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Table 1 Overview of the three rehabilitation programs

From: Occupational rehabilitation programs for musculoskeletal pain and common mental health disorders: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

  Long multicomponent program Short multicomponent program ACT comparative arm
Setting Inpatient rehabilitation center Inpatient rehabilitation center Outpatient Hospital clinic
Duration 3.5 weeks 4 + 4 days, separated by 2 weeks living at home 6 weeks
Contents and quantities -group discussions (×8, total 16 h; ACT based) -group discussions (×6, total 12 h; ACT based) -ACT group discussions (×6, total 15 h)
-psychoeducational sessions (×4, total 6.5 h) -psychoeducational session on stress (×1, 2 h) -group discussion on physical activity (×1, 1 h)
-individual meetings with coordinator (×5, total 5 h) -individual meetings with coordinator (×2, total 2 h) -individual sessions with social worker (×2, total 2 h)
-individual meeting with physician (×1, 0.5 h) -individual meeting with physician (×1, 0.5 h) -individual session with social worker and ACT group moderator (×1, 0.5 h)
-mindfulness sessions (×7, total 3.5 h) -mindfulness sessions (×4, total 2 h) -home practice, including daily mindfulness
-individual/group based supervised training sessions (×10, total 12 h) -individual/group based supervised training sessions (×8, total 10.5 h)  
-“walking to work” (×6, total 3 h) -Create RTW-plan  
-Create RTW-plan In the 2 weeks between the stays at the rehab:  
-outdoor activities day (×1, 5 h) -Meeting with employer, if relevant and permitted  
  -“network day” with 2 group sessions (total 4 h) -At least 2 contacts with team coordinator (telephone or personal)  
  1. All references to time are average estimates, which may include short breaks in and between sessions. ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. RTW: Return-to-work.