The aim of this study was to identify demographic and psychosocial variables associated with successful completion of a functional restoration program and return-to-function within 3 months of treatment completion.Methods:
Three hundred seven patients admitted to the functional restoration program were evaluated for completion status and 200 patients with valid data were assessed for 3-month return-to-function status following completion. Psychosocial and functional status was assessed at baseline.Results:
Key factors associated with program completion included lower perceived disability, lower pain, lower functional impairment, and lower fear avoidance. Factors associated with 3-month return-to-function included lower perceived disability, lower depression, greater belief that pain is not associated with impairment, and higher quality of life.Conclusions:
Psychosocial and functional factors contribute to both functional restoration completion and 3-month return-to-function outcomes.