Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims: Early Risk Identification, Intervention, and Prevention

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Izabela Z. Schultz, Robert J. Gatchel
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 29, 2005 - Psychology - 566 pages
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Chronic back and neck pain. Whiplash. Fibromyalgia. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Intractable headaches. Depression. Anxiety and posttraumatic stress. Concussion. More than ever, the term workplace disabilities is synonymous with greater clinical and case management complexity and escalating personal, social, occupational and economic cost. Complex illnesses and injuries that defy a traditional medical management model continue to baffle medical, mental health, rehabilitation, compensation, corporate, and legal professionals despite new advances in diagnosis, prevention, and rehabilitation. The Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims: Early Risk Identification, Intervention and Prevention cuts through the confusion by integrating current theories and findings into a state-of-the-art tool for critical thinking, decision making, and effective practice.

This clear-sighted, interdisciplinary and integrative volume goes beyond cataloguing symptoms or sorting legitimate from fraudulent cases—its emphasis is on early detection of risk and management to prevent injury from developing into long-term disability. Editors Schultz and Gatchel and their 49 expert contributors offer lucid evaluations of the scientific and clinical literature to repair the mind/body split that has traditionally defined this field: (1) Conceptual and methodological issues in the prediction of disability. (2) Biopsychosocial perspectives on the most prevalent disabling conditions, including  chronic pain syndromes, repetitive strain injuries, depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury, and posttraumatic stress disorder. (3) Application of clinical findings to the rehabilitation, disability management, occupational and compensation arenas, and return-to-work practices. (4) In-depth discussion of the relationship between impairment and work disability. (5) Specific evidence-based early intervention approaches for workers and patients at risk.

A book that synthesizes so many diverse viewpoints has the potential to influence both policy and practice across disciplines and cut through politicization of these still poorly understood conditions with evidence. The Handbook is important reading for all clinicians, professionals, and members of rehabilitation and disability management teams, across healthcare, occupational and compensation settings.

 

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Contents

Do We Have a Disability Epidemic?
7
Impairment and Occupational Disability in Research and Practice
25
Models of Diagnosis and Rehabilitation in Musculoskeletal PainRelated Occupational Disability
43
Readiness for Return to Work Following Injury or Illness
67
Prediction of Occupational Disability Models Factors and Outcomes
93
Musculoskeletal Injury
117
Outcome Measures in Prediction of Occupational Disability
141
Tailoring Psychosocial Treatment for Patients with Occupational Disability
151
C PREDICTION OF DISABILITY AFTER PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA
315
Posttraumatic Stress Disability after Motor Vehicle Accidents
333
Disability Following Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
343
The Prediction of Occupational Disability Related to Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
371
Secondary Prevention in HealthCare and Occupational Settings in Musculoskeletal Conditions Focusing on Low Back Pain
387
Biopsychosocial Factors in Complex Claims for Disability Compensation
405
Secondary Gains and Losses in the Medicolegal Setting
421
EvidenceInformed Best Practices for Injured Workers at Risk for Disability at the Subacute Stage
443

A PREDICTION OF CHRONIC PAIN DISABILITY
169
Biopsychosocial Multivariate Predictive Model of Occupational Low Back Disability
191
Whiplash and Neck PainRelated Disability
203
Disability in Fibromyalgia
217
Musculoskeletal Disorders Disability and ReturntoWork Repetitive Strain
231
Predicting Disability from Headache
255
B PREDICTION OF DISABILITY AFTER HEAD INJURY
273
Prediction of Vocational Functioning from Neuropsychological Data
303
Early Interventions for At Risk Patients with Spinal Pain
463
Working with the Employer
479
An Early Screening and Intervention Model for Acute and Subacute Low Back Pain
489
The CtdMAP Intervention Program for Musculoskeletal Disorders
503
Research and Practice Directions in Risk for Disability Prediction and Early Intervention
523
Index
541
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