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Yngve, M., Lidström, H., Ekbladh, E. & Hemmingsson, H. (2019). Which students need accommodations the most, and to what extent are their needs met by regular upper secondary school?: A cross-sectional study among students with special educational needs. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 34(3), 327-341
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Which students need accommodations the most, and to what extent are their needs met by regular upper secondary school?: A cross-sectional study among students with special educational needs
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: European Journal of Special Needs Education, ISSN 0885-6257, E-ISSN 1469-591X, Vol. 34, nr 3, s. 327-341Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was twofold: (1) to identify factors associated with a high level of accommodation needs in school activities among students with special educational needs (SEN) in regular upper secondary education; and (2) to investigate the extent to which schools have met students’ perceived accommodation needs. Accommodation needs and their provision in school activities were assessed with the School Setting Interview for 484 students with SEN. Students’ mean age was 17.3 years and 50% did not have a diagnosis. A logistic regression analysis revealed that a high level of school absence, studying a vocational programme, and a neuropsychiatric disorder were associated with a high level of accommodation needs. In the majority of school activities, about 50% of students had not received any accommodation despite an experienced need for support. About 30% of students perceived a need for support even though they had been provided with accommodations, and around 25% stated they were satisfied with received accommodations. Regular upper secondary school students with SEN are insufficiently provided with accommodations to satisfactorily participate in education. Specific student characteristics, e.g. high level of school absence, should receive special attention when investigating and accommodating students’ needs for support in school activities.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Routledge, 2019
Nyckelord
Student-environment fit, arbetsterapi, delaktighet, stöd i skolan, neuropsykiatrisk funktionsnedsättning, dyslexi
Nationell ämneskategori
Pedagogik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-150424 (URN)10.1080/08856257.2018.1501966 (DOI)000469004000006 ()
Anmärkning

Funding agencies:  Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology (SIAT); Jerringfonden (the Jerring Foundation); Stiftelsen Kempe-Carlgrenska Fonden

Tillgänglig från: 2018-08-22 Skapad: 2018-08-22 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-07-01Bibliografiskt granskad
Sandqvist, J. & Ekbladh, E. (2017). Applying the Model of Human Occupation to Vocational Rehabilitation (5ed.). In: Renee Taylor (Ed.), Kielhofner's Model of Human Occupation, Fifth Edition: THEORY AND APPLICATION (pp. 377-396). Wolters Kluwer
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Applying the Model of Human Occupation to Vocational Rehabilitation
2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: Kielhofner's Model of Human Occupation, Fifth Edition: THEORY AND APPLICATION / [ed] Renee Taylor, Wolters Kluwer, 2017, 5, s. 377-396Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Wolters Kluwer, 2017 Upplaga: 5
Nationell ämneskategori
Arbetsterapi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141979 (URN)9781451190342 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2017-10-16 Skapad: 2017-10-16 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-11-09Bibliografiskt granskad
Yngve, M. & Ekbladh, E. (2015). Clinical Utility of the Worker Role Interview - A Survey Study among Swedish Users. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 22(6), 417-423
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Clinical Utility of the Worker Role Interview - A Survey Study among Swedish Users
2015 (Engelska)Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 22, nr 6, s. 417-423Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Work ability assessments are used to guide interventions designed to reduce or eliminate work disability and facilitate work participation. The clinical utility of assessments concerns the extent to which the assessment results support clinical decision-making. Aim: The aim was to investigate how users perceive the clinical utility of the Swedish version of the Worker Role Interview (WRI-S). An additional aim was to investigate differences in clinical utility related to the users’ level of WRI-S experience, attendance at courses on WRI-S application, and knowledge of the Model of Human Occupation. Material and methods: Data are based on 187 respondents’ answers to a web-based questionnaire and analysed through descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: In total, the respondents performed 12 000 WRI-S assessments. The respondents were mainly satisfied with the clinical utility of the WRI-S and experienced the assessment as supporting clinical practice. The main hindrance affecting clinical utility was the amount of time needed for conducting a WRI-S assessment. Experienced users and users with very good knowledge of MOHO conduct WRI-S assessments in a more time-effective manner. Conclusion: This study contributes to further development of the clinical utility of the Swedish version of the WRI-S, mainly focusing on time consumption.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Taylor Francis, 2015
Nyckelord
assessment, model of human occupation, vocational rehabilitation, work ability, WRI
Nationell ämneskategori
Arbetsterapi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117842 (URN)10.3109/11038128.2015.1007161 (DOI)000361328200002 ()25797368 (PubMedID)
Tillgänglig från: 2015-05-11 Skapad: 2015-05-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-04Bibliografiskt granskad
Ekbladh, E. & Sandqvist, J. (2015). Psychosocial Factors’ Influence on Work Ability of People Experiencing Sick Leave Resulting From Common Mental Disorders. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 31(3), 283-297
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Psychosocial Factors’ Influence on Work Ability of People Experiencing Sick Leave Resulting From Common Mental Disorders
2015 (Engelska)Ingår i: Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, ISSN 0164-212X, E-ISSN 1541-3101, Vol. 31, nr 3, s. 283-297Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

A description of how people with the experience of long-term sick leave resulting from common mental disorders perceive that psychosocial factors influence their work ability. The Worker Role Interview was conducted with 14 informants and analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The informants believed in their future work ability. Most had had to adjust their habits and routines to manage their working and private lives in relation to their mental health problems. Occupational therapists need more knowledge about how to strengthen clients' beliefs in their occupational abilities and how to organize their daily activities in a balanced fashion.

Nyckelord
daily life pattern, model of human occupation (MOHO), sick leave, vocational rehabilitation, Worker Role Interview
Nationell ämneskategori
Arbetsterapi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125451 (URN)10.1080/0164212X.2015.1055530 (DOI)
Tillgänglig från: 2016-02-24 Skapad: 2016-02-24 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-11-30
Ekbladh, E., Fan, C.-W., Sandqvist, J., Hemmingsson, H. & Taylor, R. (2014). Work environment impact scale: Testing the psychometric properties of the Swedish version. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, 47(2), 213-219
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Work environment impact scale: Testing the psychometric properties of the Swedish version
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2014 (Engelska)Ingår i: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 47, nr 2, s. 213-219Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

The Work Environment Impact Scale (WEIS) is an assessment that focuses on the fit between a person and his or her work environment. It is based on Kielhofner’s Model of Human Occupation and designed to gather information on how clients experience their work environment.

The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the WEIS assessment instrument.

In total, 95 ratings on the 17-item WEIS were obtained from a sample of clients with experience of sick leave due to different medical conditions. Rasch analysis was used to analyze the data. 

Overall, the WEIS items together cohered to form a single construct of increasingly challenging work environmental factors. The hierarchical ordering of the items along the continuum followed a logical and expected pattern, and the participants were validly measured by the scale. The three occupational therapists serving as raters validly used the scale, but demonstrated a relatively high rater separation index, indicating differences in rater severity.  

The findings provide evidence that the Swedish version of the WEIS is a psychometrically sound assessment across diagnoses and occupations, which can provide valuable information about experiences of work environment challenges.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
IOS Press, 2014
Nyckelord
vocational rehabilitation, assessment, Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), occupational therapy
Nationell ämneskategori
Arbetsterapi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105301 (URN)10.3233/WOR-121574 (DOI)000332479000008 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2014-03-17 Skapad: 2014-03-17 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-05
Fan, C.-W., Taylor, R. R., Ekbladh, E., Hemmingsson, H. & Sandqvist, J. (2013). Evaluating the Psychometric Properties of a Clinical Vocational Rehabilitation Outcome Measurement: The Assessment of Work Performance (AWP). OTJR (Thorofare, N.J.), 33(3), 125-133
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Evaluating the Psychometric Properties of a Clinical Vocational Rehabilitation Outcome Measurement: The Assessment of Work Performance (AWP)
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2013 (Engelska)Ingår i: OTJR (Thorofare, N.J.), ISSN 1539-4492, E-ISSN 1938-2383, Vol. 33, nr 3, s. 125-133Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examined the validity and reliability of the Assessment of Work Performance (AWP) using Rasch analysis. The AWP was administered to 365 clients with a variety of work-related problems. Rasch analysis and principal component analysis were used to examine the appropriateness of the rating scales and unidimensionality of AWP items. The person-response validity, internal consistency, targeting appropriateness, and differential item function were also analyzed. The Rasch analysis confirmed the 4-point rating scale, and the item set met the criteria of unidimensionality. The AWP exhibited satisfactory person-response validity and internal consistency. Among the three subdomains, the targeting of item-difficulty was sufficient in the motor skills and process skills subdomains. Differential item functioning was found across gender and diagnoses. This study presented evidence to support that the AWP functioned as a reliable and valid assessment in assessing work performance.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Slack, 2013
Nyckelord
Model of Human Occupation, work, construct validity
Nationell ämneskategori
Medicin och hälsovetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-96715 (URN)10.3928/15394492-20130614-01 (DOI)000322081100002 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2013-08-23 Skapad: 2013-08-23 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-06
Holmgren, K., Ekbladh, E., Hensing, G. & Dellve, L. (2013). The Combination of Work Organizational Climate and Individual Work Commitment Predicts Return to Work in Women But Not in Men. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 55(2), 121-127
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>The Combination of Work Organizational Climate and Individual Work Commitment Predicts Return to Work in Women But Not in Men
2013 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ISSN 1076-2752, E-ISSN 1536-5948, Vol. 55, nr 2, s. 121-127Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To analyze if the combination of organizational climate and work commitment can predict return to work (RTW). Methods: This prospective Swedish study was based on 2285 participants, 19 to 64 years old, consecutively selected from the employed population, newly sick-listed for more than 14 days. Data were collected in 2008 through postal questionnaire and from register data. Results: Among women, the combination of good organizational climate and fair work commitment predicted an early RTW with an adjusted relative risk of 2.05 (1.32 to 3.18). Among men, none of the adjusted variables or combinations of variables was found significantly to predict RTW. Conclusions: This study demonstrated the importance of integrative effects of organizational climate and individual work commitment on RTW among women. These factors did not predict RTW in men. More research is needed to understand the RTW process among men.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013
Nationell ämneskategori
Medicin och hälsovetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-89804 (URN)10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182820536 (DOI)000314669800004 ()
Anmärkning

Funding Agencies|Swedish Social Insurance Agency||

Tillgänglig från: 2013-03-07 Skapad: 2013-03-07 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-06
Ekbladh, E., Thorell, L.-H. & Haglund, L. (2010). Perceptions of the work environment among people with experience of long term sick leave. WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT and REHABILITATION, 35(2), 125-136
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Perceptions of the work environment among people with experience of long term sick leave
2010 (Engelska)Ingår i: WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT and REHABILITATION, ISSN 1051-9815, Vol. 35, nr 2, s. 125-136Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The aims were to describe and analyze how people with experience of long term sick leave perceive that factors in their work environment support or interfere with work performance, satisfaction, and well-being. Method: The 53 participants were interviewed with the Work Environment Impact Scale (WEIS). The WEIS ratings and belonging notes were analyzed by descriptive statistics and qualitative analysis respectively. Differences in WEIS ratings between; women and men; participants with somatic and mental diseases; and participants working and on full-time sick leave were tested. Results: The most supportive factors concerned social interactions at work, and the value and meaning of work. The factors perceived as most interfering concerned work demands and rewards. The social relations at work were perceived as more supportive by the working group than by those on full-time sick leave. The participants with somatic diseases perceived physical work factors as more interfering than did participants with mental diseases, who in turn perceived the value and meaning of work as more interfering. Conclusion: Knowledge about the interaction between the worker and the work environment could reveal useful information about the complex phenomenon of reducing sick leave. The WEIS seems useful in providing information about how alterations and accommodations in the work environment could support individual workers.

Nyckelord
Psychosocial, assessment, WEIS, well-being, RTW, occupational therapy
Nationell ämneskategori
Medicin och hälsovetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54491 (URN)10.3233/WOR-2010-0964 (DOI)000275284100003 ()
Anmärkning
Original Publication: Elin Ekbladh, Lars-Håkan Thorell and Lena Haglund, Perceptions of the work environment among people with experience of long term sick leave, 2010, WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT and REHABILITATION, (35), 2, 125-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2010-0964 Copyright: IOS Press http://www.iospress.nl/ Tillgänglig från: 2010-03-19 Skapad: 2010-03-19 Senast uppdaterad: 2010-12-06
Ekbladh, E. (2010). "Return to Work - the Predictive Validity of the Assessment Instrument Worker Role Interview". Paper presented at 15th World Congress of Occupational Therapists, Santiago, Chile.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>"Return to Work - the Predictive Validity of the Assessment Instrument Worker Role Interview"
2010 (Engelska)Konferensbidrag, Publicerat paper (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

"Return to Work - the Predictive Validity of the Assessment Instrument Worker Role Interview"

 

Introduction: Long-term sick-listing entails great costs for the society and suffering for the individual. As rehabilitation could decrease these costs, valid and reliable methods are then required for assessing work ability and identifying individual rehabilitation needs. There is a need to develop and investigate the validity of work-related assessments tools and in particular assessments concerned with psychosocial aspects in relation to return to work.

Objectives: The aims of this study were to investigate if and how the Worker Role Interview (WRI) can predict return to work and how the predictive validity of the WRI for return to work changes over a period of two years.

Methods: WRI is an assessment tool designed to identify psychosocial and environmental factors which influence a person’s ability to return to work. Fifty three long-term sick-listed people constituted the study group. Differences in WRI ratings and the ability of WRI to correctly predict whether these people would fall into the working or non-working groups at 6, 12 and 24 month follow-ups were tested by Mann–Whitney test and logistic regression respectively

Results: The item ‘Expectation of job success’ which concerns the person’s belief in their abilities in relation to return to work emerged as an important predictive factor for return to work in all statistical analyses. Eight of 16 items in WRI were rated differently between the working or non-working groups at one or more of the three follow-ups. The regression models based on the WRI ratings had an overall correct prediction rate ranging from 81% to 96% between the follow-ups.

Conclusion and contribution to practice and evidence base of occupational therapy: The WRI assessment contains items which predict return to work. This implies that the WRI is a useful tool for occupational therapist working with vocational rehabilitation for identifying individual rehabilitation needs for people who are sick-listed.

Nyckelord
WRI, occupational therapy, RTW, motivation, habits, assessment, interview
Nationell ämneskategori
Arbetsterapi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62692 (URN)
Konferens
15th World Congress of Occupational Therapists, Santiago, Chile
Tillgänglig från: 2010-12-02 Skapad: 2010-12-02 Senast uppdaterad: 2011-01-20
Ekbladh, E., Thorell, L.-H. & Haglund, L. (2010). Return to work: the predictive value of the Worker Role Interview (WRI) over two years. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, 35(2), 163-172
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Return to work: the predictive value of the Worker Role Interview (WRI) over two years
2010 (Engelska)Ingår i: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 35, nr 2, s. 163-172Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Worker Role Interview (WRI) is an assessment tool designed to identify psychosocial and environmental factors which influence a persons ability to return to work. The purpose of this study was to investigate if the Worker Role Interview (WRI) can predict return to work over a period of two years. Fifty three long-term sick-listed people were interviewed and rated with the WRI. Differences in ratings and the ability of WRI to correctly predict whether these people would fall into the working or non-working groups at 6, 12 and 24 month follow-ups were tested by Mann-Whitney test and logistic regression respectively. Eight of 17 items in WRI were rated differently between the groups at one or more of the follow-ups. The regression models based on the WRI ratings had an overall correct prediction rate ranging from 81% to 96%. Expectation of job success which concerns the persons belief in abilities in relation to return to work emerged as an important predictive factor for return to work in all statistical analyses. The WRI assessment contains items that could predict return to work. This implies that the WRI could be a useful tool in vocational rehabilitation for identifying individual rehabilitation needs.

Nyckelord
assessment, motivation, psychosocial, RTW, sick-leave, work ability, vocational rehabilitation, occupational therapy, Model of Human Occupation, Bedömningsinstrument, arbetsförmåga, arbetsterapi, sjukfrånvaro, Model of Human Occupation
Nationell ämneskategori
Medicin och hälsovetenskap Arbetsterapi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13272 (URN)10.3233/WOR-2010-0968 (DOI)000275284100007 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2008-05-07 Skapad: 2008-05-07 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-13
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