Eskola, K.; Koskinen, E.; Anttila, H.; Tallqvist, S.; Bergman, P.; Kallinen, M.; Hämäläinen, H.; Kauppila, A.-M.; Täckman, A.; Vainionpää, A.; Arokoski, J.; Rajavaara, M. & Hiekkala, S. (2022). Health-related factors for work participation in persons with spinal cord injury in Finland. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 54, jrm00255. https://doi.org/10.2340/jrm.v53.59
Health-related factors for work participation in persons with spinal cord injury in Finland
|Author:||Eskola, Kaarina1,2; Koskinen, Eerika3; Anttila, Heidi4;|
1Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki
2Tampere University Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation and Psychosocial Support
3Tampere University Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation and Psychosocial Support, Tampere
4Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Public Health and Welfare Department, Knowledge Management and Co-creation Unit, Helsinki
5University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Sport Sciences Jyväskylä
6Biostatistics Unit, University of Helsinki, Helsinki
7Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Central Finland Health Care District, Central Finland Central Hospital, Jyväskylä
8Center for Life Course Health Research, University of Oulu, Oulu
9Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation/Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Clinic, Helsinki
10Oulu University Hospital, Department of Medicine and Rehabilitation Oulu
11The Finnish Association of Spinal Cord Injured Akson, Helsinki
12Seinäjoki Central Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation, Seinäjoki
13Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation/Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Clinic
14Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences, University of Helsinki
15The Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities
16Validia Rehabilitation, Helsinki, Finland
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|Publish Date:|| 2023-06-05
Objective: To explore work participation and the health-related factors affecting work participation among the Finnish Spinal Cord injury (FinSCI) study population (n = 884).
Methods: A cross-sectional explorative observational study in the FinSCI community survey applying Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) forms on Social Health and Global Health. Analyses of socio-demographic and injury-related data were performed.
Results: Employment among the study population (n = 452) was 26.5%. Physical, Mental, Social and General Health were better in the employed group compared with work-age persons not working. Logistic regression showed that work participation was related to all health domains, but Physical Health and Ability to Participate in Social Roles and Activities in Social Health were the strongest indicators of likelihood of being at work. Paraplegia and young age were associated with increased likelihood of work participation.
Conclusion: The first national survey among people with spinal cord injury in Finland shows low level of employment. The results suggest that pain, physical function, and ability to participate in social roles should be monitored by health and vocational professionals when assessing a person’s likelihood of being in work.
Journal of rehabilitation medicine
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A1 Journal article – refereed
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3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
This study was supported by the Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities (pr42105, 2017–2020), Oulu University Hospital (grant VTR K86709, 20.10.2017), the Department of Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation, Helsinki University Hospital (grants HUS/53/2017 §9, 9.6.2017, HUS/76/2018 § 11, 18.4.2018 and HUS/174/201 §1, 12.4.2019), and Validia Rehabilitation (grant HUS-VTR 9.3.2017).
Copyright © 2022 Kaarina Eskola, Eerika Koskinen, Heidi Anttila, Susanna Tallqvist, Paula Bergman, Mauri Kallinen, Harri Hämäläinen, Anna-Maija Kauppila, Anni Täckman, Aki Vainionpää, Jari Arokoski, Marketta Rajavaara, Sinikka Hiekkala. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. All digitalized JRM contents is available freely online. The Foundation for Rehabilitation Medicine owns the copyright for all material published until volume 40 (2008), as from volume 41 (2009) authors retain copyright to their work and as from volume 49 (2017) the journal has been published Open Access, under CC-BY-NC licences (unless otherwise specified). The CC-BY-NC licenses allow third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material for non-commercial purposes, provided proper attribution to the original work.