The results obtained with a protocol aimed at work resumption after occupational osteoarticular injury and subsequent rehabilitation are presented: 159 patients (102 males and 57 females: mean age 43.7 years) were evaluated by the physiatrist and the occupational physician, providing indications based on their functional capabilities and task features. After 6 months, 105 out of 130 subjects available for telephonic follow-up (80.7%) had returned to work (8 after changing tasks, 7 part-time). The mean time for work resumption was 9.4 days for those who resumed working completely, 31.4 days for the others. After 12 months, the percentage of working patients (76 out of 93: 81.7%) was superimposable, indicating that the rehabilitation beneficial effect is maximal in the short-medium period. On the whole, the data prove the efficacy of the multidisciplinary rehabilitative approach.
|Translated title of the contribution||Multwisciplinary protocol for work resumption after occupational osteoarticvlar injury: Case record|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health