Research Updates

Friyana Bhabha

Articles by ‘Friyana Bhabha’
Screening for distress

Studies suggest that it is possible to identify workers at risk of developing psychological distress and intervene before productivity suffers

An all round approach to Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can be managed through a combination of physical and psychological rehabilitation.

Burn-out busters! The benefits of psychosocial coaching - the evidence

This study looks at the effect of preventive coaching on employees with psychosocial health complaints - and identifies some barriers to employee participation.

The surprising incidence of pain in young adults

Short and long term pain is common in the 18-25 year old age group.

"But I didn't touch him"

What is non-physical violence, and how does it impact the workplace?

Treating knee pain in older adults

Practitioners under-prescribe key effective treatments: Education, exercise and weight loss

Costs vs benefits of obesity interventions

Workplace health program shows reductions in total health costs and improvements in productivity

Coaching the chronically ill

Education, behavioural change and support: Effective coaching methods to assist patients

Opioid use: less is better for back pain?

Treatment with opioids delays return to work and prolongs symptoms

Overcoming PTSD

What psychological treatments work for post traumatic stress disorder?

Tackling stress online - the evidence

A web-based approach to managing stress and mood disorders

Dos and don'ts of rotator cuff treatments

Rotator cuff treatments that work...and a couple that don't!

Self management strategies: Coaching the coaches

Many self care coaches have no formal training. Does coaching the coaches improve performance?

Leadership in the workplace

Does good leadership promote good health?

GP briefing: Depression

An evidence-based guide for managing depression-related occupational disability

Fear, expectation and back pain - the evidence

Knowing what psychosocial factors affect recovery from low back pain can help target employee interventions

Welfare-to-work programs

Are they good policy? Do they work? How can they be improved?

Non-surgical treatment options for chronic back pain

Exercise, behavioural and multimodal programs: What works for RTW and why?

Success with shoulders?

Rotator cuff treatments that work...and a couple that don't!

Countering job dissatisfaction in immigrant workers

What can employers do to tackle the problem of job dissatisfaction?

What is occupational contact dermatitis?

Know the facts about this common skin condition.

This round is on the boss...

Alcohol consumption and work absenteeism: Educating workers and preventing absence

Who's the boss? Health and control in the workplace

If a sense of workplace control is linked to good health, how can it be fostered?

Epidemiology for Beginners

Introducing the basics and explaining the terminology

Treatment recommendations: making them stick

How to help patients adhere to treatment recommendations

Fear, distress and heavy lifting: predictors of ongoing back pain

Psychological distress, heavy lifting and fear of activity are better predictors of back pain than MRI scans.

Bearing the brunt of obesity

How obesity impacts the workplace

The costs of mental health problems ARE negotiable

Lowering the costs of mental health problems for governments, employers, families and sufferers

Upper extremity overuse and RTW

Two-thirds of workers with upper extremity overuse experience a recurrence of pain after RTW. How can employers reduce the risk?

More than just pain

There is more to chronic widespread pain, than pain itself.