The effects of a job readiness training programme for workers with muscuioskeletal injuries

J.Q. Li, Wai Ping Cecilia Tsang, Che Hin Chan, C.S. Lam

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目的观察“行为认知及再就业训练”计划对长期病休的香港工伤工人重返工作效果。方法将60例工伤工人随机分为训练组和对照组,训练组接受3周的再就业准备训练,对照组接受相同时间的空白对照。结果与对照组相比,训练组在工作准备、焦虑状态的改善和生活质量的改善方面差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。而在上肢和腰背功能自我评价方面,两组间的差异无统计学意义。结论本训练计划有益于促进工伤工人重返工作岗位或再就业的行为转变,缓解焦虑,改善健康相关的生活质量。||Objective To investigate the effects on return to work(RTW)behavior of a“training on job readiness”programme designed for workers with musculoskeletal injuries on long-term sick leave.Methods Sixty injured workers were recruited and randomly assigned into a training group or a control group.A 3-week training in- tervention was delivered to the training group,while subjects in the control group were given a 3-week waiting period without intervention.Results Subjects in the training group showed significant improvements in job readiness,anx- iety level and SF-36 when compared with subjects in the control group(P<0.05).There was no significant differ- ence in their self-evaluation of the functioning of their arms and trunk before and after training.Conclusion This training program appeared to improve injured workers’motivation anti their readiness to return to work by relieving anxiety and improving their health-related quality of life.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)601-605
Number of pages5
Journal中华物理医学与康复杂志 (Chinese journal of physical medicine and rehabilitation)
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Return to work
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Job readiness
  • Long-term sick leave

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