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Physicians' practices in sickness certification for common mental disorders - assessment of work capacity and communication with the patient's workplace


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Title: Physicians' practices in sickness certification for common mental disorders - assessment of work capacity and communication with the patient's workplace
Authors: Nordling, Paula
E-mail: paula.nordling@gu.se
Issue Date: 25-Nov-2021
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy.
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Nordling P, Priebe G, Björkelund C, Hensing G. Assessing work capacity – reviewing the what and how of physicians’ clinical practice. BMC Fam Pract 21, 72 (2020).
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II. Nordling P, Alexanderson K, Hensing G, Lytsy P. Factors associated with general practitioners’ contacts with sick-listed patients’ employers: A Swedish nationwide questionnaire study. Scand J Public Health. 2021 Oct 23:14034948211053141. Online ahead of print.
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III. Nordling P, Jakobsson A, Hensing G. The capacity note – a communication facilitator in the sick leave process of patients with common mental disorders. A qualitative study of user perceptions (Submitted)

IV. Nordling P, Nwaru C, Nordeman L, Skoglund I, Larsson M, Björkelund C, Hensing G. Early and systematic communication between general practitioners, patients on sick leave due to common mental disorders, and employers. Results from a randomized pilot trial in the Capacity Note project (In manuscript)
Date of Defence: 2021-12-17
Disputation: Fredagen den 17 december 2021, kl 13.00, Hörsal Europa, Konferenscentrum Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20A, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Physicians
General practitioners
Mental Health
Common mental disorders
Work capacity
Sick leave
Return to work
Collaboration
Abstract: Physicians are key stakeholders in the sickness certification process. The first aim of this thesis was to examine physicians’ sickness certification practices from two perspectives: the assessment of work capacity and contacts with patients’ employers. A second aim was to develop and evaluate a tool with the purpose to facilitate such assessments and contacts in the sick leave process of primary healthcare patients with common mental disorders (CMD). Methods: In a systematic literature revie... more
ISBN: 978-91-8009-554-9 (PRINT)
978-91-8009-555-6 (PDF)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/69675
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