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Table 3 Theoretical methods and practical strategies

From: Intervention mapping for development of a participatory return-to-work intervention for temporary agency workers and unemployed workers sick-listed due to musculoskeletal disorders

Determinant Methods from theory Strategy Tools/materials
Risk perception and knowledge Passive learning/providing information Providing written and verbal information Letter sent to W about research
    IP explains about personal risk of occupational disability and ending in long term sickness benefit scheme
    Researcher explains participatory RTW program in phone call and sends invitation with folder, IP also explains in first consult.
    RC explains participatory RTW process to W and guides the RTW program
  Active processing of information Evaluating understanding IP instructs inventory of RTW obstacles to W as home assignment
    Inventory of RTW obstacles in RTW intervention program
Skills Guided practise Guided practise W practises explanation of obstacles to LE with RC
    Practise thinking in broad outline during brainstorm session with RC RC provides post-it notes to stimulate thinking of multiple solutions
   Evaluation RC checks at the end of the brainstorm session with W if the appointments in the RTW implementation plan are realizable
Self-efficacy Positive reinforcement Providing feedback SIP and RC focus on personal abilities and capacities of W regarding RTW
   Evaluation RC performs an evaluation with W by phone
  1. Matrix of selected theoretical methods and practical strategies for the determinants risk perception and knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy, identified for the PE program. W = temporary agency worker or unemployed worker, IP = insurance physician, LE = labour expert, RC = RTW-coordinator