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Return-to-Work According to Impairment type among occupationally injured workers in Korea

Authors
 Jeongbae Rhie  ;  Inchul Jeong  ;  Jong Uk Won 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, Vol.28(11) : 1581-1586, 2013 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE 
ISSN
 1011-8934 
Issue Date
2013
MeSH
Adult ; Disability Evaluation ; Disabled Persons/rehabilitation* ; Employment ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Occupational Injuries/rehabilitation* ; Occupations ; Rehabilitation, Vocational ; Republic of Korea ; Return to Work/statistics & numerical data* ; Workers' Compensation/statistics & numerical data
Keywords
Disabled Persons ; Occupational Injuries ; Return to Work ; Workers' Compensation, Disability
Abstract
This study examined the association between return-to-work and impairment type. Database of the Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service was used to identify disabled persons; and return-to-work information was obtained from the Korea Employment Information Services database. The study participants were 79,328 persons who received Workers' compensation and who were confirmed as disabled during 2009-2011. Logistic regression was used to analyze the association between return-to-work and impairment type, adjusted by age, sex, impairment severity, pre-injury businesses size, and pre-injury occupational category. Compared to injuries of the upper limbs, the odds ratio of return-to-work was 0.63 (95% CI, 0.60-0.65) for injuries involving the lower limbs, 0.62 (95% CI, 0.59-0.66) for the spine, 0.75 (95% CI, 0.66-0.86) for the eyes, 0.98 (95% CI, 0.77-1.25) for the oral cavity, 0.44 (95% CI, 0.37-0.53) for the ears, 1.02 (95% CI, 0.83-1.25) for the figure, 0.75 (95% CI, 0.72-0.79) for pain, and 0.36 (95% CI, 0.32-0.41) for neuropsychiatric impairment. These findings indicate that impairment type influences return-to-work rates.
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DOI
10.3346/jkms.2013.28.11.1581
Appears in Collections:
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Won, Jong Uk(원종욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9200-3297
Jeong, In Cheol(정인철)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/88548
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