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J Occup Environ Med. 2018 Nov;60(11):e618-e624. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001425.

Identifying the Employment Needs of People With Chronic Health Conditions in Europe.

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Department of Psychiatry, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (Dr Ávila, Dr Ayuso-Mateos, and Dr Cabello); Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Madrid, Spain (Dr Ávila, Dr Ayuso-Mateos, Dr Cabello); Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Princesa (IIS-Princesa), Madrid, Spain (Dr Ávila, Dr Ayuso-Mateos, Dr Cabello); Research Unit, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Universitat de Barcelona, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Spain (Ms Muñoz-Murillo); Department of Neurology, Public Health and Disability Unit, Neurological Institute "C. Besta" IRCCS, Foundation, Milan, Italy (Dr Scaratti); Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology - IBE, Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research, Research Unit for Biopsychosocial Health, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany (Dr Coenen); Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece (Dr Vlachou); Neurorehabilitation, KABEG Gailtal-Klinik, Hermagor, Austria (Dr Fheodoroff); Department of Medical Sociology, Chair of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland (Ms Pilat); Development Unit for Employment Rehabilitation, University Rehabilitation Institute Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Dr Tabaj); Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Faculty of Medicine Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (Dr Svestkova); European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities, Brussels, Belgium (Ms Kadyrbaeva).



The main goal of this study was to compare the employment needs experienced by people with different chronic health conditions and in different welfare systems.


A total of 688 participants with six chronic health conditions were collected in nine countries representing four welfare systems in Europe (Continental, Mediterranean, Postcommunist, and Scandinavian).


Raising awareness of what is to live with a chronic health condition in the workplace was the area perceived as more favorable. The types of employment needs were different across the social welfare systems but did not vary among the different chronic health conditions groups.


Although diverse, there appear to be some common needs transversal to the working experience of people with chronic health problems. Actions to improve the employability of people with chronic health conditions should be tailored to each welfare system.

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