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Improving Work Ability and Return to Work among Women on Long-term Sick Leave

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Title: Improving Work Ability and Return to Work among Women on Long-term Sick Leave
Authors: Ahlstrom, Linda
Issue Date: 19-Sep-2014
University: University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Ahlstrom, L., Grimby-Ekman, A., Hagberg, M., & Dellve, L. (2010). The work ability index and single-item question: associations with sick leave, symptoms, and health-a prospective study of women on long-term sick leave. Scand J Work Environ Health, 36(5), 404-412.

II. Dellve, L., Ahlstrom, L., Jonsson, A., Sandsjö, L., Forsman, M., Lindegård, A., Ahlstrand, C., Kadefors, R., & Hagberg, M. (2011). Myofeedback training and intensive muscular strength training to decrease pain and improve work ability among female workers on long-term sick leave with neck pain: a randomized controlled trial. Int Arch Occup Environ Health, 84(3), 335-346.

III. Ahlstrom, L., Hagberg, M., & Dellve, L. (2013). Workplace rehabilitation and supportive conditions at work: a prospective study. J Occup Rehabil, 23(2), 248-260.

IV. Ahlstrom, L., Ahlberg, K., Hagberg, M., & Dellve, L. (2014). Women with neck pain on long-term sick leave – strategies and approaches used in the rehabilitation process for returning to work. (Submitted)
Date of Defence: 2014-10-06
Disputation: 6th October 2014, 9.00 AM, Hamberger, Medicinaregatan 16A, Gothenburg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: work disability
sickness absence
back to work
randomized controlled trial
chronic pain
musculoskeletal disorder
rehabilitation activity
longitudinal data
grounded theory
Abstract: The overall aim of this thesis was to gain new knowledge of factors and interventions that improve work ability and return to work (RTW) among women on long-term sick leave from human service organizations (HSOs). The specific aims of the studies were: to evaluate the associations between the self-rated Work Ability Index (WAI) and Work Ability Score (WAS), and the relationship with prospective sick leave, symptoms, and health (Paper I); to investigate whether intervention with myofeedback train... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9095-7
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