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 synthesizes 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 evaluates the success of existing interventions and proposes 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
The results will be relevant to policy-makers, work disability prevention specialists, employers, employees and clinicians looking to apply evidence on the most effective return-to-work practices for an aging workforce.
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.
- Ontario Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
- Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
Canadian Institutes of Health Research