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Musculoskeletal disorders: challenges and opportunities

Ross Wilkie

in Work, Health and Wellbeing

Published by Policy Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9781847428080
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447305637 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847428080.003.0002
Musculoskeletal disorders: challenges and opportunities

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This chapter highlights the burden of musculoskeletal conditions on work and highlights the predictors of poor work outcomes. It highlights a bio-psychosocial approach, and explores models and strategies to manage work participation and return-to-work for those with musculoskeletal symptoms, and considers strategies to prevent work loss.

Keywords: musculoskeletal conditions; rheumatology; pain; arthritis; physical function

Chapter.  6629 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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