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  1. Prediction of "intent," "discrepancy with intent," and "discrepancy with nonintent" for the patient with chronic pain to return to work after treatment at a pain facility.

    Article - En anglais


    We previously determined that « intent » to return to work post pain facility treatment is the strongest predictor for actual return to work.

    The purposes of the present study were the following :

    • to identify variables predicting « intent » ;

    • to predict membership in the « discrepant with intent » group [those chronic pain patients (CPPs) who do intend to return to work but do not] ;

    • and to predict membership in the « discrepant with nonintent » group (those CPPs who do not intend to return to work but do).


    A total of 128 CPPs completed a series of rating scales and yes/no questions relating to their preinjury job perceptions and a question relating to « intent » to return to the same type of preinjury job post-pain facility treatment.

    These CPPs were part of a grant study for prediction of return to work, and therefore their work status was determined at 1,3,6,12,18,24, and 30 months posttreatment.

    Preinjury job perceptions and other demographic variables were utilized using stepwise discriminant analysis to identify variables predicting « intent » and predicting membership in the « discrepant with intent » and « discrepant with nonintent » groups.


    Pain facility (multidisciplinary pain center).


    Consecutive low back pain CPPs, mean age 41.66 ± 9.54 years, with the most frequent highest educational status being high school completion (54.7%) and 60.2% being worker compensation CPPs. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Chronique, Reprise travail, Malade, Intention, Prise décision, Perception, Médecine travail, Facteur prédictif, Evolution, Traitement, Homme, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie, Centre antidouleur

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Chronic, Back to work, Patient, Intention, Decision making, Perception, Occupational medicine, Predictive factor, Evolution, Treatment, Human, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0320766

    Code Inist : 002B27A03. Création : 16/11/1999.