Research Updates

Expecting the worst and fearing pain are tell-tale signs of slow RTW

Julian Fernando

Identify high-risk patients to pip long term back problems at the proverbial post

Take Home Messages: Low recovery expectations and fear avoidance beliefs are two things that should be measured early to identify those at risk of ongoing work disability. When a person indicates a low expectation of recovery, they are likely to have identified factors which may hinder their return to work. A return to work coordinator may therefore ask specifically about these factors. This knowledge will assist in developing strategi...

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