Absence from work and return to work in people with back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{WynneJones2014AbsenceFW,
  title={Absence from work and return to work in people with back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Gwenllian Wynne-Jones and Jemma Cowen and Joanne L. Jordan and Olalekan A Uthman and Chris J. Main and Nick S Glozier and Danielle van der Windt},
  booktitle={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND A considerable proportion of work absence is attributed to back pain, however prospective studies in working populations with back pain are variable in setting and design, and a quantitative summary of current evidence is lacking. OBJECTIVE To investigate the extent to which differences in setting, country, sampling procedures and methods for data collection are responsible for variation in estimates of work absence and return to work. METHODS Systematic searches of seven… CONTINUE READING
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