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Contact with the workplace during long term sickness absence and worker expectations of return to work
Mittuniversitetet, Sweden.
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Linköpings universitet, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7266-7865
Linköpings universitet, Sweden.
Linköpings universitet, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Disability Mangement Research, ISSN 1833-8550, E-ISSN 1834-4887, Vol. 10Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since long-term sickness absence constitutes a problem in most western countries, research that can facilitate return to work (RTW) is important. Today there is evidence that the social context at the workplace has a significant impact on return to work. The dual aims of the study was firstly to investigate the pattern and quality of contact between employees on long-term sick leave and different actors at the workplace, and secondly to investigate whether contacts with the workplace were associated with expectations regarding return to work. An explorative method and descriptive design was used for the first aim. For the second aim, the data was analysed in a multivariate logistic regression model. The results show that employees had frequent and, in most cases, appreciated contact with their supervisor and co-workers. Contact with other workplaceactors; that is, the occupational health unit, the union representative, and the human resources department, were less frequent. Employees who experienced the contact as supportive and constructive were far more positive and optimistic than others regarding return to work. It is concluded that supervisors and co-workers should be aware that they play a significant role in the return-to-work process, and that quality of contact is what matters.

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2015. Vol. 10
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Health Sciences
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Working Life Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-30711DOI: 10.1017/idm.2015.3Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84949921833OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-30711DiVA: diva2:893820
Available from: 2016-01-13 Created: 2016-01-13 Last updated: 2016-01-15Bibliographically approved

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