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Vocational rehabilitation in northern Sweden. II. Some psycho-socio-demographic predictors

Eklund M, Eriksson S, Fugl-Meyer AR
Department of Physical Medicine, University of Umeå, Sweden
DOI: 10.1080/1650197791237382

Abstract

In this prospective investigation a consecutively referred series of vocational rehabilitation clients was studied using eleven socio-demographic and psycho-social items. Subjected to a factor analyses these items were included in five factors which explained 74% of the variance. By discriminant analysis the items could correctly classify 57% of those subjects who faced major vocational changes or were vocationally inactive. The level of experienced health and belief in vocational return had the heaviest overall predictive impact. The findings may help specialists in medical and vocational rehabilitation to estimate the likelihood of vocational return for somatically impaired subjects.

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