Implementation of guidelines for work-related medical rehabilitation in psychosomatic rehabilitation centers

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Background: Work-related medical rehabilitation (WMR) aims to improve work participation of severely impaired patients by taking greater account of individual work demands and capacities. There is evidence of the effectiveness of these programs, especially in patients with physical impairments. The aim of the study is to develop guidelines for the delivery of WMR in psychosomatic routine care in a multi-perspective consensus process and to test their implementation in five rehabilitation centers. The implementation will be monitored with a process evaluation.

Methods: The study includes three work packages (WP). In WP 1, the guidelines are developed in a two-stage Delphi process and published. WP 2 implements the guidelines in five rehabilitation centers. In each rehabilitation center, a person responsible for implementation will be chosen to plan, manage, monitor and, if necessary, adapt the implementation process on site. Those responsible for implementation are prepared for the implementation process in workshops. WP 3 comprises data collection by questionnaires before and after implementation. We collect data on the reached group, the provided and perceived treatment dose and treatment fidelity. The primary outcome is the achievement of work-related rehabilitation goals. We also perform a cost analysis.
Short titleWMR-PRIME
Effective start/end date01.01.2431.12.25

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Center for Population Medicine and Public Health (ZBV)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-02 Public Health, Health Services Research and Social Medicine