Journal article

Fear of (re)injury and return to work following compensable injury: qualitative insights from key stakeholders in Victoria, Australia

Samantha Bunzli, Nabita Singh, Danielle Mazza, Alex Collie, Agnieszka Kosny, Rasa Ruseckaite, Bianca Brijnath

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Return to work (RTW) is important for recovery post-injury. Fear of (re)injury is a strong predictor of delayed RTW, and therefore much attention has been given to addressing injured workers' fear beliefs. However, RTW is a socially-negotiated process and it may be important to consider the wider social context of the injured worker, including the beliefs of the key people involved in their RTW journey. METHODS: This paper involves data collected as part of a wider study in which semi-structured interviews explored RTW from the perspectives of 93 key stakeholders: injured workers, GPs, employers and insurance case managers in Victoria, Australia. Inductive analysis of interview t..

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Grants

Awarded by Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) Grant no. GI-C-12-050-LPG5. ISCRR is a joint initiative of WorkSafe Victoria, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Monash University.