Customers' perspectives on the impact of the Pathways to Work Condition Management Programme on their health, wellbeing and vocational activity

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/220192
Title:
Customers' perspectives on the impact of the Pathways to Work Condition Management Programme on their health, wellbeing and vocational activity
Authors:
Secker, Jenny; Pittam, Gail; Ford, Fiona
Affiliation:
Anglia Ruskin University; Solutions for Public Health; University of Central Lancashire
Reference:
Secker, J., Pittam, G. and Ford, F., 2011. Customers' perspectives on the impact of the Pathways to Work Condition Management Programme on their health, wellbeing and vocational activity. Perspectives in Public Health
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Perspectives in Public Health
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/220192
DOI:
10.1177/1757913911414772
Additional Links:
http://rsh.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1757913911414772
Abstract:
Aims: Pathways to Work is a UK initiative aimed at supporting customers on incapacity benefits to return to work. This qualitative study complements previous evaluations of Pathways to Work by exploring customers’ perceptions of the impact of the Condition Management Programme (CMP) offered to claimants with long-term health conditions. Methods: 39 customers took part in focus groups held at the seven sites where Pathways was originally piloted. The main focus of the discussions was on perceptions of the ways in which participation had impacted on health, well-being and return to work. The discussions were audio-recorded and fully transcribed for analysis using a text analysis framework to enable the development and refinement of categories and overarching patterns in the data. Results: Perceived impacts on health and wellbeing included a more positive outlook, social contact, changed perceptions of conditions and improvements in health. Some customers also reported an increase in their vocational activity and others felt ready to embark on new activities. Factors associated with positive outcomes included the extent and quality of contact with CMP staff and practical advice about condition management. Factors impeding positive employment outcomes related mainly to obstacles to returning to work. Conclusions: The results indicated that CMP can assist customers to learn about and manage their health conditions and increase their vocational activity, and that CMP therefore provides a promising means of enabling people with long-term health conditions to regain a fulfilling, productive life.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
condition management; vocational activity; CMP; long term conditions
ISSN:
1757-9139; 1757-9147

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSecker, Jennyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPittam, Gailen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFord, Fionaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24T09:42:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-24T09:42:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationSecker, J., Pittam, G. and Ford, F., 2011. Customers' perspectives on the impact of the Pathways to Work Condition Management Programme on their health, wellbeing and vocational activity. Perspectives in Public Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-9139-
dc.identifier.issn1757-9147-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1757913911414772-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10540/220192-
dc.description.abstractAims: Pathways to Work is a UK initiative aimed at supporting customers on incapacity benefits to return to work. This qualitative study complements previous evaluations of Pathways to Work by exploring customers’ perceptions of the impact of the Condition Management Programme (CMP) offered to claimants with long-term health conditions. Methods: 39 customers took part in focus groups held at the seven sites where Pathways was originally piloted. The main focus of the discussions was on perceptions of the ways in which participation had impacted on health, well-being and return to work. The discussions were audio-recorded and fully transcribed for analysis using a text analysis framework to enable the development and refinement of categories and overarching patterns in the data. Results: Perceived impacts on health and wellbeing included a more positive outlook, social contact, changed perceptions of conditions and improvements in health. Some customers also reported an increase in their vocational activity and others felt ready to embark on new activities. Factors associated with positive outcomes included the extent and quality of contact with CMP staff and practical advice about condition management. Factors impeding positive employment outcomes related mainly to obstacles to returning to work. Conclusions: The results indicated that CMP can assist customers to learn about and manage their health conditions and increase their vocational activity, and that CMP therefore provides a promising means of enabling people with long-term health conditions to regain a fulfilling, productive life.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://rsh.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1757913911414772en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Perspectives in Public Healthen_GB
dc.subjectcondition managementen_GB
dc.subjectvocational activityen_GB
dc.subjectCMPen_GB
dc.subjectlong term conditionsen_GB
dc.titleCustomers' perspectives on the impact of the Pathways to Work Condition Management Programme on their health, wellbeing and vocational activityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAnglia Ruskin Universityen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSolutions for Public Healthen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Central Lancashireen_GB
dc.identifier.journalPerspectives in Public Healthen_GB
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