Evidence in the literature relating to return to work as an outcome variable for nonsurgical treatment for chronic pain was examined.
Study selection criteria were as follows:
A detailed definition of patient work status, delineation of work status pre-treatment and at follow-up, and documentation of the proportion of patients employed a! follow-up.
Of 171 studies reviewed, 37 fulfilled these selection criteria.
Because the data were objective in nature, they were abstracted by the senior author only.
For the coded variables of time to follow-up, proportion of patients working pre-treatment and at follow-up and number of patients, descriptive statistics and correlations were calculated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Lombalgie, Chronique, Rachis pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis lombaire, Résultat, Traitement, Homme, Article synthèse, Réadaptation physique, Réhabilitation, Travailleur, Métaanalyse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Low back pain, Chronic, Disease of the spine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Lumbar spine, Result, Treatment, Human, Review, Physical rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Worker
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