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OBJECTIVE We have limited knowledge about the specific elements in an occupational rehabilitation programme that facilitate the process leading to return to work (RTW) as perceived by the patients. The aim of the study was to explore individual experiences regarding contributing factors to a successful RTW, 3 years after a resident occupational(More)
BACKGROUND The workplace is used as a setting for interventions to prevent and reduce sickness absence, regardless of the specific medical conditions and diagnoses. AIMS To give an overview of the general effectiveness of active workplace interventions aimed at preventing and reducing sickness absence. METHODS We systematically searched PubMed, Embase,(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore general practitioners' (GPs') specific negotiation strategies regarding sick-leave issues with patients suffering from subjective health complaints. DESIGN Focus-group study. SETTING Nine focus-group interviews in three cities in different regions of Norway. PARTICIPANTS 48 GPs (31 men, 17 women; age 32-65), participating in a(More)
OBJECTIVES The primary objective of this study was to explore whether general practitioners (GPs) in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark make similar or different decisions regarding sick leave for patients with severe subjective health complaints (SHC). The secondary objective was to investigate if patient diagnoses, the reasons attributed for patient complaints,(More)
Purpose The purpose of this study is to test if there is correspondence in stakeholders' assessments of health, work capacity and sickness certification in four workers with comorbid subjective health complaints based on video vignettes. Methods A cross sectional survey among stakeholders (N = 514) in Norway in 2009/2010. Logistic regression and multinomial(More)
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