- •Injured patients often state that their work activities were the origin of their symptoms.
- •Those who are out of work for more than 3 months will remain off work longer.
- •Advanced age of individuals was found to contribute to faster return to work.
- •Those with moderate self-efficacy scores took longer to RTW than those with low scores.
- •There is a need to further study the links between the self-efficacy, resilience, and coping ability after a work injury.
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Special ‘thank you’ to Robin Borchardt, MD and Pradeep Raju, MD for their assistance in subject recruitment for this study.
In compliance with standard ethical guidelines, the authors report no relationships with business or industry that would pose a conflict of interest.