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Vocational rehabilitation and long term sick leave: a systematic review of effects - project description

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NAV commissioned a systematic review of studies of effect of occupational rehabilitation interventions among people on long-term sick leave or at risk for long-term sick leave.


Summary

In the present Letter of Intent regarding a more inclusive working life (“IA agreement”), the two main objectives are to reduce sick leave and to reduce withdrawal from work life. The latter relates particularly to people on long-term sick leave who might not return to work. To this group the Labour and Welfare service (NAV) and the health services offer various occupational rehabilitation interventions, however, the effects of these interventions are uncertain. NAV commissioned the Norwegian Institute of Public Health to carry out a systematic review of studies of effect of occupational rehabilitation interventions among people on long-term sick leave or at risk for long-term sick leave. We will primarily look at effects on return to work on short and long term, secondarily at effects on self-efficacy, disease symptoms, function and cost-effectiveness. 

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Project participants

Project leader

Heid Nøkleby, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Project participants

Randi Wågø Aas, University of Stavanger
Gunn Hege Marchand, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Hege Randi Eriksen, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Hege Kornør, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Jan Peter William Himmels, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Gyri Hval, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Alexander Tingulstad, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Jose Francisco Meneses Echavez, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Trine Bjerke Johansen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Rigmor Berg, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

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