Applying principles of self-management to facilitate workers to return to or remain at work with a chronic musculoskeletal condition

Johnston, Venerina, Jull, Gwendolen, Sheppard, Dianne M. and Ellis, Niki (2013) Applying principles of self-management to facilitate workers to return to or remain at work with a chronic musculoskeletal condition. Manual Therapy, 18 4: 274-280. doi:10.1016/j.math.2013.04.001


Author Johnston, Venerina
Jull, Gwendolen
Sheppard, Dianne M.
Ellis, Niki
Title Applying principles of self-management to facilitate workers to return to or remain at work with a chronic musculoskeletal condition
Journal name Manual Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-689X
1532-2769
Publication date 2013-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.math.2013.04.001
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 274
End page 280
Total pages 7
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
It is incumbent on health care professionals to support patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions to manage the impact of the condition on their life. Work is a positive health behaviour for which self-management skills are essential. In this paper, self-management is defined and the role of clinicians in promoting self-management for return to work is outlined with examples and tips on how the clinician can incorporate self-management into practice. The clinician is ideally placed to assist individuals with chronic musculoskeletal conditions manage to remain at work or return to work. This can be achieved through such activities as the promotion of the core self-management skills of problem-solving, decision making, resource utilisation, developing a cooperative partnership between clinician and patient and making an action plan.
Keyword Self-management
Musculoskeletal disorders
Return to work
Low-back-pain
Chronic disease
Primary-care
Vocational-rehabilitation
Secondary prevention
Patients perceptions
Planned behavior
Randomized-trial
Injured workers
Program
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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