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Table 1 Overview of inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Is the “Brainwork Intervention” effective in reducing sick leave for non-permanent workers with psychological problems? Results of a controlled clinical trial

Inclusion criteria
• unemployed or temporary agency worker or worker with an expired fixed-term contract
• age between 18 and 64 years
asick-listed and not expected to RTW within two weeks after either reporting sick or having contact with the vocational rehabilitation counselor of SSA
(An RTW expectation within two weeks of reporting sick corresponds to Brainwork category classification 0; see “Additional file 1”)
• mild to moderate-severe psychiatric disorder as main reason for sickness benefit claim
• adequate command of the Dutch language
Exclusion criteria
• recent pregnancy or up to three months after delivery
• substance addiction (alcohol, drugs or medicines) as main reason for sickness benefit claim
• severe psychiatric disorder with an expected recovery of more than one year, e.g., hospitalization or day treatment
(This corresponds to Brainwork category classification 3; see “Additional file 1”)
  1. aThe selection of sick-listed “not expected to RTW (recover) within two weeks” is performed by the nurse practitioner or IP, initially on the basis of the completed self-report SSA-specific questionnaire and if necessary with additional information by telephone contact with the worker