Lisebet Skeie Skarpaas

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BACKGROUND Long-term sickness absence is a considerable health and economic problem in the industrialised world. Factors that might predict return to work (RTW) are therefore of interest. OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of psychosocial work characteristics on RTW three months after the end of a RTW programme. METHODS A cohort study of 251 sick-listed(More)
BACKGROUND Acquired brain injury (ABI) is known to be severely disabling. On average, 40% of employees return to work (RTW) within two years after injury. There is, however, limited research on what might contribute to successful RTW. AIM To examine factors that might impact the time-to first RTW for patients with ABI, participating in a RTW-program. (More)
Background and objective Despite large activity worldwide in building and implementing new return-to-work (RTW) services, few studies have focused on how such implementation processes develop. The aim of this study was to examine the development in patient and service characteristics the first six years of implementing a RTW service for persons with(More)
BACKGROUND Many people confronting mental health problems are excluded from participation in paid work. Supervisor engagement is essential for successful job placement. OBJECTIVE To elicit supervisor perspectives on the challenges involved in fostering integration to support individuals with mental health problems (trainees) in their job placement at(More)
BACKGROUND In order to help workers with long-term sickness absence return to work (RTW), it is important to understand factors that either impede or facilitate employee's reintegration into the labour force. The aim of this study was therefore to examine the impact of psychological work characteristics on time-to first RTW in sick listed employees in(More)
AIMS Alcohol is one of the leading causes of ill health and premature death in the world. Several studies indicate that working life might influence employees' alcohol consumption and drinking patterns. The aim of this study was to explore work-related drinking situations, with a special focus on answering who initiates and organises these situations. (More)
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