|Document ID (ISN)||110458|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Fan J.K., McLeod C.B., Koehoorn M.
||Sociodemographic, clinical, and work characteristics associated with return-to-work outcomes following surgery for work-related knee injury
||2010, Vol.36, No.4, p.332-338. 40 ref.
||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.
||British Columbia; knee lesions; risk factors
||Canada; occupation disease relation; long-term study; cohort study; statistical evaluation; sex-linked differences; job-exposure relation; social aspects
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Foot and leg protection