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Sickness absence after carpal tunnel release
A systematic review of the literature Objectives: The aim of this systematic review was to provide an overview of time to return to work (RTW) after carpal tunnel release (CTR), including return to different occupations and working patterns. Methods: A systematic search from inception to 2016 was conducted using nine electronic databases, trial registries and grey literature repositories. Randomized controlled trials and observational studies reporting RTW times after CTR were included. Study risk of bias was assessed using Cochrane risk of bias assessment tools. Time to RTW was summarized using...
Entry into vocational rehabilitation program following work-related hand injury: potential candidates
OBJECTIVES: This case-control study aimed to investigate the predictors of return to work (RTW) following work-related major forearm, wrist or hand injury at the preparation stage of return to work. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 80 clients were recruited and divided into 2 groups depending on their readiness of RTW. The groups were compared with each other with regard to their demographics, compensation status, hand injury severity, health perception, and time off work (TOW) using correlation coefficient. Predictors of RTW were measured by logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: There were no...
Return to work after a serious hand injury
Objectives: This paper explores factors important for return to work (RTW) in people who have sustained a serious hand injury. Participants: Forty people aged 19-64, with a severe or major hand injury were recruited consecutively during 2005-2007. Methods: A self-administered and study specific questionnaire, including demographic data and standardised questionnaires for function, disability, daily occupations, health, quality of life, sense of coherence and several open questions was sent out by mail twelve months after injury. Open questions regarding RTW were also included. Results: The results...
Salariés opérés du canal carpien : suivi professionnel pendant 3 ans
Cette étude, débutée en 2004, a permis de suivre pendant 3 ans, sur les plans médical et professionnel, 99 salariés (80 femmes et 19 hommes) opérés d'un syndrome du canal carpien avec seulement 3 salariés perdus de vue. Les salariés sont répartis en trois grandes catégories : "emplois de bureau", "service et commerce" et "ateliers ou usines". À l'issue de la première visite médicale du travail, 54 femmes et 12 hommes ont été déclarés...

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