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Table 1 Brainwork category classification

From: The effectiveness of the “Brainwork Intervention” in reducing sick leave for unemployed workers with psychological problems: design of a controlled clinical trial

Category 0 Category 1 Category 2 Category 3
estimated recovery estimated recovery estimated recovery estimated recovery
<2 weeks <3 months 3-12 months >12 months or unknown
Very mild problems Mild psychological problems Moderate- severe psychological problems include somatisation Severe psychological problems, clinical admission or day care treatment
OR OR
Very mild problems with (severe) psychosocial problems and/or inadequate coping Mild psychological problems with (severe) psychosocial problems and/or inadequate coping style
OR
Moderate- severe psychological problems with adequate coping
No functional impairments Functional impairments Severe functional impairments Severe functional impairments to inability for functioning
(loss of control)
  1. The Brainwork Intervention is applicable for category 1 and 2.