Development and Feasibility Test of WORK-ON – A Complex Vocational Rehabilitation Offer for People With Chronic Inflammatory Arthritis

Despite significant advancements in pharmacological treatments, there are persistent challenges for individuals with chronic inflammatory arthritis (IA). Even those in remission or with low disease activity often contend with symptoms like pain, fatigue, and anxiety alongside physical and social limitations. This impacts their ability to work, leading to increased sickness absenteeism and a heightened risk of job loss. While research on vocational rehabilitation (VR) for IA patients is limited, existing studies suggest potential benefits in decreasing absenteeism, preventing job loss, and improving work capacity. Therefore, the overarching goal of this PhD study was to develop and assess the feasibility of an early VR program tailored for individuals with IA.

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