The Abilitator provides an indicative evaluation of the respondent’s perceived work ability and functioning, social inclusion and well-being. If the measurement is later repeated, the method enables the analysis of changes in work ability and functioning.

The Abilitator is aimed at anyone interested in their work ability and functioning. It can also be used as a screening tool by professionals in service systems. In addition, the Abilitator is useful for decision-makers, as it produces valuable information to support decision-making.

Both the paper and online versions of the Abilitator are available in Finnish, Swedish, English, Somali, Arabic, and Sorani. When completed online in these languages, the respondent receives immediate feedback. Full use of the Abilitator method, that is, being able to produce group reports is currently only possible in Finnish.

The Abilitator contains the following sections:

  1. Personal details (e.g. age, gender)
  2. Well-being (e.g. general functioning, perceived work ability)
  3. Inclusion (social functioning and social interaction)
  4. Mind (mental functioning)
  5. Everyday life (coping with everyday activities)
  6. Skills (e.g. cognitive functioning, competence)
  7. Body (physical functioning)
  8. Background information (e.g. educational background)
  9. Work and the future (e.g. employment situation, desired changes)

Try out the Abilitator

The Abilitator method is developed in the Social Inclusion and Change in Work Ability and Functioning (Solmu) co-ordination project of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (1.10.2014–30.9.2022). The project is funded by the European Social Fund. The development work is carried out together with the Priority 5 projects funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

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