Cognitive Behavioural Therapy increases re-employment of job seeking worker's compensation clients
Della-Posta, C. and Drummond, P.D. (2006) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy increases re-employment of job seeking worker's compensation clients. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 16 (2). pp. 217-224.
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The aim of this study was to determine whether cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) would enhance employment outcomes in worker's compensation clients who were seeking employment. Participants were randomly assigned to a standard job search assistance group that met for 4 hours/week for four weeks, or to a group that received standard job search assistance for 4 hours/week for the first two weeks and CBT for 4 hours/week for the next two weeks. Depression, Anxiety and Stress scores were measured prior to and on completion of the intervention, and employment outcomes were assessed at four- and ten-week follow-up. Affective states decreased and employment was found more rapidly after CBT than after standard job search assistance. These findings indicate that CBT has a useful role in the rehabilitation of people on worker's compensation who are seeking employment.
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