Online Survey of Medical and Psychological Professionals on Structured Instruments for the Assessment of Work Ability in Psychiatric Patients.

Schleifer, Roman; Gamma, Alex; Warnke, Ingeborg Lisa Maria; Jabat, Mounira; Rössler, Wulf; Liebrenz, Michael (2018). Online Survey of Medical and Psychological Professionals on Structured Instruments for the Assessment of Work Ability in Psychiatric Patients. Frontiers in psychiatry, 9(453), p. 453. Frontiers 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00453

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To evaluate perceived needs and difficulties related to instruments for assessing work ability in individuals with mental disorders. We conducted an online survey of 104 German-speaking medico-legal experts (forensic psychiatric and psychology experts, insurance physicians) and therapists. The large majority of respondents reported they would welcome a standardized, structured instrument for the assessment of work ability. High predictiveness, inter-rater agreement, comprehensibility for laymen, and symptom validity were desired in roughly equal measure as the main characteristic of such an instrument. More women than men, and more medico-legal experts than therapists, considered symptom validation as always necessary. Pain, personality, and affective disorders were perceived to be the most difficult disorders in the context of work ability assessments. Our survey documents professionals' wish for a structured assessment of work ability in both medico-legal and therapeutic settings.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Psychiatric Services

UniBE Contributor:

Schleifer, Roman; Gamma, Alex; Warnke, Ingeborg Lisa Maria and Liebrenz, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1664-0640

Publisher:

Frontiers

Language:

English

Submitter:

Antoinette Angehrn

Date Deposited:

29 Nov 2018 10:29

Last Modified:

02 Dec 2018 02:41

Publisher DOI:

10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00453

PubMed ID:

30319460

Uncontrolled Keywords:

assessment online survey psychiatry rehabilitation work ability

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.121549

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/121549

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