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return to work evaluation

Laura M Schwab-Reese, Marizen Ramirez, Sato Ashida, Corinne Peek-Asa
INTRODUCTION: For new mothers returning to work, the role of the workplace psychosocial environment on maternal mental health has not been fully described. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between psychosocial employment characteristics and mothers' postpartum depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms. METHODS: Ninety-seven women answered survey questions regarding employment, job demand, control, and support, and postpartum depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms soon after live birth and 6 months later...
October 17, 2016: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
L H Dünnweber, R Rödl, G Gosheger, F M Schiedel
Although clear advances have been made during the last 5 years, practical difficulties persist for patients and surgeons in procedures for intramedullary lengthening of long bones. In particular, precise adjustment of the desired amount of lengthening and technically reliable checking of the length actually achieved are problematic. An intramedullary nail with a new type of drive that exploits the shape memory effect has been constructed. The drive technology and the behavior of the intramedullary nail in situ were evaluated in a cadaver experiment...
October 10, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
Eliana de Andrade Trotta, Fernanda Cristina Scarpa, Michel George El Halal, José Roberto Goldim, Paulo Roberto Antonacci Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the perceptions of physicians, nurses and nursing technicians of their participation in the decision-making process surrounding life support limitation in terminally ill pediatric patients, with comparisons by professional category. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the pediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary public university hospital with the participation of physicians, nurses and nursing technicians. The MacArthur Admission Experience Survey Voice Scale was used to assess and quantify the perceptions of professionals who assisted 17 pediatric patients with life support limitation within 24 hours after the outcome of each patient was determined...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
Joseph J Knapik, Francis G O'Connor
Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) is a medical condition whereby damage to skeletal muscle is induced by excessive physical activity in otherwise healthy individuals. The individual performs so much activity that he/ she presumably depletes local muscle energy stores and muscle cells are unable to maintain cellular integrity, resulting in cell damage and the release of cellular contents, with resultant secondary complications. In the military services, the incidence of ER appeared to increase in the period 2004 to 2015...
2016: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
M Schuler, M Lukasczik, H Laterveer, F Weilbach, M Presl, M Presl, J Knörzer, S Neuderth
Objectives: The MBO(®) Kompakt-Neurowoche is offered as a work-related medical rehabilitation measure (based on allocation by a physician) following a regular neurological rehabilitation program with a duration of 7 days. Program access, process, and outcomes were examined in terms of a formative evaluation. Method: Pre-post-questionnaire data from 5 data points were used: start of regular rehabilitation (T0); start of work-related rehabilitation (T1); end of work-related rehabilitation (T2); 6-months follow-up (T3); 12-months follow-up (T4)...
October 2016: Die Rehabilitation
Bethann Mangel Pflugeisen, Stacie Rebar, Anne Reedy, Roslyn Pierce, Paul J Amoroso
BACKGROUND: As patient satisfaction scores become increasingly relevant in today's health care market, we sought to evaluate satisfaction of the unique subset of patients enrolling in clinical trials in a research facility embedded within a community hospital system. METHODS: We developed and deployed a patient satisfaction survey tailored to clinical trial patients who consented to and/or completed a clinical trial in our research institute in the prior year. The survey was distributed to 222 patients...
October 6, 2016: Trials
S S Folkard, T D Bloomfield, P R J Page, D Wilson, D M Ricketts, B A Rogers
The use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in trauma is limited. The aim of this pilot study is to evaluate qualitative responses and factors affecting planned return to work following significant trauma, for which there is currently a poor evidence base. National ethical approval was obtained for routine prospective PROMs data collection, including EQ-5D, between Sept 2013 and March 2015 for trauma patients admitted to the Sussex Major Trauma Centre (n=92). 84 trauma patients disclosed their intended return to work at discharge...
September 30, 2016: Injury
Shankar Ganesh, Deepak Chhabra, Nitika Kumari
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that farming is associated with many agricultural workers experiencing low back pain (LBP). The rehabilitation of these workers should facilitate their functioning, activities and level of participation in an adequate way. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to identify the health components associated with LBP and to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions in returning agricultural workers with LBP to their vocation using the International Classification of Function (ICF) -based tools...
September 27, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
G Nourissat, L Neyton, P Metais, P Clavert, B Villain, D Haeni, G Walch, L Lafosse
INTRODUCTION: The Latarjet procedure provides effective stabilization of chronically unstable shoulders. Since this procedure is mainly performed in a young athletic population, the functional impact is significant. Published data does not shed light on the time needed to recover work-related or sports-related function. Performing this procedure arthroscopically may improve functional recovery. This led us to carry out a prospective, multicenter study to compare the functional recovery after arthroscopic versus open Latarjet procedure...
September 26, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Elena Fiabane, Eleonora Ferraris, Paola Ranalletti, Debora Conti, Ines Giorgi, Marcella Ottonello, Piergiorgio Argentero
INTRODUCTION: Substance dependence problems are considered to be a relevant issue for a large proportion of the working population and represent a huge health and occupational cost. However, few studies have examined the return to work after addiction problems. AIMS: This exploratory follow-up study aims to evaluate the return to work, in terms of employment outcomes, perceived work environment and physical and mental health of patients who have completed an addiction rehabilitation program and an employment and social intervention...
2016: La Medicina del Lavoro
Mohammad Reza Pourahmadi, Morteza Taghipour, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani, Mohammad Ali Sanjari, Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei, Abbas Ali Keshtkar
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common condition in adults and can impose a heavy burden on both the individual and society. It is defined as displacement of disc components beyond the intervertebral disc space. Various conservative treatments have been recommended for the treatment of LDH and physical therapy plays a major role in the management of patients. Therapeutic exercise is effective for relieving pain and improving function in individuals with symptomatic LDH...
September 27, 2016: BMJ Open
Monica Baciu, Audrey Acher, Louise Kauffmann, Emilie Cousin, Claire Boilley, Thomas Hueber, Pierre Badin, Pascal Perrier, Diandra Fabre, Assia Jaillard, Olivier Detante, Dominique Perennou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficiency of Visual Feedback (VF) on language recovery and plasticity in three chronic non-fluent aphasic patients. VF is based on language-action interaction, thus, language skills are improved by rehabilitation strategies based on execution and observation of motor actions. VF is an ultrasound system coupled with video images, allowing patients to 'see their own lips and tongue at work' during speech and improve their awareness of their lingual and labial movements and their ability to coordinate and combine phonemes and syllables...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Chantal Plomb-Holmes, Roger Hilfiker, François Lüthi
OBJECTIVE: To measure if a decision-supportive tool based on the WORRK model, developed to predict non-return to work (nRTW) after orthopaedic trauma, improves the allocation to various vocational pathways according to patients' "nRTW" risk, for use in clinical practice. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Randomized-controlled trial using vocational inpatients after orthopaedic trauma (n=280). In the intervention group, the nRTW risk estimated using the WORRK tool was given to the clinician team before allocation of the vocational pathway, while in the control group it was not...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Bertrand Glize, Manon Mauclere, Pierre-Alain Joseph, Igor Sibon, Patrick Dehail
OBJECTIVE: Access to a specialized rehabilitation is limited for most of post stroke patients who are often transferred in non-specialized rehabilitation hospitals. We have set up a multidisciplinary mobile team working in these hospitals. The aim of this pilot study was to describe the contribution of our mobile team specialized in post acute care of stroke. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We collected the changes in the management of rehabilitation for 31 patients hospitalized in non-specialized rehabilitation hospital referred to our mobile team...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Karima Belhaj, Soumia Meftah, Siham Zahi, Fatima Lmidmani, Abdellatif Elfatimi
OBJECTIVE: Isokinetic evaluation allows accurate and reproducible measurement of dynamic muscle strength. It has several application areas, especially in sports, it allows the evaluation, rehabilitation and re-entrainment. It is rarely used for the hip joint. The objective of this study was to report the isokinetic profile of the abductor and adductor muscles of the hip in Moroccan professional players, while comparing players with a history of groin for those without medical history at the hip...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Marie-France Coutu, Valérie Albert, Marie-Elise Labrecque
OBJECTIVE/INTRODUCTION: The Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire adapted for Work Disability (IPQR-WD) is an adaptation of Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised: the most used and most comprehensive tool for measuring illness perceptions. Evaluating representations is crucial, since it is a main determinant of return to work in cases of persistent pain due to musculoskeletal disorders. OBJECTIVE: This study aim at facilitating systematic assessment of work disability representations by assessing the usability of the Web platform and the usefulness of automatic interpretation of the results...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Andreas Mühl, Christelle Aubert, Gérard Wicky, Michel Fédou, Frédéric Devanthéry, Serge Jungo, Charles Benaim, Bertrand Leger, Philippe Vuadens, Bellmann Anne
OBJECTIVE: Standard neuropsychological evaluation after severe TBI (traumatic brain injury) often minimizes executive deficits, the latter are known to seriously impair return to work. Therefore, we developed an ecological organization and problem-solving test in a vocational setting called the TEM-PRO. In the present study, we aimed to normalize the TEM-PRO in a population of 40 control patients without neurological and psychiatric disorders. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: The TEM-PRO is based on the multiple errands test from Shallice and Burger (1991)...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Julie Siproudhis, Anthony Chapron, Emmanuel Allory, Laure Fiquet, Sylvain Dauguet, Emmanuel Oger
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of chronic diseases regularly increases thus focusing quality of care as a priority in chronically illness. In 2014, prescription renewal was the first reason of outpatient visit in French general practice. In fact, the follow-up of chronic disease may be somewhat longer and more complex than other standard cares. This work aimed to explore patients' preferences with regard to prescription renewal and its variation according to their own illness profiles. METHODS: Between June and July 2014, patient perceptions were collected through a self-administered questionnaire addressed to adults from 14 French GPs offices...
July 21, 2016: Thérapie
Jessica M Fritz, Ryan R Inawat, Brooke A Slavens, John R McGuire, Dean W Ziegler, Sergey S Tarima, Steven I Grindel, Gerald F Harris
BACKGROUND: The increasing demand for rotator cuff (RC) repair patients to return to work as soon as they are physically able has led to exploration of when this is feasible. Current guidelines from our orthopedic surgery clinic recommend a return to work at 9 weeks postoperation. To more fully define capacity to return to work, the current study was conducted using a unique series of quantitative tools. To date, no study has combined 3-dimensional (3D) motion analysis with electromyography (EMG) assessment during activities of daily living (ADLs), including desk tasks, and commonly prescribed rehabilitation exercise...
September 14, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Fabio Garofalo, Pau Mota-Moya, Andrew Munday, Sébastien Romy
BACKGROUND: Total extraperitoneal (TEP) hernia repair has been shown to offer less pain, shorter postoperative hospital stay and earlier return to work when compared to open surgery. Our institution routinely performs TEP procedures for patients with primary or recurrent inguinal hernias. The aim of this study was to show that supervised senior residents can safely perform TEP repairs in a teaching setting. METHODS: All consecutive patients treated for inguinal hernias by laparoscopic approach from October 2008 to June 2012 were retrospectively analyzed from a prospective database...
September 15, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
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