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Factors associated with work ability in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorder grade II-III: A cross-sectional analysis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centrum för klinisk forskning i Sörmland (CKFD).
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, ISSN 1650-1977, Vol. 47, no 6, 546-551 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: To investigate the factors related to self-perceived work ability in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorder grades II-III. Design: Cross-sectional analysis. Patients: A total of 166 working age patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorder. Methods: A comprehensive survey collected data on work ability (using the Work Ability Index); demographic, psychosocial, personal, work- and condition-related factors. Forward, stepwise regression modelling was used to assess the factors related to work ability. Results: The proportion of patients in each work ability category were as follows: poor (12.7%); moderate (39.8%); good (38.5%); excellent (9%). Seven factors explained 65% (adjusted R-2 = 0.65, p < 0.01) of the variance in work ability. In descending order of strength of association, these factors are: greater neck disability due to pain; reduced self-rated health status and health-related quality of life; increased frequency of concentration problems; poor workplace satisfaction; lower self-efficacy for performing daily tasks; and greater work-related stress. Conclusion: Condition-specific and psychosocial factors are associated with self-perceived work ability of individuals with chronic whiplash-associated disorder.

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2015. Vol. 47, no 6, 546-551 p.
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work ability, neck pain and disability, whiplash-associated disorders
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-258356DOI: 10.2340/16501977-1960ISI: 000356318300010PubMedID: 25882646OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-258356DiVA: diva2:841465
Available from: 2015-07-13 Created: 2015-07-13 Last updated: 2015-07-13Bibliographically approved

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