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Predictors of successful work role functioning after carpal tunnel release surgery.

Authors
Amick-BC III; Habeck-RV; Ossmann-J; Fossel-AH; Keller-R; Katz-JN
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2004 May; 46(5):490-500
NIOSHTIC No.
20028902
Abstract
This study identified the clinical, individual, and workplace predictors of successful work role functioning (WRF) after carpal tunnel release surgery (CTRS). A community-based cohort (n = 197) was followed for 6 months post-CTRS. Predictors of successful WRF were analyzed prospectively using ordinal logistic regression. Baseline WRF predicted successful WRF at 2 months, whereas being depressed and a workers' compensation claimant predicted being out of work. Baseline WRF, improved self-efficacy, and a supportive organization predicted 6-month successful WRF. Supportive organizations have an impact on the effectiveness of medical interventions for CTS. The significance of improved self-efficacy at 6 months and depression at 2 months postsurgery highlights the importance of psychosocial management of musculoskeletal disorders.
Keywords
Work-performance; Workers; Psychological-factors; Psychological-reactions; Psychological-adaptation; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Neuromuscular-function; Neuromuscular-system; Neuromuscular-system-disorders
Contact
University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20040501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
bamick@sph.uth.tmc.edu
Funding Amount
667241
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2004
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003523
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
1076-2752
Priority Area
Work Environment and Workforce: Organization of Work
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
TX
Performing Organization
University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division