The purpose of this study was to examine factors predictive of duration of work-related disability.
Multivariate survival analysis techniques were used to conduct a population-based, retrospective cohort study on a random sample of 28473 workers' compensation claims from Washington State filed for injuries occuring in 1987 to 1989.
The principal outcome measure was length of time for which compensation for lost wages was paid, used as a surrogate for duration of tempory total disability.
The findings suggest that, even after adjusting for severity of injury older age, female gender, and a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome or back/neck sprain significantly predict longer duration of disability.
Mots-clés Pascal : Incapacité travail, Durée, Facteur risque, Homme, Washington, Assurance maladie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Work disability, Duration, Risk factor, Human, Washington, Health insurance, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 94-0214659
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 199406.