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Work-related injuries in Canadian occupational therapy practice
BACKGROUND : No studies investigate work-related injuries experienced by Canadian occupational therapists. PURPOSE : To identify the nature and prevalence of work-related injuries, impact of practice context, cultural and structural factors that influence response to these injuries, and strategies used to manage return-to-work after injury. METHODS : Members of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists were sent an electronic survey in June 2009. FINDINGS: Over half of the 600 respondents reported at least one injury episode. Patient-handling and equipment-related incidents accounted...
Knee and low back complaints in professional hospital nurses: Occurrence, chronicity, care seeking and absenteeism
Alexopoulos, Evangelos C. et al. (2011). Knee and low back complaints in professional hospital nurses: Occurrence, chronicity, care seeking and absenteeism. Work 38 (4): 329-335. Objective: To investigate the relationships between physical, psychosocial, and individual characteristics and occurrence, chronicity, care seeking and absenteeism due to musculoskeletal complaints of the lower back and knee. Methods and Participants: This was a cross-sectional study among 350 nursing personnel in six hospitals in South-West Greece. Data related to physical and psychosocial workload, need for recovery...
Occupational Therapy Consultation for Case Managers in Community Mental Health: Exploring Strategies to Improve Job Satisfaction and Self-Efficacy
The purpose of this study was 2-fold: (1) to examine to what extent case managers' job satisfaction and self-efficacy were impacted by the addition of an occupational therapy consultation model and (2) to identify factors that both positively and negatively impacted the occupational therapy consultation services. Primary Practice Setting: The study was conducted at a mental health community support program in a local homeless center. Methodology and Sample: In a 2-year study, a mixed-methods design was used to study changes over time in job satisfaction and perceived self-efficacy among 14...
On the Effects of a Workplace Fitness Program upon Pain Perception: a Case Study Encompassing Office Workers in a Portuguese Context
Introduction Office workers share several behavioural patterns: they work seated without moving for long times, they use only a few specific muscles of their arms, wrists and hands, and they keep an overall poor body posture. These working patterns generate musculoskeletal disorders, and produce discomfort or pain. Implementation of a work fitness program is thus a low-cost strategy to reduce/prevent body pain derived from work. The aim of this study was to test the benefits of a workplace fitness program, specifically applied to an administrative department of a Portuguese enterprise. Recall that...
The Predictive Validity of Job-Specific Functional Capacity Evaluation on the Employment Status of Patients With Nonspecific Low Back Pain
Objectives: To examine the predictive validity of a job-specific functional capacity evaluation (FCE) on the employment status of patients with nonspecific low back pain (LBP). Methods: Seven hundred and thirteen patients with nonspecific LBP received job-specific FCE. Based on their performance, return-to-work recommendations were given. Three months after evaluation, all patients were contacted by telephone to find out their employment status to examine the predictive validity of each FCE-based rating. Results: The correct prediction of employment status from an FCE pass rating was 79.8%; fail...
What Stops Us From Healing the Healers: a Survey of Help-Seeking Behaviour, Stigmatisation and Depression Within the Medical Profession
Doctors are poor at help-seeking, particularly for mental ill health; attitudes of colleagues reflecting stigmatisation may be important factors influencing decisions to seek support. Aims: This article focuses on doctors' attitudes to depression rather than mental illness in general. It seeks to determine the extent to which doctors perceive depression is stigmatised within the medical profession and whether the level of perceived stigma affects patterns of help-seeking behaviour. Method : A postal survey was sent to 1488 General Practitioners and 152 psychiatrists in Devon and Cornwall. Questions...
Work Related Risk Factors for Neck, Shoulder and Arms Complaints: A Cohort Study Among Dutch Computer Office Workers
This study aims to investigate the relationship between work-related physical and psychosocial characteristics and complaints of the neck, shoulder and forearm/hands. Methods Data were used from a prospective Dutch cohort study among computer office workers with a follow-up period of 2 years. The study was conducted among 264 computer users. Physical and psychosocial risk factors were tested to predict the occurrence of neck, shoulder and forearm/hands complaints. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression was used to identify the association between risk factors and outcome variables. The...
Does participation in interdisciplinary work rehabilitation programme influence return to work obstacles and predictive factors?
Musculoskeletal disorders evolve into long-term work disabilities in ∼10% of work-injury cases. From a prevention perspective, screening for predictive factors and obstacles associated with long-term work disability appear to offer a promising avenue for work rehabilitation. However, knowledge of the factors at play during the chronic phase remains limited. This study aims to explore the presence of a relationship between the predictive factors and obstacles identified at the time of admission to an interdisciplinary work rehabilitation programme and return to work upon completion of the programme...
Osteoarthritis of the knee in coal miners
Report by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council in accordance with Section 171 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 considering prescription for osteoarthritis of the knee in coal miners. This review considers the case for prescription for osteoarthritis of the knee in miners from wear and tear or meniscal injuries outwith accidental events. Our inquiry follows a representation from an ex-Council member highlighting research evidence of an increased risk of the disease in miners. During the course of the review, the Council undertook its own literature search, made a call for evidence...
The relationship between burnout and musculoskeletal pain in seven Norwegian occupational groups
Occupational and gender differences were investigated in the relationship between burnout and musculoskeletal pain in the head, neck, shoulders, and back. Representative samples of lawyers, physicians, nurses, teachers, church ministers, bus drivers, and information technology workers in Norway (N = 4507) were analyzed using structural equation modeling. The exhaustion dimension of burnout was positively associated with musculoskeletal pain in all groups, and the strength of the relationship ranged from moderate to strong. The disengagement dimension of burnout was negatively associated with musculoskeletal...

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