Self-management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders and employment

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Self-management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders and employment

Self-management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders and employment

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
United Kingdom
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
The Work Foundation
Provider (Original)
The Work Foundation

Description

Musculoskeletal conditions are one of the major causes of lost working days through sickness absence, reduced productivity at work, and premature exit from the labour market. This study considers the self-management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace. Self-management can empower individuals with a better understanding of, and control over, their symptoms and provide them with the tools to ensure their condition is understood and accommodated by others. The research consisted of interviews with individuals living with a chronic MSD who were either in work, or planned to return to work in future.

Musculoskeletal conditions are one of the major causes of lost working days through sickness absence, reduced productivity at work, and premature exit from the labour market. This study considers the self-management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace. Self-management can empower individuals with a better understanding of, and control over, their symptoms and provide them with the tools to ensure their condition is understood and accommodated by others. The research consisted of interviews with individuals living with a chronic MSD who were either in work, or planned to return to work in future.

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English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Hazards
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Sufferer of an MSK disorder or disease
Prevention measures
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Other
Target audience
Other
Priority area
Chronic conditions
Year
2014