Return-to-Work Program for Injured Workers: Factors of Successful Return to Employment

Awang, H. and Shahabudin, S.M. and Mansor, Norma (2016) Return-to-Work Program for Injured Workers: Factors of Successful Return to Employment. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 28 (8). pp. 694-702. ISSN 1010-5395, DOI

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This study examined the factors of successful return to employment among participants in the return to work program (RTW) following work-related injury. Data were obtained from the Social Security Organization database containing 9850 injured workers who underwent RTW in 2010 to 2013. About 65% had successfully returned to employment. Significant factors of successful return include gender, employer interest, motivation, age, intervention duration, and type of injury. Male and motivated employees were more likely to return to employment compared with female and unmotivated employees, respectively. Participants from interested employers were 23.22 times more likely to return to work than those from uninterested employers, whereas participants whose intervention period exceeded 5 months were 41% less likely to return to work compared with those whose intervention period was within 3 months. Appropriate strategy and enhanced collaboration between the stakeholders would improve the proportion of successful return to employment.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Partly supported by Seed Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of Republic of Korea and Korean Studies Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2013-INC-2230007)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Injury; Return to work; Logistic regression; Social Security Organization; Disability management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 03:58
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 07:40

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