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Table 1 Main findings in start and end of program

From: Sick-listed persons’ experiences with taking part in an in-patient occupational rehabilitation program based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: a qualitative focus group interview study

Start of the program End of the program
Frustration about being sick listed A process of increased awareness:
External anticipations to return to work - What is important to me?
Hindrances towards return to work - Realizing the strain from external expectations and demands
Wanting a whole person approach and “a solution” - A need to balance different aspects of life
  - Return to work as part of a long and complex process