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Communicative ability and support important when administrators at the local social insurance office meet disability pensioners

Johansson, Yvonne LU ; Edén, Lena LU ; Ejlertsson, Göran and Andersson, H Ingemar (2005) The 8tn Nordic Public Health Conference
Abstract
The high rate of disability pensioners is alarming in many industrial countries today. In Sweden the rate was 9.5% of the population aged 16-54 years in March 2005. Through new legislation, which came into force 2000, disability pensioners in Sweden are able to go back to work without jeopardising their benefit. This 'resting disability pension' was used by 0.2% of all disability pensioners in Sweden during 2000 (n=771).
The treatment of disability pensioners at the local social insurance office has previously been shown to be important in order to make them interested in returning to work. The aim of this study was to identify what disability pensioners saw as important in the contacts with the local social insurance office.... (More)
The high rate of disability pensioners is alarming in many industrial countries today. In Sweden the rate was 9.5% of the population aged 16-54 years in March 2005. Through new legislation, which came into force 2000, disability pensioners in Sweden are able to go back to work without jeopardising their benefit. This 'resting disability pension' was used by 0.2% of all disability pensioners in Sweden during 2000 (n=771).
The treatment of disability pensioners at the local social insurance office has previously been shown to be important in order to make them interested in returning to work. The aim of this study was to identify what disability pensioners saw as important in the contacts with the local social insurance office.
Interviews were conducted in autumn 2002 with 17 disability pensioners suffering from musculoskeletal disorders who went back to work by means of 'resting disability pension' in 2000.
All respondents considered 'resting disability pension' as a positive possibility. Important factors in the contacts with the local insurance office were:
Good communicative ability - to be treated as the unique individual you are.
Support - to be encouraged to try and continue the work attempt, to solve problems together and to strengthen self- esteem.
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Abstract (Swedish)
The high rate of disability pensioners is alarming in many industrial countries today. In Sweden the rate was 9.5% of the population aged 16-54 years in March 2005. Through new legislation, which came into force 2000, disability pensioners in Sweden are able to go back to work without jeopardising their benefit. This 'resting disability pension' was used by 0.2% of all disability pensioners in Sweden during 2000 (n=771).
The treatment of disability pensioners at the local social insurance office has previously been shown to be important in order to make them interested in returning to work. The aim of this study was to identify what disability pensioners saw as important in the contacts with the local social insurance office.... (More)
The high rate of disability pensioners is alarming in many industrial countries today. In Sweden the rate was 9.5% of the population aged 16-54 years in March 2005. Through new legislation, which came into force 2000, disability pensioners in Sweden are able to go back to work without jeopardising their benefit. This 'resting disability pension' was used by 0.2% of all disability pensioners in Sweden during 2000 (n=771).
The treatment of disability pensioners at the local social insurance office has previously been shown to be important in order to make them interested in returning to work. The aim of this study was to identify what disability pensioners saw as important in the contacts with the local social insurance office.
Interviews were conducted in autumn 2002 with 17 disability pensioners suffering from musculoskeletal disorders who went back to work by means of 'resting disability pension' in 2000.
All respondents considered 'resting disability pension' as a positive possibility. Important factors in the contacts with the local insurance office were:
Good communicative ability - to be treated as the unique individual you are.
Support - to be encouraged to try and continue the work attempt, to solve problems together and to strengthen self- esteem.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
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2005-10-09 - 2005-10-11
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  abstract     = {The high rate of disability pensioners is alarming in many industrial countries today. In Sweden the rate was 9.5% of the population aged 16-54 years in March 2005. Through new legislation, which came into force 2000, disability pensioners in Sweden are able to go back to work without jeopardising their benefit. This 'resting disability pension' was used by 0.2% of all disability pensioners in Sweden during 2000 (n=771). <br/>The treatment of disability pensioners at the local social insurance office has previously been shown to be important in order to make them interested in returning to work. The aim of this study was to identify what disability pensioners saw as important in the contacts with the local social insurance office. <br/>Interviews were conducted in autumn 2002 with 17 disability pensioners suffering from musculoskeletal disorders who went back to work by means of 'resting disability pension' in 2000. <br/>All respondents considered 'resting disability pension' as a positive possibility. Important factors in the contacts with the local insurance office were: <br/>Good communicative ability - to be treated as the unique individual you are. <br/>Support - to be encouraged to try and continue the work attempt, to solve problems together and to strengthen self- esteem. <br/>},
  author       = {Johansson, Yvonne and Edén, Lena and Ejlertsson, Göran and Andersson, H Ingemar},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Communicative ability and support important when administrators at the local social insurance office meet disability pensioners},
  year         = {2005},
}