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Predictors for successful vocational rehabilitation for clients with back pain problems
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Odontology, Clinical Oral Physiology.
2007 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 29, no 3, 215-220 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify predicting factors for successful vocational rehabilitation for people with back pain problems.

METHOD: The study was based on data from 347 long-term sick-listed clients collected at the onset of vocational rehabilitation. The outcome was measured 6 months after the conclusion of rehabilitation.

RESULTS: In a first bi-variate analysis, a considerable number of variables were associated with the rehabilitation outcome. In a second multivariate analysis, only four associations remained. These were age, general health, vitality and internal locus of control. Young vital clients in good general health, with a high internal locus of control were more likely than others to return to work.

CONCLUSION: The findings regarding age, general health and vitality are well in line with previous studies. The findings regarding internal locus of control are more unique.

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Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2007. Vol. 29, no 3, 215-220 p.
Keyword [en]
Sick-leave, vocational rehabilitation, return to work, predictors, back pain
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-18685DOI: 10.1080/09638280600756208ISI: 000244644900005PubMedID: 17364772OAI: diva2:174487
Available from: 2009-02-23 Created: 2009-02-23 Last updated: 2016-08-11Bibliographically approved

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