The Project

Third German Sociomedical Panel of Employees - Rehabilitation and Participation (GSPE-III)

Welcome to our website introducing the Third German Sociomedical Panel of Employees (GSPE-III)!
The University of Lübeck (Institute for Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Section Rehabilitation and Work), the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Institute of Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Science) and the Federal German Pension Insurance currently conduct a prospective cohort study. In this study, we examine what determines whether individuals with chronic diseases apply for rehabilitation services or a disability pension. This website will provide information about current project steps, results, and publications.

New publication

In our new publication we used data of the Third German Sociomedical Panel of Employees to examine, whether applying for rehabilitation measures and a disability pension can be predicted by the Work Ability Index. This index was developed to support workers’ health programs in Finland in the mid-1980s. The paper …

Mailing the reminders

We thank all participants. If we have not received any reply from you so far, we will send you the survey documents again. Thank you for your support.

Thank you!

Many thanks to everyone who decided to participate in our study and to return the filled-in questionnaires! With your help, we will be able to gain new insights, which may in turn improve rehabilitative care.

Start of the survey

The German Pension Insurance has printed and mailed the survey documents. We are glad to welcome you as participant in our study.