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Vocational rehabilitation for enhancing return-to-work in workers with traumatic upper limb injuries

  1. Wen-Hsuan Hou1,2,
  2. Ching-Chi Chi3,4,*,
  3. Heng-Lien Daniel Lo5,
  4. Ken N Kuo6,
  5. Hung-Yi Chuang7

Editorial Group: Cochrane Work Group

Published Online: 13 OCT 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 5 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010002.pub2


How to Cite

Hou WH, Chi CC, Lo HLD, Kuo KN, Chuang HY. Vocational rehabilitation for enhancing return-to-work in workers with traumatic upper limb injuries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD010002. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010002.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Taipei Medical University, School of Gerontology Health Management, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan

  2. 2

    Taipei Medical University Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei, Taiwan

  3. 3

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Department of Dermatology and Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Chiayi, Taiwan

  4. 4

    Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan

  5. 5

    Taipei Medical University, Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

  6. 6

    College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

  7. 7

    Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital and Kaohsiung Medical University, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

*Ching-Chi Chi, Department of Dermatology and Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 6, Sec West, Chia-Pu Road, Puzih, Chiayi, 61363, Taiwan. chingchi@cgmh.org.tw. chingchichi@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 13 OCT 2013

SEARCH

 
Characteristics of excluded studies [ordered by study ID]

StudyReason for exclusion

Bear-Lehman 1983A non-randomised study investigating the factors affecting return-to-work after hand injury

Berecki-Gisolf 2012An observational study investigating the predictors of sustained return-to-work after work-related injury or disease

Burton 2008A review examining the evidence on management strategies for work-relevant upper limb disorders and the extent to which the biopsychosocial model can be applied

Chang 2011A non-randomised study investigating the correlation of return-to-work and the overall hand impairment measures in workers with chronic traumatic hand injury

Cheng 2011A retrospective cohort study using job-specific functional capacity evaluation to predict the return-to-work of people with a distal radius fracture

Feehan 2004A systematic review investigating the effect of early motion (< 21 days) of joints surrounding an extra-articular hand fracture on fracture healing or functional outcomes

Freeland 2007A review on the treatment, rehabilitation, psychological and social impact, and complications of below-elbow amputations

Hales 1992A review on the management of upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders

Lohstrater 2006A randomised trial examining the effects of special hand management but no RTW outcome

Meijer 2006The study subjects had nonspecific upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders instead of traumatic injury

Pasila 1974A randomised trial investigating whether recovery was hastened when physiotherapy was supervised by a physiotherapist

Schenck 1989A review on the prevention and treatment of hand injuries

Shaw 2003A randomised trial in which participants were not the unit of randomisation but case management services for work-related upper extremity disorders

Shaw 2004A randomised trial in which participants were not the unit of randomisation but integrating case management for work-related upper extremity disorders

Unsworth-White 1994A randomised trial comparing early mobilisation with immobilisation in flexion and extension, but not vocational or physical training VR, for radial head fractures