Research Updates

Brief psychosocial screeners trump GPs and physios

Gabrielle Lis

Psychosocial risk factors better predict delayed recovery than do injury characteristics. How should we assess risk: via brief assessment tools or the observations of health professionals?

Pop quiz! Bob and Karl both hurt their shoulder at work and have taken time off to recover. Sam and Janine are away from work because of lower back problems. All four workers are feeling some discomfort, but their respective GPs think they’re coping ok. However, two workers will get back to work within a few days, while the other two will be off work for several months. Q: Which workers will recover well, and which will s...

Members - please log in to read the complete research article.

Not a member? Return to Work Matters has a variety of material that can be of use to many of the stakeholders involved in return to work. We publish a regular newsletter which includes practical how-to articles, blog posts, webinar and interview videos, research updates and tools.

Click here to find out more about membership and resources available for individuals and organisations.