A Multivariate Analysis of Factors Associated With Early Offer and Acceptance of a Work Accommodation Following an Occupational Musculoskeletal Injury

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Abstract

Objective:

To identify factors associated with offer and acceptance of work accommodation.

Methods:

In 401 claimants with musculoskeletal injuries, two logistic regressions identified individual and workplace factors associated with work accommodation offer and acceptance.

Results:

Unionized status, strong disability management policies and practices, low supervisor support, and pink collar occupation were associated with work accommodation offer. Job tenure over 1 year and lighter physical work were associated with acceptance. Younger age and more repetitive physical work demands were positively associated with both outcomes. Pink-collar status was positively associated with offers, but negatively with acceptance. Gender, mental health, pain, job satisfaction, firm size, people-oriented culture, safety climate, and ergonomic practices were not significant predictors.

Conclusions:

One month post-injury, workplace factors and age are determinants of offer and acceptance of work accommodation, while individual health factors play no significant role.

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