Handbook of Work Disability

Patrick Loisel and Johannes Anema, Editors
Co-Edited by Michael Feuerstein, Ellen MacEachen, Glenn Pransky, and Katia Costa-Black

Price: $149.00

Comprehensively addresses the developing field of Work Disability Prevention. Offers current theory for understanding the determinants of work disability (regardless of illness or injury that keeps individuals from the workplace), and a template for interventions that benefit both the patient and other stakeholders. Experts across multiple fields examine the lives of work disabled patients, analyze the societal and workplace burden of work disability, and review bedrock concepts of the disability and its prevention.

Features assessment tools, evidence-based intervention strategies, and insights into disorder-specific populations. Also included in the Handbook:
  • Pain, chronicity, and disability
  • Measuring outcomes in work disability prevention
  • The influence of care providers on work disability
  • Psychosocial factors for disability and return to work
  • Core components of return-to-work interventions
  • Issue-specific chapters on low back pain, TBI, mental illness, and cancer

Table of Contents I. The Burden of Work Disability
  1. Sickness Absence and Disability: An International Perspective
  2. The Work-Disabled Patient
  3. Work Absenteeism and Productivity Loss at Work
  4. Measuring the Burden of Work Disability: A Review of Methods, Measurement Issues and Evidence
  5. The Work Disability Paradigm and Its Public Health Implications
  6. II. Unraveling Work Disability Prevention
  7. Work Disability Models: Past and Present
  8. Measurement of Outcomes in WDP: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations and Recommendations for Measuring Outcomes
  9. Pain, Chronicity and Disability
  10. Methodological Issues in Work Disability Prevention Research
  11. III. Work Disability Determinants and Diagnosis
  12. Individual-Level Psychosocial Factors and Work Disability Prevention
  13. Workplace Issues
  14. Public Insurance Systems: A Comparison of Cause-Based and Disability-Based Income Support Systems
  15. The Role and Influence of Care Providers on Work Disability
  16. Understanding Work Disability Systems and Intervening Upstream
  17. Tools for Assessing Work Disability
  18. IV. Work Disability Issues on Specific Disorders
  19. Predicting Return to Work for Workers with Low Back Pain
  20. Mental Health Problems and Mental Disorders: Linked Determinants to Work Participation and Work Functioning
  21. Cancer Survivorship
  22. Specific Disorder-Linked Determinants: Traumatic Brain Injury
  23. V. Effective Work Disability Prevention Interventions
  24. Clinical Interventions to Reduce Work Disability in Workers with Musculoskeletal Disorders or Mental Health Problems
  25. Workplace Interventions
  26. Sickness and Disability Policy Interventions
  27. Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for Prevention of Work Disability,
  28. Informing the Public: Preventing Work Disability and Fostering Behavior Change at the Social Level
  29. Return to Work Stakeholders' Perspectives on Work Disability
  30. VI. The Challenge of Implementing Evidence
  31. Core Components of Return-to-Work Interventions
  32. Identifying Local Obstacles and Facilitators of Implementation
  33. Building an International Educational Network in Work Disability Prevention
  34. Appendix: Work Disability Theories: A Taxonomy for ResearchersIndex
Publication Date 2013
Format Softcover, 513 pages with index
Product Code 39026
Price: $149.00
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