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Johansson, A.-C., Öhrvik, J. & Söderlund, A. (2016). Associations among pain, disability and psychosocial factors and the predictive value of expectations on returning to work in patients who undergo lumbar disc surgery. European spine journal, 25(1), 296-303
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Associations among pain, disability and psychosocial factors and the predictive value of expectations on returning to work in patients who undergo lumbar disc surgery
2016 (English)In: European spine journal, ISSN 0940-6719, E-ISSN 1432-0932, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 296-303Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the associations among pain, disability and psychosocial factors preoperatively as well as 3 and 24 months later for patients who undergo first time discectomy and to analyse the predictive value of psychosocial factors on the outcome 24 months after surgery.

METHODS: Fifty-nine patients, 41 % women, with a mean age of 40 years and without comorbidities were included, of whom 56 responded to the 24-month follow-up; at that point, they were divided into patients with complaints (C, n = 36) and patients without complaints (NC, n = 20). Correlations among the pain intensity, disability and psychosocial factors were analysed preoperatively, 3 and 24 months after discectomy, and regression analyses of psychosocial factors on the outcome at 24 months were performed.

RESULTS: Psychosocial variables were weakly correlated with the pain intensity and disability preoperatively. High expectations on the return to work were predictive of both pain intensity (β = 8.0, p = 0.03) and disability (β = 9.1, p < 0.001) at 24 months. Associations between psychosocial variables and outcome variables were strengthened at the 3-month follow-up in the C group, and this association remained 24 months after surgery. Fear of movement was most strongly correlated with leg pain intensity (r (s) 0.64, p < 0.001) and the ability to decrease pain was the most correlated with disability (r (s) 0.78, p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: Having high expectations on the return to work after surgery was the strongest predictor for a favourable outcome. Therefore, low preoperative expectations on return to work convey an important prognostic signal.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281757 (URN)10.1007/s00586-015-3820-6 (DOI)25716659 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-03-30 Created: 2016-03-30 Last updated: 2017-05-04Bibliographically approved
Nordgren, L. & Söderlund, A. (2016). Associations between socio-demographic factors, encounters with healthcare professionals and perceived ability to return to work in people sick-listed due to heart failure in Sweden: a cross-sectional study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(2), 168-173
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Associations between socio-demographic factors, encounters with healthcare professionals and perceived ability to return to work in people sick-listed due to heart failure in Sweden: a cross-sectional study
2016 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 168-173Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate associations between socio-demographic factors, experiences of positive/negative encounters with healthcare professionals, and the encounters' impact on the ability to return to work in a population of people on sick leave due to heart failure.

METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. Data were collected from two official registries in Sweden and from a postal questionnaire. In all, 590 people with heart failure responded to the questionnaire. Associations between variables were calculated with bivariate correlation analyses and logistic regression analyses.

RESULTS: For people on sick leave due to heart failure, positive encounters with healthcare professionals are associated with being Swedish-born, female gender, and high income. People with high income are more likely to be supported back to work by positive encounters with healthcare professionals. To perceive that healthcare professionals believe in person's ability to return to work can be facilitating.

CONCLUSIONS: Women, people who are not foreign-born, and people with high income are more likely to perceive encounters with healthcare professionals as positive. Healthcare professionals who work with rehabilitation for people with heart failure need to be aware of social inequalities and that being on sick leave is a process of change. Implications for Rehabilitation A failing heart limits everyday life implying risk for long-term sick leave. Even though there are rehabilitation programs for people with heart failure, vocational rehabilitation is often over-looked. The knowledge about factors associated with sick leave due to heart failure is scarce. Experiences of positive encounters with healthcare professionals were associated with being Swedish-born, female gender, and high income. People with high income were more likely to be supported back to work by positive encounters with healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals who work with rehabilitation for people with heart failure can support patients with heart failure by showing them confidence and trust. However, they need to be aware that sick leave implies a process of change.

Keywords
Adults; heart diseases; return to work; sick leave
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-262353 (URN)10.3109/09638288.2015.1031289 (DOI)000364971000005 ()25835330 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2015-09-14 Created: 2015-09-14 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Nordgren, L. & Söderlund, A. (2016). Impact of encounters with healthcare professionals on perceived ability to return to work in people on sick leave due to heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 15, S48-S49
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Impact of encounters with healthcare professionals on perceived ability to return to work in people on sick leave due to heart failure
2016 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 15, p. S48-S49Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
National Category
Nursing Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299387 (URN)000374486500093 ()
Available from: 2016-07-18 Created: 2016-07-18 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Bring, A., Åsenlöf, P. & Söderlund, A. (2016). What is the comparative effectiveness of current standard treatment, against an individually tailored behavioural programme delivered either on the Internet or face-to-face for people with acute whiplash associated disorder? A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(5), 441-453
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What is the comparative effectiveness of current standard treatment, against an individually tailored behavioural programme delivered either on the Internet or face-to-face for people with acute whiplash associated disorder? A randomized controlled trial
2016 (English)In: Clinical Rehabilitation, ISSN 0269-2155, E-ISSN 1477-0873, Vol. 30, no 5, p. 441-453Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the comparative effectiveness of current standard treatment, against an individually tailored behavioural programme delivered via the Internet or face-to-face for people with acute whiplash associated disorders.

DESIGN: A multicentre, randomized, three-group design, with concealed allocation.

SUBJECTS AND SETTINGS: A total of 55 participants (37 female), age 18-65, with acute Whiplash Associated Disorder (Grade I-II), recruited at two emergency clinics in Sweden.

INTERVENTIONS: Before randomization all participants received standard self-care instructions. The Internet and face-to-face groups followed a seven-week behavioural programme involving individual tailoring, via email (Internet group), or in sessions at a physical therapy unit (face-to-face group). The control group only received the self-care instructions.

MAIN MEASURES: Pain-related disability, pain intensity, self-efficacy in daily activities, catastrophizing and fear of movement/(re)injury. Assessments were performed at baseline (2-4 weeks postinjury) and at three, six and 12 months postintervention.

RESULTS: Both the Internet (n = 16) and face-to-face (n = 14) group showed a larger decrease in pain-related disability than the control group (n = 16); -12 and -11, respectively, compared with -5 in the control group at 12-months follow-up. Significant differences between the groups in overall treatment effect were shown in all outcomes except pain intensity. All groups improved significantly over time in all outcomes, except for fear of movement/(re)injury and catastrophizing in the control group.

CONCLUSION: An individually tailored behavioural programme improved biopsychosocial factors in patients with whiplash associated disorders up to 12 months after treatment. Internet-delivered intervention was as effective as clinic-based face-to-face therapy sessions.

Keywords
Acute whiplash; avoidance of activities; behaviour; physical therapy; disability
National Category
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281456 (URN)10.1177/0269215515581503 (DOI)000377043900004 ()25896985 (PubMedID)
External cooperation:
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Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-03-24 Created: 2016-03-24 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Åsenlöf, P., Bring, A. & Söderlund, A. (2013). The clinical course of pain-related disability over the first year in whiplash associated disorders: Description and prediction of outcome in an initially mildly affected sample. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 14, 361
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The clinical course of pain-related disability over the first year in whiplash associated disorders: Description and prediction of outcome in an initially mildly affected sample
2013 (English)In: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, ISSN 1471-2474, E-ISSN 1471-2474, Vol. 14, p. 361-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Different recovery patterns are reported for those befallen a whip-lash injury, but little is known about the variability within subgroups. The aims were (1) to compare a self-selected mildly affected sample (MILD) with a self-selected moderately to severely affected sample (MOD/SEV) with regard to background characteristics and pain-related disability, pain intensity, functional self-efficacy, fear of movement/(re) injury, pain catastrophising, post-traumatic stress symptoms in the acute stage (at baseline), (2) to study the development over the first year after the accident for the above listed clinical variables in the MILD sample, and (3) to study the validity of a prediction model including baseline levels of clinical variables on pain-related disability one year after baseline assessments. Methods: The study had a prospective and correlative design. Ninety-eight participants were consecutively selected. Inclusion criteria; age 18 to 65 years, WAD grade I-II, Swedish language skills, and subjective report of not being in need of treatment due to mild symptoms. A multivariate linear regression model was applied for the prediction analysis. Results: The MILD sample was less affected in all study variables compared to the MOD/SEV sample. Pain-related disability, pain catastrophising, and post-traumatic stress symptoms decreased over the first year after the accident, whereas functional self-efficacy and fear of movement/(re) injury increased. Pain intensity was stable. Pain-related disability at baseline emerged as the only statistically significant predictor of pain-related disability one year after the accident (Adj r(2) = 0.67). Conclusion: A good prognosis over the first year is expected for the majority of individuals with WAD grade I or II who decline treatment due to mild symptoms. The prediction model was not valid in the MILD sample except for the contribution of pain-related disability. An implication is that early observations of individuals with elevated levels of pain-related disability are warranted, although they may decline treatment.

Keywords
acute whiplash associated disorders, whiplash injury, disease progression, recovery of function, risk factors
National Category
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180048 (URN)10.1186/1471-2474-14-361 (DOI)000329852100002 ()24359208 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2012-08-28 Created: 2012-08-28 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Åsenlöf, P., Bring, A. & Söderlund, A. (2013). The clinical course of pain-related disability over the first year in whiplash associated disorders: Description and prediction of outcome in an initially mildly affected sample. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 14, 361
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The clinical course of pain-related disability over the first year in whiplash associated disorders: Description and prediction of outcome in an initially mildly affected sample
2013 (English)In: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, ISSN 1471-2474, E-ISSN 1471-2474, Vol. 14, p. 361-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Different recovery patterns are reported for those befallen a whip-lash injury, but little is known about the variability within subgroups. The aims were (1) to compare a self-selected mildly affected sample (MILD) with a self-selected moderately to severely affected sample (MOD/SEV) with regard to background characteristics and pain-related disability, pain intensity, functional self-efficacy, fear of movement/(re) injury, pain catastrophising, post-traumatic stress symptoms in the acute stage (at baseline), (2) to study the development over the first year after the accident for the above listed clinical variables in the MILD sample, and (3) to study the validity of a prediction model including baseline levels of clinical variables on pain-related disability one year after baseline assessments. Methods: The study had a prospective and correlative design. Ninety-eight participants were consecutively selected. Inclusion criteria; age 18 to 65 years, WAD grade I-II, Swedish language skills, and subjective report of not being in need of treatment due to mild symptoms. A multivariate linear regression model was applied for the prediction analysis. Results: The MILD sample was less affected in all study variables compared to the MOD/SEV sample. Pain-related disability, pain catastrophising, and post-traumatic stress symptoms decreased over the first year after the accident, whereas functional self-efficacy and fear of movement/(re) injury increased. Pain intensity was stable. Pain-related disability at baseline emerged as the only statistically significant predictor of pain-related disability one year after the accident (Adj r(2) = 0.67). Conclusion: A good prognosis over the first year is expected for the majority of individuals with WAD grade I or II who decline treatment due to mild symptoms. The prediction model was not valid in the MILD sample except for the contribution of pain-related disability. An implication is that early observations of individuals with elevated levels of pain-related disability are warranted, although they may decline treatment.

Keywords
acute whiplash associated disorders, whiplash injury, disease progression, recovery of function, risk factors
National Category
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-372630 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-08-07Bibliographically approved
Lindstedt, H., Söderlund, A., Stålenheim, G. & Sjödén, P.-O. (2005). Personality traits as predictors of occupational performance and life satisfaction among mentally disordered offenders. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 59(5), 357-364
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Personality traits as predictors of occupational performance and life satisfaction among mentally disordered offenders
2005 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0803-9488, E-ISSN 1502-4725, Vol. 59, no 5, p. 357-364Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study investigated to what extent personality traits, e.g. socialization, proneness for anxiety, aggression and hostility were associated with and predictive of self-reported and observed occupational performance and perceived life satisfaction among male mentally disordered offenders (MDOs). Also, subjects with psychopathic-related personality traits were compared with subjects without such traits regarding demographic data and dependent variables. The MDOs were included from the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine. A total of 55 subjects were visited at their hospital ward for data collection with the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP), Capability to Perform Daily Occupation (CPDO), Allen Cognitive Level Screen (ACLS) and the Manchester Quality of Life Scale (MANSA). Seven KSP scales and two KSP factors correlated significantly with the dependent variables. Regression analyses revealed that the KSP Socialization scale, the KSP Anxiety-proneness and Psychopathy factors were the most important predictors. Subjects with psychopathy differed from remaining groups by having more conduct disorders before 15 years, being more often brought up in outcasted families and less subjected to measures of pupil welfare activities. The life history was concluded to be important influencing occupational performance and life satisfaction. Subjects with high anxiety proneness should be given attention in treatment planning.

Keywords
Forensic occupational therapy, Life satisfaction, Mentally disordered offenders, Occupational performance, Personality traits
National Category
Psychiatry Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-93858 (URN)10.1080/08039480500320082 (DOI)
Available from: 2005-12-16 Created: 2005-12-16 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
Jansson, S. & Söderlund, A. (2004). A new treatment programme to improve balance in elderly people--an evaluation of an individually tailored home-based exercise programme in five elderly women with a feeling of unsteadiness.. Disabil Rehabil, 26(24), 1431-43
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A new treatment programme to improve balance in elderly people--an evaluation of an individually tailored home-based exercise programme in five elderly women with a feeling of unsteadiness.
2004 (English)In: Disabil Rehabil, ISSN 0963-8288, Vol. 26, no 24, p. 1431-43Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Accidental Falls/*prevention & control, Activities of Daily Living, Aged/*psychology, Aged; 80 and over, Exercise Therapy, Female, Humans, Musculoskeletal Equilibrium/*physiology, Self Efficacy, Sweden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-72303 (URN)15764363 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2005-05-20 Created: 2005-05-20 Last updated: 2011-01-12
Lindstedt, H., Söderlund, A., Stålenheim, G. & Sjödén, P.-O. (2004). Mentally disordered offenders' abilities in occupational performance and social participation. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 11(3), 118-127
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mentally disordered offenders' abilities in occupational performance and social participation
2004 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 118-127Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The major aim was to describe occupational performance (OP) and social participation (SP) of mentally disordered offenders (MDO), and to compare professionals’ and MDOs’ appraisals of these abilities. Also, diagnostic groups and groups with/without substance related disorders were compared with regard to OP and SP. Self-report instruments (Capability to Perform Daily Occupations, Self-Efficacy Scale, Importance scale, Interview Schedule for Social Interaction), observations (Allen Cognitive Level Screen), and register data (Psychosocial and Environment Problems—Axis IV; Global Assessment of Functioning Scale—Axis V; Assessment Concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments) were utilized. Demographic and register data were collected from the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine. Seventy-four out of 161 incarcerated subjects (46%), selected consecutively after informed consent during a period of 16 months, were interviewed on their hospital wards. The MDOs reported some disability in performing occupations and participating in community life. However, they were satisfied with their performance and participation, implying limited awareness of their disabilities. The professionals judged the MDOs as having problems with social participation, and major, longstanding disablements in several areas. Subjects with schizophrenia scored lower in some OP and SP variables than did subjects with personality disorders and other mental disorders. The results suggest that a large proportion of MDOs need support to enable their community living.

Keywords
community living, everyday life, forensic psychiatric care, inpatients, mental health, occupational therapy, treatment planning
National Category
Psychiatry Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-93857 (URN)10.1080/11038120410020854 (DOI)
Available from: 2005-12-16 Created: 2005-12-16 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
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