Khic-Houy Prang

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To describe the type, intensity and direct cost of healthcare and disability services used following transport-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS AND PROCEDURES Using the transport accident compensation regulator database, claims records were examined of 423 cases of adult (18-65 years of age) transport-related TBI occurring(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to describe predictors of sustained return to work (RTW) among a cohort of workers with compensated work-related mental health conditions (MHCs); and to examine predictors of subsequent absences due to the same condition. METHODS This study was a retrospective analysis of compensation claims data in Victoria,(More)
Purpose Social support has been identified as a key factor in facilitating better health outcomes following injury. However, there is limited research on the role of social support in recovery from musculoskeletal injury (MSI), the leading cause of morbidity and disability in the world. The aim of this study is to review the extent to which family and(More)
BACKGROUND Social support can be an important coping resource for persons recovering from injury. In this study, we examined the effects of family structure and sources of social support on physical health, persistent pain and return to work (RTW) outcomes following musculoskeletal injury (MSI) sustained in a transport accident. METHODS Secondary analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Among workers with injuries who seek compensation, a general practitioner (GP) usually plays an important role in a person's return to work (RTW) by advising if the worker is unfit for work (UFW), is able to work on alternate (ALT) duties or is fit for work and also providing referrals to other health service providers. OBJECTIVE To examine(More)
BACKGROUND Social support has been identified as a significant factor in the recovery of individuals with musculoskeletal injury (MSI). However, relatively limited research has examined the mechanisms through which social support influences healthcare service use. This research examines the direct effects, mediating effects and effect modification of social(More)
Compensation health research aims to study the influence of compensation systems, processes and practices on health and health-related outcomes. In many jurisdictions, injury compensation authorities collect substantial volumes of case and service level data for the purpose of administering the compensation system. An important secondary use of such data is(More)
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