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Acceptability of a vocational advice service for patients consulting in primary care with musculoskeletal pain: A qualitative exploration of the experiences of general practitioners, vocational advisers and patients.

Authors
  • Sanders, Tom1
  • Wynne-Jones, Gwenllian2
  • Nio Ong, Bie2
  • Artus, Majid2
  • Foster, Nadine2
  • 1 1 School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), Section of Public Health, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • 2 2 Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences, Keele University, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of public health
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1403494817723194
PMID: 28810814
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Early vocational intervention may not be appropriate for all musculoskeletal patients with work difficulties. Indeed, many patients felt they did not require the support of a VA, either because they had self-limiting work difficulties and/or already had support mechanisms in place to return to work. Future VA interventions may be better implemented in a targeted way so that appropriate patients are identified with characteristics which can best be addressed by the VA service.

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