Patterns of sickness absence a decade after pain-related multidisciplinary rehabilitation

@article{Busch2011PatternsOS,
  title={Patterns of sickness absence a decade after pain-related multidisciplinary rehabilitation},
  author={Hillevi Busch and Lennart Bodin and Gunnar Bergstr{\"o}m and Irene Jensen},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2011},
  volume={152},
  pages={1727-1733}
}
Multidisciplinary programmes using a vocational approach can enhance work return in chronic pain patients, but little is known about the long-term effects of rehabilitation. The current study examined the patterns of sickness absence 10 years after participation in 3 treatment groups (physiotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and vocational multidisciplinary rehabilitation) in comparison to a control group receiving treatment-as-usual. Cost-effectiveness was also assessed. Two hundred… CONTINUE READING

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