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Anxiety and depression disorders among workers with musculoskeletal injury: Investigating work disability outcomes using linked health data
Bio: Andrea is a PhD candidate in Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include worker mental health, work disability policy, the effects of working conditions on health, and strategies to improve work outcomes for workers with chronic health conditions. Prior to starting her PhD, Andrea completed a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University. She hopes to defend her PhD dissertation in November 2019.

Presentation description: Anxiety and depression are leading causes of global disability and frequently co-occur with physical health conditions. This research examines the prevalence of medically diagnosed anxiety and depression disorders during the year before and the year after work-related musculoskeletal strain or sprain, as well as the impacts of pre-exisiting and new onset anxiety and depression disorders on return to work. The implications of the findings for work disability management are also considered.

Dec 18, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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