Role of aging in return to work and stay at work: a systematic review
Reasons for the study
The aging workforce is leading to increased attention being paid to the health of aging workers. Reviews show that older workers’ health and well-being benefit from work participation in “good work.” This project synthesized the literature on return to work in older workers to identify factors that help them stay employed, avoid reinjury and successfully return to work. The project evaluated the success of existing interventions and proposed new areas of focus.
Objectives of the study
- To summarize the effectiveness of interventions that help older injured workers successfully return to work
- To summarize the factors that play a role in helping older injured workers successfully return to work so that these factors can be incorporated into the development of interventions
Related scientific publications
- Steenstra I, Cullen KL, Irvin E, Van Eerd D, Alavinia M, Beaton DE, Geary J, Gignac MA, Gross D, Mahood Q, Macdonald S, Puts M, Scott-Marshall H, Yazdani A. A systematic review of interventions to promote work participation in older workers. Journal of Safety Research. 2017;60:93. doi:10.1016/j.jsr.2016.12.004.
Collaborators and partners
Ontario Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
Canadian Institutes of Health Research