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Disease-generic factors of work participation of workers with a chronic disease: a systematic review.

Vooijs M, Leensen MC, Hoving JL, Daams JG, Wind H, Frings-Dresen MH - Int Arch Occup Environ Health (2015)

Bottom Line: From 2597 hits in the electronic databases, we identified six studies reporting 23 factors associated with work participation.Various disease-generic factors are associated with work participation, of which most of the reported factors are independent of diagnosis.Evidence of the retrieved factors is restricted due to the limited availability of studies focusing on disease-generic factors and overall low quality of the retrieved studies.

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Affiliation: , Amsterdam, The Netherlands. i.m.vooijs@amc.nl.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: The purpose of this review was to search systematically for disease-generic factors associated with either work retention (WR) or return to work (RTW) in people of working age with a chronic disease.

Methods: An extensive search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO and CINAHL for English-, Dutch- and German-language studies searching on synonyms of the terms chronic disease, WR and RTW. Studies were selected if they described factors related to WR or RTW and included participants with a chronic disease of working age (15-67 years old).

Results: From 2597 hits in the electronic databases, we identified six studies reporting 23 factors associated with work participation. Categorized according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, health-related factors (comorbidity, duration of symptoms and less dysfunction), environmental factors (work environment and duration of absence) and personal factors (age, gender, education and own prediction of RTW) were identified.

Conclusions: Various disease-generic factors are associated with work participation, of which most of the reported factors are independent of diagnosis. Evidence of the retrieved factors is restricted due to the limited availability of studies focusing on disease-generic factors and overall low quality of the retrieved studies.

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Mentions: The search yielded 4,281 unique records: 1,463 from PubMed, 1,932 from EMBASE, 302 from PsycINFO and 584 from CINAHL. After duplicates had been removed, 2,597 articles were identified. Based on title and abstract, 2,477 articles were excluded, mostly because their outcomes did not match WR or RTW. From the 120 remaining articles, five studies and seven reviews were selected. Checking the original studies of the included seven reviews did not yield any additional studies. Reference checking of the five included studies revealed one new article. This resulted in a total of six studies that met the inclusion criteria and were included in this review, five studies with WR as their focus and one study whose topic was RTW. The results of the literature search are presented in Fig. 1. The summary of the methodological ranking for each study is presented in Table 1. As can been seen from Table 1, of the six studies, two studies were rated as sufficiently meeting the quality criteria.Fig. 1


Disease-generic factors of work participation of workers with a chronic disease: a systematic review.

Vooijs M, Leensen MC, Hoving JL, Daams JG, Wind H, Frings-Dresen MH - Int Arch Occup Environ Health (2015)

Flowchart selection of studies
© Copyright Policy - OpenAccess
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4608993&req=5

Fig1: Flowchart selection of studies
Mentions: The search yielded 4,281 unique records: 1,463 from PubMed, 1,932 from EMBASE, 302 from PsycINFO and 584 from CINAHL. After duplicates had been removed, 2,597 articles were identified. Based on title and abstract, 2,477 articles were excluded, mostly because their outcomes did not match WR or RTW. From the 120 remaining articles, five studies and seven reviews were selected. Checking the original studies of the included seven reviews did not yield any additional studies. Reference checking of the five included studies revealed one new article. This resulted in a total of six studies that met the inclusion criteria and were included in this review, five studies with WR as their focus and one study whose topic was RTW. The results of the literature search are presented in Fig. 1. The summary of the methodological ranking for each study is presented in Table 1. As can been seen from Table 1, of the six studies, two studies were rated as sufficiently meeting the quality criteria.Fig. 1

Bottom Line: From 2597 hits in the electronic databases, we identified six studies reporting 23 factors associated with work participation.Various disease-generic factors are associated with work participation, of which most of the reported factors are independent of diagnosis.Evidence of the retrieved factors is restricted due to the limited availability of studies focusing on disease-generic factors and overall low quality of the retrieved studies.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: , Amsterdam, The Netherlands. i.m.vooijs@amc.nl.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: The purpose of this review was to search systematically for disease-generic factors associated with either work retention (WR) or return to work (RTW) in people of working age with a chronic disease.

Methods: An extensive search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO and CINAHL for English-, Dutch- and German-language studies searching on synonyms of the terms chronic disease, WR and RTW. Studies were selected if they described factors related to WR or RTW and included participants with a chronic disease of working age (15-67 years old).

Results: From 2597 hits in the electronic databases, we identified six studies reporting 23 factors associated with work participation. Categorized according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, health-related factors (comorbidity, duration of symptoms and less dysfunction), environmental factors (work environment and duration of absence) and personal factors (age, gender, education and own prediction of RTW) were identified.

Conclusions: Various disease-generic factors are associated with work participation, of which most of the reported factors are independent of diagnosis. Evidence of the retrieved factors is restricted due to the limited availability of studies focusing on disease-generic factors and overall low quality of the retrieved studies.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus