Predictors for work incapacity continuing after disc surgery.

  title={Predictors for work incapacity continuing after disc surgery.},
  author={Peter Donceel and Marc Du Bois},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={25 3},
OBJECTIVES This study was carried out to provide information on and identify factors about the fitness for work 12 months after disc herniation surgery. In addition a predictive tool for this outcome was developed. METHODS A selected patient population (N = 177) operated on for lumbar disc herniation from September 1995 until May 1996 was evaluated by medical advisers of a sickness fund. The patients were submitted to a standardized interview about their personal, social, medical… CONTINUE READING

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