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Factors that Predict Return-to-Work in Workers with PTSD

A considerable number of workers who suffer from work-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are unable to return to work. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that impede return-to-work in workers suffering from PTSD

WorkSafeBC Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and workers on medical leave due to work-related PTSD were surveyed. Factors identified by participants as barriers to return-to-work included: PTSD symptom severity, co-morbid conditions, negative beliefs about PTSD, and an overestimation of the likelihood that traumatic events would re-occur

Principal Applicant: Lynn Alden (UBC)
Co-Applicants: Michael Anderson, Stephen Flamer (WorkSafeBC); Marci Regambal (UBC)
Funding Awarded: $47,940 (Innovation)

Competition Year: 2007 File type: PDF (307 KB) Asset type: Research Research: RS2007-IG25