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Doctoral student at the Unit of Intervention & Implementation Research for Worker Health.

Ida Karlsson

PhD student

Doctoral student at the Unit of Intervention & Implementation Research for Worker Health.

Research description

The aim of my doctoral studies is to evaluate the effectiveness and the ethics of a problem-solving intervention in an employed population on sick-leave due to common mental disorders (PROSA). The intervention is given by trained rehabilitation coordinators at primary care centers and includes employer involvement during the rehabilitation process.

The research will investigate if the intervention is 1) more effective compared to care-a-usual in reducing the total number of days on sick-leave during the 18-month follow up and 2) in reducing short-term sick-leave and recurrent sick-leave periods after return-to-work 3) Facilitating and hindering factors and 4) Ethical considerations towards the intervention. Register data and individual semi-structured interviews will be collected/conducted and analysed.

As common mental disorders are one of the leading causes of sick leave in Sweden, we expect this research to contribute to important knowledge regarding the intervention, the rehabilitation process and if successful, to be implemented on a larger scale.

 

Education

  • MSc Epidemiology (2017-2018). LSHTM (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  • MSc Public Health and Health Economics (2015-2017). Gothenburg University
  • BS Nursing (2007-2010). University of Skovde

 

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