Research Updates

Identifying and managing psychosocial risks

RTWMatters team

In this 5 minute guide, we give you the dot-point version of research into psychosocial risks and MSDs

For workers with musculoskeletal disorders, psychosocial risks better predict poor outcomes than type of injury. Key psychosocial risks include: High pain intensity and quality; High perceived disability, limiting most home, work, recreational and social activities; Being excessively focused on pain, and fearful that you'll aggravate pain through normal daily activity; Believing that your recovery prognosis is...

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