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Working with Musculoskeletal Pain

Buck, R., Wynne-Jones, G., Varnava, Alice, Main, C. J. and Phillips, C. J. 2009. Working with Musculoskeletal Pain. British Journal of Pain 3 (1) , pp. 6-10. 10.1177/204946370900300103

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• Pain has a significant impact on work in terms of presenteeism, sickness absence, and long-term incapacity for work • A bio-psychosocial approach is required in understanding pain-related disability and incapacity for work • Long-term absence from work is associated with a number of negative outcomes including; poverty, social exclusion and poorer physical and psychosocial well-being • Return to work can improve recovery for people with musculoskeletal complaints and pain • Interventions to reduce the impact of pain on work can operate at clinical, worker, workplace, and wider systems levels • A broader whole systems approach to pain management needs to be adopted, with a greater focus on work retention as well as rehabilitation

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 2049-4637
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 22:55

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