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Work-related back pain study [online] : measuring biopsychosocial risk factors : discussion paper

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Internet only - free access
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33 p. ; 30 cm.
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Adelaide, S. Aust.: WorkCoverSA
Year:
2012
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Electronic resource
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This report presents the rationale for and findings from a multistage, prospective and longitudinal study of back injured workers which investigated the risk factors present at acute stages of injury affecting disability, recovery, return to work outcomes and claim costs. The study also obtained information on the frequency and type of medical treatment, claims management and workplace rehabilitation. Provided are recommendations to improve screening for and management of key risk issues in back-related work injuries.

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