Klara Jakobsen

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This study investigated the association between sense of coherence (SOC) and work reentry. One hundred and fifty-three patients with musculoskeletal pain (mean age=45.6 years, SD=9.1) were included. SOC, demographics, personal characteristics, work status, pain intensity, pain experience, anxiety, and depression were collected during a 57-week(More)
BACKGROUND Social firms are widely used in Europe as a means of affirmatively creating employment opportunities and training for employment challenged groups. These commercial businesses produce, market and sell goods and services to the public while providing opportunities for productive engagement, increased incomes, and social integration for their(More)
OBJECTIVE Efforts have been made to explain the inability to return to work (RTW) due to employees' chronic musculoskeletal pain. Knowledge of factors facilitating the RTW process is however still limited. Based on the experiences of employees and employers, this study aims to identify factors promoting a successful return process for persons with chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer results in an increasing number of survivors, some of whom face new challenges in their transition to daily life. AIM Based on these experiences, the aim of this study was to describe the everyday life in breast cancer survivors experiencing challenges. MATERIAL AND METHOD Eleven women recruited(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workforce is at the top of the policy agenda in Norway, the number of people with disabilities who return to work (RTW) is rather low. Studies have found that, in addition to disabled people's physical ability level, employers' attitudes and skills seem to be of vital importance for a(More)
BACKGROUND Although a strong sense of coherence, described as the dimensions of a person's response to a stressful situation, improves the prospects of coping with health problems, more knowledge is required about the association between initial anxiety levels and physical functioning after rehabilitation in relation to individuals' own experiences of their(More)
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