Return to work outcomes for workers with mental health conditions: A retrospective cohort study
Khic-Houy Prang, Megan Bohensky, Peter Smith, Alex Collie
INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe predictors of sustained return to work (RTW) among a cohort of workers with compensated work-related mental health conditions (MHCs); and to examine predictors of subsequent absences due to the same condition. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of compensation claims data in Victoria, Australia. We selected workers with an accepted wage replacement claim due to a work-related MHC from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2009, with two years of follow-up data. RESULTS: We identified 8358 workers meeting our inclusion criteria. The median age of workers was 44 years (Interquartile range (IQR): 36-51) and 56% were female. In a multivar..View full abstract
Funding for this project was provided by a research grant from the Transport Accident Commission and WorkSafe Victoria via the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research. Views expressed are those of the authors and not the funding agencies.