Occupational low back disability: effective strategies for reducing lost work time.

  title={Occupational low back disability: effective strategies for reducing lost work time.},
  author={Laura Cleary and Dennis L. Thombs and Eileen L Daniel and Werner Zimmerli},
  journal={AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses},
  volume={43 2},
1. The important variables related to lost work time in this study are: back diagnosis (lumbar disc displacement), history of back surgery, job satisfaction, and employee reluctance to report low back pain to supervisor. 2. The findings support the complexity of low back disability. Lost work time related to low back pain must be managed using a "holistic" approach by addressing all dimensions of a person (physical, emotional, and environmental). 3. To minimize low back disability, occupational… CONTINUE READING

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