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Motivation For Injury Recovery Not Influenced By Work-relatedness Of Condition

Patients with work-related injuries are generally as hopeful and optimistic for the future, as emotionally positive about their condition, and as interested in setting treatment goals as patients with non work-related injuries, say the findings of a new study regarding attitudes of hand-injured patients.

The study, headed by Chai Hong Lai, MA, OTR, was intended to determine if attitudes of injured patients could impact their motivation for rehabilitation. Reviewing seven employed adults with acute hand injuries and diversity in job type, liability coverage, and return to work outcome, Lai

This article originally appeared in The Ergonomics Report™ on 2004-08-12.