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Feasibility of Family Group Conference to promote return-to-work of persons receiving work disability benefit.
Disabil Rehabil. 2019 Apr 16 [Online ahead of print]DR

Abstract

Purpose:

To investigate the feasibility of Family Group Conference for promoting return to work by clients receiving work disability benefits from the Social Security Institute in the Netherlands.

Methods:

We conducted a mixed-method pre- post-intervention feasibility study, using questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and return to work plans drafted in Family Group Conferences. A convenient sample of Labour experts, Clients, and Facilitators was followed for a period of six months. Feasibility outcomes were demand, acceptability, implementation and limited efficacy of perceived mental health and level of participation.

Results:

Fourteen labour experts and sixteen facilitators enrolled in the study. Of 28 eligible clients, nine (32%) participated in a Family Group Conference. About 78% of the Family Group Conferences were implemented as planned. Participant satisfaction about Family Group Conference was good (mean score 7). Perceived mental health and level of participation improved slightly during follow-up. Most actions in the return to work plans were work related. Most frequently chosen to take action was the participating client himself, supported by significant others in his or her social network. Six months after the Family Group Conference five participating clients returned to paid or voluntary work.

Conclusions:

Family Group Conference seems a feasible intervention to promote return to work by clients on work disability benefit. Involvement of the social network may have added value to support the clients in this process. An effectiveness study to further develop and test Family Group Conferences is recommended. Implications for rehabilitation Family Group Conference may represent a promising approach to be used in activation strategies to enhance social inclusion and return to work of persons receiving disability benefits. Conventional supply-oriented activation services could be improved by providing the Family Group Conference to unemployed persons on disability benefit. Involvement of the social network may have added value for return to work of clients receiving work disability benefits.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine , University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands. b Research Center for Labour Expertise , Nijkerk , The Netherlands. c Dutch Social Security Institute: the institute for Employee Benefits Schemes (UWV) , Amsterdam , The Netherlands.a Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine , University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands. c Dutch Social Security Institute: the institute for Employee Benefits Schemes (UWV) , Amsterdam , The Netherlands. d Research Center for Insurance Medicine, AMC-UMCG-UWV-VU University Medical Center Amsterdam , Amsterdam , The Netherlands.a Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine , University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands. d Research Center for Insurance Medicine, AMC-UMCG-UWV-VU University Medical Center Amsterdam , Amsterdam , The Netherlands.a Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine , University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands. e Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tranzo Scientific Center for Care and Welfare , Tilburg University , Tilburg , The Netherlands.a Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine , University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands. d Research Center for Insurance Medicine, AMC-UMCG-UWV-VU University Medical Center Amsterdam , Amsterdam , The Netherlands.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30990347

Citation

Brongers, Kor A., et al. "Feasibility of Family Group Conference to Promote Return-to-work of Persons Receiving Work Disability Benefit." Disability and Rehabilitation, 2019, pp. 1-10.
Brongers KA, Cornelius B, Roelofs PDDM, et al. Feasibility of Family Group Conference to promote return-to-work of persons receiving work disability benefit. Disabil Rehabil. 2019.
Brongers, K. A., Cornelius, B., Roelofs, P. D. D. M., van der Klink, J. J. L., & Brouwer, S. (2019). Feasibility of Family Group Conference to promote return-to-work of persons receiving work disability benefit. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1590468
Brongers KA, et al. Feasibility of Family Group Conference to Promote Return-to-work of Persons Receiving Work Disability Benefit. Disabil Rehabil. 2019 Apr 16;1-10. PubMed PMID: 30990347.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Feasibility of Family Group Conference to promote return-to-work of persons receiving work disability benefit. AU - Brongers,Kor A, AU - Cornelius,Bert, AU - Roelofs,Pepijn D D M, AU - van der Klink,Jac J L, AU - Brouwer,Sandra, Y1 - 2019/04/16/ PY - 2019/4/17/pubmed PY - 2019/4/17/medline PY - 2019/4/17/entrez KW - Disability KW - Family Group Conference KW - feasibility KW - return-to-work KW - social networks SP - 1 EP - 10 JF - Disability and rehabilitation JO - Disabil Rehabil N2 - Purpose: To investigate the feasibility of Family Group Conference for promoting return to work by clients receiving work disability benefits from the Social Security Institute in the Netherlands. Methods: We conducted a mixed-method pre- post-intervention feasibility study, using questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and return to work plans drafted in Family Group Conferences. A convenient sample of Labour experts, Clients, and Facilitators was followed for a period of six months. Feasibility outcomes were demand, acceptability, implementation and limited efficacy of perceived mental health and level of participation. Results: Fourteen labour experts and sixteen facilitators enrolled in the study. Of 28 eligible clients, nine (32%) participated in a Family Group Conference. About 78% of the Family Group Conferences were implemented as planned. Participant satisfaction about Family Group Conference was good (mean score 7). Perceived mental health and level of participation improved slightly during follow-up. Most actions in the return to work plans were work related. Most frequently chosen to take action was the participating client himself, supported by significant others in his or her social network. Six months after the Family Group Conference five participating clients returned to paid or voluntary work. Conclusions: Family Group Conference seems a feasible intervention to promote return to work by clients on work disability benefit. Involvement of the social network may have added value to support the clients in this process. An effectiveness study to further develop and test Family Group Conferences is recommended. Implications for rehabilitation Family Group Conference may represent a promising approach to be used in activation strategies to enhance social inclusion and return to work of persons receiving disability benefits. Conventional supply-oriented activation services could be improved by providing the Family Group Conference to unemployed persons on disability benefit. Involvement of the social network may have added value for return to work of clients receiving work disability benefits. SN - 1464-5165 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30990347/Feasibility_of_Family_Group_Conference_to_promote_return-to-work_of_persons_receiving_work_disability_benefit L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638288.2019.1590468 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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