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Clinically significant weight gain 1 year after occupational back injury.

Authors
Keeney-BJ; Fulton-Kehoe-D; Wickizer-TM; Turner-JA; Chan-KCG; Franklin-GM
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2013 Mar; 55(3):318-324
NIOSHTIC No.
20043132
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence of clinically significant weight gain 1 year after occupational back injury, and risk factors for that gain. METHODS: A cohort of Washington State workers with wage-replacement benefits for back injuries completed baseline and 1-year follow-up telephone interviews. We obtained additional measures from claims and medical records. RESULTS: Among 1263 workers, 174 (13.8%) reported clinically significant weight gain (> / =7%) 1 year after occupational back injury. Women and workers who had more than 180 days on wage replacement at 1 year were twice as likely (adjusted odds ratio = 2.17, 95% confidence interval = 1.54 to 3.07; adjusted odds ratio = 2.40, 95% confidence interval = 1.63 to 3.53, respectively; both P < 0.001) to have clinically significant weight gain. CONCLUSIONS: Women and workers on wage replacement for more than 180 days may be susceptible to clinically significant weight gain after occupational back injury.
Keywords
Injuries; Back-injuries; Work-environment; Weight-factors; Weight-measurement; Clinical-diagnosis; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Women; Lost-work-days; Body-weight
Contact
Benjamin J. Keeney, PhD, Department of Orthopaedics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, Box 7541, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03756
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20130301
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
Benjamin.J.Keeney@Dartmouth.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-004069; M102013
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1076-2752
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
NH; WA; OH
Performing Organization
University of Washington
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