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation. Department of Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå.
    Stenberg, Gunilla
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University.
    Lundqvist, Robert
    Department of Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå.
    Stålnacke, Britt-Marie
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University.
    Comparison of two multimodal pain rehabilitation programmes, in relation to sex and age2018In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, ISSN 1650-1977, E-ISSN 1651-2081, Vol. 50, no 7, p. 619-628Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: To evaluate patient-reported outcome measures in 2 different multimodal pain rehabilitation programmes and to determine whether outcomes are related to sex or age at 1-year follow-up. Design: Longitudinal retrospective study. Subjects: Patients who had participated in 1 of 2 multimodal pain rehabilitation programmes at 2 rehabilitation centres. A total of 356 women and 83 men, divided into 3 age groups. Methods: Data from the Swedish Quality Registry for Pain Rehabilitation regarding activity and physical functions, pain intensity, health status and emotional functions analysed with descriptive statistics. Results: Significant improvements in activity and physical functions, pain intensity and emotional functions were found in both multimodal pain rehabilitation programmes. Women improved more than men. The older group improved in all emotional functions (depression, anxiety, mental component summary), while the younger group improved only in depression. The intermediate group improved in all variables except anxiety. Conclusion: Patients improved regardless of the design of the multimodal pain rehabilitation programme. Although only small differences were found between men and women and among the 3 age groups in terms of the measured variables, these findings may have clinical relevance and indicate a need to vary the design of the interventions in multimodal rehabilitation programmes for these subgroups.

  • 12.
    Spinord, Linda
    et al.
    Department of Community Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Department of Development and Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå, Sweden.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation. Department of Development and Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå, Sweden.
    Stålnacke, Britt-Marie
    Department of Community Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Stenberg, Gunilla
    Department of Community Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Finding self-worth: Experiences during a multimodal rehabilitation program when living at a residency away from home2020In: Canadian Journal of Pain - Revue canadienne de la douleur, E-ISSN 2474-0527, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 237-246Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Patients with chronic pain who live in rural areas often need to travel long distances to participate in multimodal rehabilitation programs. To reduce traveling during the programs, patients sometimes live at a residency close to the clinic and thus far from home.

    Aims

    The aim of this study was to explore how patients with chronic pain experience participation in an Multimodal rehabilitation program while living at a residency

    Method

    Twelve patients from two specialist clinics in northern Sweden were interviewed about their experiences of participating in multimodal rehabilitation program. The data were analysed qualitatively using a grounded theory method with an emergent design.

    Results

    The analyses resulted in a model with the core category “Finding my self-worth” consisting of four categories: “Space for myself”, “Mirroring myself”, “I am of value” and “Dealing with returning to everyday life”. The model illustrates the process whereby participants are given space for themselves and an opportunity to mirror themselves in interaction with other participants. That provided insight about their self-worth which was valuable for return to everyday life at home and work.

    Conclusion

    Living at a residency during multimodal rehabilitation provided added value when patients were relived from the obligations of everyday life at home, and given time for reflection and interaction with others in similar situations. This contributed to awareness of their own value and the necessity of taking care of themselves. This new insight led to increased motivation to act differently at home.

  • 13.
    Spinord, Linda
    et al.
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; Department of Development and Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå, Sweden.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health, Learning and Technology, Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation. Department of Development and Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå, Sweden.
    Stålnacke, Britt-Marie
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Stenberg, Gunilla
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Multivariate correlations between pain, life interference, health-related quality of life and full-time sick leave 1 year after multimodal rehabilitation, focus on gender and age2022In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 29, no 8, p. 645-659Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Chronic pain is a major and complex health condition associated with reduced work performance. A multimodal rehabilitation programme (MMRP) is a common intervention for chronic pain conditions, the goal being for the person to maintain or return to work.

    Aim

    To investigate the multivariate relationships between health-related quality of life, life interference, pain, physiological factors before MMRP and full-time sick leave 1 year after MMRP.

    Material and Methods

    Data were collected from the Swedish Quality Registry for Pain Rehabilitation. The study included 284 participants. Separate analyses were performed for women, men and three age groups.

    Results

    There were correlations between sick leave, physical functioning, pain duration, health-related quality of life, and self-assessed importance of work before MMRP and sick leave 1 year after MMRP. The patterns of factors associated with full-time sick leave varied for women, men and age groups.

    Conclusions

    These findings indicate that full-time sick leave for patients with chronic pain is affected by a number of interacting factors. Occupational therapy interventions aiming to develop activity skills in relation to work roles and enable patients to develop skills required to manage the physical, psychological and social demands to return to work or maintain work could be valuable to increase the possibility of attaining a sustainable work situation.

  • 14.
    Spinord, Linda
    et al.
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University, Umeå; Department of Development and Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå, Sweden.
    Stenberg, Gunilla
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Kassberg, Ann-Charlotte
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health, Learning and Technology, Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation. Department of Development and Research, Region Norrbotten, Luleå, Sweden.
    Stålnacke, Britt-Marie
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Sex and Age Group Focus on Outcomes after Multimodal Rehabilitation for Patients with Chronic Pain in Northern Sweden2022In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, ISSN 1650-1977, E-ISSN 1651-2081, Vol. 54, article id jrm00333Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate the outcomes of a multimodal rehabilitation programme (MMRP) regarding pain intensity, emotional functioning, activity and physical functioning, social response, and health, with regard to sex and age.

    METHODS: This retrospective longitudinal study was based on data from patients at 2 specialist pain clinics in northern Sweden immediately after MMRP (short-term) and at 1-year follow-up (long-term). Data from 439 patients were analysed according to sex and to age groups 18-30, 31-45 and 46-65 years.

    RESULTS: The men improved with larger effect sizes (ESs) than women immediately after MMRP. The youngest age group showed improvements with greater ESs compared with the older age groups, both in the short and long term. Social support decreased for both women and men and in all 3 age groups in the long term. Improvements in both the short and long term were found in pain intensity, emotional functioning, and activity and physical functioning, in both women and men, as well as the different age groups.

    CONCLUSION: Both women and men with chronic pain, and from all of the different age groups, benefitted from MRRP. Since improvements for men were not sustained over time, they may need further support after the programme.

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