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Using the ICF as a conceptual framework to guide ergonomic intervention in occupational rehabilitation

Dr Mary Wyatt

A broad and comprehensive approach to exploring return to work issues is provided by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF).

Take Home Messages: Using the WHO model of identifying the broad issues that impact return to work, a comprehensive approach is undertaken. Modified duties assist return to work, however tackling the board issues that minimise work disability is recommended in the study.   As well as being able to modify duties, teaching the person how to do the job, providing ergonomic aids, and supporting them to remain engaged ...

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