Screening for complex healing processes and psychological intervention in injured individuals

Pjanic, Irena; Hoffmann-Richter, Ulrike; Schade, Volker; Znoj, Hansjörg (12 September 2014). Screening for complex healing processes and psychological intervention in injured individuals (Unpublished). In: 20th conference of the European Union of Medicine in Assurance and Social Security (EUMASS) - Scientific Knowledge and Good Practice in Insurance Medicine and Social Security. Stockholm, Sweden. 11.09.-13.09.2014.

Introduction Injured individuals face a high risk for the development of psychological symptoms such as depression or anxiety, which influences early return to work after an accident. So far, it is unclear to which extent early psychological interventions can improve the ability to return to work. Purpose of the study The aim of the study was to investigate whether an improvement of the treatment-triage (by the screening questionnaire work and health [FAB]) influences early return to work and well being in injured individuals. Methods The study sample consists of injured individuals with different mental health-related or work-related disabilities after an accident. Participants are included eight weeks after an accident. Participants are randomly assigned to the intervention or to the control group. The intervention is an individualized psychotherapy consisting of cognitive-behavioral therapy and work related topics in an individual setting. Well being and work related actors are assessed at baseline and after six months. Results The recruitment is still ongoing. The preliminary results of this randomized controlled study will be presented at the conference. Conclusion An individualized psychotherapy might have the potential to improve the rehabilitation process in injured individuals and improve the ability to return to work.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Pjanic, Irena; Hoffmann-Richter, Ulrike and Znoj, Hans Jörg

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Adriana Biaggi

Date Deposited:

14 Apr 2015 14:13

Last Modified:

14 Apr 2015 14:13

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65380

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