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Millet, P. & Vaittinen, P. (2011). Job Functions of Swedish public and private rehabilitation workers: Their perceived level of importance and related knowledge. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, 38(2), 129-143
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2011 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 129-143Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To investigate and gather knowledge of how important the various functions of Swedish rehabilitation workers are and whether this knowledge is equivalent to the demands of the vocational rehabilitation process. Participants: Swedish rehabilitation workers from both public and private sectors.

Methods: A questionnaire comprising 89 work task items was used to identify the major dimensions of the Swedish rehabilitation workers job in the rehabilitation process. A principle component factor analysis was performed on the 89 job-task items from the Swedish Task Inventory.

Results: The number of factors/dimensions that could be formed was only three, which is judged to be limited both in scope and depth. The level of perceived knowledge reported varied from limited to having the required competence. The results also reveal that the workers perceive their work tasks and the dimensions that make up their role function as being of moderate to low importance. Their perceived level of knowledge for the similar work task items and dimensions were rated moderate to low. Differences between the groups of rehabilitation workers were mixed.

Conclusions: The vocational rehabilitation process offered in Sweden is limited. It appears that the level of knowledge within the area can and should be increased and that better education is needed in order to improve the quality of the vocational rehabilitation process and for further development to take place.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam, the Netherlands: IOS Press, 2011
Keywords
Swedish rehabilitation workers; important functions and knowledge; vocational rehabilitation process
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-12800 (URN)10.3233/WOR-2011-1115 (DOI)000286884200006 ()21297283 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-79951632688 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-12-15 Created: 2010-12-15 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Millet, P. & Vaittinen, P. (2009). Job functions of Swedish public and private sector vocational rehabilitation workers. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(19), 1614-1624
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Job functions of Swedish public and private sector vocational rehabilitation workers
2009 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 31, no 19, p. 1614-1624Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose. This study has had two main aims, the first to investigate and gather knowledge of the major job functions of Swedish rehabilitation workers, the second to study the frequency of use of these functions in the VR process.

Method. Structured questionnaires were sent to Swedish rehabilitation workers from public and private sectors. To identify the major dimensions of Swedish rehabilitation workers' job in the vocational rehabilitation (VR) process, a principal component factor analysis was performed.

Results. Results revealed that there are four main factors (dimensions) that comprised the VR process in Sweden. The four factors (dimensions) are job development and career counselling; assessment and counselling interventions; workplace adjustment and employer consultation and client support, personnel development and public relations.

Conclusions. The VR process in Sweden is limited in both its scope and depth. This when one compares with the results of studies carried out in the USA, who found seven and six dimensions, respectively. It is argued that it cannot be excluded that the negative trend of extensive sick leave and early pensions are attributable to the limitations in the VR process that have been found. Suggested is the urgent need to put resources in place that would support the further advancement of the knowledge and competencies of the VR services in Sweden.

Keywords
Job functions; vocational rehabilitation services; Swedish rehabilitation workers
National Category
Psychology Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-9602 (URN)10.1080/09638280902736353 (DOI)000268820200009 ()19479560 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-70849099981 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2009-09-01 Created: 2009-09-01 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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