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Rehabilitation (Stuttg). 2016 Apr;55(2):81-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-100588. Epub 2016 Apr 12.

[Determinants of Intention to Apply for Medical Rehabilitation in Patients with Prior Sickness Benefits].

[Article in German]

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1
Institut für Medizinische Soziologie und Rehabilitationswissenschaft, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
2
Institut für Sozialmedizin und Epidemiologie, Universität zu Lübeck.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of the study was to identify determinants of intented applications for rehabilitation.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

We included persons paying pension contributions to the Federal German Pension Insurance who had received sickness benefits in the year before the first survey and had not applied or utilized rehabilitation services between 2009 and 2012.

RESULTS:

3,165 persons were considered for analysis. Intended applications were associated with low self-rated health, low self-rated work ability, frequent visits to physicians, professional and family support. These associations were relatively stable for different subgroups and were hardly moderated by sociodemographic characteristics.

DISCUSSION:

The results emphasis the importance of professional and family support for the application for medical rehabilitation.

PMID:
27070981
DOI:
10.1055/s-0042-100588
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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