Journal article

Exploring the influence of compensable injury on recovery

Amy R Allen, Sharon Newnam, Alan Petersen, Adam P Vogel, Alex Collie

Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation | IOS Press | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Compensable injury is a public health concern and understanding of the factors influencing recovery is crucial to improving physical and psychological outcomes for injured individuals. OBJECTIVE: Based on the bio-psychosocial model of disability (Engel, 1980), the aim of this study is to explore the experiences of injured people in compensation systems, focusing on factors that impact their health and mental well-being. METHOD: Telephone interviews were conducted with 15 compensated injured individuals who had time off work, to explore their experiences post injury. RESULTS: The key outcomes experienced post injury included fear, physical disuse, depression and disability. The re..

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