Can contact to a physician specialized in social medicine reduce long-term sick leave and increase self-rated health in patients with musculoskeletal disorder? Nirrooja Kanagaretnam

N Kanagaretnam, K Fonager, V Kjær, F Christensen

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Abstract

BackgroundMusculoskeletal pain is frequently occurring. In a recent Danish survey, about 50\% of responders reported symptoms from neck or back during the last 14 days. Musculoskeletal pain can lead to increased absenteeism and exclusion from the labor market. This study reports the effect of contact to a physician specialized in social medicine parallel to treatment of suspected spinal disc herniation on long term sick leave, self-rated health and mental resources.Methods
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume24
Issue numbersuppl_2
Pages (from-to)305
ISSN1101-1262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
EventEuropean Public Health Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Nov 201422 Nov 2014
Conference number: 7

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Public Health Conference
Number7
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period19/11/201422/11/2014

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