Characteristics of disability pensioners returning to work: An interview study among individuals with musculoskeletal disorders

Yvonne Johansson, Lena Edén, Ingemar H Andersson, Göran Ejlertsson, Britt-Inger Ekström, Ido Leden

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Purpose: To explore adaptation patterns among disability pensioners with musculoskeletal disorders returning to work by means of the Swedish law on 'resting disability pension'. Method: Qualitative analyses of interviews with 17 individuals going back to work. Results: Three adaptation patterns were identified: The Go- getter, the Realist and the Indifferent. These differed regarding influence factors, own expectations, motive, morals and mentality. Conclusion: Several actors may support a return to work for individuals who received a disability pension due to musculoskeletal disorders. In order to succeed, however, it is essential that the disability pensioner is motivated for a reconstruction of his/her life.
Sidor (från-till)1720-1726
Antal sidor7
TidskriftDisability and Rehabilitation
StatusPublished - 2007
Externt publiceradJa

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Socialt arbete

Fria nyckelord

  • Return to work, disability pension, musculoskeletal disorders

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