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.

Social inequality

Eva-Maria Fach and Jenny Markert from the Institute of Medical Sociology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg used data from the Third German Socialmedical Panel of Employees to explore social inequalities in access to and utilization of rehabilitation. They showed that persons with low socioeconomic status apply for rehabilitation more …

New publications

In the past few weeks, two exciting new articles have been published for which data from the Third Socialmedical Panel of Employees were used. In his article, Adrian Loerbroks investigated how often a company integration management was implemented and which factors facilitated or hindered the implementation of a company integration …

New publication

I a new publication we examined the performance of the Work Ability Index in predicting health-related exit and absence from work, work participation, and death. Data for 2266 participants were included. Maximum follow-up was 43 months. In terms of work ability, 38.4% had good scores, 38.2% moderate scores, and 23.4% …