Silje Maeland

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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)
OBJECTIVES To explore GPs' considerations in decision-making regarding sick-listing of patients suffering from SHC. DESIGN Qualitative analysis of data from nine focus-group interviews. SETTING Three cities in different regions of Norway. Participants. A total of 48 GPs (31 men, 17 women; aged 32-65) participated. The GPs were recruited when invited to(More)
BACKGROUND Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is an inherited connective tissue disorder where symptoms such as hyper mobile joints, fragile tissues, a bleeding tendency and chronic pain are frequent. Consequently, functional disability is common. OBJECTIVE In the present study we investigated the prevalence of subjective health complaints in a Swedish EDS(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)
Purpose To investigate shoulder function, pain and Health-Related Quality of life (HRQoL) among adults with joint hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-hypermobility type (JHS/EDS-HT), compared with the general population (controls). Method In a cross-sectional study using postal survey, 110 patients diagnosed with JHS/EDS-HT and 140 gender- and(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 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)
AIMS To explore the reluctance of, and examine the arguments given by Norwegian general practioners (GPs), regarding their unwillingness to recruit their patients for a study where sick leave would be based on randomization. METHODS A qualitative study presenting individual arguments from 50 Norwegian GPs, as written responses to a web-based, open-ended(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to explore how functional ability, coping and health were related to work and benefit status three years after participating in a four-week inpatient interdisciplinary occupational rehabilitation program. METHODS The cohort consisted of 338 individuals (75% females, mean age 51 years (SD=8.6)) who three years earlier had(More)
BACKGROUND It has been discussed whether the relationship between a patient on sick leave and his/her general practitioner (GP) is too close, as this may hinder the GP's objective evaluation of need for sick leave. Independent medical evaluation involves an independent physician consulting the patient. This could lead to new perspectives on sick leave and(More)