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Implementing Early Workplace-based preventive Interventions for Pain-related Disability

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Steven J. Linton

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This study focused on an early, preventive system for musculoskeletal pain in the work place. Participants will be identified early via screening and provided a unique CBT program. In addition, supervisors will also be provided with a short intervention. The results were evaluated in a randomized controlled trial.

Main publication

Linton, S. J., Boersma, K., Traczyk, M., Shaw, W., & Nicholas, M. (2016). Early workplace communication and problem solving to prevent back disability: results of a randomized controlled trial among high-risk workers and their supervisors. Journal of occupational rehabilitation26, 150-159.

Research funding bodies

  • The Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan)