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Rehabilitation (Stuttg). 2019 Apr;58(2):89-95. doi: 10.1055/a-0618-0921. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

[Social Work in Medical Rehabilitation - A Review of Current Research].

[Article in German; Abstract available in German from the publisher]

Author information

1
Forschungsbereich Integrative Rehabilitationsforschung, Institut für Epidemiologie, Sozialmedizin und Gesundheitssystemforschung, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover.
2
Fachbereich Soziale Arbeit und Gesundheit, Fachhochschule Kiel.
3
Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Stiftungsprofessur Rehabilitationswissenschaften, Rehabilitative Versorgungsforschung, Universität Bielefeld.

Abstract

in English, German

BACKGROUND:

Quality assurance approaches by the German Statutory Pension Insurance emphasized the need of evidence-based practice for social work in medical rehabilitation. This study aims to show the state of research in rehabilitation science concerning social work and its effectiveness.

METHODOLOGY:

The review is based on a literature search in 3 databases (Pubmed, Web of Sciences, Scopus) and a hand search in rehabilitation science journals and proceedings.

RESULTS:

52 of 176 articles from 2000 to 2016 met the inclusion criteria. Social work is a common service in routine clinical practice with a substantial variation on the institutional level and between indications. Analysis of quality assurance data and observational studies showed negative as well as positive effects.

CONCLUSIONS:

The results indicate the need of an evidence-based practice of social work in medical rehabilitation.

PMID:
29966148
DOI:
10.1055/a-0618-0921
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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