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Vocational rehabilitation for enhancing return-to-work in workers with traumatic upper limb injuries

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2017
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Title
Vocational rehabilitation for enhancing return-to-work in workers with traumatic upper limb injuries
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2017
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd010002.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Wen-Hsuan Hou, Ching-Chi Chi, Heng-Lien Lo, Yun-Yun Chou, Ken N Kuo, Hung-Yi Chuang

Abstract

Traumatic upper limb injury is a leading cause of work-related disability. After return-to-work (RTW), many survivors of injuries are able to regain a quality of life (QoL) comparable with the normal population. Since RTW plays an important role in economic productivity and regaining health-related QoL, enhancing RTW in workers with traumatic limb injuries is the primary goal of rehabilitation. Vocational rehabilitation has been commonly employed in the field of occupational safety and health to increase the number of injured people returning to the labour market, prevent illness, increase well-being, and reduce disability. To assess the effects of vocational rehabilitation programmes for enhancing RTW in workers with traumatic upper limb injuries. This is an update of a Cochrane review previously published in 2013. We updated our searches of the following databases: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2017, Issue 9), MEDLINE (to 30 August 2017), EMBASE (to 3 September 2017), CINAHL (to 6 September 2017), and PsycINFO (to 6 September 2017), and we handsearched the references lists of relevant review articles. We aimed to include all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing vocational rehabilitation with an alternative (control) intervention such as standard rehabilitation, a limited form of the vocational rehabilitation intervention (such as advice on RTW, referral information, or liaison with employer), or waiting-list controls. Two authors independently inspected abstracts, and we obtained full papers when necessary. When the two authors disagreed about the inclusion of a study, we resolved disagreements by discussion. A third author arbitrated when necessary. Our updated search identified 466 citations. Based on assessments of their titles and abstracts, we decided to evaluate the full texts of five records; however, none met our inclusion criteria. There is currently no high-quality evidence to support or refute the efficacy of vocational rehabilitation for enhancing RTW in workers with traumatic upper limb injuries. Since injured people in occupational settings frequently receive vocational rehabilitation with the aim of decreasing work disability, enhancing RTW, increasing productivity, and containing the welfare cost, further high-quality RCTs assessing the efficacy of vocational rehabilitation for workers with traumatic upper limb injury are needed to fill this gap in knowledge.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 132 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 14%
Researcher 17 13%
Student > Bachelor 15 11%
Librarian 9 7%
Other 20 15%
Unknown 26 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 14%
Social Sciences 13 10%
Psychology 7 5%
Engineering 6 5%
Other 19 14%
Unknown 36 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 05 March 2020.
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#1,568,611
of 15,175,914 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,111
of 11,134 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#58,589
of 405,279 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#99
of 223 outputs
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