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Predictive factors for work capacity in patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16208860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To identify predictive factors for work capacity in patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
DESIGN: A descriptive, evaluative, quantitative study.
SUBJECTS/PATIENTS: The study was based on 385 patients who participated in a rehabilitation programme.
METHODS: Patients were divided into 2 groups depending on their ability to work. The groups were compared with each other with regard to sociodemographic factors, diagnoses, disability pension and number of sick days. The patient's level of exercise habits, ability to undertake activities, physical capacity, pain and quality of life were compared further using logistic regression analysis.
RESULTS: Predictive factors for work capacity, such as ability to undertake activities, quality of life and fitness on exercise, were identified as important independent factors. Other well-known factors, i.e. gender, age, education, pain and earlier sickness certification periods, were also identified. Factors that were not significantly different between the groups were employment status, profession, diagnosis and levels of exercise habits.
CONCLUSION: Identifying predictors for ability to return to work is an essential task for deciding on suitable individual rehabilitation. This study identified new predictive factors, such as ability to undertake activities, quality of life and fitness on exercise.
Marie Lydell; Amir Baigi; Bertil Marklund; Jörgen Månsson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1650-1977     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Med     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-06     Completed Date:  2005-10-12     Revised Date:  2014-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088169     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Med     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Follow-Up Studies
Musculoskeletal Diseases / diagnosis*,  psychology,  rehabilitation
Quality of Life
Rehabilitation, Vocational
Sick Leave
Socioeconomic Factors
Work Capacity Evaluation*

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