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Sociodemographic, clinical, and work characteristics associated with return-to-work outcomes following surgery for work-related

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Sociodemographic, clinical, and work characteristics associated with return-to-work outcomes following surgery for work-related

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Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsFan J., McLeod C, Koehoorn M
JournalScandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Volume36
Start Page332
Issue4
Pages6
URLhttp://www.sjweh.fi/show_abstract.php?abstract_id=2901
Citation Key159
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Using population-based data, this study found a link between sociodemographic and work characteristics and the type of return-to-work

(RTW) outcome following knee surgery for a work-related injury. Women and lower income earners tended not to have full RTW, after controlling for covariates. Workers in physically demanding occupations also tended not to have full RTW, suggesting that factors beyond clinical and surgical characteristics influence disability outcomes. RTW programs need to take into consideration these broader determinants of worker health.