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J Rehabil Med. 2003 May;35(3):127-31.

Indicators for return to work after stroke and the importance of work for subjective well-being and life satisfaction.

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Department of Rehabilitation, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. Monika.Vestling@arb.lu.se

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study focuses on the continuation of gainful employment after experiencing stroke, addressing factors indicative of readiness for return to work, subjective well-being and life satisfaction.

METHODS:

The target group comprised 120 patients, studied by means of medical records and postal questionnaires.

RESULTS:

A total of 41% had returned to work, although there were changes concerning employers, assignments and working hours. Individuals who had returned to work reported a significantly higher level in subjective well-being and life satisfaction. Being able to walk meant the greatest chance of returning to work (odds ratio = 3.98) followed by white-collar worker (odds ratio = 2.99) and having preserved cognitive capacity (odds ratio = 2.64).

CONCLUSION:

Returning to work after stroke is a major factor for high subjective well-being and life satisfaction. Three factors indicative of readiness for return to work were identified, providing implications for more efficient vocational rehabilitation programmes.

PMID:
12809195
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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