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Handbook of Work Disability: Prevention and Management

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Patrick Loisel and Johannes Anema
Michael Feuerstein, Ellen MacEachen, Glenn Pransky, and Katia Costa-Black

Comprehensively addresses the developing field of Work Disability Prevention. Offers current theory for understanding the determinants of work disability (regardless of illness or injury that keeps individuals from the workplace), and a template for interventions that benefit both the patient and other stakeholders. Experts across multiple fields examine the lives of work disabled patients, analyze the societal and workplace burden of work disability, and review bedrock concepts of the disability and its prevention.

Features assessment tools, evidence-based intervention strategies, and insights into disorder-specific populations.
Also included in the Handbook:
  • Pain, chronicity, and disability
  • Measuring outcomes in work disability prevention
  • The influence of care providers on work disability
  • Psychosocial factors for disability and return to work
  • Core components of return-to-work interventions
  • Issue-specific chapters on low back pain, TBI, mental illness, and cancer

Table of Contents
I. The Burden of Work Disability
    1. Sickness Absence and Disability: An International Perspective
    2. The Work-Disabled Patient
    3. Work Absenteeism and Productivity Loss at Work
    4. Measuring the Burden of Work Disability: A Review of Methods, Measurement Issues and Evidence
    5. The Work Disability Paradigm and Its Public Health Implications
II. Unraveling Work Disability Prevention
    1. Work Disability Models: Past and Present
    2. Measurement of Outcomes in WDP: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations and Recommendations for Measuring Outcomes
    3. Pain, Chronicity and Disability
    4. Methodological Issues in Work Disability Prevention Research
III. Work Disability Determinants and Diagnosis
    1. Individual-Level Psychosocial Factors and Work Disability Prevention
    2. Workplace Issues
    3. Public Insurance Systems: A Comparison of Cause-Based and Disability-Based Income Support Systems
    4. The Role and Influence of Care Providers on Work Disability
    5. Understanding Work Disability Systems and Intervening Upstream
    6. Tools for Assessing Work Disability
IV. Work Disability Issues on Specific Disorders
    1. Predicting Return to Work for Workers with Low Back Pain
    2. Mental Health Problems and Mental Disorders: Linked Determinants to Work Participation and Work Functioning
    3. Cancer Survivorship
    4. Specific Disorder-Linked Determinants: Traumatic Brain Injury
V. Effective Work Disability Prevention Interventions
    1. Clinical Interventions to Reduce Work Disability in Workers with Musculoskeletal Disorders or Mental Health Problems
    2. Workplace Interventions
    3. Sickness and Disability Policy Interventions
    4. Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for Prevention of Work Disability,
    5. Informing the Public: Preventing Work Disability and Fostering Behavior Change at the Social Level
    6. Return to Work Stakeholders' Perspectives on Work Disability
VI. The Challenge of Implementing Evidence
    1. Core Components of Return-to-Work Interventions
    2. Identifying Local Obstacles and Facilitators of Implementation
    3. Building an International Educational Network in Work Disability Prevention
Appendix: Work Disability Theories: A Taxonomy for ResearchersIndex
Publication Date 2013
Format Softcover, 513 pages with index
Product Code 39026