Health related quality of life and return to work after minor extremity injuries: A longitudinal study comparing upper versus lower extremity injuries.

@article{Sluys2016HealthRQ,
  title={Health related quality of life and return to work after minor extremity injuries: A longitudinal study comparing upper versus lower extremity injuries.},
  author={Kerstin Prignitz Sluys and Justine Shults and Therese S Richmond},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2016},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={
          824-31
        }
}
PURPOSE To investigate the impact on health related quality of life (HRQL) during the first year after minor extremity injury and to determine whether there is a difference in recovery patterns and return to work between upper extremity injuries (UEI) and lower extremity injuries (LEI). METHOD A total of 181 adults' age 18 years or older randomly selected from patients admitted to an emergency department with minor injuries were studied. HRQL was measured using the Functional Status… CONTINUE READING

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