Long-term stability of return to work after a workplace-oriented intervention for patients on sick leave for burnout.

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The period from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s saw a rapid increase in long-term sick leave in Sweden, primarily due to mental illness and often related to job burnout. This led to an urge for effective treatment programs that could prevent the often long sick leaves. In 2010 we presented a newly developed work-place intervention method, showing that 89% of the intervention group had returned to work at a 1.5 year follow-up, compared to 73% of the control group. The main aim of this study was to assess the long-term stability of these promising results.


  • Björn Karlson
  • Peter Jönsson
  • Kai Österberg
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  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Original languageEnglish
Article number821
JournalBMC Public Health
Issue numberAug 9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch

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