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

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% …

New Session at the German Congress for Rehabilitation Research

We presented findings of the “Third German Sociomedical Panel of Employees” at the German Congress for Rehabilitation Research within its own session. Numerous participants attended the six presentations of our research group and our partners with great interest. The topic of our session was “Longitudinal data for rehabilitation service research”. …