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Vitenskapelig artikkel

Rehabilitation needs approached by health professionals at a rheumatism hospital

  • Anne Marit Mengshoel og
  • Åse Skarbø


Musculoskeletal Care
ISSN 1478-2189
e-ISSN 1557-0681
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2017
Volum: 15
Hefte: 3
Sider: 210 - 217
Open Access


Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84995426810

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Rehabilitation needs approached by health professionals at a rheumatism hospital


Objective The aim of the present study was to examine the characteristics of patients referred to occupational therapists (OTs), physiotherapists (PTs) and social workers (SWs) at a rehabilitation unit in a hospital specializing in rheumatology, and the rehabilitation needs that clinicians and patients agreed should be addressed in the encounters with the particular health professional groups. Methods Consecutive hospitalized patients at a rheumatism hospital were recruited by the health professionals. Questions about patient characteristics and rehabilitation needs were posed. Free-text responses to questions about rehabilitation needs were coded by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). Results The patients varied considerably in age distribution, disease duration, disability level and diagnoses, and several patients had comorbidities. The rehabilitation needs classified under the component Body Function fell into the chapters: Sensory Functions and Pain (PTs), Functions of Cardiovascular System (PTs), Neuromusculoskeletal and Movement-Related Functions (OTs, PTs); under the Activity and Participation component, these were: General Tasks and Demands (OTs), Mobility (OTs), Self-Care (PTs), Interpersonal Interactions and Relationships (SWs) and Major Life Stress (SWs); and under the Environmental Factors component these were: Products and Technology (OTs) and Services, Systems and Politics (SWs). Conclusions The patients were fairly heterogeneous. The needs identified in the encounters with the different professional groups fell into all three components of the ICF, and there was only a minor overlap between the health professionals at the chapter level of the ICF.


Anne Marit Mengshoel

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Revmatismesykehuset AS
  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Avdeling for tverrfaglig helsevitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo

Åse Skarbø

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Revmatismesykehuset AS
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