Factors Affecting Return to Work After Injury or Illness

August 30, 2018 11:00AM

Work disability is a major personal, financial, and public health burden. With more people living with many types of chronic illnesses now than ever before, the problem of work disability will continue to escalate if we do not take action.

Return to work is a major indicator of real-world functioning, therefore predicting future success is a major focus of research. Returning employees to work is complex and involves the interplay of different factors beyond only disease. 

Participants will learn:

  • The components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework and how they apply to return to work;
  • Common prognostic factors associated with return to work outcomes;
  • Modifiable prognostic factors;
  • Principles of successful return to work.

Carol Cancelliere, PhD​

Carol Cancelliere is currently appointed as a post-doc at UOIT. She will evaluate the clinical outcomes and return to duty of Canadian Armed Forces who require care for low back pain, using an integrated chiropractic service. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Clinical Epidemiology program at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto and is supervised by Dr. J. David Cassidy. Her doctoral work is focusing on the incidence and prognosis of post-traumatic headache (PTH) in adults. She is developing and validating clinical prediction rules for poor recovery from PTH after motor vehicle collisions. Dr. Cancelliere completed her Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) at the University of Toronto in 2000, Doctor of Chiropractic degree at CMCC in 2004, and Master of Public Health degree at Lakehead University in 2011.​

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This webinar is co-sponsored by WWDPI and Pain BC.