Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate if persons with severe limitations of work-related functioning expect a stronger consideration of work-related interventions in rehabilitation aftercare. Materials and methods: 280 patients in 11 outpatient rehabilitation centres were screened for severe limitations of work-related functioning at the beginning of an orthopaedic rehabilitation aftercare. Furthermore, expected work-related illness consequences and preferences for work-related interventions during rehabilitation aftercare were assessed. Results: 29-44% of the respondents had severe limitations of work-related functioning. These persons expected more often adverse consequences for their coping with job-demands and rated the importance of work-related interventions higher. Discussion: Persons with severe limitations of work-related functioning expect that their occupational situation is taken into more consideration during rehabilitation aftercare. Conclusions: Rehabilitation aftercare should be complemented by adding work-related interventions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Preferences for work-related interventions in orthopaedic rehabilitation aftercare: Findings of a survey in outpatient rehabilitation centres|
|Journal||Physikalische Medizin Rehabilitationsmedizin Kurortmedizin|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|