Factors associated with rehabilitation outcome in patients with low back pain (LBP): Prediction of employment outcome at 9-month follow-up.
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology 40(4):243-259.
Abstract: This study examined the admission and treatment change variables that predicted return to work in a population of patients with work-related LBP. Pain and disability perception, coping strategies, depression, and functional status in 117 injured male workers participating in an interdisciplinary rehabilitation program. Data was collected at admission and discharge. At admission, the psychological factors were the predictors of employment outcome at follow-up. The treatment variables of physical status and one's perception of his/her disability were significant predictors of return to work. These results may be helpful in allocating health-care resources adequately. (CIRRIE Abstract)
Institution: Programme in Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alta. T2N 1N4, Canada
Subject headings: Abstracts, Adjustment, Attitudes, Back pain, Behavior, Disabilities, Employment, Evaluation, Follow up, Functional evaluation, Outcome, Pain, Prediction, Psychological aspects, Rehabilitation