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Validation of the Readiness for Return-To-Work Scale in outpatient occupational rehabilitation in Canada

Purpose: To examine construct and concurrent validity of the Readiness for Return-To-Work (RRTW) Scale with injured workers participating in an outpatient occupational rehabilitation program. Methods: Lost-time claimants (n = 389) with sub-acute or chronic musculoskeletal disorders completed the RRTW Scale on their first day of their occupational rehabilitation program. Statistical analysis included exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the readiness items, reliability analyses, and correlation with related scales and questionnaires. Results: For claimants in the non-job attached/not working group (n = 165), three factors were found (1) Contemplation (2) Prepared for Action-Self-evaluative and (3) Prepared for Action-Behavioural. The precontemplation stage was not identified within this sample of injured workers. For claimants who were job attached/working group in some capacity (n = 224), two factors were identified (1) Uncertain Maintenance and (2) Proactive Maintenance. Expected relationships and statistically significant differences were found among the identified Return-To-Work (RTW) readiness factors and related constructs of pain, physical and mental health and RTW expectations. Conclusion: Construct and concurrent validity of the RRTW Scale were supported in this study. The results of this study indicate the construct of readiness for RTW can vary by disability duration and occupational category. Physical health appears to be a significant barrier to RRTW for the job attached/working group while mental health significantly compromises RRTW with the non-job attached/not working group.

Source: Park, J., Roberts, M. R., Esmail, S., Rayani, F., Norris, C. M. et Gross, D. P. (2018). Journal of occupational rehabilitation, 28(2), 332-345.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-017-9721-2

Rehabilitation and return to work after cancer - Instruments and practices

Being diagnosed with cancer has immediate and long-lasting effects, even after the completion of treatment.
This project explores the occupational safety and health challenges that employers and employees face when workers return to work after a diagnosis of cancer. The report provides national examples of successful instruments and practices that help prevent long-term sickness absence and unemployment.

Source: https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/publications/rehabilitation-and-return-work-after-cancer-instruments-and/view

How Can Supervisors Contribute to the Return to Work of Employees Who have Experienced Depression?

Background: In Western countries, work disability due to depression is a widespread problem that generates enormous costs. Objective: The goal of this study was to determine the types and prevalence of supervisor contributions during the different phases of the return-to-work (RTW) process (before and during the sick-leave absence, and during the RTW preparations) of employees diagnosed with depression. Moreover, we sought to determine which contributions actually facilitate employees' RTW, and to identify the work accommodations most frequently implemented by supervisors at the actual time of their employee's RTW. Methods: Telephone interviews were conducted in Québec (Canada) with 74 supervisors working with employees who were already back at work or still on sick leave due to depression. A sub-sample of 46 supervisors who had already taken measures to facilitate their employees' RTW was questioned about the work accommodations implemented. Results: Most of the supervisors got along well with their employees before their sick leave and 72% stayed in contact with them during their leave. Nearly 90% of the supervisors encouraged their employees to focus primarily on their recovery before their RTW, but 43% pressured their employees to RTW as soon as possible. Cox regression analyses performed for the entire sample revealed that “the supervisors' intention to take measures to facilitate their employees' RTW” was the only significant predictor of the RTW at the time of the interview. The Kaplan–Meier survival curve showed that 50% of the employees were expected to RTW within the first 8 months of absence. Four of the most frequently implemented work accommodations were actions directly involving the supervisor (i.e. providing assistance, feedback, recognition, and emotional support to the employee). Conclusions: This study shed light on the less explored point of view of the supervisor involved in the RTW process of employees post-depression. It highlighted the most frequent and effective supervisor contributions to the process. These results can be used to develop concrete action plans for training supervisors to contribute to the sustainable RTW of employees on sick leave due to depression.

Source: Negrini, A., Corbière, M., Lecomte, T., Coutu, M. F., Nieuwenhuijsen, K., St-Arnaud, L., ... et Berbiche, D. (2018). Journal of occupational rehabilitation, 28(2), 279-288.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-017-9715-0

Quels sont les facilitateurs du maintien en emploi en santé des travailleurs seniors dans un milieu d’éducation au Québec?

Le pourcentage de travailleurs seniors âgés de 45 ans et plus augmente sans cesse sur le marché du travail au Québec. Dans le secteur de l'éducation, une large portion de la main-d'œuvre est âgée de 45 ans et plus (41 %) et un tiers du personnel aura quitté son poste entre 2009 et 2018 (Grenier, 2009). Des statistiques récentes montrent aussi que les lésions tant de nature physique que psychologique des travailleurs québécois du secteur de l'éducation sont souvent associées à une perte de temps indemnisée par la Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST). Ces lésions touchent davantage des travailleurs seniors qui occupent diverses fonctions (p. ex., enseignants, personnel administratif) (Busque, 2012). L'objectif général de cette étude est d'identifier les déterminants du maintien en emploi en santé des travailleurs seniors âgés de 45 ans et plus œuvrant dans une commission scolaire (CS) québécoise.
Cette étude a permis de mieux comprendre comment les conditions de travail caractérisées par la présence de facteurs psychosociaux favorisent la santé psychologique des travailleurs seniors et les encouragent à rester en emploi à la CS plutôt que de décider à prendre une retraite hâtive. Les résultats de la Phase 1 ont mis en évidence que les travailleurs en fin de carrière montrent de plus hauts niveaux de stresseurs ressentis au travail et d'amotivation comparativement à ceux qui se trouvent dans l'étape intermédiaire de leur carrière. Pour les travailleurs retraités, l'autonomie et la flexibilité des horaires contribuaient à leur satisfaction au travail et à leur motivation introjectée. Ces aspects positifs de la santé psychologique au travail, à leur tour, ont déterminé leur choix de se maintenir en emploi à la CS, et ce, jusqu'à leur retraite régulière. Comparativement au groupe qui a opté pour une retraite hâtive avec des pénalités financières, celui des travailleurs qui ont choisi une retraite régulière se caractérise par des niveaux plus élevés de satisfaction au travail et de satisfaction envers l'établissement.

Source: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/publications-et-outils/publication/i/100983/n/facilitateurs-maintien-emploi-sante-travailleurs-seniors-milieu-education-quebec

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