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Irene Larsen Øyeflaten

Irene Larsen Øyeflaten

Senior Researcher

iroy@norceresearch.no
+47 56 10 72 99
Nygårdsgaten 112, 5008 Bergen, Norway

I am researcher in the field of work, health and evaluation of work-related interventions. My PhD was about prognostic factors for return to work after long-term sick leave. Knowledge about prognostic factors can contribute to better targeted and tailored work-related interventions. I have long clinical experience within interdisciplinary work rehabilitation for individuals at risk of permanently falling out of work due to complex health situations. My research is clinically relevant, tailored to the users’ needs and connected to collaboration within the chain of interactive stakeholders (primary- and secondary healthcare, the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Services (NAV) and the workplace). Work participation have documented health effects also for individuals with health complaints and disabilities. Thus, I intend in my research to explore how an including working life and work-related interventions can contribute to social equity and better health through work participation.

Irene Larsen Øyeflaten

Division

Health & Social Sciences

Research themes

Work, health, and inclusion

Research Groups

Arbeidsliv og inkludering

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Publications
Workplace Inclusion of People With Health Issues, Immigrants, and Unemployed Youths—A Qualitative Study of Norwegian Leaders’ Experiences – Frontiers in Psychology 2022
What is the effect of independent medical evaluation on days on sickness benefits for long-term sick listed employees in Norway? A pragmatic randomised controlled trial, the NIME-trial – BMC Public Health 2022
Strategier og tiltak i distriktskommuner og påvirkning på unges etableringsvalg – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre 2022
Sustained attention and working memory predict the number of days on health-related benefits in the year following occupational rehabilitation – Journal of occupational rehabilitation 2021
eHealth interventions to facilitate work participation: a scoping review – JBI Evidence Synthesis 2021
Independent medical evaluation of general practitioners’ follow-up of sick-listed patients: a cross-sectional study in Norway – BMJ Open 2020
Occupational rehabilitation is associated with improvements in cognitive functioning – Frontiers in Psychology 2019
Resultatrapport for kompetanseprosjektet “Mangfold på arbeidsplassen” – NORCE Norwegian Research Center 2019
A quality indicator set for use in rehabilitation team care of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases; Development and pilot testing – BMC Health Services Research 2019
eHealth interventions to facilitate work participation: a scoping review protocol – The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 2019
Forsøk med ny medisinsk vurdering (NMV) etter seks måneders sykmelding : sluttrapport. – Uni Research Helse 2018
Cross-cultural adaptation of the Work Role Functioning Questionnaire 2.0 to Norwegian and Danish – Work : A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation 2018
Independent medical evaluation for sick-listed workers in Norway: A focus group study of the experience of IME doctors – Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2017
How do occupational rehabilitation clinicians approach participants on long-term sick leave in order to facilitate return to work? - A focus group study – BMC Health Services Research 2017
Protocol for the effect evaluation of independent medical evaluation after six months sick leave: a randomized controlled trial of independent medical evaluation versus treatment as usual in Norway – BMC Public Health 2017
Effektevaluering av ny medisinsk vurdering (NMV) etter seks måneders sykmelding : underveisrapport. – Uni Research 2016
Changes in cognitive functioning in sick-listed participants in occupational rehabilitation: A feasibility study – Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 2016
Subjective health complaints, functional ability, fear avoidance beliefs, and days on sickness benefits after work rehabilitation – a mediation model – BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016
Causal inference in multi-state models-sickness absence and work for 1145 participants after work rehabilitation – BMC Public Health 2015
Functioning, coping and work status three years after participating in an interdisciplinary, occupational rehabilitation program – Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2014
A Prospective Study of the Association Between the Readiness for Return to Work Scale and Future Work Participation in Norway – Journal of occupational rehabilitation 2014
Prognostic factors for return to work, sickness benefits, and transitions between these states: A 4-year follow-up after work-related rehabilitation – Journal of occupational rehabilitation 2014
Multiple transitions in sick leave, disability benefits, and return to work.- A 4-year follow-up of patients participating in a work-related rehabilitation program – BMC Public Health 2012
Subjektivitet ved sykmelding – Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2011
Arbeidsrettet rehabilitering i Norge - en komparativ studie av Hernes Institutt og Rehabiliteringssenteret AiR – Utposten 2011
Comparison of self-reported and register data on sickness absence among Norwegian patients participating in an occupational rehabilitation program – Norsk Epidemiologi 2009
Comparison of self-reported and register data on sickness absence among Norwegian patients participating in an occupational rehabilitation program – Norsk Epidemiologi 2009
Comparison of self-reported and register data on sickness absence among Norwegian patients participating in an occupational rehabilitation program – Norsk Epidemiologi 2009
Prognostic factors associated with return to work following multidisciplinary vocational rehabilitation – Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2008
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