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Delayed return to work in carpenters with back pain

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

From a case-control analysis of union carpenters in Washington Stae it turned out that delayed return t0 work (DRTW) after back injury was associated with
- being female (2.7, 95% CI: 1.3-5.5),
- age 30-44 (1.2, 95% CI: 0.9-1.7), 
- age over 45 (1.6, 95% CI: 1.1-2.3),
- four or more years union experience (1.4, 95% CI: 1.1-1.8),
- previous paid time loss back claim (1.8, 95% CI: 1.3-2.5),
- more than 30-day delay to medical care (3.6, 95% CI: 2.1, 6.1).
Evidence of more acute trauma was also associated with DRTW.

Predictors of delayed return to work after back injury: A case-control analysis of union carpenters in Washington State

Kristen L. Kucera, PhD, ATC, Hester J. Lipscomb, PhD , Barbara Silverstein, PhD, MPH 2, Wilfred Cameron, MS, CIH

American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Early View (Articles online in advance of print) Published Online: 3 Sep 2009 Read More…

From a case-control analysis of union carpenters in Washington Stae it turned out that delayed return t0 work (DRTW) after back injury was associated with
- being female (2.7, 95% CI: 1.3-5.5),
- age 30-44 (1.2, 95% CI: 0.9-1.7), 
- age over 45 (1.6, 95% CI: 1.1-2.3),
- four or more years union experience (1.4, 95% CI: 1.1-1.8),
- previous paid time loss back claim (1.8, 95% CI: 1.3-2.5),
- more than 30-day delay to medical care (3.6, 95% CI: 2.1, 6.1).
Evidence of more acute trauma was also associated with DRTW.

Predictors of delayed return to work after back injury: A case-control analysis of union carpenters in Washington State

Kristen L. Kucera, PhD, ATC, Hester J. Lipscomb, PhD , Barbara Silverstein, PhD, MPH 2, Wilfred Cameron, MS, CIH

American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Early View (Articles online in advance of print) Published Online: 3 Sep 2009 Read More…

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