Research Updates

Low-stress interactions matter more for longer-term claimants

Gabrielle Lis

What’s more important for durable RTW: RTW planning or the stressfulness of interactions between RTW Coordinators and injured workers? The answer depends on when you’re asking…

Take-home messages RTW coordinators who create RTW plans with injured workers increase the likelihood of durable return to work, as do RTW Coordinators who engage injured workers in low-to-no-stress interactions. The relative importance of RTW planning and non-stressful worker / RTW coordinator interactions changes over the duration of a claim. This might be because workers with a tendency to recover slowly need different forms of supp...

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.