Therese Ljungquist

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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to compare the aerobic fitness level of working patients who have recurrent low back pain with those of healthy age- and gender-matched controls, and to investigate the relationship of aerobic fitness level with pain intensity, general health, perceived disability, fear-avoidance beliefs and self-efficacy. SUBJECTS(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A physiotherapy test package of 10 tests designed for assessing dysfunction due to back or neck pain was tested for its ability to discriminate between back- or neck-pain sufferers and healthy control subjects. Twenty-seven patients and 26 healthy control subjects participated in the study. METHOD Fifteen patients suffering from(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)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the construct validity of 6 physical performance tests that had already been shown to have acceptable repeatability. DESIGN Data were collected in a randomized controlled multi-centre study. SUBJECTS 126 women and 105 men sick-listed for spinal pain carried out the tests and provided personal and(More)
OBJECTIVE The sensitivity to change for six physical performance tests for assessing impairments and activity limitations in persons with spinal pain was examined. METHOD Eighty men and 106 women with long-term spinal pain participating in a randomized controlled study went through the tests on inclusion in the study, and were then invited to follow-up(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 According to several studies, physicians find sickness certification of patients to be problematic, and some smaller studies suggest that this is a psychosocial work environment problem (WEP). AIMS To explore to what extent physicians experience sickness certification as a WEP and the associations of this with the type of clinic and other(More)