Improving Return-to-Work Research, 2005

Improving Return-to-Work Research, 2005

The third Hopkinton Conference was 2005’s Improving Return-to-Work Research  held at the Research Institute in March.  The conference was organized by the Institute’s Center for Disability Research and  was aimed at improving scientific investigations to achieve better health and rehabilitation outcomes in return to work. The participants identified concepts, methods, and key interventions to advance future research practices.

Discussion topics included prognosis for return-to-work: evaluation and application, physical therapies and activation, psychological and behavioral approaches, application of best evidence across return-to-work settings, and workplace-based return-to-work research

The conference involved 30 expert contributors in disability and low back pain.  Participants hailed from 22 participating institutions across 8 countries including academic, governmental and industrial researchers from the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, Sweden and Norway. This third conference resulted in a special issue of the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation that was published in December 2005.

  1. Occup Rehabil., Volume 15, Number 4, 118pp.

(Hopkinton Conference content only.)


Volume 15, Number 4                                                                                                        December 2005

Introduction: The World Challenge of Work Disability

  Michael Feuerstein

Proceedings of the Hopkinton Conference on Improving

          Return to Work Research, March 29-30, 2005

Improving Return to Work Research

Glenn Pransky, Robert Gatchel, Steven J. Linton, and Patrick Loisel

Prognosis and the Identification of Workers Risking Disability:

Research Issues and Directions for Future Research

Steven J. Linton, Doug Gross, Izabela Z. Schultz, Chris Main,

Pierre Côté, Glenn Pransky, and William Johnson

Integrating Psychosocial and Behavioral Interventions to Achieve Optimal

Rehabilitation Outcomes

  Michael JL Sullivan, Michael Feuerstein, Robert Gatchel,

  Steven J. Linton, and Glenn Pransky

Physical Exercise Interventions to Improve Disability and Return to Work in

Low Back Pain: Current Insights and Opportunities for Improvement

  J. Bart Staal, James Rainville, Julie Fritz,

  Willem van Mechelen, and Glenn Pransky

Prevention of Work Disability Due to Musculoskeletal Disorders:

The Challenge of Implementing Evidence

  Patrick Loisel, Rachelle Buchbinder, Rowland Hazard, Robert Keller,

  Inger Scheel, Maurits van Tulder, and Barbara Webster

Workplace-Based Return-to-Work Interventions: Optimizing the Role

of Stakeholders in Implementation and Research

Renée-Louise Franche, Raymond Baril, William Shaw,

Michael Nicholas, and Partick Loisel

Return-to-Work Outcomes Following Work Disability: Stakeholder

Motivations, Interests and Concerns

Amanda E. Young, Radoslaw Wasiak, Richard T. Roessler,

  Kathryn M. McPherson, J.R. Anema, and Mireille N.M. van Poppel

A Developmental Conceptualization of Return to Work

  Amanda E. Young, Richard T. Roessler, Radoslaw Wasiak

  Kathryn M. McPherson, Mireille N.M. van Poppel, and J.R. Anema

  1. Occup Rehabil., Volume 15, Number 4, 118pp.

(Hopkinton Conference content only.)