Research Updates

This page lists all research updates available on Return to Work Matters.

Research is chosen for review based on quality of the evidence and its practical value in return to work.

Requests to undertake reviews of research on particular subjects are welcome.

Click the ‘Topics’ button below to drill down into all articles and research updates on your topic of interest.

Musculoskeletal problems with anxiety / depression - double trouble.

contributorAnna Kelsey-Sugg

People with musculoskeletal disorders and accompanying depression or anxiety have reduced levels...

Workplace injuries, absenteeism and turnover among nurses are influenced by role stresses

contributorJoy Hewitt

Workplace intervention programs to reduce injuries, absenteeism and turnover among nurses should...

Shoulder and elbow pain - which treatments work?

contributorAnna Kelsey-Sugg

Evidence for and against common treatments for shoulder and elbow pain.

Lifting expectations brings results

contributorJulian Fernando

Advice for health professionals about the best attitudes for patients to adopt on the road to...

Return-to-work coordinators: who are they and what do they do?

contributorJoy Hewitt

A detailed review of the tasks and role of coordinators