Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Little is known about time to return to work (TRTW) following planned medical events. This study was a secondary analysis (n=94) to determine predictors of time to return to work following a total knee replacement for osteoarthritis. Significant predictors of delayed TRTW following a knee replacement: 1) use of workplace modifications (in 6wks vs 5 wks) and 2) poor physical function (in 7wks vs 6 wks). These findings have large implications for workers undergoing knee replacement, orthopedic clinicians, and occupational health nurses.
planned medical event, return to work, time to return to work, TKR, total knee replacement, workplace modification
x, 165 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-165).
Copyright 2014 Nicole Petsas Blodgett