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Ageing, musculoskeletal health and work

Ageing, musculoskeletal health and work
Ageing, musculoskeletal health and work
Changing demographics mean that many patients with soft tissue rheumatism, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, large joint prostheses and age-related co-morbidities are seeking to work beyond the traditional retirement age. In this chapter, we review the evidence on musculoskeletal health and work at older ages. We conclude that musculoskeletal problems are common in older workers and have a substantial impact on their work capacity. Factors that influence their job retention are described, together with approaches that may extend working life. Many gaps in evidence were found, notably on the health risks and benefits of continued work in affected patients and on which interventions work best. The roles of physicians and managers are also considered.
older worker, musculoskeletal disorder, job loss, sickness absence
1521-6942
391-404
Palmer, K.T.
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Goodson, N.
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Palmer, K.T.
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Palmer, K.T. and Goodson, N. (2015) Ageing, musculoskeletal health and work. [in special issue: Occupation and Musculoskeletal Disorders] Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, 29 (3), 391-404. (doi:10.1016/j.berh.2015.03.004). (PMID:26612237)

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Changing demographics mean that many patients with soft tissue rheumatism, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, large joint prostheses and age-related co-morbidities are seeking to work beyond the traditional retirement age. In this chapter, we review the evidence on musculoskeletal health and work at older ages. We conclude that musculoskeletal problems are common in older workers and have a substantial impact on their work capacity. Factors that influence their job retention are described, together with approaches that may extend working life. Many gaps in evidence were found, notably on the health risks and benefits of continued work in affected patients and on which interventions work best. The roles of physicians and managers are also considered.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 15 April 2015
Published date: June 2015
Keywords: older worker, musculoskeletal disorder, job loss, sickness absence
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 385417
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/385417
ISSN: 1521-6942
PURE UUID: 45cc1598-2bd1-4b56-8e57-e0293e72ad69

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Date deposited: 19 Jan 2016 16:30
Last modified: 16 Dec 2019 20:09

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Author: K.T. Palmer
Author: N. Goodson

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