The journal Work in its 2013 issue carries as important article, Biopsychosocial Determinants of Work Outcomes of Workers With Occupational Injuries Receiving Compensation: A Prospective Study.
The results of the study were as follows:
RESULTS: The variables under investigation were: age, gender, duration of symptoms, pain severity, disability, work importance, work support, work satisfaction, recovery expectations, depression, anxiety, global distress severity index, post-traumatic symptoms and readiness to change. After multivariate analysis, we found gender, work recovery expectations and importance of work to be predictive of work outcomes at 2 months. After 8 months, age, medical consolidation, trauma symptoms, work support and importance of work were predictive of work outcomes.