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Client experiences in work rehabilitation in Sweden: a one-year follow-up study.

Wallstedt-Paulsson, Eva LU ; Erlandsson, Lena-Karin LU and Eklund, Mona LU (2007) In Occupational Therapy International 14(1). p.28-41
Abstract
This study, carried out in a work rehabilitation unit in Sweden, investigated how clients perceived their work experiences after a one-year follow up. A semi-structured interview was administered to 14 former clients and a content analysis was applied. Seven categories were derived from the results: 'Expectations of the rehabilitation process'; 'Social relationships'; 'Client influences on the rehabilitation process'; 'Occupations engaged in during the rehabilitation programme'; 'Perceived outcome'; 'Current occupations'; and 'Future aspirations'. The dominating expectations were to find a job, with an overall desire for change. The social relationships with the staff and other clients were of great importance. The positive outcome of the... (More)
This study, carried out in a work rehabilitation unit in Sweden, investigated how clients perceived their work experiences after a one-year follow up. A semi-structured interview was administered to 14 former clients and a content analysis was applied. Seven categories were derived from the results: 'Expectations of the rehabilitation process'; 'Social relationships'; 'Client influences on the rehabilitation process'; 'Occupations engaged in during the rehabilitation programme'; 'Perceived outcome'; 'Current occupations'; and 'Future aspirations'. The dominating expectations were to find a job, with an overall desire for change. The social relationships with the staff and other clients were of great importance. The positive outcome of the rehabilitation was described as feeling better or having new skills. The perceived negative outcome was that the rehabilitation programme had not turned out as the client expected. The clients reported varying daily occupations after the rehabilitation experience and a majority were contented and optimistic about their future. The main conclusions of the study are that when planning a work rehabilitation programme, efforts have to be made to examine clients' interests and skills, and to develop a dialogue between clients and staff. Further research is needed to evaluate the work rehabilitation experience from the clients' perspective. (Less)
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Sweden, Employment: statistics & numerical data, Follow-Up Studies, Interpersonal Relations, Vocational, Sick Leave: statistics & numerical data, Interviews, Middle Aged, Patient Satisfaction, Rehabilitation
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Occupational Therapy International
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14
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28 - 41
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Whurr Publishing
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1557-0703
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10.1002/oti.223
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  abstract     = {This study, carried out in a work rehabilitation unit in Sweden, investigated how clients perceived their work experiences after a one-year follow up. A semi-structured interview was administered to 14 former clients and a content analysis was applied. Seven categories were derived from the results: 'Expectations of the rehabilitation process'; 'Social relationships'; 'Client influences on the rehabilitation process'; 'Occupations engaged in during the rehabilitation programme'; 'Perceived outcome'; 'Current occupations'; and 'Future aspirations'. The dominating expectations were to find a job, with an overall desire for change. The social relationships with the staff and other clients were of great importance. The positive outcome of the rehabilitation was described as feeling better or having new skills. The perceived negative outcome was that the rehabilitation programme had not turned out as the client expected. The clients reported varying daily occupations after the rehabilitation experience and a majority were contented and optimistic about their future. The main conclusions of the study are that when planning a work rehabilitation programme, efforts have to be made to examine clients' interests and skills, and to develop a dialogue between clients and staff. Further research is needed to evaluate the work rehabilitation experience from the clients' perspective.},
  author       = {Wallstedt-Paulsson, Eva and Erlandsson, Lena-Karin and Eklund, Mona},
  issn         = {1557-0703},
  keyword      = {Sweden,Employment: statistics & numerical data,Follow-Up Studies,Interpersonal Relations,Vocational,Sick Leave: statistics & numerical data,Interviews,Middle Aged,Patient Satisfaction,Rehabilitation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {28--41},
  publisher    = {Whurr Publishing},
  series       = {Occupational Therapy International},
  title        = {Client experiences in work rehabilitation in Sweden: a one-year follow-up study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oti.223},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2007},
}