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Document ID (ISN)110458
CIS number 10-0063
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fan J.K., McLeod C.B., Koehoorn M.
Title Sociodemographic, clinical, and work characteristics associated with return-to-work outcomes following surgery for work-related knee injury
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.36, No.4, p.332-338. 40 ref.
Abstract This study examined the association between return-to-work (RTW) outcomes and sociodemographic, clinical, and work characteristics among a cohort of injured workers who underwent knee surgery between 2001 and 2005 in British Columbia, Canada. Workers' compensation databases were used to identify the retrospective cohort and abstract the study variables. Data available for 1394 injured workers were subjected to statistical analysis. Compared to men, women were more likely to have partial RTW (odds ratio OR 2.55) and non-RTW (OR 2.61) than full RTW; low income earners were more likely than high income earners to have partial RTW (OR 3.05) and non-RTW (OR 4.07). Moreover, workers in trade, primary resource, and processing/manufacturing occupations were more likely than those in management occupations to have non-RTW than full RTW by the end of follow-up (OR 2.97, 9.31 and OR 2.71 respectively). Surgical and clinical factors were not associated with RTW outcomes. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) British Columbia; knee lesions; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; occupation disease relation; long-term study; cohort study; statistical evaluation; sex-linked differences; job-exposure relation; social aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Foot and leg protection
Work posture