|About the participants chronic pain||I wonder if we might start by your telling me a little about your pain – the nature of it, how long you have had it and the ways it has affected your work life?|
|Perceived obstacles to return to work (physical/ psychosocial)||
Have you worked previously? Could you tell me a little about what you did when you used to work?|
How did you come to stop working?
I would be interested if you might tell me a little about the obstacles you perceive you have now to working?
Have you previously found any adaptations, coping mechanisms, or sources of support that have helped you to work?
|Disclosing chronic pain condition to employer||
If a person discloses they have chronic pain on a job application form or during a job interview what impact do you think this might have on their chances of being employed?|
Did you ever have reservations about discussing your pain with your employer?
|Perceived facilitators/ enablers of return to work||What do you think would enable people with chronic pain return to work?|
Can you think of any workplace adaptations that in your case would help you be able to work/ maintain employment?|
Did any of your previous employers make workplace adjustments? Did these help?