How Does Perceived Fairness in the Workers ’ Compensation Claims Process Affect Mental Health Following a Workplace Injury?
Conclusions This finding has highlighted the importance of perceived justice in claim agent interactions with claimants in relation to mental health following a work-related MSK injury. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - July 13, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Supporting the Return to Work After Cancer in Romania: Exploring Employers ’ Perspectives
Conclusion Employers need information and guidelines for effectively assisting employees with cancer. Better channels of communication and collaboration with health professionals are essential for more adequate support for the long-term consequences of cancer. A detailed return to work policy is required to tackle the inconsistencies in the support offered and this policy must also rethink how diagnosis disclosure takes place in Romanian organisations. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - July 11, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Work Experiences During and After Treatment Among Self-Employed People with Cancer
Conclusion To support self-employed cancer survivors to retain work following a cancer diagnosis it is necessary to focus on the specific challenges faced by this group of workers, particularly related to financial issues and keeping the business afloat. Support measures to secure production and thus prevent loss of customers and bankruptcy are needed. It is important for health and social care personnel to be aware that self-employed cancer survivors may suffer from shame related to the cancer, low work ability and financial struggles, but that they may have difficulties talking about this shame. (Source: Journal of Occup...
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - July 10, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Validity of the Work Assessment Triage Tool for Selecting Rehabilitation Interventions for Workers ’ Compensation Claimants with Musculoskeletal Conditions
Conclusions Overall accuracy of the WATT for selecting successful rehabilitation programs declined in a more recent cohort and proved less accurate than human clinical recommendations. Algorithm revision and further validation is needed. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - July 2, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Briefer Coping-Focused Psychotherapy for Common Mental Complaints on Work-Participation and Mental Health: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial with 2-Year Follow-Up
Conclusions Brief coping-focused psychotherapy added to group education for persons with depression or anxiety complaints seemed more effective in enhancing early work participation compared with additional short-term psychotherapy of standard duration with more extended focus. Clinical recovery rate and decline of comorbid subjective health complaints at 2-year follow-up were also in favour of the brief coping-focused program. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - June 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Validity of the Multidimensional Task Ability Profile
Conclusions The MTAP demonstrated adequate concurrent validity, predictive validity, and sensitivity to change compared to other PROs. For patients with various impairment types, the MTAP may be a useful omnibus measure to supplement specialty instruments such as the DASH, NDI, ODI, or LEFS. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - June 14, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Workplace-Based Muscle Resistance Training Exercise Program in Preventing Musculoskeletal Dysfunction of the Upper Limbs in Manufacturing Workers
Conclusion A workplace-based muscle resistance training exercise program is an effective preventive strategy in factory workers exposed to risk; however, it is necessary for companies initially to adopt mechanisms to minimize exposure as a prevention strategy. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - June 10, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Work Motivation and Employment Outcomes in People with Severe Mental Illness
Conclusions The results of this study show no statistically significant associations between the level of work motivation and employment outcomes in people with SMI enrolled in a vocational rehabilitation program. These associations may be underestimated due to range restriction of the work motivation ’s level. Further research is recommended to increase knowledge on the associations between work motivation and employment outcomes, as it could be relevant for further understanding success in vocational rehabilitation. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - June 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Interventions on the Employment and Functioning of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review
Conclusions The employment of people with ID can be improved through secondary education including proper teaching methods and personal support services, the use of supported work, workplace accommodations and support from one ’s family and employer. These results can be utilized in the development of rehabilitation, education, and the employment of people with ID, to allow them the opportunity to work in the open labor market and participate in society. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - May 16, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Reintegrating Employees Undergoing Cancer Treatment into the Workplace: A Qualitative Study of Employer and Co-worker Perspectives
Conclusions Overall, cancer survivors ’ RTW process was welcomed and encouraged at the workplace level. However, employer and co-worker experiences suggested that RTW initiation parallel with cancer treatment raised challenges at the workplace level, when the RTW process was extended beyond the initial RTW plan; increased workload and difficulties in balancing the needs of the cancer survivor and co-workers. Mechanisms that support cancer survivors’ RTW without introducing strain on co-workers should be investigated in future research. Furthermore, support for employers in their RTW management responsibilities ...
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - May 5, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Work Disability Management Communication Bottlenecks Within Large and Complex Public Service Organizations: A Sociotechnical Systems Study
Conclusions To strengthen communication practices, systems-focused responses towards organizational WD management are required. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - April 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Predictors of Return to Work for Occupational Rehabilitation Users in Work-Related Injury Insurance Claims: Insights from Mental Health
Conclusion Understanding the predictors of RTW and sustainability helps to develop interventions to ensure sustained RTW. This study will assist decision makers to improve design and implementation of OR services and tailor services according to clients ’ needs. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - March 14, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Risk Markers for Not Returning to Work Among Patients with Acquired Brain Injury: A Population-Based Register Study
Conclusion Several factors in different aspects of life were risk markers for not returning to work among patients with ABI. This suggests that rehabilitation and interventions need to address not only direct injury-related issues, but also person-related, activity-related, and rehabilitation-related factors in order to increase the patient ’s opportunities to return to work. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - March 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Employer Support for Injured Workers During a Workers ’ Compensation Claim
Conclusions There are strong associations between worker, claim and injury-related factors and the injured worker ’s experience of employer support. Identification of workers at risk of receiving inadequate support during the RTW process may enable interventions to improve support and RTW outcomes. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - February 28, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Impact of Functional Capacity Evaluation on Patient-Reported Functional Ability: An Exploratory Diagnostic Before –After Study
Conclusions The performance of the FCE in patients with trauma was associated with an improvement of patient-reported functional ability. The performance of an FCE in trauma rehabilitation may possibly have a direct therapeutic effect on the patient by allowing a more realistic appraisal of the ability to perform relevant work activities. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - February 22, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Two-Year Follow-Up of a Multi-centre Randomized Controlled Trial to Study Effectiveness of a Hospital-Based Work Support Intervention for Cancer Patients
AbstractPurpose Purpose is to: (1) study effectiveness of the hospital-based work support intervention for cancer patients at two years of follow-up compared to usual care and (2) identify which early factors predict time to return-to-work (RTW).Methods In this multi-center randomised controlled trial (RCT), 106 (self-)employed cancer patients were randomized to an intervention group or control group and provided 2 years of follow-up data. The intervention group received patient education and work-related support at the hospital. Primary outcome was RTW (rate and time) and quality of life (SF-36), and secondary outcomes we...
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - February 16, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Sustainable Return to Work: A Systematic Review Focusing on Personal and Social Factors
Conclusions This review demonstrates that a variety of personal and social factors have positive and negative influences on sustainable RTW. We suggest that the social environment and how it interrelates with personal factors like attitudes and self-efficacy should be studied in more detail in the future as the inter-relationship between these factors appears to impact positively on sustainable RTW outcomes. Areas for future research include more high-quality studies on job crafting, economic status/income, length of absence, job contract/security and gender. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - February 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Australian General Practitioners ’ and Compensable Patients: Factors Affecting Claim Management and Return to Work
Conclusions Reducing administrative barriers identified by Australian GPs and improving communication with compensation systems will likely have a positive impact on their refusal to treat compensable patients. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - February 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Differences Over Time in the Prognostic Effect of Return to Work Self-Efficacy on a Sustained Return to Work
This study investigated the association between return to work self-efficacy (RTW-SE) and sustained return to work (RTW) at two different time points, over a 12-month period. The primary objective of the study was to examine if the relationship between RTW-SE and a sustained RTW changed over the RTW timeline.Methods This study used survey responses from a longitudinal cohort of n  = 410 workers’ compensation claimants with either an upper-body musculoskeletal injury or a psychological injury. A path analysis tested the associations between RTW-SE and a sustained RTW at two time-points. A Wald χ2 tes...
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - February 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

The Influence of Social Support and Social Integration Factors on Return to Work Outcomes for Individuals with Work-Related Injuries: A Systematic Review
Conclusions Our findings indicate that social support and integration may influence RTW  following work-related injury, and highlights the need for further systematic examination of social factors in the field of occupational rehabilitation. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - January 22, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Adaptation of a Guide to Equip Employers to Manage the Gradual Return to Work of Individuals with a Musculoskeletal Disorder
Conclusion The use of original methods made it possible to adapt the content of the tool while taking evidence-based data and user needs into account, all of which contributed to its acceptance. The tool will support employers and standardize management of GRTWs following MSD-related sick leaves. Possible avenues for future research emerged from this study: evaluate the acceptability of new formats and a transdiagnostic version of the tool, and consult workers. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - January 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Development of Prediction Models for Sick Leave Due to Musculoskeletal Disorders
Conclusion The prediction models could be used to determine the risk of MSD sick leave in non-sick listed employees and invite them to preventive consultations with occupational health providers. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - January 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Implementation of Questionnaire-Based Risk Profiling for Clients in a Workers ’ Compensation Environment: An Example in Australian Physiotherapy Practice
Conclusions The results provide initial support for the use of a framework to develop an implementation strategy to increase physiotherapist adherence to the use of guideline recommended risk profiling questionnaires in clinical practice. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - January 3, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of the Work and Well-Being Inventory (WBI) for Self-Employed Workers: Test Norms of Employees Are Not Suitable for Entrepreneurs
Conclusions The reliability and validity of the WBI were confirmed. Important differences in the scores of employees and the self-employed were revealed. In addition, the group of self-employed workers appeared to be rather heterogeneous. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - December 20, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Three Out of Ten Working Patients Expect No Clinical Improvement of Their Ability to Perform Work-Related Knee-Demanding Activities After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Study
AbstractPurpose Three out of ten patients do not return to work after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patient expectations are suggested to play a key role. What are patients ’ expectations regarding the ability to perform work-related knee-demanding activities 6 months after TKA compared to their preoperative status?Methods A multi-center cross-sectional study was performed among 292 working patients listed for TKA. The Work Osteoarthritis or joint-Replacement Questionnaire (WORQ, range 0 –100, minimal important difference 13) was used to assess the preoperatively experienced and expected ability to perform wor...
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - December 11, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

A Systematic Scoping Review of Work Interventions for Hospitalised Adults with an Acquired Neurological Impairment
Conclusion Return to work intervention appears to be an important component of neurological rehabilitation. While studies to date have identified enablers for the integration of work interventions into the inpatient hospital setting, there is limited description of specific components of programs, and a lack of studies evaluating program effectiveness. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - December 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Do Differences in Work Disability Duration Between Men and Women Vary by Province in Canada?
Conclusions Differences in the work disability duration between men and women vary by province and duration of work disability. Claims management processes need to be sensitive to differences that men and women face and the timing of interventions. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - November 30, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Barriers to and Facilitators of Implementing Programs for Return to Work (RTW) of Cancer Survivors in Four European Countries: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions Results indicate that a prerequisite for implementing RTW programs is raising sufficient knowledge regarding cancer and its implications for work. Greater knowledge could be a first step to better implement RTW programs which may result in better supporting cancer survivors with their RTW . (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - November 22, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Longitudinal Associations Between Fatigue and Perceived Work Ability in Cancer Survivors
AbstractPurpose To examine the associations between changes of fatigue and changes of perceived work ability in cancer survivors. Furthermore, to examine the effects of physical job demands on these associations.Methods Data from a feasibility study on a multidisciplinary intervention to enhance return to work in patients with  cancer receiving chemotherapy was used. Fatigue (Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory) and perceived work ability (first item of the Work Ability Index) were assessed at baseline, and after 6, 12, and 18 months. Change scores (S1, S2, S3) from each assessment to the next were calculated, thu...
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - November 7, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Using Predictive Analytics for Early Identification of Short-Term Disability Claimants Who Exhaust Their Benefits
Conclusions Waiting even a few weeks can substantially increase the accuracy of early intervention targeting by allowing claims that will resolve without further intervention to do so. Predictive modeling further narrows the target population based on claim characteristics, reducing intervention costs. Before adopting a waiting strategy, however, it is important to consider potential trade-offs involved in delaying the start of any intervention. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - November 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - October 31, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Work Disability in Australia: An Overview of Prevalence, Expenditure, Support Systems and Services
Conclusions This study demonstrates the substantial financial and human impact of work disability on Australian society. Findings indicate multiple opportunities for reducing the burden of work disability, including aligning case management and healthcare service models, and engaging employers in prevention and rehabilitation. The findings suggest a need for greater interrogation and evaluation of Australian work disability support systems. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - October 29, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation of the Dutch Version of the Work Rehabilitation Questionnaire (WORQ-VL)
Conclusions The WORQ-VL is a user-friendly and valuable ICF-based self-report questionnaire to evaluate work functioning. Future studies are highly needed to examine the value of the WORQ within different patient populations and settings in order to examine further the added value of this self-report measure. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - October 15, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Opportunities for Early Intervention to Avoid Prolonged Work Disability: Introduction to the Special Section
Conclusions Forthcoming opportunities to develop, implement, and test evidence-based interventions to promote job retention can provide further insight into the value of the options described in the articles. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - October 8, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Employers ’ Perspectives on Accommodating and Retaining Employees with Newly Acquired Disabilities: An Exploratory Study
Conclusions Consistent with prior literature, employers with greater access to resources and better ability to communicate generally made greater effort to accommodate and retain employees with disabilities. However, employers in the study did not deploy these resources and processes consistently when making decisions about whether and how to provide accommodations to workers with disabilities; employee-level characteristics affected their actions. Policy makers should consider intervention approaches that reach workers who may be overlooked by employers with scarce resources. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 14, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

The Influence of Multi-morbidity on the Work Ability of Ageing Employees and the Role of Coping Style
Conclusions Ageing employees with multi-morbidity have a reduced work ability, especially when mental health problems are present. The greater negative effects of the combination of physical and mental health problems on work ability are partially due to unfavorable coping styles. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 3, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Updating the Evidence on Functional Capacity Evaluation Methods: A Systematic Review
Conclusion Well-known FCE methods have been rigorously studied, but some of the research indicates weaknesses in their reliability and validity. Future research should address how these weaknesses can be overcome. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cancer Survivors ’ Social Context in the Return to Work Process: Narrative Accounts of Social Support and Social Comparison Information
Conclusions Two functions of the social context of returning to work after cancer were apparent in the participants ’ narrative: the importance of social support as a facilitator of returning to work and the utilisation of social comparison information in order to appraise one’s readiness to return to work. The role of social context in returning to work has largely been absent from the research literature to date. The findings of this study suggest that social support and social comparison mechanisms may have a significant impact on an individual’s successful return to the workplace. (Source: Journal of ...
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Predictors of Return to Work 6 Months After the End of Treatment in Patients with Common Mental Disorders: A Cohort Study
Conclusions Among patients treated for CMDs, those with a low occupational status and who report lower work ability at the end of treatment are at risk of long-term disability. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

The Work Role Functioning Questionnaire v2.0 Showed Consistent Factor Structure Across Six Working Samples
Conclusion A five-factor model of the WRFQ showed consistent structural validity across samples. A second order factor model showed adequate fit, but the second order factor loadings varied across samples. Therefore subscale scores are recommended to compare across different clinical and working samples. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Insurers ’ Influences on Attending Physicians of Workers Sick-listed for Common Mental Disorders: What Are the Impacts on Physicians’ Practices?
Conclusion The results brought three major issues to light: the quality of the information sent to insurers by GPs, the respect shown (or not) for workers ’ care preferences, and the relevance of the specialized services offered to support workers’ RTW. These issues in turn reveal potential risks for workers, risks that need to be identified and recognized by all parties concerned if we are to come up with possible solutions. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Workplace Social System and Sustained Return-to-Work: A Study of Supervisor and Co-worker Supportiveness and Injury Reaction
Conclusions Promoting supervisor positivity towards an injured worker is an important organizational work disability management strategy. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Predictive Value of the Fear-Avoidance Model on Functional Capacity Evaluation
AbstractPurpose Measuring the predictive value of the Fear-Avoidance Model (FAM) on lifting tasks in Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), and on reasons for stopping the evaluation (safe maximal effort, versus self-limited).Methods A monocentric prospective study was conducted on 298 consecutive inpatients. Components of the FAM were analyzed using the Cumulative Psychosocial Factor Index (CPFI: kinesiophobia, catastrophizing, depressive mood) and perceived disability (Hand/Spinal Function Sort: HFS/SFS). Floor-to-waist, waist-to-overhead and dominant-hand lifting tests were measured according to the FCE guidelines. Maxim...
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Work Participation Among Employees with Common Mental Disorders: A Meta-synthesis
Conclusions Based on the synthesized findings, we recommended that the employer is involved in the rehabilitation process, and that rehabilitation professionals seek to strengthen the employee ’s ability to manage work-related stress. In addition, rehabilitation professionals should provide individualized and active support and ensure meaningful cooperation across the multidisciplinary disciplines involved in the rehabilitation process. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Functional Impairments and Work-Related Outcomes in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review
Conclusions Functional impairments can severely hamper work participation in breast cancer survivors. This provides important opportunities for occupational health professionals to enhance RTW in breast cancer survivors, such as adequately addressing illness perceptions and work expectations. Ongoing research is warranted to aid occupational health professionals in providing effective vocational guidance and improve work-related outcomes in breast cancer survivors. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Determinants of Sickness Absence and Return to Work Among Employees with Common Mental Disorders: A Scoping Review
Conclusions The amount of research on determinants for SA and RTW in workers with CMD has increased dramatically in recent years, although most studies are from the Netherlands and Scandinavia. There are some research gaps identified in this scoping review that need further attention in primary and secondary studies. Based on the summary of the evidence, we provide guidance for policy, practice and research. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Work Outcomes in Patients Who Stay at Work Despite Musculoskeletal Pain
Conclusions While individuals continue to work with musculoskeletal pain, their work performance can be adversely affected. Interventions that target mutable factors, such as pain self-efficacy, may help reduce the likelihood of work impairment. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Repeatability and Safety of the Functional Capacity Evaluation-One-Handed for Individuals with Upper Limb Reduction Deficiency and Amputation
Conclusion Good or excellent reliability was observed in five tests, while three items showed poor or moderate test –retest reliability. Interpretation of agreement was possible for four tests, of which three showed widths of LoA similar to those reported in healthy adults. Learning effects were present; therefore, interpretation at the individual level should be performed with care. As the CI of several items were wide, confirmation of results in a larger sample is warranted. Safety was confirmed. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - September 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research