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Factors of importance for maintaining work as perceived by men with arthritis

Österholm, Johannes H., (författare)
Linköping University, Institute of Medical and Health Science, Division of Health and Society,, Center for dementia research [CEDER]
Björk, Mathilda, 1977- (författare)
Högskolan i Jönköping, HHJ, Avd. för rehabilitering, Högskolan i Jönköping, HHJ. ADULT
Håkansson, Carita, (författare)
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
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Hjalmarsson Österholm, Johannes, (författare)
Linköpings universitet, Hälsa och samhälle, Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet, Center for dementia research [CEDER]
Osterholm, Johannes Hjalmarsson (författare)
Bjork, Mathilda (författare)
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Högskolan i Jönköping Hälsohögskolan. HHJ, Avd. för rehabilitering. (creator_code:org_t)
Högskolan i Jönköping Hälsohögskolan. HHJ. ADULT. (creator_code:org_t)
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Linköpings universitet Institutionen för medicin och hälsa. Hälsa och samhälle. (creator_code:org_t)
Linköpings universitet Hälsouniversitetet. (creator_code:org_t)
Lunds universitet Avdelningen för arbets- och miljömedicin. (creator_code:org_t)
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Ingår i: Work : A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation. - IOS PRESS. - 1051-9815. ; 45:4, s. 439-448
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  • OBJECTIVE: Employment rates are significantly lower among individuals with arthritis compared to a general population. There is, however, limited research about how men with arthritis perceive their ability to maintain working. The aim of this study was thus to explore their perception of this.PARTICIPANTS: Nine employed men with arthritis were purposively sampled.METHODS: Interviews were performed and were informed by the central concepts of the Model of Human Occupation. The Empirical Phenomenological Psychological method was modified and used to analyze and interpret collected data.RESULTS: The findings showed that men with arthritis perceived a desire to work, adjusted their activity pattern, were aware of their own capabilities, had good work conditions, had environmental support and used effective medication to maintain their ability to work.CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that health care professionals can help men with arthritis to find strategies and a balance between recreation and work. Ultimately, this knowledge could guide health care professionals to target men needing interventions to prevent sick leave.


MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP  -- Hälsovetenskaper (hsv//swe)
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES  -- Health Sciences (hsv//eng)
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP  -- Hälsovetenskaper -- Miljömedicin och yrkesmedicin (hsv//swe)
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES  -- Health Sciences -- Environmental Health and Occupational Health (hsv//eng)


Ability to work
empirical phenomenological psychological method (EPP)
work ability

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