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Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341910/effectiveness-and-cost-benefit-evaluation-of-a-comprehensive-workers-health-surveillance-program-for-sustainable-employability-of-meat-processing-workers
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Berry J van Holland, Michiel F Reneman, Remko Soer, Sandra Brouwer, Michiel R de Boer
Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive workers' health surveillance (WHS) program on aspects of sustainable employability and cost-benefit. Methods A cluster randomized stepped wedge trial was performed in a Dutch meat processing company from february 2012 until march 2015. In total 305 workers participated in the trial. Outcomes were retrieved during a WHS program, by multiple questionnaires, and from company registries. Primary outcomes were sickness absence, work ability, and productivity...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299536/associations-between-the-readiness-for-return-to-work-scale-and-return-to-work-a-prospective-study
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Lene Aasdahl, Kristine Pape, Chris Jensen, Ottar Vasseljen, Tore Braathen, Roar Johnsen, Marius Steiro Fimland
Purpose To explore the usefulness of the Readiness for return to work scale in individuals participating in occupational rehabilitation, by assessing the association between the scale and return to work (RTW), and comparing the scale to a question assessing individuals' expectations about length of sick leave. Method Prospective cohort study with 9 months follow-up. Participants took part in one of two randomized clinical trials. Associations between the Readiness for RTW scale and RTW was analyzed using linear and logistic regression, with adjustment for age, gender and education...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271400/the-effect-of-self-efficacy-on-return-to-work-outcomes-for-workers-with-psychological-or-upper-body-musculoskeletal-injuries-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Oliver Black, Tessa Keegel, Malcolm R Sim, Alexander Collie, Peter Smith
Purpose Work absence can result in substantial losses to the economy and workers. As a result, identifying modifiable factors associated with return-to-work (RTW) following an injury or illness is the focus of many empirical investigations. Self-efficacy, the belief about one's ability to undertake behaviours to achieve desired goals, has been identified as an important factor in RTW for injured workers. This paper systematically reviewed the literature on the association between self-efficacy and RTW outcomes for workers with an upper-body musculoskeletal injury or psychological injury...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271399/perceptions-of-breast-cancer-survivors-on-the-supporting-practices-of-their-supervisors-in-the-return-to-work-process-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
#4
Maryse Caron, Marie-José Durand, Dominique Tremblay
Purpose Supervisors are known to be key actors in ensuring the success of absent employees in their return-to-work process. However, to date, little is known about the perceptions of breast cancer survivors on the practices put in place by their supervisors to support them during this process. The objective of this study was to describe the perceptions of breast cancer survivors on the practices put in place by their supervisors to support them during their return-to-work process. Method A qualitative descriptive study was conducted...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260173/neck-shoulder-pain-and-work-status-among-former-sewing-machine-operators-a-14-year-follow-up-study
#5
Emma Lise Thorlund Jakobsen, Karin Biering, Anette Kærgaard, Johan Hviid Andersen
Purpose A total of 243 Danish female sewing machine operators lost their jobs in 1996 because of outsourcing. The aim was to investigate the employment status during follow-up from 1996 to 2008, and to estimate to what extent former neck-shoulder pain had an impact on later work participation. Methods Assessment of neck-shoulder pain was based on questionnaires completed in 1994. The Danish Register-Based Evaluation of Marginalization (DREAM) register was used to describe employment status during the follow-up period...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247087/practices-and-processes-used-in-the-return-to-work-of-injured-new-south-wales-nurses-are-these-consistent-with-rtw-best-practice-principles
#6
Carole James, Michelle Antoine, Maya Guest, Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
Purpose Workplace injury and illness rates are high within the nursing profession, and in conjunction with current nursing shortages, low retention rates, and the high cost of workplace injury, the need for effective return to work (RTW) for injured nurses is highlighted. This study aimed to identify current practices and processes used in the RTW of injured nurses, and determine if these are consistent with the seven principles for successful RTW as described by the Canadian Institute for Work & Health. Method As part of a larger cross-sectional study, survey data were collected from New South Wales nurses who had sustained a major workplace injury or illness...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224415/effectiveness-of-workplace-interventions-in-return-to-work-for-musculoskeletal-pain-related-and-mental-health-conditions-an-update-of-the-evidence-and-messages-for-practitioners
#7
REVIEW
K L Cullen, E Irvin, A Collie, F Clay, U Gensby, P A Jennings, S Hogg-Johnson, V Kristman, M Laberge, D McKenzie, S Newnam, A Palagyi, R Ruseckaite, D M Sheppard, S Shourie, I Steenstra, D Van Eerd, B C Amick
Purpose The objective of this systematic review was to synthesize evidence on the effectiveness of workplace-based return-to-work (RTW) interventions and work disability management (DM) interventions that assist workers with musculoskeletal (MSK) and pain-related conditions and mental health (MH) conditions with RTW. Methods We followed a systematic review process developed by the Institute for Work & Health and an adapted best evidence synthesis that ranked evidence as strong, moderate, limited, or insufficient...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224414/does-the-length-of-disability-between-injury-and-functional-restoration-program-entry-affect-treatment-outcomes-for-patients-with-chronic-disabling-occupational-musculoskeletal-disorders
#8
Sali Asih, Randy Neblett, Tom G Mayer, Robert J Gatchel
Purpose Functional restoration programs (FRPs), for patients with chronic disabling occupational musculoskeletal disorders (CDOMDs), have consistently demonstrated positive socioeconomic treatment outcomes, including decreased psychosocial distress and increased work return. The pre-treatment length of disability (LOD), or time between injury and treatment admission, has been shown to influence FRP work outcomes. Some studies have found that shorter LOD is associated with better work outcomes. However, few studies have actually examined cohorts with LOD duration longer than 18 months...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160181/determinants-of-employment-in-people-living-with-hiv-in-the-netherlands
#9
Marlies N Wagener, Lennert van den Dries, Job Van Exel, Harald S Miedema, Eric C M van Gorp, Pepijn D D M Roelofs
Objectives Since HIV has become a manageable chronic disease, employment is of increasing importance for people living with HIV (PLWH). This study aimed to investigate the level of work participation among PLWH in the Netherlands, and the associated determinants of employment. Methods For this study the baseline measurements of a longitudinal cohort study with a 2-year follow-up, the TREVI project, were used. The TREVI project aims to study cognitive function disorders among PLWH in relation to their employment, productivity, and social functioning...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144771/the-first-six-years-of-building-and-implementing-a-return-to-work-service-for-patients-with-acquired-brain-injury-the-rapid-return-to-work-cohort-study
#10
L Haveraaen, E P M Brouwers, U Sveen, L S Skarpaas, H Sagvaag, R W Aas
Background and objective Despite large activity worldwide in building and implementing new return-to-work (RTW) services, few studies have focused on how such implementation processes develop. The aim of this study was to examine the development in patient and service characteristics the first six years of implementing a RTW service for persons with acquired brain injury (ABI). Methods The study was designed as a cohort study (n=189). Data were collected by questionnaires, filled out by the service providers...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132111/work-characteristics-and-return-to-work-in-long-term-sick-listed-employees-with-depressive-symptoms
#11
Jenny J J M Huijs, Lando L J Koppes, Toon W Taris, Roland W B Blonk
Purpose The present study investigated the relations between work characteristics, depressive symptoms and duration until full return to work (RTW) among long-term sick-listed employees. This knowledge may add to the development of effective interventions and prevention, especially since work characteristics can be subjected to interventions more easily than many disorder-related or personal factors. Methods this prospective cohort study with a two-year follow-up employs a sample of 883 Dutch employees who had been sick-listed for at least 13 weeks at baseline, who filled out three questionnaires: at 19 weeks, 1 and 2 years after the start of sick leave...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120136/evaluating-mental-health-literacy-in-the-workplace-development-and-psychometric-properties-of-a-vignette-based-tool
#12
Sandra Moll, Mona Zanhour, Scott B Patten, Heather Stuart, Joy MacDermid
Purpose Early intervention and support for workers with mental health problems may be influenced by the mental health literacy of the worker, their colleagues and their supervisor. There are gaps, however, in our understanding of how to develop and evaluate mental health literacy within the context of the workplace. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a new Mental Health Literacy tool for the Workplace (MHL-W). Methods The MHL-W is a 16-question, vignette-based tool specifically tailored for the workplace context...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101790/perspectives-of-people-with-a-chronic-disease-on-participating-in-work-a-focus-group-study
#13
Marloes Vooijs, Monique C J Leensen, Jan L Hoving, Haije Wind, Monique H W Frings-Dresen
Purpose To explore solutions that people with a chronic disease use to overcome difficulties they experience regarding participating in work, and the support they require to identify or implement these solutions. Methods Focus groups were held to explore solutions and support requirements of people with a chronic disease. Participants were recruited through a research institution's patient panel, a patient federation and personal networks. Analysis was conducted by means of open and selective coding, using the MAXQDA software package...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27118124/therapeutic-work-as-a-facilitator-for-return-to-paid-work-in-cancer-survivors
#14
M P van Egmond, S F A Duijts, P van Muijen, A J van der Beek, J R Anema
Purpose The increase of flexible employment in European labour markets has contributed to workers' risk of job loss. For sick-listed workers with chronic illnesses, such as cancer, and especially those without an employment contract, participation in therapeutic work may be an important step towards paid employment. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of therapeutic employment as facilitator for return to paid work, in a cohort of sick-listed cancer survivors (CSs) with and without an employment contract...
March 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27056549/one-year-effects-of-a-workplace-integrated-care-intervention-for-workers-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
M van Vilsteren, C R L Boot, J W R Twisk, R Steenbeek, A E Voskuyl, D van Schaardenburg, J R Anema
Purpose To evaluate the effectiveness of a workplace integrated care intervention on at-work productivity loss in workers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to usual care. Methods In this randomized controlled trial, 150 workers with RA were randomized into either the intervention or control group. The intervention group received an integrated care and participatory workplace intervention. Outcome measures were the Work Limitations Questionnaire, Work Instability Scale for RA, pain, fatigue and quality of life (RAND 36)...
March 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26944045/women-with-neck-pain-on-long-term-sick-leave-approaches-used-in-the-return-to-work-process-a-qualitative-study
#16
Linda Ahlstrom, Lotta Dellve, Mats Hagberg, Karin Ahlberg
Purpose There are difficulties in the process of return to work (RTW) from long-term sick leave, both in general and regarding sick leave because of neck pain in particular. Neck pain is difficult to assess, problematic to rehabilitate, and hard to cure; and it is not always easy to decide whether the pain is work-related. The outcome of RTW could be dependent upon individuals' approaches, defensive or offensive behaviors, and choices related to their self-efficacy. The aim of this study was to identify approaches used in the RTW process among women with neck pain on long-term sick leave from human service organizations...
March 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26910406/return-to-work-in-patients-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-multidisciplinary-intervention-versus-brief-intervention-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Randi Brendbekken, Hege R Eriksen, Astrid Grasdal, Anette Harris, Eli M Hagen, Tone Tangen
OBJECTIVE: This randomized clinical trial was performed to compare the effect of a new multidisciplinary intervention (MI) programme to a brief intervention (BI) programme on return to work (RTW), fully and partly, at a 12-month and 24-month follow-up in patients on long-term sick leave due to musculoskeletal pain. METHODS: Patients (n = 284, mean age 41.3 years, 53.9 % women) who were sick-listed with musculoskeletal pain and referred to a specialist clinic in physical rehabilitation were randomized to MI (n = 141) or BI (n = 143)...
March 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26875155/experiences-of-participants-in-a-self-management-program-for-employees-with-complaints-of-the-arm-neck-or-shoulder-cans-a-mixed-methods-study
#18
Nathan Hutting, Sarah I Detaille, Yvonne F Heerkens, Josephine A Engels, J Bart Staal, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden
Purpose To investigate the experiences of participants of a self-management program for employees with complaints of the arm, neck or shoulder (CANS). The program consisted of six group sessions combined with an eHealth module. Methods Semi-structured interviews with the first 31 consecutive participants of the intervention group participating in a randomized controlled trial. Participants were interviewed after their last group session. Semi-structured interviews were guided by an interview guide and audio-recorded...
March 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028688/reliability-construct-and-predictive-validity-of-the-hong-kong-chinese-orebro-musculoskeletal-pain-screening-questionnaire
#19
Raymond Tsang Chi Chung, Jamie Lau Sau Ying, Susane Kwong So Fong, Eric So Ming Loi, Rainbow Law Ka Yee, Thomas Wong Fu Yan, Edwin Lee Wai Chi
Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability, construct validity and predictive validity of the Hong Kong Chinese version of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire (COMPSQ-HK). Methods The COMPSQ-HK was developed using the forward-backward translation. Internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach's alpha and test-retest reliability was examined using intraclass correlation coefficient with one-way random-effects model (ICC1,1), minimum detectable change (MDC) and 95% limits of agreement (LoA)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025750/validity-and-reliability-of-the-8-item-work-limitations-questionnaire
#20
Timothy J Walker, Jessica M Tullar, Pamela M Diamond, Harold W Kohl, Benjamin C Amick
Purpose To evaluate factorial validity, scale reliability, test-retest reliability, convergent validity, and discriminant validity of the 8-item Work Limitations Questionnaire (WLQ) among employees from a public university system. Methods A secondary analysis using de-identified data from employees who completed an annual Health Assessment between the years 2009-2015 tested research aims. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) (n = 10,165) tested the latent structure of the 8-item WLQ. Scale reliability was determined using a CFA-based approach while test-retest reliability was determined using the intraclass correlation coefficient...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
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