Ánægjulegt er að greina frá að í lok þessa árs, 2016, birtist vísindagrein frá Janusi endurhæfingu í kanadíska vísindatímaritinu Work. Sjá má hér að neðan útdráttinn sem birtist á veraldarvefnum.
Authors: Siggeirsdottir, Kristina; b; * | Brynjolfsdottir, Ragnheidur Doraa | Haraldsson, Saemundur Oskara; c | Vidar, Sigurdura | Gudmundsson, Emanuel Geira | Brynjolfsson, Jon Hjaltia | Jonsson, Helgia | Hjaltason, Omara | Gudnason, Vilmundura; b; d
Affiliations: [a] Janus Rehabilitation, Reykjavik, Iceland | [b] Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute, Reykjavik, Iceland | [c] University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK | [d] University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Correspondence: [*] Address for correspondence: Kristin Siggeirsdottir, Janus Rehabilitation, Skulagata 19, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland. Tel.: +354 8987194; Fax: +354 535 1801; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Information regarding the determinants of successful vocational rehabilitation (VR) is scarce. OBJECTIVE: Investigate whether sex, duration, quality of life and financial circumstances influence the success of VR. METHODS: The study group consisted of 519 participants (293 women, 56%), who finished VR in the period 2000–2014. The group was divided into the following subgroups: dropouts, unsuccessful and successful VR. Data were collected by questionnaire. RESULTS: Income had the most impact on whether the outcome was successful. Having supplemental income when entering the VR program increased the likelihood of a successful conclusion, odds ratio (OR) 5.60 (95% CI; 2.43–13.59) (p < 0.001), being on sick leave OR 5.02 (95% CI 1.93–13.79) (p < 0.001) or rehabilitation pension OR 1.93 (95% CI 1.07–3.52) (p < 0.03). The participants in the successful sub-group were older (p < 0.06) and stayed in rehabilitation longer (p < 0.001), compared to those who were unsuccessful. However, the effect on OR was limited: 1.03 (95% CI 1.01–1.06) and 1.04 (95% CI 1.02–1.07), respectively. CONCLUSIONS: For this sample, supplemental income appears to be the most important factor for a successful rehabilitation outcome. Checking financial status at the beginning of the rehabilitation process could minimize financial strain and increase the likelihood of success.
The final publication is available at IOS Press through http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-162436.
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