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An analysis of internationally recommended success factors (IMMPACT) as well as health economics in relation to rehabilitation for neck and shoulder complaints.

The aim of the study is to find whether IMMPACT's recommended success factors measure aspects of ill health present in women with neck and shoulder complaints, and to investigate the relationship between these methods, well-being, general health and sick leave. The first part focused on cross-sectional data/comparisons from a baseline measurement in an RCT study.

The next step is to evaluate and further develop internationally recommended success factors in clinical pain research for use in cases of unspecific long-term musculoskeletal complaints in both men and women who are offered multimodal treatment in primary health care.

Another aim is to investigate which of IMMPACT's success factors have the strongest connection with return to work/sick leave. A third aim is to study differences between groups (age, gender, diagnosis) with regard to IMMPACT's success factors (specificity)


Birgitta Wiitavaara, University of Gävle
Annika Nilsson, University of Gävle
Dag Rissén, County Council of Gävleborg

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Published by: Zara Lindahl Page responsible: Magnus Isaksson Updated: 2017-11-30
Högskolan i Gävle
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