Constructing the program impact theory for an evidence-based work rehabilitation program for workers with low back pain.

@article{Durand2003ConstructingTP,
  title={Constructing the program impact theory for an evidence-based work rehabilitation program for workers with low back pain.},
  author={M. H. Durand and Brigitte Vachon and Patrick Loisel and Diane Berthelette},
  journal={Work},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={233-42}
}
PURPOSE Several low back pain work rehabilitation programs have been developed and evaluated for their outcomes. Unfortunately, the program impact theory for these programs is not described, and consequently, the exact mechanisms of action by which these programs intend to increase the probability of return to work remain unknown. This lack of knowledge jeopardizes the implementation of effective programs by health professionals and managers. The objective of this paper is to present the… CONTINUE READING