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PRIMA - return to work process after sick leave in stress-related mental disordes

Research project
Pågående forskning
Project size
3 530 000
Project period
2016 - 2019
Project owner
Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap

Short description

Employer involvement and measures at the workplace are central to a successful return to work process after sick leave in stress-related mental disordes. With the introduction of rehab coordinators, the primary care capacity to involve employers is expected to increase. PRIMA is a randomized controlled study in the Västra Götaland region's primary care. The purpose is to develop and evaluate early employer contact as a way to stimulate return to work A total of 131 patients were recruited for the study. The results indicate that a prerequisite for employer contact to be implemented in primary care is that there are good insurance medical routines where the coordinator has a pronounced and clear role vis-à-vis other professional groups. The analyzes of sick leave and care consumption data among participating patients are ongoing.

Researcher

Project leader: Lisa Björk, Region West Götaland, Institute of Stress Medicine, Email: lisa.m.bjork@vgregion.se