IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

The relationship between the symptoms of depression and the low rehabilitation rate for workers suffering from musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of sick leave (WHO, 2003). Recent research suggests that depressive symptoms may contribute to chronicity following an occupational injury. The aim of this study is to examine the prognostic value of depressive symptoms in explaining the poor results for rehabilitation treatments. The proposed study is the first phase in a research program whose purpose is to develop intervention approaches for increasing the probability of rehabilitating individuals suffering from depressive symptoms associated with musculoskeletal problems.

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Category: Conference
On screen:
  • Michael Sullivan - Professor - Université McGill
Produced by:
  • Philippe Lemay - Filming and Editing
Research Project: 0099-5870
Research Field: Occupational Rehabilitation
Publication no.: CF-028
Language: French
Online since: July 07, 2011
Recorded date: October 14, 2010
Format: Video
Duration: 14:18