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Locus of control and vocational rehabilitation

Dr Mary Wyatt

A sense of control over the situation improves return to work outcomes.

Take Home Messages: People who have a lower sense of control over the situation reported higher levels of pain. People had higher levels of internal locus of control after the rehabilitation program was completed. In the rehabilitation context, improving an individual’s sense of control over the situation is important. Other studies have shown that activities such as problem-solving training produce significantly...

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