Therese Ljungquist

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the outcome of a behavioral medicine (BM) rehabilitation program and the outcome of its two main components, compared to a 'treatment-as-usual' control group (CG). The study employed a 4x4 repeated-measures design with four groups and four assessment periods (pre-treatment, post-treatment, 6-month follow-up, and(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of a behavioural medicine rehabilitation programme and the outcome of its two main components, compared to a 'treatment-as-usual' control group. The study employed a 4 x 5 repeated-measures design with four groups and five assessment periods during a 3-year follow-up. The group studied(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The intra- and inter-rater reliability of 11 tests assembled by physiotherapists for clinical purposes was investigated. Forty-five patients and 23 healthy volunteers participated in the study. METHOD Twenty-one patients were tested simultaneously and independently by two physiotherapists to determine inter-rater reliability for two(More)
OBJECTIVES In a recent study, 11% of the Swedish physicians below 65 years dealing with sickness certification tasks (SCT) experienced SCT to a great extent as a work environment problem (WEP). This study aimed at exploring which SCT problems those physicians experienced and if these problems varied between general practitioners (GPs), psychiatrists,(More)
BACKGROUND Many physicians find sickness certification of patients problematic. The aims were to explore problems that physicians in different clinical settings experience with sickness certification tasks in general and with assessment of function, work capacity, and need for sick leave, as well as handling of sick-leave spells of different durations. (More)
BACKGROUND Many psychiatrists are involved in sickness certification of their patients; however, there is very limited knowledge about this aspect of their work. The objective of this study was to explore frequencies of problematic issues in the sickness certification tasks and experiences of severity regarding these problematic issues among psychiatrists.(More)
BACKGROUND Physicians' work with sickness certifications is an understudied field. Physicians' experience of sickness certifying for longer periods than necessary has been previous reported. However, the extent and frequency of such sickness certification is largely unknown. The aims of this study were: a) to explore the frequency of sickness certifying for(More)
Objective. To explore experiences by physicians working in obstetrics, gynecology, or maternal healthcare (O/Gs) of problems in sickness certification consultations and differences between two years. Material and Methods. Answers by O/Gs to two Swedish nationwide surveys, in 2008 (n = 1037) and 2012 (n = 992), were analyzed for frequencies and severity of(More)
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