To the top

Page Manager: Webmaster
Last update: 9/11/2012 3:13 PM

Tell a friend about this page
Print version

Predictive factors for wo… - University of Gothenburg, Sweden Till startsida
Sitemap
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se

Predictive factors for work capacity in patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

Journal article
Authors Marie C Lydell
Amir Baigi
Bertil Marklund
Jörgen Månsson
Published in Journal of rehabilitation medicine : official journal of the UEMS European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume 37
Issue 5
Pages 281-5
ISSN 1650-1977
Publication year 2005
Published at Institute of Community Medicine, Dept of Primary Health Care
Pages 281-5
Language en
Links www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...
Keywords work capacity, musculoskeletal disorders, health predictors, primary healthcare, vocational rehabilitation
Subject categories Medical and Health Sciences

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify predictive factors for work capacity in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. DESIGN: A descriptive, evaluative, quantitative study. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS: The study was based on 385 patients who participated in a rehabilitation programme. METHODS: Patients were divided into 2 groups depending on their ability to work. The groups were compared with each other with regard to sociodemographic factors, diagnoses, disability pension and number of sick days. The patient's level of exercise habits, ability to undertake activities, physical capacity, pain and quality of life were compared further using logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: Predictive factors for work capacity, such as ability to undertake activities, quality of life and fitness on exercise, were identified as important independent factors. Other well-known factors, i.e. gender, age, education, pain and earlier sickness certification periods, were also identified. Factors that were not significantly different between the groups were employment status, profession, diagnosis and levels of exercise habits. CONCLUSION: Identifying predictors for ability to return to work is an essential task for deciding on suitable individual rehabilitation. This study identified new predictive factors, such as ability to undertake activities, quality of life and fitness on exercise.

Page Manager: Webmaster|Last update: 9/11/2012
Share:

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?