Readiness for Return-To-Work (RRTW) Scale
The Readiness for Return-To-Work (RRTW) scale assesses an individual’s stage of readiness for return to work (RTW) among individuals off work due to a health condition and stage of readiness for work maintenance in those who have returned to work (Franche et al. 2007). Informed by the readiness for change model (Prochaska et al. 1994), the questionnaire categorizes respondents who are not working into four stages (precontemplation, contemplation, prepared for action-self-evaluative, or prepared for action-behavioral), while working respondents are categorized into either uncertain maintenance or proactive maintenance. The scale provides a final score for each readiness stage, calculated by taking the mean of items creating each factor. Higher scores within each stage indicate higher levels of beliefs associated with that stage. Questionnaire outcome can inform health-care providers and other stakeholders about how best to intervene (if at all) to facilitate sustainable RTW....
References and Further Reading
- Aasdahl, L., Pape, K., Jensen, C., et al. (2017). Associations between the readiness for return to work scale and return to work: A prospective study. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. Advanced online publication.Google Scholar
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