The aim of the study is to investigate how persons with long term workdisability due to low back pain assess their health status and how the subjective health measurement influence work resumption (n = 663). Information on their subjective health status at 42 days after start of work-disability is set in relation to the outcomes 'Continued work disability after 84 days' versus 'work resumption'. Bi- and multivariate analysis show that information on the subjective health status and the subjective work prognosis differs between both groups already after 42 days. The results show that the subjective health status in connection with the subjective work prognosis is a good predictor for,Non-resumption of work', but not a sufficiently good predictor for 'Resumption to work'.
|Translated title of the contribution||Is the subjective health status a good predictor of work resumption?|
|Journal||Sozial- und Praventivmedizin|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|