Prolonged time off work from injury Discussion

Prolonged time off work from injury: A history of prolonged disability time off work following injury is a measure of both the severity of injury and the patient's reaction to injury. Prolonged disability time itself is a harmful influence, promoting the recognized syndrome of learned helplessness. Loss of independence, self reliance, and self confidence are common. For this and other reasons, an unusually long recovery in the past or present is a risk factor for having delayed, incomplete or only temporary recovery following any type of upper extremity injury or intervention.

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