WorkSafeBC Home

Training, Dissemination & Evaluation of a Depression Self-care Tool Delivered to Injured Employees

Depression is commonly associated with workplace-related physical injuries and can also have negative effects on recovery, rehabilitation and the return-to-work process.  This research attempts to address this issue by developing an implementation strategy for the dissemination and integration of a low-cost, evidence-based self-care guide for depression within an existing Prevention & Early Active Return-to-Work (PEARS) program for injured workers with a primary diagnosis of musculoskeletal injury.  It is anticipated that this project will enhance the success of early intervention for workers who have a primary physical health injury.

Principal Applicant:

Elliot Goldner & Joti Samra (SFU)

Co-Applicants:

Merv Gilbert (Gilbert Action Org Consulting); Dan Bilsker (VGH); Catherine Fast, Catherine Kidd (VCHA)

Funding Awarded:

$50,000 (Innovation)

Competition Year: 2008 File type: PDF (84 KB) Asset type: Research Research: RS2008-IG06