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Factors affecting return to work after injury or illness: best evidence synthesis of systematic reviews

Overview of attention for article published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, September 2016
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Title
Factors affecting return to work after injury or illness: best evidence synthesis of systematic reviews
Published in
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12998-016-0113-z
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Carol Cancelliere, James Donovan, Mette Jensen Stochkendahl, Melissa Biscardi, Carlo Ammendolia, Corrie Myburgh, J. David Cassidy

Abstract

Work disability is a major personal, financial and public health burden. Predicting future work success is a major focus of research. To identify common prognostic factors for return-to-work across different health and injury conditions and to describe their association with return-to-work outcomes. Medline, Embase, PsychINFO, Cinahl, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the grey literature were searched from January 1, 2004 to September 1, 2013. Systematic reviews addressing return-to-work in various conditions and injuries were selected. Eligible studies were critically appraised using the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network criteria to identify low risk of bias reviews. Of the 36,193 titles screened and the 94 eligible studies reviewed, 56 systematic reviews were accepted as low risk of bias. Over half of these focused on musculoskeletal disorders, which were primarily spine related (e.g., neck and low back pain). The other half of studies assessed workers with mental health or cardiovascular conditions, stroke, cancer, multiple sclerosis or other non-specified health conditions. Many factors have been assessed, but few consistently across conditions. Common factors associated with positive return-to-work outcomes were higher education and socioeconomic status, higher self-efficacy and optimistic expectations for recovery and return-to-work, lower severity of the injury/illness, return-to-work coordination, and multidisciplinary interventions that include the workplace and stakeholders. Common factors associated with negative return-to-work outcomes were older age, being female, higher pain or disability, depression, higher physical work demands, previous sick leave and unemployment, and activity limitations. Expectations of recovery and return-to-work, pain and disability levels, depression, workplace factors, and access to multidisciplinary resources are important modifiable factors in progressing return-to-work across health and injury conditions. Employers, healthcare providers and other stakeholders can use this information to facilitate return-to-work for injured/ill workers regardless of the specific injury or illness. Future studies should investigate novel interventions, and other factors that may be common across health conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 429 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 67 16%
Researcher 51 12%
Student > Bachelor 51 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 31 7%
Other 69 16%
Unknown 112 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 93 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 71 16%
Psychology 45 10%
Social Sciences 27 6%
Neuroscience 14 3%
Other 57 13%
Unknown 124 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 July 2021.
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