Return to work after work after a workplace-oriented intervention for patients on sick-leave for burnout - a prospective controlled study
2010 (English)In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 10Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: In the present study the effect of a workplace-oriented intervention for persons on long-term sick leave for clinical burnout, aimed at facilitating return to work (RTW) by job-person match through patient-supervisor communication, was evaluated. We hypothesised that the intervention group would show a more successful RTW than a control group. Methods: In a prospective controlled study, subjects were identified by the regional social insurance office 2-6 months after the first day on sick leave. The intervention group (n = 74) was compared to a control group who had declined participation, being matched by length of sick leave (n = 74). The RTW was followed up, using sick-listing register data, until 1.5 years after the time of intervention. Results: There was a linear increase of RTW in the intervention group during the 1.5-year follow-up period, and 89% of subjects had returned to work to some extent at the end of the follow-up period. The increase in RTW in the control group came to a halt after six months, and only 73% had returned to work to some extent at the end of the 1.5-year follow-up. Conclusions: We conclude that the present study demonstrated an improvement of long-term RTW after a workplace-oriented intervention for patients on long-term sick leave due to burnout. Trial registration: Current Controlled Trials NCT01039168.
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BioMed Central , 2010. Vol. 10
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-58202DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-301ISI: 000279907300002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-58202DiVA: diva2:342856
Bjorn Karlson, Peter Jonsson, Birgitta Palsson, Gunnel Abjornsson, Birgitta Malmberg, Britt Larsson and Kai Osterberg, Return to work after work after a workplace-oriented intervention for patients on sick-leave for burnout - a prospective controlled study, 2010, BMC Public Health, (10), 301.
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