An analysis of internationally recommended outcome measures (IMMPACT) and health economy in relation to rehabilitation of neck-shoulder disorders. The aim is to investigate whether the outcome measures that IMMPACT recommend capture health aspects that are prominent for women with neck-shoulder disorders, and to explore the relationship between these outcome measures and wellbeing, general health and sick leave.
A health economic evaluation of four different treatments for neck-shoulder disorders in a RCT is also performed, according to improvement in the study participants´ health profiles related to direct and indirect costs on an individual and societal level.
Co-workersAnnika Nilsson, Ph.D., Department for health and caring science
Researchers at CBFMartin Björklund CBF and Department for Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå UniversityMats Djupsjöbacka