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Document ID (ISN)112245
CIS number 12-0001
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-559-8
Year 2011
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-699
Author(s) Coutu M.F., Durand M.J., Marchand A., Labrecque M.E., Berbiche D., Cadieux G.
Title Presence and evolution of generalized anxiety disorder maintenance factors in workers undergoing rehabilitation for persistent pain of musculoskeletal origin
Original title Présence et évolution des facteurs de maintien du trouble de l'anxiété généralisée chez des travailleurs en réadaptation pour une douleur persistante d'origine musculo-squelettique [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2011. viii, 42p. Illus. Approx. 120 ref.
Internet access Présence_et_évolution_des_facteurs_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Abstract The objective of this study was to better understand the nature of the anxious manifestations of workers with persistent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), together with the extent of their problems, using a recognized model to document the presence, intensity and variation over time of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Close to forty workers participated in the study, half of whom showed symptoms of GAD. They were valuated at baseline and at various stages of their return to work by means of self-administered questionnaires. All the maintenance factors diminished significantly during the rehabilitation program. At the end, only 21% of the participants still presented GAD. The psychosocial factors already recognized in the MSD field do not seem to be significantly associated with the factors comprising the GAD model. However, the perception of benefiting from a safe work environment is associated with less risk of presenting GAD symptoms. The factors associated with returning to work or not are: usefulness of worry, fear of movement, dramatization of pain and the perceptions of benefiting from ergonomics and disability management.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; sickness absenteeism; anxiety; musculoskeletal diseases; rehabilitation; psychology and sociology; work aptitude
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; mental health; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Mental health